Archive for September, 2010

Finally happy with the forum anti-spam

Friday, September 24th, 2010

I am finally happy with the akismet anti-spam solution I installed on the forum. Even though the idiot spammers succeed to register and post, their posts don’t show up.

A+ for this akismet thing. Great stuff indeed.

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Concrete5: form block with serverside validation

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

I just finished writing it a little while ago for my contact page. Get all needed info from here:

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Jurnalul meu ne-bun

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Simplu si la obiect:

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List of GSM phones with real/standalone GPS

Monday, September 6th, 2010

I’m in the wind after some GPS and figured I could as well upgrade my phone. So here I am searching for GPS enabled phones just to find out that most of them are actually A-GPS (Assisted GPS) phone scoop have all the definitions with explanations and types of GPSes from what I’ve noticed. Just look in their glossary. Also, search fro some phones with GPS and you’ll notice some have just “yes” others “A-GPS” others also have LBS or something, others E-ODT, and so forth.
But what I am interested is a phone with REAL as in STANDALONE GPS module. For 2 reasons:
– 1: have GPS even if no carrier coverage
– 2: not pay monthly fee or data transfer fees
Now, there are some phones that have a GPS module but rely solely on A-GPS. Some of which may be “tricked” into using the real GPS module without the “A” but I’m not into “tweaking”.
So, what I’ve done is to spend quite a few hours on phonescoop and searched their database for all the phones with standalone GPS module. It wasn’t easy as they only show 20 results (no pagination) so you are stuck on tweaking the filters in order to get all the phones in those 20 results without getting through the same phone twice.
I did something like (simple search): select manufacturer (one bye one, or by group of 3-5-7 if their name suggested me that the changes of them making many phones with gps was small), also requiring GSM (we only have that and CDMA in our country and the CDMA operator is a shitty idiot one that does not accept other phones in their network and as stated above, I’m not into tweaking so flashing is off the table)..
If the results were too big, then I would require the form factor, one by one or again, by group, where the changes of a gps phone is small. if there were still too many, I would go with display resolution, one by one or grouping. And this was the deepest level I had to go with the Nokia’s.

So, long story short, here’s the list if anyone else is interested:

Smartphone name Link
Sony Ericsson W760
Sony Ericsson Z780
Samsung Behold T919
Samsung Flight A797
Samsung Mythic A897
Samsung Behold T919
Sharp Sidekick LX 2009
Palm Treo Pro (GSM)
LG Xenon GR500
LG Fathom
LG CF360
HTC Pure / Touch Diamond2
HTC Touch Cruise
HTC Dash 3G / Snap (GSM)
HTC Tilt 8925 / TyTN II
Nokia N96
Nokia E66
Nokia N85
Nokia N82
Nokia E90
Nokia N95
Nokia E71 / E71x
Nokia N79
Nokia 6220 Classic
Nokia 6210 Navigator
BlackBerry 8830
BlackBerry 8820
BlackBerry Storm 9530
BlackBerry Pearl 8110
BlackBerry Curve 8310
BlackBerry Bold 9000
Garmin Asus Garminfone
Garmin Asus Nuvifone G60
HP iPAQ hw6920 / hw6925 / hw6915 / hw6945

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