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Upgrading Cyanogenmod 6.1 RC2 to RC4

Cyanogenmod 6.1 RC4I just upgraded my Nexian Journey NX-A890 from Cyanogenmod 6.1 RC2 to Cyanogenmod 6.1 RC4. At first I was reluctant, but yesterday I finally decided to risk it because of several things. I found that the battery drained quickly when I was still using Cyanogenmod 6.1 RC2, although I don’t really remember any other bugs that I found annoying.

I remember that the battery goes from fully charged to empty in less than 12 hours which is very bad, and it was due to light usage. I don’t know how long it will last when under heavy use (gaming, browsing, multiple synced apps, etc). So I decided to risk upgrading to 6.1 RC4. I found the battery lasted a while longer although still not significant enough. Read the rest of this entry »

Rooted Android 2.2 on Nexian Journey

My Nexian Journey Android 2.2 CyanogenMod Home ScreenI just managed too root and upgrade my Nexian Journey Android OS from 2.1 (Eclair) to 2.2 (Froyo), all thanks to this comprehensive guide on How to Upgrade Nexian Journey to Froyo by Batista Harahap. It was not an original build by the Phone Manufacturer but a Nightly Build (Experimental) by Cyanogen Mod instead.

I was reluctant to do this to my newly acquired Android because I was not so sure I want to take any risk so soon. It was the lack of space on my Android Phone internal memory that push me to jump over the edge and plunge into the waters below, figuratively speaking of course.

I found out that I can only install limited application on my Android phone because by default, OS 2.1 (Eclair) installs application (or apps) on the internal storage by default. I need to install apps into my external (SD Card) storage which has around 4GBs worth of memory compared to the around 170MB available memories of my Android phone internal storage. Read the rest of this entry »

Microsoft Office Picture Manager Expired

The Need: To be able to use Microsoft Office Picture Manager to edit pictures or photos.

The Problem: Microsoft Office Picture Manager showed the license expired pop up every time the program is opened.

The Solution: Installed the Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2.


Yesterday, a coworker of mine asked me to help her. She usually uses Microsoft Office Picture Manager to edit photos and pictures. She is using Microsoft Office 2007 Small Business Edition which should include the Microsoft Office Picture Manager. Lately though, every time she opened the program to edit something, the trial license expired window always pops up.

It was strange because as far as I know, the Microsoft Office Picture Manager is available as an add-on tool that can be used for free with a purchase of a licensed Microsoft Office Suite. Another one of my coworker which is using Microsoft Office 2003 Small Business can use hers without any problem, so I am sure that the problem lies with the Microsoft Office 2007. Read the rest of this entry »

Facebook Problems

Lately I was having some problems with Facebook, especially after the update that split the feeds into two categories which, in my opinion makes it confusing to read updates from your network and friends. There is also some problems with writing comments. I found out that I cannot add comments to any updates that I receive, but it was fixed after I cleared the browser’s cache and restarted it.

I also heard that some of my friends had their default language changed, one even had status update that wasn’t her own posting. The latter case could be because she didn’t put enough attention to security while accessing the site through public computers such as internet cafes. In the end I offered to help reorganize and return her settings to what it was before.

In the end I changed the password to her Facebook and e-mail account since they shared the same password. It was no standard password so I was quite positive that she got her password stolen at an internet cafe, probably through a keylogger program. I told her to be careful the next time she access her accounts through public means, using Windows built-in On-Screen Keyboard as a precaution. Read the rest of this entry »

HP dc5800 Windows Vista Experience Index

It has been more than a year since I got transferred to the IT department at my office. There’s many ups and downs, but overall I really love what I am doing for a living right now. I love computers, I am fascinated by it and doing computer related stuff for a living is fun.

I have been learning a lot this past year, although I never wrote anything here about it before. I decided to change it a little bit and try to write down what I’ve learned so that other people could benefit from my experience also. I might not write all about it, but I will try to write about the things that I thought will be useful for those who read my postings.

My companies mainly uses Windows XP for the PCs, mainly because we decided that Vista is too resource hungry to be utilized effectively on our PCs. Now that Windows 7 is set to be released in less than two months and considering the fact that Microsoft won’t be giving Windows XP support starting next year, perhaps we need to start considering using Windows 7 for our next OS of choice.

For our latest PCs we choose the HP dc5800 with Windows XP as the OS, although we have the option of installing Vista also. It was equipped with Intel Dual Core E5200 Processor, 1GB of DDR2 PC6400 and an Integrated Intel GMA 3100. It was more than enough to run Windows XP, but will it be enough to run Windows 7? I believe so, but I still want to test it out.

Yesterday we received another delivery of HP dc5800 PC with Windows Vista preinstalled. Before I downgraded it to XP, I tried to test it with Vista. If it could run Windows Vista nicely, it surely will run Windows 7 also. So I decided to run the Windows Experience Index test, and below are the result.

dc5800 Windows Vista Experience Index

dc5800 Windows Vista Experience Index

It was a good enough result and I have to admit that Vista runs quite nicely on it. So I guess upgrading to Windows 7 will most likely produce the same, if no better result. We’ll just have to see then.