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MikeK's software notebook

What you will find

This used to be the place where I wrote stuff I was thinking about while working on the Mozilla project.

Maybe in the near future I'll start to update it again as I'm involved in a couple of new open-source projects - updates pending...

Visio or not

Random Posted on 24 Mar, 2009 23:03:23

Usually when I have been documenting flows and statemachines I have been using MS Visio, unfortunately I no longer hold a license to this very usefull program, so I set out to find a proper freeware program to help me.

The editor in OpenOffice that I use instead of the MS Office programs really isn’t comparable to what I’m used to from Visio (or it might be that I just don’t know how to use that program), so I ruled that out pretty fast.

Searching the net I ended up on the “Open source as an alternative” page, I didn’t know it before, but it seems quite interesting, if you know a comercial program that you would like a free version of, then this page could help you.

Previously I have always gone to tucows to search for free software, but I’ll give osalt a go too in the future.

I tried a couble of apps, but never did find one that looked usefull, and was able to export the drawings in .png or another format that is suitabel for including on Web pages 🙁


Random Posted on 23 Mar, 2009 22:18:53

I spend the last many hours with support, my ISP, fiddeling with VPN etc trying to get my ip-telephony working – and guess what – we finally succeded – it looks like all the trouble was due to the use of the SIP protocol that seems to have some generic problems with firewalls.

There is another protocol for IP telephony, called IAX, this was what we tried in the end – I found a simple piece of software that used this protocol on Windows:
It can be downloaded from here.

This means that I can start to join teleconferences – yes!

Got a Nokia N810

Random Posted on 23 Mar, 2009 14:20:14

Got a cool piece of hardware, the Nokia N810 delivered a few hours ago. It’s a small computer running a Linux port, with integrated keyboard and touch screen.

You are supposed to connect it to a wireless network or a bluetooth enabled mobile phone, so ones I get some software build I can start to test Fennec on a real device – cool 🙂

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