A bit of Nokia N900 nostalgia.

I recently purchased my first Raspberry Pi Model B+ board, with the hope I could re-tweak my interest in Python programming and Linux from yesteryear and it got me thinking about my old Nokia N900, which I had spent so many hours, days, weeks tinkering on, and which brought about this website.

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OMG it’s HUGE!

“Oh my god it’s huge!”, are the five words I hear whenever I pull my latest mobile phone out of my pocket, but hey I am no stranger to huge phones. If I think back to when I had my Nokia N900 everyone saw it as a huge brick...

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Nokia N900 + Raspberry Pi via USB networking.

Staying with the Raspberry Pi theme, I stumbled upon a fantastic post written by Jeremy Ehrhardt of Bat Country, that gives a detailed account on how to connect a Raspberry Pi to a Nokia N900 using USB networking?

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An OSU! game called HITS for my Nokia N900.

According to the FAQ page, Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan is a rhythm game for the Nintendo DS. The game play consists of only three elements: tapping circles on the touch-screen, dragging a ball across a fixed path and rotating a spinner very fast. All these elements are timed to (covers of) popular Japanese songs.

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Solution for failed Nokia N900 catalogues.

If you are trying to get into the repository catalogs but can’t, it is because there is a known problem. I only found out today much to my frustration. I should have just visited the good folk at talk.maemo.org since they already had a temporary solution in place. In case you have not visited them yet, check out the thread titled [FOR DUMMIES] Add temporary mirrors of repo.maemo.org to N900 by thedead1440. It explains how to get around the problem and offers a whole bunch of mirror sites to the various repository catalogues. I won’t bore you with the details as they are all available on the thread, but if you have being experiencing something similar to the screen shot below then the solution is there.

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Neverputt 3D mini-golf on my Nokia N900.

So I have been taking a break from my SGS2 and recently stumbled upon a wonderful 3D game of mini-golf. It is called Neverputt. It was developed by Alberto Mardegan (Mardy). It supports 1 to to 4 players at a time. The idea is simple, get your ball in the hole. It is finger friendly and makes use of the touch screen. The game has many challenges and I am sure if you have played mini golf you will know what I mean. I found a video demo of the game on Mardy’s website.

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PokerTH v0.9.4 rocks my Nokia N900.

I have been meaning to write a post for weeks. I have been playing PokerTH on my Samsung Galaxy S2, a game I use to play all the time on my Nokia N900. It rocked, so after updating my N900 recently, I noticed there was a new PokerTH version 0.9.4 by Florian Thauer (floty).

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Squeeze my Nokia N900 and send a vibration to a friend.

It seems people are still coming up with new concepts for the Nokia N900. Just this week the Helsinki Institute of Information Technology and Nokia Research showed off their “ForcePhone” idea. Rather than me explain it all, head over to the Technology Review and read the post titled “Squeeze Your Phone, and Send a Loved One a Hug” by Nidhi Subbaraman. It is a good read.

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MaeMeeMo on my Nokia N900.

In my quest to find out about OS Nemo, I stumbled upon MaeMeeMo and this video makes me want to try it out on my Nokia N900 as soon as possible as it looks freaking awesome.

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The dailymobile blog has a new writer.

So I have some big news to tell everyone. I have been chosen to write on www.dailymobile.se – They were looking for writers and I thought I can do that, so applied and they asked me to write a 500 word post on anything I like. I wrote about the reasons why I switched from the Nokia N900 to the Samsung Galaxy S II, and they wrote back and asked me to join their team of writers. So I have accepted and so far have two posts on their website. The latest being “Why are wireless Bluetooth over-ear, noise cancelling and in-line microphone headphones so scarce“?

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My Nokia N900 dot com renewed for another year.

Hi All myNokiaN900.com fans. I have some great news. My website will continue for at least another year. It was up for renewal in five days time and so I have extended it for another year. As I mentioned in my “That’s all folks!” post, I will keep the website running for as long as possible.

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21.2011.38-1Tmaemo1.1 update available for Maemo 5 CSSU.

So I couldn’t stay away from my Nokia N900 . It has been burning a hole in my brain ever since I turned it off for my new Samsung Galaxy S II. But it’s on tonight and after a brief charge I decided to visit the Community SSU/Changelog page to see if anything has been happening and discovered there have been a number of firmware updates since my last update (PR 1.3.3.7-9 update available for Maemo 5 CSSU) with the latest version being 21.2011.38-1Tmaemo1.1 dated 30.11.2011.

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How to connect PC to my Nokia N900 over WIFI?

Did you know that almost every command you type in X-term can be typed in remotely from your computer (via PUTTY), saving you finger pain It is also possible to use a ‘windows explorer’ like experience (WinSCP) to copy/move files from your computer to your Nokia N900 and vice versa without the use of a USB cable. In fact WinSCP can be used to manage your files better on your N900.

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Using the Nokia Bluetooth Headset BH-217.

I have had the Nokia Bluetooth Headset BH-217 for a week now on trial from WomWorld/Nokia and I must say I am impressed with it’s call quality, ease of use, the size and weight of the device as it is hardly noticeable when on your ear. It can be worn on either ear by turning or adjusting the plastic ear hooks.

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PowerFilm USB+AA Solar Charger + Nokia N900.

There is no shame in admitting that my Nokia N900 is the greatest Smartphone on this planet and yet it is flawed in one crucial department… the battery. To be honest, on a day to day basis it is the least of my worries as I have battery chargers everywhere and it’s a way of life now to plug the N900 in when not in use, whether it is at night next to my bed, or on my desk or at the office. I always carry the Nokia DC-11 in case of an emergency, so running out of juice is rarely a problem.

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Conky version 1.9.7-1 adds background support.

I use Conky every day to look at the performance on my Nokia N900, especially since I am running power kernel for over clocking. It’s a brilliant little application and gives one a lot of useful information about your device.

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