Vodacom Lesotho APN

5 02 2014

Just incase I need it, or anyone else needs to find it. Only change these settings.

Name:VCL

APN: Internet

MCC: 651

MNC: 01

That is all.

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Uniden DCX200 telephones

19 09 2011

When we moved to our house 4 years ago, we invested in some moderately priced digital wireless telephones. The previous home owners put telephone wires every, except the logical places to put them. There are two in what is currently the nursery, one in the dining room, one in the kitchen (about 8 feet from the one in the dining room!) and one in both of the other bedrooms. But, the most logical place to put your phone, at the bottom of the stairs, does not have a phone socket. So, we purchased the Uniden DCX200 DECT 6.0 phones. They have great range and voice clarity, but the stock battery is terrible (find a replacement on ebay or Amazon) and the four way buttons stop working after a while. After nearly a year of looking for a way to fix the phones I finally found the solution on the FixYa website. Click here.

Basically it involves taking the phone a part, cleaning the connection points on the buttons and adding some foil to improve connectivity! It is genius in its simplicity. I’ll give an update on how successful I’ve been in fixing the problem as soon as I am home.





Ubuntu 10.10 and Broadcom Wifi

19 04 2011

If you are like me and you must mess around with your gadgets until you break them, then I am sure you’ve given Ubuntu a try at some point. I did over the weekend and I installed it on my ancient HP Pavilion DV2315nr.

This promptly broke the wifi and I had to do some research and jiggery pokery to make it work again.

Save yourself the hassle of reading a million articles on Ubuntu forums and just go here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx

This works like a charm!





Speed Up Your Computer

26 10 2010

I am a geek, probably not a nerd as I think a nerd needs to be highly intelligent, but I am probably a geek. I especially geek out about mobile (cell) phones, I have a Palm Pre and I am eagerly awaiting the release of HP webOS 2.0, and CES 2011 with the announcement of new phones… you see, it is way too easy to start geeking out.

Geeking out can be useful, I’ve been able to develop a nice set of information for speeding up a computer. I’ve tested this with my mother, who isn’t a geek, and she managed to speed up her computer. Let me know if you try it and it works for you.

Download the following software, start using Google Chrome straight away:

To speed up your laptop, run the following, in this order:

  1. Simplify the user interface: Right Click on my Computer, go to Properties, go to Advance, select performance and choose best performance.
  2. MalwareBytes, delete all highlighted results.
  3. RevoUninstaller, uninstall all but essential software (e.g. keep MS Office and all the newly installed software, remove IE)
  4. CCleaner, click Cleaner (left hand toolbar) then Run Cleaner (bottom right); next Click Registry (left hand toolbar) then Run (bottom right)
  5. Install Microsoft Security Essentials
  6. Run Defraggler and defragment your drive

Some other programs I can recommend: