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Sprint EVO 4G data reset procedure

In order to get your data working again after an outage of 3G or 4G you need to do the following in sequence:

  1. Phone this number: ##3283#
  2. Hit "EDIT" - it will prompt for a password
  3. Hit 287804
  4. Hit "OK"
  5. Select "DATA PROFILE"
  6. Go to Menu --> Restore
  7. Hit "OK" [Twice]

It will reboot, and do stuff...
Then, once it has fully rebooted, go to: Menu/Settings/System Updates/Update Profile
Once that is done, your data connection via 3G or 4G should be repaired.

Dell 5224 Password Reset

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The documentation doesn't appear to give this up very easily: to reset to Factury Defaults, you'll need to restart the switch while having a serial console open, and hit CTRL-F (lots of times) until the boot completes, and it drops down to a boot-rom style prompt.

Windows Live Mail - the missing menus

Those out there that use(ed) Outlook Express should know that there is no such thing in Windows 7. Also true in Vista, where "Windows Mail" was released.

Yet another major change for Windows 7: the new (free) email client is called "Windows Live Mail" and the most annoying new "Feature" is the missing menus.

To see the old menu you are looking for; hit the "ALT" key by itself. Then, the menu will magically appear.

Mystery solved!

.bashrc functions to do repetitive tasks

A cool thing to do if you find yourself doing something LOTs of times:

Edit your ".bashrc" (in your home directory)
and create your personalised script as follows:

wch()
{
sudo chmod 774 $1 $2 $3 $4;
sudo chown www-data.www-data $1 $2 $3 $4;
}

Then you can execute the command "wch" with parameters to execute the commands you want. Very cool...

A fantastic medley of modules for the discerning drupal developer

A featured story on drupal.org: Case Study of OpenTheMagazine.com
In the story, we get a fantastic closeup view of the drupal modules used and the reasoning behind their use. For a young Drupal developer/user, it is a very useful article.

The "Heroes" of the site were considered to be Views 2, CCK, & for search, Apache SOLR.
The list below of other drupal modules used by the site is excerpted from the article on drupal.org:

I need my Quick Launch...

As I evaluate Windows 7 (which looks pretty good overall), I missed terribly the "Quick Launch" feature that I rely upon heavily in XP...
So I found this very well done lesson on how to get the Quick Launch back in V7...

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-7/add-the-quick-launch-bar-to-th…

The Key thing you need to know is:

Right-Click on the Taskbar, select "Toolbars" and select "New toolbar"
Then paste this: "%appdata%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch"
In the address field...

But if you like pictures, go to the link above.