Monthly Archives: February 2008

Improved Guide To Burning Dreamcast Discs From Linux

Here is my attempt to rewrite the guide to burning dreamcast discs from Linux.

It is an updated and enhanced version of this post:

Burning Dreamcast CDRs from Linux

Which is stolen from here:

Using mkisofs and cdrecord to Burn a Dreamcast CD-R

My plan is to break down the guide a little more and give better explanations about what is happening at each stage. This was done on an Ubuntu desktop machine running the development release of Hardy Heron on 2 March 08.

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How To Brick A Treo 650

Thought I would try to fix up the rom on my Orange branded Treo 650.

This tool here looked handy:

http://www.grack.com/programming/misc/TreoROMTool.html

Then I noticed you needed a sync cable with a hotsync button, which I do not have. Looked around for another method. Found this:

http://www.shadowmite.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=46

The codes only work for american non-gsm (cdma?) phones. For GSM codes you need to prefix the code with:

#* instead of ##

Woo Hoo I thought.

Tried the access bootloader code and have killed off my GSM. I suspect if I do not find a solution I will have to hard reset 😦

The problem with the dead GSM was caused by installing the MultiUser Hack. It stopped my phone from rebooting properly. Don’t use it with the Treo 650 in its current state.

Will write something when I have this thing working.

Misc Gadgets

Music – iRiver H320

The control interface for this device is quite awful. Almost as user freindly as a punch in the face. The ability to play most of the music files I throw at it is brilliant. Most of my collection being in ogg format. The sound quality is as good as any I have heard from a mobile device.

iRipDB

iRiver ihp-120: Linux Usage and Notes

MisticRiver :: For iRiver Enthusiasts

Rockbox

Apparently working on open source firmware for iRiver players.

H320 Specifications

Sony Ericsson f500i

I love everything about this phone except for two things. The keys are too hard and plasticy feeling, also the colour scheme is quite repulsive. Everything else is just right. The camera is good enough for quick snaps, call quality is good, user interface is not too bad, the screen and big, bright and clear.

The Phone

Developer Site

Club Sony Ericsson

SonyEricsson/Theme Files

RSS Orbit

Play Infocom Games

ZeeME Z Machine

f500i Specifications