As previously mentioned, I am now an Android user. This is not by choice, it’s some sort of political decision on my workplace that iPhones are strictly forbidden. Android phones, on the other hand, is allowed. So when my old private iPhone 3G started getting slow due to more advanced features in iOS4 I had to switch to Android in order to get a phone from my employer, which is something they are contractually bound to provide me with while I am working there.
So, how does the HTC Desire HD stack up to the iPhone? We’ll find out.
One of the great features of the Android Market was the easy way to get refunds if that pricey app you bought didn’t fit your needs. Now they are reducing the refund time from 24 hours to 15 – fifteen – minutes! Wow. I was going to go through the store and test time tracker applications, and I can’t thourogly test a time tracker application in only fifteen minutes. That sort of app needs to be tested in a real-life setting, testing export possibilities and ease of tracking multiple projects/tasks etc. Even in socialist Norway we don’t have 15 minute workdays.
Same goes for GPS apps, getting a proper fix takes almost 15 minutes in some cases, how can one find out if the app is good enough in such a small time period?
Please, Android Market developers, don’t ruin the buying experience. If you need to lower it from 24 hours, how about giving us at least 12, 6 or 3 hours refund time? 15 minutes is a joke for people testing more advanced applications.
The HTC Desire HD is at least FASTER than the old iPhone, but I still have a few grievances with it…
More to come later!
Ever had a machine on a very locked down network where the network admins will not give you access to RedHat network for installing and updating packages with yum? If so, it sucks to be you. But do not despair, SSH to the rescue!
First, make sure you have an available http/https proxy. Setting up one of those is beyond the scope of this little reminder-to-self, so JFGI. Then, connect to the remote host with this command:
ssh -R 8080:<Adress to proxy server>:<proxy server port> root@remotehost
Then, on remotehost, make sure /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date contains the following (if your proxy needs authentication you will need additional configuration, that file is properly documented so just dive into it.):
# grep -e enableProxy= -e httpProxy= /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date
Now you can run yum to your hearts content.