Installing Cognition S2 ROM on the Samsung Galaxy S II, NZgeek style

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I’ve got myself a Samsung Galaxy S II, possibly the best Android phone out there on the market today. But it’s not perfect. The stock firmware comes with a number of apps that aren’t of all that much use, and some of them use memory and CPU (and therefore battery) that is better used by other things. That’s where custom firmware (ROMs) come in. Someone has done the hard work of removing the crap and making tweaks to make everything better.

I’m currently using Cognition S2 v1.31, along with the SpeedMod T1-K17 kernel. This is giving me good battery life for my phone – 2 days of battery life with medium usage is pretty good for something that’s effectively a pocket-sized computer.

It took a bit of work to get these bits installed, while still keeping things how I like them.

In order to install Cognition S2, you need to have a kernel with Clockwork Mod in it. However, if you flash a non-stock kernel to the phone using Odin, you get a nasty yellow triangle on the boot screen. You can get rid of this triangle by using a jig (available on eBay), but if you don’t have one you can use a sneaky trick:

  • Download an appropriate CF-Root kernel for your firmware version, and flash it using Odin. This will root your phone, and will install SuperUser and CWM Manager. The yellow triangle will be showing on boot :o(
  • Download an appropriate stock kernel (kernel only, not full firmware) for your firmware, and flash it using Odin. Your phone will still be rooted, and SuperUser and CWM Manager will still be installed. The yellow triangle should now be gone.
  • Open up the CF-Root TAR file and extract the zImage file that’s inside it. Copy this file to your phone.
  • Open the CWM Manager app on your phone and hit Flash image. Browse to where you put the zImage file and select it. The phone should reboot itself.
  • Let the phone boot as normal. You should now be running the CF-Root kernel, but the yellow triangle should still be absent.

Now you’ve got CWM (and no nasty triangle), it’s time to flash Cognition S2.

  • Download the installation ZIP file via XDA and copy it to the root of your phone’s built-in memory.
  • Reboot your phone into CWM recovery. The easiest way to do this is from within the CWM Manager app.
  • When the phone reboots, you’ll be at the CWM Recovery screen. You use the volume up/down buttons to change selection, Home to select an option, and Power to go back a level.
  • Choose the option install zip from sdcard, then choose zip from sdcard. Locate the Cognition ZIP file and select it.
  • You should see a long list of nos and one yes. Select the yes option to install Cognition S2.
  • If the phone doesn’t automatically reboot, keep hitting Power to get back to the main CWM Recovery screen and choose reboot system now.

The phone will take a while to boot up as it has to re-optimise all of the apps, but when it does you’ll be running Cognition S2. Most people are happy at this point and go on using the phone. But not me. It’s time for some more changes.

My first change adds back the CWM Manager app that was removed during the Cognition install process. If you’ve got a jig, this is easy. But I don’t have a jig, so the process is a little more convoluted…

  • The only way to flash a kernel outside of Odin or CWM Manager is with CWM Recovery, and to do that you need a kernel packaged in a CWM update.zip file. CF-Root doesn’t come in an update.zip format, so you need to make your own.
  • Download my update.zip template to use as a base.
  • Open up the template using any standard ZIP file manager, and overwrite existing 0-byte zImage file with the one from the CF-Root TAR file.
  • Copy your custom ZIP file to the phone, and reboot into recovery. Cognition has a customised power menu that includes a Recovery option, which makes this easy.
  • Follow the same steps as for installing Cognition, but select your kernel ZIP file instead of the Cognition ZIP file.
  • Reboot the phone from the main CWM Recovery screen.
  • When the phone reboots, you should now have the CWM Manager app back.

My next change is to add back some of the Samsung stuff that designgears removed from Cognition. I use one of the digital clock widgets, the weather widget, and the full-screen agenda widget. I also use a Windows Live for Social Hub account to sync my Hotmail account with my phone.

  • designgears has created update.zips for the removed Social Hub and widget files. You can find links to these just under the download link for the ROM on the Cognition S2 thread on XDA Developers.
  • These ZIP files contain all of the removed items, and I only want a selection of them. It’s time to prune the unwanted bits.
  • From the Social Hub ZIP file, I removed all 4 of the Social Hub??.apk files from inside the /system/app folder. These are used for connecting to Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace and Twitter. (Facebook and Twitter have dedicated apps that do a better job, so they’re not needed. I don’t know about LinkedIn or MySpace.)
  • The widget hub took even more pruning. Again, the files are removed from /system/app. I only kept 5 files in the end: AccuWeatherDaemonService.apk, AnalogClock.apk, DigitalClock.apk, SamsungWidget_WeatherClock.apk, and TwCalendarAppWidget.apk.
  • Once the ZIP files are copied to your phone, you can reboot into CWM Recovery and install the ZIPs the same way as you installed Cognition. Or you can use the Flash update option inside CWM Manager, which takes care of the hard work for you.

Last but not least is the installation of the SpeedMod kernel. You can use pretty much any kernel you like here, but hardcore has been customising kernels for a while and does a damn good job.

  • Download the latest stable SpeedMod kernel from XDA Developers. If you’re not sure if a kernel is stable or not, read through the comments and see if people are having major issues.
  • If the kernel comes in a ZIP file, open it up to see if there’s a /META-INF folder present. If there is, it’s a update.zip package and you can flash it the same way that was used for the widgets/Social Hub.
  • If the kernel comes in a TAR file, or there’s a TAR file inside the ZIP, you need to extract the zImage file from the TAR. Flash this using the Flash kernel option inside CWM Manager, or use the template method (above) to make your own update.zip.

Phew! That was a bit of work, but now your phone is running a good ROM (thanks designgears!) and kernel (thanks hardcore!), and you’ve got there NZgeek style. Have fun!

Correlation != Causality

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I’ve just been reading an article on arstechnica where a “media psychiatrist”  by the name of Carole Lieberman tries to link violent video games with rape. Ars do a good god of discrediting her. It’s clear from the outset that her statements are just plain wrong, as they’re based on pure hypothesis and have no scientific backing.

I’m not going to touch on the rape-related aspects of what she has to say. Sexual violence is the product of a sick and abnormal mind, and is not something that should be trivialized in any way. There is little enough proof that violent games cause any kind of increased violent behaviour, let alone violent behaviour of a sexual manner.

As an attempt of showing “proof” of her point, Lieberman refers to studies that show a link between violent offending and violent video games. Most of these studies are based on the hypothesis that the violence in video games is having an effect outside of the game, and is causing a rise in violence in the real world. Some of these studies have shown that there is indeed a link, and that violent people are more likely to play violent games. But what does that mean?

With most of these studies it’s hard to draw a conclusion. This is because the studies only show a correlation, not a causal effect. On one hand you could say that the violence in games is bringing out violent behaviour in people – the game is spilling out into real life. On the other hand, you could say that violent people use violent games as an outlet so that they don’t have to act out in real life. Without any further evidence, either of these could be equally true.

It’s all too often that we see the confusion between correlation and causality. The media tend to be particularly bad at this. There’s a link between drugs and social misbehaviour? It’s gotta be the drugs that cause it. We’re erecting more cellphone towers, and now bees colonies are disappearing? It’s the towers! The thing we can control has got to be responsible for the thing we can’t!

More often than not, the media is wrong. Sure, those people who are seen as social deviants may use drugs more. But what if it’s merely a symptom of deeper issues, and not the issue itself? That’s a side to the issue that most people don’t even think about. Cell towers were blamed for Colony Collapse Disorder for a long time, but now the evidence seems to show that they are nothing but a red herring.

It’s time to start thinking for yourselves, people! Question what you’ve been told, especially if it’s in any way controversial. You may just find that some so-called truths are less true than they seem.

Fun with Alienware, part 1

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It's been a long time (at least a year and a half) since I've had a computer of my own to use. I had a few computers (including a rather pricey Toshiba laptop) that all decided to give up the ghost. So I've been making do with what I can, and using my computer at work for what I can get away with. However, this is about to change.

For the last few months I've been saving furiously to get myself a computer that will last the distance. My choice: an Alienware M17x gaming laptop.

For those of you who don't know, Alienware have been around for a number of years, producing high-end gaming systems. They started life as an independent company but were snapped up a few years ago by Dell. This has sadly brought the system quality down a bit, but the prices have followed suit so it's not all bad news.

The single biggest complaint with Alienware is the price. A desktop system will cost about 1.5 to 2 times what it would cost to build a similar system yourself. Yes, the build quality if pretty good, and yes, they're very pretty to look at. But the price is simply too much for most people.

Laptops are a different matter altogether. There are a number of companies that produce what they call "gaming" laptops, but most of these are far from serious gaming systems. They usually have a single low-to-mid-level ATI or nVidia GPU, none of which have the performance to drive new games at full screen resolution with decent detail settings. You try playing Metro 2033 on an nVidia GT330M or an ATI Mobility Radeon 5670 and you'll see just what I mean.

I did a bit of research, and there are only a handful of manufacturers that produce serious gaming laptops. Asus have the well-specced G73JH, which sports an Intel i7 CPU and ATI Mobility Radeon 5870 graphics, but the machine is ugly and it's known to have problems with build quality. You also have the likes of Eurocom and Sager, who make custom laptops. These systems can sport a pair of high-end mobile GPUs, but are also quite ugly and hard to buy in NZ. The only other obvious choice was Alienware, and when you compare pricing with the likes of Eurocom, they aren't that bad.

The M17x is the big daddy of the Alienware laptop range. It supports a high-end Intel CPU (i7 720QM, 820QM or 920XM at the time I write this), up to 8GB of DDR3-1333 RAM, dual graphics cards (Mobility Radeon 5870 with 1GB DDR5), dual hard drives (with RAID-0/1) and an amazing 17" RGB-LED 1920x1200 screen. You've got the choice of black, silver or red anodised aluminium for the case, and a number of different zones with fully customizable backlighting. And it's preeeetttttyyyyy!!!

I've got to wait a little longer before I order mine. I'm going with the i7 720QM CPU, 6GB RAM, a Blu-ray reader, and an extended warranty (after my wife's problems, I'm playing it safe). This will set me back anywhere from $NZ4250 to $NZ4550, depending on whatever hard drive configuration Dell decides is the base (2x 320GB or 2x 500GB).

I'll put up pics when the beast arrives!

My thoughts on "Antennagate"

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It's been a while since I posted (mostly thanks to a complete lack of my own computer at home… more about that another time), but this whole iPhone antenna debacle has got me a bit peeved.

For those of you who have been living under a rock for the past few months, Apple's new iPhone 4 has a problem with signal reception. The issue lies with the fact that the phone uses series of metal areas around the phone as external antennae. When you close one of the gaps between these antennae (the one near the bottom of the left side of the phone), you get a marked signal decrease. It doesn’t take much to bridge this gap – a single finger will do the job nicely.

Apple denied the existence of this problem for weeks, until Consumer Reports in the US did some proper research and found that the problem did in fact exist. So Apple set up an emergency press conference to talk about the issue.

To give Apple some credit, Steve Jobs did come out and say that there was a problem, and even pointed to the problem area. He also said that all iPhone 4 customers would get a rubber "bumper" case to put around the phone, to insulate the problem area. However, things start getting a bit messy from here.

Rather than just leaving the problem at that, Jobs stated that all smart phones have a problem where you can kill reception by holding them the right way. To demonstrate this issue, he showed videos of several different phones from different manufacturers, and all of them had drops in signal strength when you cup the phone in your hand.

The big problem with this "revelation" is that it's not really an issue. It comes down to simple physics. The antennae in all of these phones are internal, so if you shield the body of the phone you'll get a drop in signal. The human hand acts nicely as a shield, so it's not exactly surprising that when you cup the phone you'll lose some of your signal.

Another problem is that while all phones showed fewer "bars" of signal, there's no defined standard of what "1 bar" of signal means. Going from 4 out of 5 bars of signal down to 2 might be a huge drop, or it might be fairly little. There's just no way to tell.

The only thing I can surmise from the press conference is that Mr. Jobs is madly trying to save face, and is not afraid to fling excrement at the other manufacturers in order to do so. As far as business tactics go, this is juvenile and hopefully the media sees it for exactly what it is. Viva la compétition!

Fun with Dell, part 3

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After almost a year of use, my wife's laptop decided to die on her. The power button just wouldn't respond.

Dell sent out a tech to replace the motherboard, but the laptop died again shortly after the tech left. The computer was taken to the local repair centre, where it was finally pronounced completely and utterly dead. A replacement system was to be ordered.

It took a few days, but finally someone from Dell finally emailed me about the replacement. The new system was quite a bit better than the original (Core i3 instead of Core 2 Duo, twice as much RAM), and I happily accepted the order. That was at the very end of March.

The ETA for the new system was the 12th of April. The online tracking system showed that progress was good. The laptop was in New Zealand on the morning of the 6th, and I was checking every day to see when it was handed over to the local courier.

The 12th came, and... no change. The system was still stuck at the local Dell office. I called up customer support, and was told that it looked like the laptop had cleared customs on the 9th (a Friday). Figuring that it may take a day or so for things to happen, I decided to just wait.

There was no change by the next morning, so I hit the online contact form and sent out an order status request. There was no response by the afternoon so I called up customer support again. This time I was told that the sytem was still in manufacturing, and that I could expect it on the 30th. This didn't make sense, as the online system was showing that the laptop was in NZ. How could it be in the country, and still be in manufacturing at the same time?!?!?

I didn't sleep much that night, 4 hours if I was lucky. The wife was starting to get anxious, as she hadn't had decent computer access for 3 weeks. I was mad, and my mind wouldn't stop spinning.

An email response arrived overnight, saying the same thing. The laptop wouldn't arrive until around the 30th. Confused, I replied to the email and asked why the customer care system showed one thing and the online system another.

The 15th rolls around and I decide to check the online status system, just in case things had changed. They had. The laptop was given to a courier the previous day, and arrived in the afternoon.

Now, at this point, you might think that I should be happy that the system arrived only 3 days late. But I'm not happy. How could the laptop be in NZ for more than a week before they finally decide to send it out? Why was I told that the system wouldn't arrive until the end of the month? I was angry, and I wanted Dell to make things better.

So today, I called up Dell's customer service and explained my problems. I told the lady on the end of the phone that I expected Dell to make things better for me. She asked "Are you requesting compensation from Dell?", and I said "I would like a warranty extension for my trou..." *click*

She had hung up on me. No "sorry, we can't do that" or anything. She just ended the call.

So I was back on the online contact system, to send a nicely-worded letter to Dell. Here it is for your reading pleasure:

The order number is for a replacement system under warranty. The original ETA of this system was the 12th of April.

 
I have had nothing but problems with the handling of this order. It generated enough stress for me that I was losing several hours of sleep per night. There were a number of issues:

  • According to the online tracking system, the computer arrived in New Zealand on the morning of the 6th of April. There were no visible changes to the computer status on afternoon of the 12th. This is approximately 5 business days without action.
  • I logged an online (email) order status request on the 12th. I received a response late on the 13th informing me that the system ETA was the 30th of April, 18 days after the original ETA.
  • I called customer care on the afternoon of the 13th, before the email response had arrived. I was told that the system was still in manufacturing, and was given the same ETA as the email.
  • I checked the online status system around noon on the 15th, and it finally showed that the system had been given to a courier on the previous day. That is around 6.5 to 7 business days after the computer arrived in New Zealand.
  • I have just called customer care to complain about all of these problems, and to see if Dell could compensate me in any way (e.g. a free warranty extension). When I asked about compensation, the customer care representative simply hang up on me.

 
This has left me completely unsatisfied with Dell's order processes. I have several burning questions that I want answers for:

  • Why did it take so long for the local Dell subsidiary to forward on the order? Is a delay in excess of 6 business days acceptable?
  • Why was I told by customer care that the system was still in manufacturing when the online status system showed that the computer was in New Zealand?
  • Does Dell consider it acceptable for a customer care representative to simply hang up on a customer, when that customer is not being abusive to the rep?

 
Considering that I have been given the complete run-around with this order, I would like to politely request some compensation from Dell in the form of a warranty extension. I do not consider this too much to ask, given that I have had to make several calls to customer care to try and figure out what was going on, and that I was unable to sleep because of stress brought about by this order process.

I can understand if Dell is unable to recompense me in this manner due to internal policy. If this is the case, I at least want an official acknowledgement that my experience here was unacceptable.

 
I do hope that this matter will be dealt with in an acceptable fashion. I have plans to buy from Dell again (notably an Alienware M17x later in the year), but this may change if my complaints are not taken with the gravity they deserve.

 
Thanks

It'll be interesting to see what they come back with. Let's hope it's better service than I've had for the rest of the month.

 

Update: 20 April

I got an email reply back from Dell on the 17th, and now have even less faith that they can get anything sorted out.

Thank you for contacting Dell Customer Service.

I have checked on the progress of your Dell order# [3635XXXXX] - and it's in production.

The estimated delivery date of your order is on (or before) [ 2010/04/30].

Thank you.

Dell Customer Service

I was using the wife's new laptop at the time, so I replied with this:

I find it hard to believe that the laptop is still in production when I'm using it to write this email!

The laptop arrived on the 15th, about an hour after I checked the online status system. I thought I had mentioned this in the email, but must had deleted it by mistake.

I have 3 questions in my original email that I want answered. One of them is why customer service's computer system is showing the laptop as in production when it isn't. As you have just proven, something is very wrong with your system, and I demand that someone figures out why! This is not just for my sake, but for customers in general.

Please answer my 3 questions.

The response came back today.

Thank you for contacting Dell Customer Service.

We apologise for the delay to your order.

Your current estimated date of delivery is on (or before) 04/30/2010.

Due to the popularity of the product our demand has exceeded supply. Dell will always try and improve the delivery date on your order.

Thank you.

Dell Customer Service

I don't know who answered the email, but whoever it is didn't even bother to read what I had written! My order wasn't delayed - it had already been delivered.

My next step is to try other methods of getting hold of Dell. Hopefully I'll finally reach someone who will actually read the words I have written!

The new iPhone 3G S (and why you don’t want one)

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The latest news in the tech world is that Apple have announced a new model of iPhone, the 3G S. The “S” supposedly stands for “Speed”, a moniker which is appropriate due to its faster CPU.

What most people won’t tell you is that this new phone is already outdated before it even hits the shops.

You see, the iPhone has never really been the ground-breaking device that most people see it as. Yes, it did bring the brilliant multi-touch user interface into the world, but not really a lot else. Email, web browsing, WiFi support… all of these were available before the first iPhone was even announced.

Since then, Apple have been making half-hearted attempts to keep up with the rest of the market. The first iPhone 3G added a camera and 3G network (UMTS) support, but very few other hardware changes. The new 3G S has a faster CPU, increases the size of the camera’s sensor and allows video recording, but that’s about as far as the changes go.

Even the iPhone OS is lagging behind. With the new OS 3.0, Apple are finally adding a clipboard so you can cut-and-paste between applications. They’re also adding support for MMS messages, so you can send picture and audio messages. But these features have been found on rival phones for years. My old Nokia N80, several months old when the first iPhone came out, was able to do these with ease.

Apple still haven’t got things right. The iPhone still lacks Flash support, which means that a lot of web content is inaccessible. It also lacks Java support, meaning that you can’t run any of the thousands of Java games and applications that are out there. My old N80 is able to do both of these.

If you want to see what the 3G S should be, take a look a the Samsung i8910 (sometimes called the Omnia HD). Here’s a quick comparison of features:

  iPhone 3G S Samsung i8910
Battery 300 hours standby 600 hours standby
Display 320 x 480 360 x 640
Memory card slot No Yes
Camera 3 megapixel 8 megapixel with flash
Video recording 640 x 480 @ 30 fps 1280 x 720 @ 24 fps (HD 720p)
Video calling No Yes
FM Radio No Yes
Java support No Yes
Flash support No Yes
Video playback MPEG4, MOV, H.264 MPEG4, RealVideo, WMV, DivX, XviD, H.263, H.264
Audio playback MP3, AAC, WAV MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, RA
FM Radio No Yes
Multi-Touch Yes No

Aside from the Multi-Touch, the Samsung is clearly a much better phone, with a similar size and price. I know which one I’d rather get!

Windows 7 RC rocks!

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Well, I’m back up and running on a computer at home. Seeing as how the wife has her nice new shiny laptop, I’ve taken over her old junker. I managed to scavenge the RAM from my old laptop, so it’s now running on 1GB. I also decided that Windows XP needed to go. In it place: the brand spanking new Windows 7 Release Candidate.

For those of you who aren’t quite up with software terminology, a release candidate is a version of the software that’s almost ready to release. Aside from any major issues that might get found, and a couple of minor tweaks, what you see is what will be sold in a few months time.

So anyway, I’m running the new Windows 7. It really is quite nice, much less of an irritation than Vista. For example, the annoying User Account Control prompts have almost completely gone. You no longer need to confirm every little thing that might make a change that affects other users on the computer.

It’s going to be interesting to see how the general public takes Windows 7. It still has a lot of the Vista look-and-feel, which is one of the more controversial changes in Vista. Another thing is that you’re stuck with the new Start menu, you know, the one that came in with Windows XP. It doesn’t sound like much, but I’ve got a workmate who will be complaining bitterly about its loss.

Anywho, it’s time for me to hit the sack. I’ll write up some more when I’ve had my beauty sleep. $DEITY knows I need it!

Fun with Dell, part 2

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Well, despite the trouble I had with the ordering process, the laptop came through in just over a week. It was sitting on my desk at work yesterday morning.

I must say that I’m impressed with the laptop. It’s the new Studio 1537 model, which has 4 USB ports instead of the previous model’s 3. The screen is beautiful, and it has an amazing horizontal viewing angle. The screen is nice and bright too, much more so than the old junker we’ve been using.

I’m definitely looking forward to getting mine (a Studio 17, or perhaps a Studio XPS 16) later in the year. Until then, I’m going to wipe the junker clean and install the upcoming Windows 7 RC on it. It will be quite interesting to see how this goes, as I’ve heard good things about Windows 7 running on low-powered computers.

Fun with Dell, part 1

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For a long time, the wife and I have had a little bit of trouble with home computers. We never seem to have more than 1 at a time in a decent working state. And with her working on her blog and me wanting to play with code, it's been a bit of a pain.

I bought a refurbished 17" Toshiba laptop a few years ago, and while it worked fairly well, it wasn't without problems. The DVD drive was very fussy about which media you tried to use in it, and more often than not refused to read disks. There was also quite a problem with the screen surround, which ended up causing the screen casing to crack and the video data to lose sync. Not good for something that cost me NZ$3000.

At the moment we're using an Asus laptop I bought off my brother a few years ago. At the time it seemed like a good deal, but now I'm not so sure. I've had to replace the battery, and there appears to be some sort of issue in the socket where the AC adapter plug goes. It's currently secured with a blob of Blu-tak, and you can't move the cable nor the laptop in case you cut the power.

So the plan this year is for both of us to get new laptops. I don't want to go for a Toshiba or Asus again - once bitten, twice shy, as the old saying goes. Some of my workmates have told me very good things about Dell, so I'm going to give them a try. It's just a matter of saving up our pennies so that we can buy what we want, which isn't that easy when my car has decided to eat through a set of tyres and front brake discs. Lovely.

Anyway, we finally managed to get enough money together to sort out a computer for my wife. She doesn't need anything spectacular, just a run-of-the-mill 15" laptop. This is where the Dell fun begins. When we first started getting prices in Feb, it looked like the corporate Vostro line would be the most cost-effective (i.e. cheapest) option. Get into March, and you could get something from the Inspiron range for NZ$949, in one of a range of colours. In April it changed yet again, and the choice came between the Inspiron and a Studio 15, both for NZ$1199. Not only that, but the Inspiron's colour choice dropped to blue or pink. Not exactly the nicest selections.

So we ended up ordering the base level Studio 15. My wife really wanted red, but the only free colour choice was black. There were some other basic colour options (about NZ$65 each) or some premium options (about NZ$125 each), but it'll take some convincing to make me fork out money for that, especially when the basic options were zero-cost only a month earlier. Oh well, not much that can be done about that, so I place the order on Wed after lunch.

Friday rolls around and I'm still waiting for Dell to confirm payment. I paid via credit card, which means it should only take a few seconds for them to take my money. I don't like it when companies take my money then give me the silent treatment, so I send a follow-up email. By end of business I've still heard nothing. Odd. Finally, some time around 7 when I'm at Manukau shopping mall, my cell rings. It's Dell, and they don't have the black colour option available any more. It's their basic, free option and they're out of it. Great. At least we get upgraded to another colour option (marbled grey with red sides) for free.

As I write this, the laptop is supposedly sitting in customs in some country in Asia (probably Malaysia), waiting to be sent to NZ. I've read some awful thing about Dell's shipping, so it'll be interesting to see what happens.

Star Trek Character or Erectile Dysfunction Pill?

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I've just come across this link from one of the various blogs I read. It's definitely for the geeks out there, as it will seriously test your knowledge of the Star Trek universe.

Star Trek Character or Erectile Dysfunction Pill?

I managed to score 60%, although that was by luck more than anything. I only knew 2 of the answers, the rest were all guesses.

Update

One of my workmates sent this one through: Christian Metal Band or Star Trek Episode?