Miscellaneous & Non-Technical

Sending Email using the Javamail Package

It's easy to send mail from your Java app using the standard Javamail package. For the most basic case (no authentication) the code is short and simple. Unfortunately the situation changes if you need authentication. This is largely because different mail servers do things in slightly different ways. In this short note, which includes links to the javamail package information from Oracle, you will find a test app that has been used successfully with Sendmail over SSL.

Unlock and Root your Nexus device - Logically!

Do you need to Root your Android Phone or Tablet? Read this for a simple How and Why of unlocking and rooting - but only for Google Nexus and other devices that are not restricted by their manufacturers.

How to reconfigure a legacy Supermicro KVM card

This is a short note for myself. Read it if you need to reconfigure a legacy Supermicro KVM card. I also wrote a little about the convenience of using KVM, in case you're interested.

Rogers Cellular Service Codes

This FAQ entry contains some notes for my personal reference - information that I collected from a variety of web pages found through Google. (I tried to find this info on rogers.com but wasn't able to - hopefully they'll soon take the time to better organize their site!) Please note that I'm not sure exactly what all of this means or even if it works at all outside of the Rogers network.

Asterisk Sound Files

Asterisk is able to play audio files in a variety of formats as long as the necessary software for each format is installed. It's not difficult to convert an audio file for use with the majority of Asterisk installations. This article is a convenient reminder of the command line parameters required for the task.

Disabling Auto-Provisioning in Funambol

By default the Funambol server will automatically create new User, Device and Principal records for any user who attempts to use the server. This can be very helpful in some cases - but it can also be a problem. There are three ways to work around this problem.

Subscribing to a Mailman list from any web page

It happens quite often that you want people to be able to subscribe to your Mailman mailing list from a web page. It turns out to be quite easy to do this.