Take a Screen Grab of your iPhone

I discovered an “undocumented feature” of iPhone OS today – I say it’s undocumented, but I what I mean is, I found a feature of my iPhone that I didn’t know existed.

We all know what an iPhone is and we all know what a screen grab is, but did you know you can use one to perform the other? Wow, this is cool, I’m so going to use it to… erm… send screen grabs of how many apps I’ve got?!

Anyway, if you want to do this, simply get the screen to where you want it to be (i.e. scroll past “The Cheeky Girls” in your artists list) and hold the power/lock key then quickly press the home button and you get the familiar “click” noise and the screen whites out.

Head over to Photos -> Camera Roll and there’s your screenie! Awesome. Now you don’t need an app for that!

Short and sweet today. Goodnight

The death of another Playstation 3

I don’t know how I do it. Last night I blew up yet another PS3.

Whilst waiting for Modern Warfare 2 and  Assassin’s Creed 2, I decided I’d get back to trophy hunting on Fallout 3 (because of the disappointing ending), so have been playing it daily for about a week. Yesterday I played a little at lunch time, then sporadically throughout the afternoon whilst waiting for work assets to arrive and left it on pause whilst cooking a lovely Spaghetti Bolognese for Soph.

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Geeky Sunday

Today I had a few tasks to complete:

1). Get one of my spare boxes set up as a web server. Check all the hardware is still functional, install a very bare Linux setup, then configure Apache and Tomcat with a bunch of VHosts.

Well I started to do this but quickly discovered that my spare box only has a wired ethernet card and couldn’t be bothered to compile the USB WiFi drivers – a job for another day. Or a better idea would be to hook up another powerline adaptor somewhere I can discretely stash away a 24/7 live server.

2). Get a virtual machine setup on the old PC to install Windows 7. This first means backing up a load of stuff to DVD just to make space on the hard disk!

I changed my plan on this one… instead of VMing it (which would have obscured the real “performance” of Windows 7) I decided to re-partition the drive and dual boot. Now, I’ve always been wary of partitioning a live system and rightly so it seems. Continue reading “Geeky Sunday”