Tuesday, December 13, 2011

CyanogenMod 7.1 for Nexus One and Google Talk

I recently dumped the stock ROM on my Nexus One, after Google failed so many times to implement proper Arabic support and enable the FM radio, and installed CyanogenMod 7.1.0.

One issue is that the Google Apps bundle that is compatible with that bundle has a version of gtalk that is not compatible with the Nexus One, because the phone doesn't have a front camera.

I installed the latest gApps and then grabbed a Gingerbread stock ROM and took the talk.apk file from it and installed it. Now GTalk works.

The stock ROM is about 80 MB, so I took the liberty of uploading the file for you here:
talk.apk (600 kB): 67e322ecdd038cfc4344b6a5ee4cf1da (md5 sum)

Copy it to your SD card then open the file manager and install it.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

BarCamp Kuwait Three

Barcamp Kuwait three is coming up on January 7th, 2012! Register now (free).

Click here for details.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Virtualization Workshop

Greetings humans and bots!

I'll be presenting and showcasing a VMware vSphere5 virtualization workshop at Kuwait IT Society in Rouda area on Wednesday at 7 PM.

What is virtualization? What does it have to do with cloud computing? What features does it offer? Is it worth the hype & the investment?
All of that & more plus a live demo of a VMware infrastructure in the session. No cats will be hurt during the demo.

Note: I'll briefly mention the differences between offerings from Citrix, RedHat, Microsoft, VMware & IBM, but most of the focus will be on VMware as it's my area of expertise.

The event is free for all to attend so feel free to invite others.