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Monkey Habits

As soon as a capable black monkey on its own initiative and effort will develop a desert from scratch into a record yield plantation, a white monkey from a backward stagnating place will arrive. The white monkey will take over leadership and start to teach the black monkeys on how to grow bananas. This will continue until performance dives to the low bottom and the black monkeys are blamed of all that. The white monkey is promoted to upper tree branch and forgets for a while to interfere with daily activity.

Do you have a pointless job?

What’s the point of your job?

If you spend your days in wasteful meetings, or send emails that create yet more worthless emails in an endless loop, you’ve likely asked yourself that very question.

People from all walks of life have pondered the meaning of work—and some cultures have come up with some creative ways to define tasks that have little substance or social value.

So if you think you’re merely paid to look busy, you’re not alone. In fact, there are three categories of pointless jobs. Is yours one of them?

Povesti de Hans Christian Andersen in format epub

Puteti descarca povestile scrise de Hans Christian Andersen si publicate pe site-ul convertite in format epub de aici. Lista povestilor este:

  • Crăiasa Zăpezii
  • Cufărul zburător
  • Degeţica
  • Fata din soc
  • Fetiţa cu chibrituri
  • Hainele cele noi ale împăratului
  • Klaus cel mic şi Klaus cel mare
  • Lebedele
  • Mica Sirenă (Zâna Mării)
  • Povestea unui gât de sticlă
  • Prinţesa şi mazărea (Prinţesa şi bobul de mazăre).
  • Privighetoarea
  • Răţuşca cea urâtă
  • Soldăţelul de plumb

Happy reading!!

connecting palm tx to ubuntu 12.04 over bluetooth

Sometimes, is not easy to connect old device to new software, here is what I did:

  • disable pnat plugin in /etc/bluetooth/main.conf

  • create executable file /etc/init.d/dund to start dund daemon

    dund --listen --persist --msdun call palm
  • add your device in /etc/bluetooth/rfcomm.conf

    rfcomm0 {
    bind no;
    device 00:07:E0:0E:40:88;
    channel 1;
    comment "palm";
  • restart bluetooth and start dund

not so short guide to root your NST

  1. Make sure you have updated to 1.2.1 version of nook firmware
  2. root your nook with NookManager – graphical rooter:
    1. no need to enable wireless
    2. root device
    3. disable B&N apps
  3. install HW buttons mod app from here:, jar files are taken from that thread and installed like this:
adb connect
adb shell mount -o rw,remount -t ext2 /dev/block/mmcblk0p5 /system
adb push services.jar /system/framework/
adb push android.policy.jar /system/framework/
adb reboot
  1. now you should install a hack for e-ink update speed increase, that is a must for web browsing
    1. you can install a fastmode kernel which looks great for applications, but not so nice for reading (it gives you multitouch + fastmode or usbhost).
      1. fastmode application is used to disable fastmode, but I was could not enable the mode by gestures
      2. I enable it by adb: adb shell “echo 1 > /sys/devices/platform/omap3epfb.0/graphics/fb0/fmode” (best way would be to use Gscript)
      3. – how I installed kernel:
    2. I prefer norefresh apk, since I’m using the device exclusively for reading, and it make a great job while reading with opera from safaribooks (opera 4 browser has binding to hardware keys for page up/down scrolling). You can download it from here:
  2. As a offline reading application I use CoolReader, it has already implemented features for e-ink fast refresh, so nothing to do for it more then simple install.