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Archive for July 23rd, 2012

Android help needed: App that cleans up the Contacts mess that the LinkedIn app left behind

Posted by jpluimers on 2012/07/23

It seems LinkedIn doesn’t react to my tweet for help, so maybe you can provide me (paid) with a custom build of Contact Remover Plus.

This is my problem:

The LinkedIn Android app has created dozens of LinkedIn links and photo links to many of my contacts.
This renders many functions on my phone unusable:

  • loading the native People app takes minutes
  • Contacs cannot be synced my Google account any more
  • making  a backup fails
  • I cannot edit contacts in the Android People app any more
  • calling a phone number usually takes more than 30 seconds, often more than a minute
  • etc.

I tried to count this for one particular contact with the “Contact Remover” App: His contact has so many pages of photos and LinkedIn links that I cannot count them any more. They are at least dozens, probably more than 100 of each.

I’m using an HTC Sensation phone with a regular Android 4 firmware.

With Android development, I haven’t don’t anything yet with the Contacts API yet, and don’t have the time to do so in short term.

I’m willing to pay for an App that:

  • removes all LinkedIn links for all contacts
  • removes all LinkedIn photos for all contacts



Posted in About, Android Devices, Development, LinkedIn, Personal, Power User, SocialMedia, Software Development | 6 Comments »

#WordPress changed from Alt-Shift to Alt #keyboard #shortcuts and now breaks your regular browser Alt shortcuts. @wordpressdotcom

Posted by jpluimers on 2012/07/23

A couple of months ago, I created a nice post listing all #WordPress Editor #keyboard #shortcuts for both Windows and Mac OS X.

As of a few days ago, changed their Alt-Shift shortcuts into Alt shortcuts.

For instance, Alt-Shift-d (strike through) is now Alt-d, thereby blocking the original Alt-d (which for most browsers on Windows brings you to the address bar).

They violate one of the basic GUI principles: keep existing keyboard shortcuts as they are.

On Windows based browsers that means: keep Alt and Ctrl based shortcuts. Alt-Shift, Ctrl-Shift and Ctrl-Alt-Shift shortcuts are OK.

I haven’t tested WordPress on my MacBook air yet (as I don’t think the end-users should be the beta testers, though they probably think the world at large is a big beta-test garden).

I have asked to change the shortcuts back to what they were.


via: #WordPress Editor #keyboard #shortcuts « The Wiert Corner – irregular stream of Wiert stuff.

Posted in Keyboards and Keyboard Shortcuts, Power User, SocialMedia, WordPress | Leave a Comment »

Addendum to Guide to “Install Tomato firmware on Asus RT-N66U / RT-N16 / RT-N12 B1 / RT-N12 C1 / RT-N10U router 韌體教學 | Moonlight Knight”

Posted by jpluimers on 2012/07/23

I had a bit different experience getting the Tomato Shibby firmware loaded on one of my Asus RT-N66U routers than the description from Guide to Install Tomato firmware on Asus RT-N66U nor this Video of the Asus Routers Rescue Mode Tutorial.

Somehow, the Asus Firmware Restoration Utility kept indicating “The wireless router is not in rescue mode”, no matter what I did.

This might be due to that I run VMware Workstation with some virtual LAN adapters on most of my machines.

Or not: the web-interface on the Asus RT N66U would not get into the firmware restoration mode either.

This worked though:

  1. pull the power plug on the RT N66U
  2. press and hold the reset button
  3. insert the power plug on the RT N66U
  4. wait for the power led to slowly blink
  5. release the reset button
  6. wait a few minutes for the modem to become stable
  7. in the mean time set your PC to these IPv4 settings: – host = – mask =
  8. start your web-browser
  9. point your web-browser to (it will time out, don’t worry)
  10. press the power button to turn off the router
  11. wait a few seconds
  12. press the power button to turn on the router now your router gets into rescue mode
  13. refresh your browser so it goes to again
  14. upload your Tomato firmware


via: Guide to Install Tomato firmware on Asus RT-N66U / RT-N16 / RT-N12 B1 / RT-N12 C1 / RT-N10U router 韌體教學 | Moonlight Knight.

Posted in *nix, ASUS RT-N66U, Internet, Network-and-equipment, Power User, TomatoUSB | 2 Comments »

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