LaserJet 4250n out of toner

These big LaserJet 4250n take a long time to run out of toner and there are host of remanufactured ones. But if you want the geniune article, there are two choices, the HP 42A (Q5942A) which lists for $150 or the HP 42X (Q5942X) listing for $225 according to “HP”: the big difference is that […]

China Mobile WAP Settings

If you have an unlocked cell phone or iPhone that you are bringing into China, you need to set all kinds of custom things. “Shanghai Expat”: has collected all the settings in one place. How convenient: h2. WAP The WAP information page is : The settings you need are: Wap Home : Gateway […]

Apple declares war on modders

I’ve heard of companies not liking modders, but wow, Apple is certainly taking it to extremes. If you have unlocked your iphone, their latest firmware 1.1.1 actually makes “bricks” or makes the phone useless if it detects it. Talk about extreme measures. They actually will make inoperable something that cost $400-600 just by a simple […]

Blackberry Curve 8300 Chinese Input

I keep forgetting how to do this, so here are the instructions again. They are a little arcane: # “Download”: from the Blackberry CSL download site both the desktop manager and the 8300 Chinese input version Powered by ScribeFire.

Superzooms galore: Nikon 18-200, Canon 28-300 and Sigma 18-200

The first of these, the Nikon 18-200 is an amazing lense. Only for digital cameras, it is the only lense that most folks are going to need most of the time. Cost is high, but the quality is very good. $800 buys a lot. Plus it is image stabilized and paired with the Nikon d40x, […]

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