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Gaim builds

Got back my windows build enviroment today. Only thing not working is silc which is probably just an out of date DLL problem.This was of course brought about by the restarting of Glommer patch to allow sending of custom emoticons:https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&atid=300235&aid=1429899&group_id=235I’ll be doing my best to review, build and test any patch files that turn up. To kick it off I built a patch that was updated to apply to the Beta5http://www.hannent.eu/gaim-2beta5-snd-custom-emotes.zipIt has bugs and crashes so to anybody thinking of using it you have been warned. Right now you just want to unzip it and run it from that folder rather than installing it over your existing install. You’ll also need 2 things 1, an entry in prefs.xml find the following:”” and then edit it to look like:””
2, You’ll need a folder with the icons in. Create one in the gaim profile folder as such:C:\Documents and Settings\Phil\Application Data\.gaim\custom_emoticons\msn\p…

The arrogance of mobile phones

I and my partner have Motorola mobile phones, both purchased in the last year. They are awful, for years my brother had Motorola’s and said how nice they were, so I jumped right in and within a short space of time brought two.Its only after a little bit of use that you realise the phones consider themselfves more important than you!Example 1:If you carry your phone in your pocket (Like I do) the buttons on the side of the phone will alter the ring setting from loud to silent! WHY? Why do I need a button that I cannot turn off or disable on the side of my phone where any random object could press it? It became most frustratingly when my partner was 9months pregnant and thought I was ignoring her calls!Example 2:If you go to bed, leave the phone on and you get a text message, it will beep all night every 5 minutes until you get out of bed, go down stairs and read it. WHY? Surely if a message was that important the person would have phoned. Texts are asynchronous in nature and do not dem…