SAT 1 German ICQ 5.1 client


Pro7 was first, SAT1 is next.

What am I speaking about? A localized ICQ 5.1 (German) with branded Xtraz for the SAT 1 Community.

So, what do they offer? (See screenshot above, too):

Sat.1 | ICQ Soccer Xtra:

News about the latest happenings in the German Soccer League and the UEFA Champions League and the ability to take part in the Soccer Lottery.

Connect 4 Xtra:

Play Connect 4 on ICQ with your friends.

Sudoku Xtra:

Play Sudoku on ICQ with your friends.

Sat.1 | ICQ Welcome Screen:

Get an Sat1 Welcome Screen on ICQ that keeps you updated about Lifestyle and Emotions (hollywood stars, fashion trends & shopping).

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LG Support over here sucks!

LG Support over here sucks!

Why?
Because I went to the supermarket recently and bought a package DVD-Rs. So far so good, as soon as I tried to burn them, any burn prg I used aborted with errors!
Until I have figured out, it’s just the media.

So, I asked LG support whether the problem is known and whether they have a firmware update that could expand the speed recognization and support of optical media.

Their reply:

Please use LG,Sony,
Verbatim,TDK,Ricoh,Maxell,Philips ect.

So I told them that they have avoided my question and asked them to give me an answer according to my question.

Their reply: “

use LG,Sony,
Verbatim,TDK,Ricoh,Maxell,Philips are recommended by us

ARGHHHHH!!!.
Of course they have no support line and at the normal phone number nobody answered the ringing phone.

Then I remembered that Skype allows to call toll-free numbers from abroad (what I cannot do here) to Taiwan, France, Poland, UK and USA. So I decided to call the LG USA Support instead who answered my questions on the phone very accurate, friendly and nice!

Now I have applied the firmware which I found luckily here (download link points directly to the files on the LG servers!).

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ICQ 5 Flood Blocking


It is known, that ICQ 5 has some flood/boot blocker so you cannot crash somebody’s ICQ 5/Windows by sending him tons of messages within a quarter of a second.

However, of course I never saw that in action, YET!

A simple question mark triggered the flood block πŸ˜€

Funny, isn’t it? =)

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Opera 9.02 out

Opera 9.02 is out!

And I am not pretty happy. Why? Because I reported two bugs 2 days before its release (in the Release Candiate) and they seem to have decided to not fix it.

One bug is that the volume control ability of my Logitech Premium 350 USB headset gets blocked by skype (bug 229584) and that most clips at YouTube only play for a few seconds now and then simply stop like the clip has finished (reported over site “report site problem” feature!).

Both bugs make it impossible for me to use Opera 9.02, so I had to change back to Opera 9.01 πŸ™

Anyway, Opera’s 9.02 changelog can be read here.

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Headset for DualPhone

A copy & paste of my my Skype forum reply here:

Guys be careful, there is only ONE headset that is supported in the dualphone.
I spoke to the Product Manager of RTX because they did not know themselves that most other headsets WON’T WORK because there is no standard for 2.5 mm chinch phone headsets and many will not work for this reason-.

I tried it and it involved a lot of phone calls and crap, etc. Had to return it, etc, all the hassle and anger just to find out that only one is supported.

Unfortunately the headset is no longer produced and cannot be bought in many countries (e.g. Germany).
Tried it, gave up.

Here is it:

Jabra EarWaveBoom – 2.5mm universal (part number: 100-73030000-50) Go to http://www.jabra.com or follow this deep link: here.

All those info are from RTX Product Manager with asking the technicans that developed the phone

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VoiceEmotions now in German

VoiceEmotion, a program about which I have reported earlier, is now available also in a German translation because I have been asked by them whether I would be interested. πŸ™‚

A job that took about 5 hours, including translating the whole GUI and all error message strings and tracking down and fixing spelling and “not-so-short” translations.
They are probably still some slight errors here and there, they can be told to me (I would be glad) and I will pass it on to the developers.
It was a very interesting experience, especially since translation errors can happen when 1 word has different meanings in another language. Since you do not see the strings in a whole, but just on their own. Only in the final program, you can see whether it fits or not.

So enjoy! πŸ™‚

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What has happened to the Skype Newsletter?


Anybody else wondering about the reports of people being angry about the Skype Newsletters? (Examples here and here).

Eventhough I signed up for Skype newsletters and I am a Skype since its initial release! (So since its birth!), I only received 2 Skype newsletters ever. One in 2004, one in 2005 (see the one from 2004 above).

Unfortunately, the only newsletters to sign up for I saw is the Skype Business Newsletter.

In case anybody knows the answer, please let me know! Thank you! πŸ™‚

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