Adding custom dictionaries to ColorDict, a StarDict app on Android

August 18th, 2010
Adding custom dictionaries to ColorDict, a StarDict app on Android

ColorDict is a great free dictionary app on the Android Marketplace which I stumbled across by accident. You can get it on the marketplace via this link or search for colordict.

While it has a couple of dictionaries available separately via the marketplace, the cool thing about this app is that it supports any dictionaries in the open source StarDict format which means you can install any of the dictionaries in this list.

The problem is the installation of the custom dictionaries isn’t very clear so heres how I did it.

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Fix for Filesystem 'devtmpfs' used by 'none' is not recognised as a valid filesystem

August 7th, 2010

I’ve been getting the following warning from tiger via email,

–CONFIG– [con010c] Filesystem ‘devtmpfs’ used by ‘none’ is not recognised as a valid filesystem

In case you don’t know what Tiger is, its a suite of Bourne shell scripts, C programs and data files used to perform a security audit of UNIX systems.

To resolve this warning, turns out the solution is as simple as,

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Solution for no vibration on iPhone 3GS

April 23rd, 2010

Argh, seems like iPhone 3GS has issues with is vibrator. For some mysterious reason, my iPhone stopped vibrating, Although some people blamed the missing vibration problem on firmware issues, however already I had the most recent firmware on.

Then I stumbled upon this tip which pretty much says to turn on vibrate and hit the phone from the back with your palm. It actually started to vibrate after a couple of tabs to my surprise 88|.

Anyway, if you find that the vibrate keeps going off again, simply download one of those free vibration apps. For me I used iBrate, and kept running it (hitting it when it stops) until the vibration became constant. I did a few cycles of that (ie starting and stopping the vibration) and it was fine after that!