Withings Smart Baby Monitor review from a parent

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Review of Withings Smart Baby Monitor – from a first time parent and geek.

Update
The review below was started some 6 months ago. I can now say that almost exactly one year after buying it, it crashed and would not start. I suspect this is because of the fact that it works like a cellphone in the way that all power goes through a small lithium battery. This is one hell of a stupid design for something that is plugged into an outlet 99.9% of the time.…

Apple Events Checker

Made a small simple script that checks if there are any new Apple Events videos posted for the current month. It also does email alerts but I haven’t exposed that to anyone yet, contact me via email if you want an alert, I might add a sign up box later.

I did the script so that I can get a clean simple email alert when and if there is a new keynote or other special event video available. The alert email simple gives you a link to the event page and tells you that yep, there is now a new video up.…

Howto downgrade iPhone from iOS 4 to 2.2.1 or 3.1.3 and all other firmware versions

This evening I’ve downgraded an iPhone 3G from iOS 4 all the way back to 2.2.1. It was a little bit tricky but I finally figured it out. I’m back at 3.1.3 since not enough apps worked on 2.2.1 (for a brief iOS history on what has changed, see here).

Should you ever want to do it, this is how you do it. Note: The guides that were out there did not work for me, I kept getting Error 1600 all the time so this is what I did to make it work.…

Add TV Shows to Google Calendar

Ahh..bliss…first of all, visit this site, CAT that has TV Calendars. Sign up, select your shows and then just add the ICAl file to your Google Calendar (oh, and if you’re a Swede like me, set your time-zone) – voila! Now you can check when your favorite shows airs in your favorite calendar!

Speed up Safari 4

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Safari 3 started up a whole lot faster than Safari 4 final and it’s been annoying me up until now. Disable some of the rather useless eyecandy for Safari 4 to restore the more speedier Safari:

Bring back old progress bar, this I don’t do for speed but because the old one actually showed PROGRESS which the new one does not

defaults write com.apple.Safari DebugSafari4IncludeToolbarRedesign -bool FALSE No go, doesn’t work :(

Disable bookmarks cover flow. Who uses bookmarks anyway?

defaults write com.apple.Safari