For my latest ugly hack, I wanted to give any/every machine in the house a globally-routable IPv6 address, and I didn't want to have to babysit the setup every time the router's IPv4 address changed. I actually already had 6to4 up and running on one machine (but failing these two requirements) since this post a couple of years ago. To extend it, I've borrowed heavily from Michael Wensley's howto, but used a different approach which I find more readable. (Danger, automatic modification of config files ahead…)
LiveJournal and other sites using the same software don't provide a feed of your friends/reading page, something that has irritated me since I signed up. As more of your friends migrate to Dreamwidth or elsewhere (here's the latest reason) and more people thus suddenly want to keep up with multiple LJ-like sites, I'm guessing this will be an increasingly common irritation. These sites provide feeds of individual friends, but when you're reading a couple of hundred (making your feed reader's update cycle take forever), and/or you frequently edit the list, this is not ideal.
I recently bought a Bluetooth keyboard to use on Android; unfortunately some keys weren't recognised at all and others weren't quite mapped as I'd like. This is fairly easy to fix as an end user, as long as you have a rooted device (
adb remount must succeed). Here's a quick howto, since I couldn't find one.
Now that my various projects seem to be mostly behaving themselves, it's time to decide what to write next. I've had a few requests and a few ideas, so here's a rundown of possibilities.
Here's a hack for Gnome (vaguely relevant to Android too) that I've been using for a little while. When I get up from a computer, I generally want to lock the screensaver. I also pick up my phone from a USB dock (not the Nexus One Desktop Dock; that doesn't connect to a computer). So why not have the screensaver lock automatically when the phone disappears from USB? This is helpful when you're hurriedly picking up the phone to answer a call, and might otherwise forget to lock the screen. Of course, if you get a lot of calls that you want to answer while looking at your computer, this is not for you. :-)