Do you have Tumblr's Android app? Are you annoyed that links to Tumblr posts nevertheless open in a browser, whereupon they nag you to use their app?
Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-eight million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue-green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea.
Over the bank holiday weekend I found time for some maintenance on the Android port of Simon Tatham's Puzzles. For users, this mostly means a few interesting new grid types in Loopy now that I've caught up with upstream. As always, you can update on Android Market, or manually on the project website.
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…)
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.