Monday, February 09, 2009

How to initiate a firmware update on your DSTV decoder

Not sure which models this applies to, but it works on my DSD 910 and has got me out of trouble at least twice so far.

  • Press standby and tv/music bottom together (In other words Reset)

  • As soon as"dl" is displayed, press the standby button, then the program up, then the program down button and the standby button again.

  • When the DL goes away  "ed" should come up and hopefully it will download the newest firmware.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Kam'a, Dessert Truffles, cure for eyes, where can I get this stuff?

After reading this hadith, I've been wondering if this stuff is available in South Africa? :

Sahih Bukhari, Book 60

Volume 6, Book 60, Number 5:
Narrated Said bin Zaid:

Allah's Apostle said, "The Kam'a (i.e. a kind of edible fungus) is like the Manna (in that it is obtained without effort) and its water is a (medicine) cure for eye trouble."

Bling your Pearl

I read that one of the best features of the Blackberry 8100 /81XX Pearl is the ability to change the colour of the Pearl. Wow. Isn't that usefull?

So I ignored the feature up until recently when my 1st Blackberry (R.I.P, wish I could've shared this app with u) was replaced after it's most unfortunate demise .

I stumbled accross the install files while trying to replace my old Blackberry apps (like Twitterberry)and thought, what the heck, let me give it a shot. And Damn! Colour me impressed!

Blinged Pearl

There are two apps available, depending on your firmware version:
Colorpearl (Works on Version 4.2 OS) and BlingBall (Works on V5 OS)

Colorpearl OTA (Install directly to your mobile)

I've also made the install files available here:

Colorpearl and BlingBall


Download the Zips, unpack and install using Desktop Manager.