October 18th, 2010

how to pair bluetooth devices in 2010

Apparently, bluetooth subsystem changes in incompatible ways every
year or so. So, in 2010, you need to:

start bluetoothd (hcid no longer exists)

hciconfig hci0 piscan

run bluetooth-agent (passkey)

initiate pairing from other device

Setup the other device to allow auto connections.

Pins in config files no longer work. On the other hand, bluetooth-agent is nice to use rom command line, and new command names actually make sense. Perhaps they will last more than a year?

plush velvet terorist



So I have a rather yellow (red-dun fjord) and rather free (you can't force him to do anything, but he'll do almost anything voluntarily) horse, with a bad name. "Ruppert" sounds too close to certain nasty word in czech.

This weekend he got another nickname "plysovy terorista" (plush velvet terorist). He certainly looks like toy made from plush velvet ... that is, unless I work with him ... and every litle girl falls in love with him.

Well, and the second part... we put him in quite a big paddock with significantly bigger arabian horse that did not know him. Of course I was woried that arabian would hurt my pony.

And as you can guess, my pony was unscratched next morning. (To be fair, the other horse was only scratched a bit).

Unfortunately, neither "free horse" nor "plush velvet terorist" nor "yellow horse" are suitable names. Any ideas how to call him?