Category Archives: Misc

Rotation Control Android app useful to manually switch phone to landscape mode

I found this useful to manually control rotation of my Samsung M21 (Android) phone. At times, my phone does not auto-rotate to landscape mode when I rotate the phone. This app provides a way to manually rotate it to landscape … Continue reading

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Screen mirroring from Samsung M21 phone to H96Max display using ‘Smart View’ app on M21 (not Samsung Smart View feature) and AirScreen on H96Max

12th July 2022 to 14th July 2022 Quick-Info Need: I wanted to be able to type text into an app (like Samsung Notes) on Samsung M21 phone, and see that mirrored on a 22 inch TFT monitor connected to H96Max … Continue reading

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Using USB flash drive and ReadyBoost feature significantly improved performance of my old Dell mini Laptop (Inspiron 3137)

Last updated on 29th Jun. 2022 Key info.: How to Use USB as RAM to Speed Up Your Windows (ReadyBoost) [Partition Manager], https://www.partitionwizard.com/partitionmanager/use-usb-as-ram.html My Dell Mini Laptop (Inspiron 3137) bought in end 2014 was running very, very slow, when I … Continue reading

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Referral: Exploring Motherboard repair possibilities through company service center without computer technician support, in rural India…

Readers may want to see my recent post on another blog: Exploring Motherboard repair possibilities through company service center without computer technician support, in rural India; Below Rs.3000 (US$40) limited functionality Linux mini PC box with 1 year warranty, https://ravisiyermisc.blogspot.com/2021/11/exploring-motherboard-repair.htmlContinue reading

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Unsolicited upgrade of my BSNL landline broadband plan from “Upto 8 Mbps”, 2 GB per day at Rs.369 + tax per month to “Upto 10 Mbps”, 200 GB per month at Rs.399 + tax per month

I got an an initially unpleasant surprise recently when my BSNL landline broadband bill for March 2021 was Rs.470 which is an increase of around Rs.35 from previous months. The increase in amount is not much but as a customer … Continue reading

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Tips to remove/change background colour in hi-res pics

These are tips from my recent successful but time consuming efforts to remove/change background colour in hi-resolution pics. I thought of sharing this on a public post as it may be helpful to some readers. Further, perhaps some readers know … Continue reading

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BSNL Mobile: Renewed Plan485 (Freebies) ‘STV Enquiry unsuccessful’ msg issue resolved after new Plan activation; Response msg can be better formulated

Last updated on 6th Feb. 2019 This post is an update to previous post: BSNL Mobile: Renewed Plan485 ‘Freebies’ before expiry to avoid main balance drain; Confusion due to ‘STV Enquiry unsuccessful’ msg, https://ravisiyer.wordpress.com/2019/02/01/bsnl-mobile-renewed-plan485-freebies/, dated 1st Feb. 2019 Today, 3rd … Continue reading

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BSNL Mobile: Renewed Plan485 ‘Freebies’ before expiry to avoid main balance drain; Confusion due to ‘STV Enquiry unsuccessful’ msg

Background reading for this post: Inadvertent waste of Rs.129 BSNL Main Balance due to Plan-485’s ‘free’ Internet data expiry; How to check BSNL ‘free’ Internet data validity, https://ravisiyer.wordpress.com/2018/11/06/inadvertent-waste-of-rs-129-bsnl-balance/, dated 6th Nov. 2018 Past day or two, I have been getting … Continue reading

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Reconnected BSNL Landline Broadband with Experience Unlimited Combo 299 plan, 8 Mbps till 1.5 GB/day, 1 Mbps beyond

Last updated on 18th Dec. 2018 Today, 13th Dec. 2018, around noon or slightly before, I visited BSNL Puttaparthi office and provided a filled up form (I had got the form yesterday in a visit to their office) for a … Continue reading

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BSNL 299 Landline Broadband plan is very interesting

Seems very interesting: https://gadgets.ndtv.com/telecom/news/bsnl-launches-rs-299-broadband-plan-with-8mbps-download-speed-45gb-data-1956866 Essentially it is BSNL Landline broadband at 8 Mbps for 1.5 GB/day and 1 Mbps beyond that for a price of Rs. 299 (+ tax, I guess) per month . That’s a good deal! Now the … Continue reading

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