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Somalians in Maldives

Yesterday heard the news of Somalian pirates expanding their operations and hijacking an iranian ship in the eez area of Maldives.

The Somalians castaways living in Kaafu Dhoonidhoo are mostly muslims, some Hafiz,They are fed and given small work to do in Dhoonidhoo. They do not want repatriation as life here is better than their own soil. Out of the ordinary is they do need a bar of soup everyday.

 

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Sea piracy is a big international threat, the local boats do need to just shy away instead of being curious.

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Wishing all bloggers a happy new year ahead.

Mostly on fb so not much blogging.

Thanks for viewing & take care.

Happy new year 2012

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One of the recent news is about extremists trying to kill a freelancer journalist. Was curious about that issue so looked into relevant websites.
The information found from the website of the journalist, the victim turn out to be more of an anti islamic propaganda portal, Most posts are to verbally abuse and make sick jokes of Maldivian religious lecturers.

Unbelievably is that he is a writer for Haveerudaily.  Dnt know why such a respectable newspaper is employing him. Well, That’s another matter.
Since he’s been operating for so long, under various website and blogs name, my conclusion is that this is a tactic employed by himself and may be his partners to get attention. Some sites I found on mvblogs expressing same view:

http://lordhexter.blogspot.com/2010/03/death-threats-and-freedom-of-expression.html

http://mohamedsiruhan.blogspot.com/2010/03/hilath-and-do-sappe-very-important-for.html

Maldivian public needs to be aware of this. Should make a stop to their propaganda, some way but not by violence.

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I had spent a lot of  Months searching for a way to install dhivehi fonts to my iphone but found none, thus with help of gaurav’s blog I found a way to install.  The hard part is converting the bin file to xml and modifying the relevant codes. I used Notepad++ to modify the font plist. Its been about 3 weeks and so far no problem. I can browse websites using iphone default browser or commercial browser apps, with no probs.

Here is a manual way to install using WinSCP to SSH over wifi

  • From cydia, install OpenSSH.
  • Run the WinSCP from desktop and insert the IP address, use user:root and password:alpine, to SSH into iphone system. (google for more info)
  • Download http://www.fileducky.com/PqaoxuPR/, Extract the zipfile to any folder.
  • Navigate to “root/system/libarary/fonts/Cache” and copy the font files into that cache folder.
  • Copy(replace) the “CGFontCache.plist” into the “root/system/libarary/fonts/”
  • REBOOT the iphone.
  • Run Safari browser and njoy

thats all!

You can read Haveeru and Miadhu news in dhivehi with no problem. There are some vowel(fili’) displacement in jazeera & haamadaily, will look into it when I get time.

(I tested with 3.0 firmware ONLY. It may work with other firmware aswell.)

Hope this helps the Maldivian community & paves a way to an easily install Dhivehi fonts to iphone(such as thru fontswap app).

If you have an internet connection at home/office but got no wifi, then buy a WIFIMAX dongle (around Rf450), makes a lot life easier.

Btw, Ramazan Mubaarik.

*edited, thanks to diabolicaldevil*

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Dhiraagu sucks big time! It’s frustrating that Dhiraagu is controlling the type of content we are downloading for users of Vilimale’.  If it’s a compressed file with extension such as zip, rar etc.. or a program file such as exe. they are restricting the bandwith to 10kbps. If it’s any other type of file, can download around 65kbps.

Initially I thought it was a problem with my phone line but after talking with a dhiraagu technician,  he told me that it’s having their acceptable normal speed(Downloading from their servers shows 25kbps) . I asked him about the restriction, which he couldn’t answer.

It’s been more than a year since I’ve been their ‘unlimited package of 512mps’ customer, paying Rf690 per Month. They are restriction content, which is like a corporate company putting restriction of sites to their employee! Most Vilimale’ customers of Dhiraagu is saying it’s the worst ISP in the region. My brother who lives on the other side of Vilimale’ is facing the same issue and said he’s now opting to download from his office. Typical Maldivian style.

Wish I could change to ROL, Athix(Aiman) is using ROL in Vilimale’. Vilimale’ is a division (avah) of Male’, but ROL won’t officially provide service to Vilimale’. There are only 2 ISP’s of Maldives and they are providing biased services to Vilimale’ with comparison to Male’. TAM (Telecom Authority of Maldives) needs to fulfill their mandate. They need to care about the people and take actions on these companies for providing such biased services.

Wish Maldivians get the chance to seek service from genuine ISP providers. Dhiraagu & ROL need to come “ai foaraa fashah” now.  I will be sending letters to TAM and Dhiraagu about this, do help to get this issue resolved.

dhiraagu sucks

dhiraagu sucks

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Lots of Maldivians are now using iphone so just a helpful tip on how to install crack app without wifi.

All Apples iphones, be it 2G or 3G is jailbroken already.

To enable installing crack apps to iphone:

1-  Open Cydia and in the first home screen, click ‘more package source’

2- choose “hackers Dot nl” and install it.

3- next choose the ‘Sections’ page, in it you’ll find ‘Hacker.nl’, select it

5- From the list choose the “patch mobileinstallation2.2 or 2.2.1” (keep in mind to choose the correct firmware by navigating to settings-general-about)

6- After installing the correct patch mobileinstallation reboot the iphone, simply switch Off and On.

7- Find your crack .ipa app and double click to place them inside Itunes software, and Sync with your Iphone!. Sometimes syncing a free app before installing a crack app will minimise any problem but I never had such prob by this method. Im using itunes 8.01

Install via Cable

1- Install iphone Browser 1.81 Application(google it) and Open it
2- Open itunes and download a free app from itunes and sync your Iphone to install it
3. Go to back to the Iphone Browser Application and do the following:
4- Go to root/Application and right click Application folder and choose new folder, name it “Documents” caps sensitive
5- Then go to root/private/var/mobile/ folder, right click mobile folder and choose new folder, name it “Documents” caps sensitive
6- After that go to /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/MobileInstallation.framework and select MobiliphoneeInstallation and delete it
7- Drag the patched MobileInstallation file to the window of Iphone Browser to copy it to the iphone
8- Reboot your Iphone by pressing HOME and POWER keys simultenously
7. Install the cracked.ipa through itunes.

Thats all!

to get a free user account in Itunes, simply search for a free app like ebay application and try to download, you will be navigated to register a user with info to be filled, use bogus info and find a zip code by searching google for USA ‘contact us’ pages. Thats it.

Here’s the step-by-step instruction to jailbreak  for 2G or 3G

Best site to find latest cracked apps: http://www.appulo.us

I do buy apps that I find useful such as SwirlyMMS, iBluetooth, Bitesms(can use copierN instead )

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After longtime waiting for the release of soft unlock for Apple iphone 3G, it has finally happened last night. Around yesterday evening Dev-team released the yellowsn0w 0.9 and 0.9.1 , which was not compatible, there were lots of comments from across the world to the Dev site that those versions didn’t work well but the latest version of 0.9.4 does work for lots of service providers, and is compatible to use the service providers of Maldives, namely Dhiraagu & Wataniya Maldives. I have tested both providers without any problem. Can make and receive calls, also use sms.

Those who are already using turbo sim, throw it away and upgrade to firmware 2.2.

Its a happy day for lots of people who use Apple iphone 3G.Apple iphone 3G

Thanks Dev Team

http://blog.iphone-dev.org/post/67797811/dont-eat-yellowsn0w

update:

This is how it worked for me.
Experienced that timing is crucial for unlock to work.

step 1 :    upgrade to newest yellowsn0w, and put your dhiraagu sim in the sim tray
next, from settings > reset > reset network
Step 2:    it will automatically reboot
wait for home screen
when  you see the icons, look at a clock and count for the 60 seconds.
after 60th second open the sim tray and after 2 sec insert again.
it should work in about 10  to 20 sec waiting,

if it doesnt wait further 1 min and enable flight mode. wait 10 sec and disable. It does trigger to activate.

Altenate method
anotherway is if above method doesnt work installing bosspref and disable the applications found there and use reboot option of it. Pls reinstall the latest yellowsn0w before attempting again.(my way)
continue as step 2

I did not have any probs as losing network for the whole day but as its still in beta, do attempt with caution and patience.

Hope it helps, Im using iphone 3g on Dhiraagu while my bro is using wataniya.

Pls leave comment if there is any alternative working method

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