Joikuspot for now Available at Ovi Store
Mark Guim takes another look at Joikuspot which, with the Ovi Store improvements brought by PR1.2, is now available from the secondary source of Maemo apps (the primary mechanism is maemo.org Extras). Mark says, Joikuspot, an app that lets you turn your device into a wifi hotspot is now available at the Ovi Store for the Nokia N900. The Maemo version came out of beta last March and has been ready for purchase and download at Joiku’s own site. Its presence in the Ovi Store now makes it even easier for users to download this great app.
notmynokia - prevent unopt-outable registration with MyNokia "service" when upgrading to PR1.2
As mentioned on the front page, Graham Cobb - one of Maemo's leading developers - has released a small tool which fools the system startup into thinking the user has already answered the unanswerable question presented on boot of a PR1.2 device for the first time. If you install this, it tries to protect you from the forced MyNokia registration. You should install the package before upgrading to PR1.2. It seems to work for OTA upgrades. I have not yet tested it for re-flash but I believe it may work, as long as the eMMC is not re-flashed (unless the process removes the /home/user/.cherry_state file). Test reports are welcome! The package is straightforward and no real risk is envisioned (reports are positive). However, as with all software in Extras-devel, care should be taken not to upgrade other applications unintentionally. If you have already upgraded to PR1.2, unfortunately the only option is to unsubscribe and register your displeasure with Nokia: it's too late for notmynokia to assist.
Video demonstration of MyPaint with custom brushes
A short, high-speed video by "luovatone" shows what a real artist can do with a custom stylus, MyPaint, some bespoke brush types and a whole lot of skill. Unfortunately, reproducing such effects without the aforementioned skill is... tricky.