Beaconpush = FAIL

I was going to sign up for a Beaconpush dev account (free), and this is what I get from the registration form:

Way to fail, Beaconpush….way to fail.

Windows was unable to find a certificate to log you onto the network

After finally retiring our old Linksys 54G router, we set up a new Linksys E1200 (which is very nice…especially for $50). The Apple (running OS X 10.6.8) saw the new router, asked for the new key, and presto, was in. On the Windows (boot camp) side, not so much. Repeated attempts were all returned with: Windows was unable to find a certificate to log you onto the network. That’s it.

After searching for an hour, I saw several people indicate that the wireless router must have been set to radius so the computer was searching for a radius server, blah blah blah. This didn’t apply. I also found that may people cleared this up by going to:
Start –> Programs –> Accessories –> Communications –> Network Connections –> Right-click your Connection and select Properties –> Click on the Authentication tab –> Disable / uncheck the option IEEE 802.1x authentication for this network.

I wasn’t able to do this because that box was not checked. After all of this effort and time, it hit me that I keep this Windows install clean and lean, and that it was running SP2. After jumping through the hoops and updating to Service Pack 3 (SP3), Windows immediately recognized the new network and connected.

Moral of the story is: Windows was unable to find a certificate to log you onto the network. MIGHT = You need SP3

Gmail app on Android 2.2 opens to new message

It seems as if the Gmail app on 2.2 differs from my experience with the one on 2.1, in that, when I receive a new email on 2.2, I either open the app via notification or icon on the home screen and am presented with the open new message. I don’t like it and want gmail to open to it’s inbox – nothing more.

What works for me is to always exit the gmail app by using the back key. No matter which screen you’re in, using the back key to get out will let you open gmail to the inbox, not the most recent message.