Freedom Mobile call forwarding

MMI codes from @FreedomMobile 611 support:

Conditional forwarding (when busy + when unanswered + when unreachable) to a Canadian phone number …

  • To activate:  *004*1nnnnnnnnnn#
  • To deactivate:  ##004#

Unconditional forwarding (phone won’t ring, with $0.75 charge per call) …

  • To activate *21*1nnnnnnnnnn#
  • To deactivate  ##21#

Last year, conditional forwarding resulted in phone charges in Japan and China, even though I didn’t pick up the phone.  This year, will try unconditional forwarding to my IP phone number.

Some years ago, on Bell Mobility, had the No Answer Transfer service, which is distinct from their Call Forwarding label.

Found corroborating hints at

Freedom Mobile logo

#call-forwarding, #freedom-mobile, #no-answer-transfer

Accuweather minutecast

Discovered @Accuweather MinuteCast will forecast rain in neighbourhood down to a 3-place postal code, and show radar weather map.   Good for planning short shopping trips on the bike.

Accuweather Minutecast map

#forecast, #radar, #rain, #weather

Wrap-up smear

“Wrap-up smear” as deflection. @NancyPelosi said “You make up something. Then you have the press write about it. And then you say, everybody is writing about this charge”.  Added to lexicon on smear campaign on Wikipedia , based on interview at transcript of CNN’s State of the Union with Jake Tapper

Nancy Pelosi |”State of the Union with Jake Tapper” | March 5, 2017 | CNN at

Galaxy S2 to Nougat

Updated Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100M smartphone to Android 7 Nougat with ResurrectionRemix OS and GApps Micro.  Followed guide/tutorial started in January 2017 for CM14, but then altered for the more active RR community.

Resurrection Remix OS

#i9100, #nougat

ResurrectionRemix on Nexus 10

Installed ResurrectionRemix 5.7 ROM on Nexus 10 Manta tablet, after LineageOS 13 Manta install continued in loop.  Wanted alternate living open source OS project after Cyanogen shut down in Dec. 2016.  Hardware is durable, software continues to be supported by community at Android 6 Marshmallow, with slow experiments in progress on Android 7 Nougat.  Don’t want to fall back to stock Android 5 Lollipop last updated in 2015.

Resurrection Remix OS

#cm13, #cyanogenmod, #manta, #nexus-10, #resurrectionremix

WordPress wp-cron.php changed to cPanel cron

To remedy cron jobs not running on WordPress (installed via cPanel), I disabled wp-cron.php in wp-config.php , and set up a job on cPanel.

“Icônes cPanel > Avancé > Tâches Cron” | PlanetHoster at

“Why WP-Cron sucks” | Lucas Roff | Feb. 3, 2013 at

#cpanel, #cron, #wordpress, #wp-cron

Canadian IBAN to European banks

European banks like 4-digit IBAN, but @BMO transit numbers are 5-digit. Bank advises using first 4 digits of transit plus 7-digit bank account number as IBAN  to receive funds.  Canadian banks don’t use IBAN

BMO advises  “How do I find my BIC and IBAN numbers?”:  For funds coming from Europe, the IBAN code is the same as the 4-digit transit number and 7-digit BMO bank account number of the account to be credited (without spaces or dashes) at

In Canada, transit numbers are 5-digit, composed of the 4-digit bank branch plus a fifth digit indicating the geographic region (e.g. Ontario is 2).