How do you send AT commands to a mobile phone?

AT commands are used to control modems and mobile phones. AT is the abbreviation of ATtention. To find more information out about AT commands’ history, structure and examples, you may follow these links:

Sending an AT command to a mobile phone isn’t as difficult as you think. It is just like changing a Windows setting. The hard part is understanding the command outputs.

In order to send a command:

  1. Open Start menu and type devmgmt.msc in search box (Or type it on Start > Run). It shows “Device Manager” up window.
  2. Expand “Modems” section. Right click to the mobile phone and click “Properties“. Go to “Advanced” tab.
  3. Type your AT command into “Extra initialization commands” box.
Sending an AT command to the mobile phone

You can see the command result by clicking “View Logs” button on “Diagnostics” tab (Firstly you need to select “Append to Log” option).

There are some tools/libraries for Java, .NET to send and receive AT command via serial or USB port. One of them is here. I hope I have time to work on it soon.

How do you read dump files that are created after blue screen error

You have some ways to investigate the reason of blue screen error (BSOD – Blue Screen of Death). After you face an error like below and restart it, check the mini dump file which is located under C:\Windows\Minidump

Scary blue screen

The ways to read dump files:

Getting more information about blue screen error by using WinDbg

Outlook Macro for moving specific mails and reading their content

I have just finished off developing this macro. It is my first project which I uploaded SourceForge. In order to download code, follow this link: https://sourceforge.net/projects/outlookmacro/

What does this macro do?

  • Find the mails which have the specific subject in Inbox folder (In this case, subject is “New resume has been received!”)
  • Creating a mail folder named like Resumes 8/26/2012 1:29:50 PM under Inbox.

    The folder that created by macro
  • Moving those mails to Inbox > Resumes 8/26/2012 1:29:50 PM
  • Creating a local folder named like Resumes 8/26/2012 1:29:50 PM under C: drive
  • Saving those mails’ attachments under C:\Resumes 8/26/2012 1:29:50 PM

    Attachments are saved under C: drive
  • Reading content of those mails and creating Excel file

Notes:
– A reference named “Microsoft Excel 14.0 Object Library” must be added
– It searchs mails under only Inbox folder