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שליחת SMS בחינם דרך ICQ קוד C#

posted May 11, 2011, 12:05 AM by Ofer Fridman   [ updated May 11, 2011, 12:15 AM ]

עדכנתי ספרית קוד OSCAR המאפשרת שליחת SMS בחינם דרך ICQ לטלפונים סלולרים בישראל (פלאפון אורנג').
 הספריה מאפשרת גם לקבל חזרה SMS מהטלפון לתוכנה.

הקוד פתוח ב-C# מפורסם כאן

פרטים נוספים ניתן למצוא כאן.

OscarLib - sending SMS via ICQ Free c# code

posted May 10, 2011, 11:56 PM by Ofer Fridman   [ updated May 11, 2011, 12:04 AM ]

If you need to send SMS programmatically using C# this is the solution:

OscarLib in a c# (2.0) library enable you to send SMS, ICQ programmatically and much more (see Wikipedia)

I was looking for a simple (and free) way to send and receive SMS from cellular phone programmatically (SMS getway) the first choice was Google (using Gtalk) but I got to a dead end.

I've opened this branch because i could not contact the person behind the old project (here) and it is under GNU (2.1). I've needed a reliable free way to send SMS and receive the responses programmatically. This project was dead for almost 3 years, but to my surprise it worked fine for me almost out-of-the-box. the only thing I should ad was the ability to process SNAC(04,07) channel 4, witch was not handled. I did this using the very good documentation here. Surprisingly the responses I got wasn't in the format described here but more like XML based response (like this one), so I've tried to figure out the content of the resonances and add the needed part at the MessageManager class.

the main change is the ability to receive responses from sent SMS messages.

the source published here.

The library is simple to use, I've add a simple console application to show the simple tasks:
  • Send a SMS from ICQ.
  • Receive a response from phone's SMS message.
  • Send ICQ message.
  • Receive an ICQ message.
To use this sample:
  • download the source from here.
  • Open the "OscarLib.sln" sulotion file in you'r preferd c# IDE (I use SharpDevelop (4.0)).
  • Set the "TestSMS" as start-up project.
  • Compile and run.
  • Enter the required information (use the ICQ number and not the email!).
  • Have fun.

New site for my mother's kindergarten

posted Feb 25, 2010, 9:30 PM by Ofer Fridman   [ updated Feb 26, 2010, 1:57 AM ]

הבית של יסמין
גן ילדים ופעוטון בעין עירון
10 דקות נסיעה מפרדס חנה כרכור

Tamar Published the birth story of Rotem & Yaara

posted Feb 15, 2010, 12:48 AM by Ofer Fridman

The story is in Hebrew, here it is

Configuring Nokia 5800 xpressmusic to synchronize contacts and Calendar with Google

posted Jan 7, 2010, 8:52 AM by Ofer Fridman   [ updated Jan 7, 2010, 10:25 AM ]

after updating the MfE (Nokia -Mail for Exchange) to version 2.09(188), that was done using the build-in update program (app, update) in the phone.
Then in the menu select the MfE folder and start the mail for exchange program.
after configuration fails :( edit the profile to look like this:

After configuring start updating (i needed two updates, I don't know why)
***One important comment this is not the way to syncronise the mail (for this purpose use the Messages menus)

Now I have the Gmail contacts and Google calendar in my Nokia 5800 phone!

for all of the Hebrew version people:
הנה ההגדרות להעברת לוח שנה וכתובות מגוגל, גימייל לנוקיה 5800

שימו לב לא ניתן לסנכרד דואל דרך ממשק זה!
לצורך סינכרון דואל יש להשתמש בתוכנת ההודעות

*All of this pictures using has been made using Best Screen Snap program.

Finished my MSc. degree going on to the PhD.

posted Aug 17, 2009, 11:09 AM by Ofer Fridman

Recently I've finished writing my MSc work (not a real thesis because I'm in a direct program to PhD).
I will publish it soon.

The Rss was a failer - it has been removed.

posted May 21, 2009, 11:56 PM by Ofer Fridman

Don't try this at home....

New Rss For this site

posted Apr 16, 2009, 12:29 PM by Ofer Fridman

I've add a new RSS (an abbreviation for Really Simple Syndication) in an awkward way described on

Playing Call of Duty(R) 4 - Modern Warfare(TM) on ubuntu 8.10

posted Apr 4, 2009, 9:55 AM by Ofer Fridman   [ updated Apr 28, 2009, 2:19 PM ]

using wine (1.1.18) 

installation step by step:

  1. First you should have graphic acceleration for your driver, I have G-force so I'm using  NVIDIA-Linux-x86-177.80-pkg1 driver from to install it:
    • log in to one of the system terminals Ctrl + alt + F1 (F2 is OK to).
    • run the flowing code


      sudo apt-get install build-essential
      sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop
      sudo sh
      sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start

  2. installed wine automatically using WineHQ repositories   
  3. Download and install a DirectX DLL using th flowing script:


    unzip -d ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32/

  4. Change Wine to use Windows XP emulation mode, and ddd “d3dx9_34.dll” into the winecfg Library section as a Native dll



    On the Application tab, change the Windows Version to Windows XP
    Now goto the Library tab, type in d3dx9_34.dll and press the Add button.
  5. now install the COD4
  6. run COD4 (iw3sp.exe)
  7. OK wine is not perfect so: turn off the following options for optimal performance in options > graphics
    • Anti-aliasing
    • Sync Every Frame
    • Shadows
    • Specular Map
    • Depth of Field
    • Glow
    • Number of Dynamic Lights
    • Soften Smoke Edges (most impotent)

  8. Enjoy playing

Thanks for fsckin for the help on

New domain for the Fridman family

posted Mar 4, 2009, 9:16 AM by Ofer Fridman

yesterday i bout the domain so from now on this site will be available on

I hope all of my family will open site and will use the email.

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