Dear Blog, Phew! Been a couple days, but I’m back! I don’t have many pix, but I’ll give a highlight reel of my past week (of nothing that important). Before the big freeze here in New Orleans, Colleen collected the figs off our fig tree and boiled them down to a fig preserve. It was sweet, but I didn’t know quite what to do with them. So I thought of Fig Newtons… I like those a lot, and figured that’s what I could do with the perserves!
Dear Blog, I figure I’d blog about my struggles with Palm Pre battery issues after certain updates! Where I’m Starting Off I bought a Palm Pre, flashed a custom firmware on it (qinray 1.0.4 v2). I then used novaterm to install Dropbear which is a SSH server for my phone so that I can just PuTTy and sFTP right into it. Then I setup ez-ipudate so that I could have a static hostname for my dynamic-IP address, so I only had to type myhostname.
Dear Blog, Today in the mail, I got my Nike+ Sensor, and my Nike+ Sensor Pouch (what are the chances that I’d get them the same day?). I unpacked it, and it was so small. I liked it! I immediately put it on my shoe. I gave it a little test run around the house, and it seemed to do an OK job. But I then put it up to the real test.
Dear Blog, My bro invited me to use Google Voice. This is a cool little service that tries to replace your old voicemail service. What I expected Well, like my voicemail at my old engineering job, I knew I’d probably be able to play through the computer. It was cool, but was it worth Google taking over my voicemail just for that? What I didn’t expect It doesn’t clutter your email if you don’t want it to.
Dear Blog, Today I’m going to review the Palm Pre Silicone Case (AKA Jelly or Rubber Case). The Look and Feel This case looks cool! I may even like the style of the Palm Pre with the case on, more than I do with it off! I’m a sucker for a rubber case. But more importantly the feel! Man, the feel is great!! I love the grip that you get when the case is on.
Dear Blog, I still have to update blog posts TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2009 to THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2009, but should be done shortly. I’m basically setting it up so that when you click a pic, you get the full resolution (available on picasa) and that they all use HTML (especially ). Phew. Anyway. Went to my bud’s house to watch Farve and the Vikings destroy the Cowboys. Can’t wait ‘til New Orleans gets to do the same to them, but that’s 7 days from now.
Dear Blog, Alright! Saints won a playoff game! I’m sooo excited. I’ve been really watching a lot of football since playoffs started. I even BBQed today, cause I was just excited about football. You better believe I’m going to do everything exactly like I did today to please the football gods. Lots of work during the week, and all the same rituals during the weekend! So, I jogged a whole 2 miles today!
Dear Blog, Does this look familiar? Man, if your Palm Pre has been upgrading itself, maybe that answer would be “YEAH!"! At least I know that’s my answer! Come on Palm (PALM), get this firmware together. I updated to 184.108.40.206 and it doesn’t last a day anymore. My previous problem was the PRL file and turning off roaming… I got it back to 2.25 days. But then when another update comes around, another issue pops up!
Dear Blog, It’s been a few days since I got this case, but the more I play with my iPod Touch, the more I see this god awful case! It’s actually a really cool case, but the color! Ick! I bought it off ebay. And the seller pointed out, tell me the color on your notes section on PayPal and I will send you that color, otherwise, don’t blame me for the color selection.
Dear blog, Brr. Another cold night in New Orleans. I have a schedule to keep to run the Crescent City Classic. Goodness, I can’t see how I’ll be able to train for 3 more months! But I will along with other things! So I’m getting into this thing called Nike+. I just purchased the Nike+ Sensor online for $18.94 from J&Rs and bought the Marware Sportsuit Sensor for $9.95 after shipping.
Dear blog, Today has been a day of reflection for me. What do I want to do? Where do I want to go? Who do I want to take? When do I want to do this? How is it going to be done? That’s right, the five question words in the English language. I want to answer these, and I’ve been avoiding this so hard that I never found an answer.
Dear Blog, Wow! Long time no blog! I really wanted to blog since the New Year, but something has kept me from doing it. I blame it on games! Right! Games! The one thing in my life that I was supposed to be striving for and making a career for myself has been the one thing that has been my down fall these last two months! Darn you very fun games!
Dear Blog, Now I’m writing all my blog entries in DreamWeaver CS4. The design interface allows me to write some nice clean HTML without having to type paragraphor Linkand most importantly format images the way I want them! I had to disable “Enter as Line Break” so the rest of my blog looks all messed up as of today. I plan to go back and start editting them and rereading to get that reminiscent feeling.
Dear Blog, This entry is about my first experience making Pho. I absolutely love this Vietnamese traditional soup, and was not even remotely sure how it was made. However, I looked up some sites and recipes on the net, and I was brave enough to try. Now my pictorial story! I split up the ingredients into two teams! The Pre-cook team, and then the post-cook team. Then I start with the Pre-cook team.
Dear blog, Wow, my first night away from the Kovacs family. I moved in perhaps a day or two before Colleen is going to move in. But it’s all very exciting. Like I just posted on facebook, I noticed my senses are all heightened. I hear everything, especially traffic on Clearview, although it’s far away and very low. I also see and always focused on something, like the patterns on the ceiling, the color of the floor, the intricacies of the border in the room I am in right now.
Dear Blog, Well I got a whole bunch of stuff these last few days that I ordered online. These things include Laser Straight (a laser line that I plan to try to do some 3D scanning). A battery for my dell… I caved in… I wanted a laptop again, but didn’t try it just yet. And then another Pre charger for my Touchstone, sent free from as a replacement our friends on ebay, 360wireless.
Dear Blog, It’s been ages! I guess I have to post many pictures, since I have some now! Well, first thing is first… I modded a Wii that was updated to 4.2U. Use this thread from GBATEMP, and you’ll be home free. Phew! Anyway, it’s been an eventful few weeks. Colleen and I now own a home! Alright, Colleen owns a home, but I’ll be living there, paying rent, and doing most of the household projects!
Dear Blog, Just wanted to post a quick Pre Update. I found a solution to get My Tether 1.5 to work with Palm Pre WebOS 1.2.1. I used the method from Leathal’s Post on precentral.net. Here’s a quick copy and past of his method: Connect your Pre in dev mode to your computer Download the old driver Open up WebOS Quick Install and choose “Send File” from the Tools menu Browse to where you saved sd8xxx.
Dear Blog, I find that the most important part about the Information Age is learning how to learn. I know, you probably think I’m crazy, but it’s true. Information is so readily available, and there’s no way to transfer it to our brains directly, so the next best thing we can do as human kind is to learn how to learn. Suck up as much knowledge as possible and lead our lives.