LCD demo video

Most peo­ple come to the real­iza­tion that this is some kind of hid­den infra­struc­ture at their work that some­one else maintains—it lets them save their PowerPoint slides to the net­work share.

firmware — “It’s like soft­ware, but in things you don’t typ­i­cally think of as computers—things you don’t usu­ally want to crash: cell­phones, tele­vi­sions, cars, and the like.

iPhone 1.1.3 Jailbreak, Attempt 2

It turns out that the 1.1.3 jail­break instruc­tions from iPhone Atlas is pretty much the best 1.1.3 instruc­tions I have seen around. I’m fin­ish­ing the final step of the jail­break right now, after a bit of dif­fi­culty. It turns out the dif­fi­culty (as well as the prob­lem I expe­ri­enced ear­lier with Nate True’s method) wasn’t some­thing I was doing … Continue read­ing iPhone 1.1.3 Jailbreak, Attempt 2

iPhone 1.1.3 Jailbreak, Attempt 1

My first attempt at the iPhone 1.1.3 jail­break: FAIL. I pre­vi­ously installed 1.1.3 in prepa­ra­tion for the jail­break. In the mur­mur­ings before the jail­break was released, I had heard that you need the offi­cial 1.1.3 upgrade to get the cor­rect base­band firmware for the cel­lu­lar modem chip to work with the Google maps “locate me” fea­ture. You … Continue read­ing iPhone 1.1.3 Jailbreak, Attempt 1

Macworld Thoughts

Of the things announced by El Steveo, I have to say that I’m thrilled by the tech­nol­ogy in gen­eral, but not ter­ri­bly inter­ested in own­ing much of it. My thoughts: * MacBook Air: yep, it’s tiny. My lap­top really serves as a portable desk­top, so a super-thin slightly underpowered/underfeatured lap­top just does not do it for me. * … Continue read­ing Macworld Thoughts

iPhone Downgrade

Using “Method B,” I down­graded my iPhone firmware from 1.1.1 to 1.0.2 today. It was pretty pain­less, although I had to re-enter all of my email set­tings, WiFi set­tings, and speed-dials. That silly fea­ture matrix from Wired pretty much sums up the rea­sons. The Wireless iTunes Store would have been pretty handy for lis­ten­ing to 30 sec­ond sound … Continue read­ing iPhone Downgrade

iPhone Firmware 1.1.1

I updated to iPhone firmware 1.1.1 yes­ter­day. The upgrade went with­out a hitch–I did a full restore, rather than hope the update played well with the 3rd-party-app hacks. It went flaw­lessly. The wire­less iTunes store is inter­est­ing, but does not have the main things I would be lis­ten­ing to (pod­casts and audio­books.) Live, stream­ing 30-second clips of every­thing … Continue read­ing iPhone Firmware 1.1.1

Hacking the iPhone

Apple released some new iPhone firmware today. Fortunately, they left in all of the loop­holes for hack­ing your own apps into it. The last time I hacked my phone, it took about half a day. This time, it took about 13 min­utes (10 of which were wait­ing for some­thing to down­load.) This is all it took: That’s me … Continue read­ing Hacking the iPhone

iPhone turnkey hackery

Back in my day, we got an iPhone and we hacked it by hand! We fid­dled with shell scripts and USB con­nec­tions and com­pil­ers until every­thing even­tu­ally worked! You kids, these days, with your fancy GUI installers take all the fun out of things! So, yes, a few weeks ago, I hacked my iPhone. The text file … Continue read­ing iPhone turnkey hack­ery

Treo 650 ROM Updates

Please note that all blog posts before 8 April 2007 were auto­mat­i­cally imported from LiveJournal.  To see the com­ments and any LiveJournal-specific extras such as polls and user icons, please find the source post­ing at any­one with a Treo 650, I would highly rec­om­mend the 1.13 ROM update. The major thing it fixes is everyone's gripe with the … Continue read­ing Treo 650 ROM Updates