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 … 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” … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 http://brianenigma.livejournal.com/2005/06/For anyone with a Treo 650, I would highly recommend the 1.13 ROM update. The major thing it fixes is everyone’s … Continue reading Treo 650 ROM Updates