Archive for October, 2007

Neat screensavers for mac users

For all the mac users out there, this site is for you.

I will have a mac, one day. Sigh.

These screensavers are so neat, especially the "Inferno" one.

One-click Jailbreak for 1.1.1 (Windows)

Since I updated my phone to firmware 1.1.1 missed my other applications. I knew I didn't want to revert back to 1.0.2 and the whole process seemed a little painful to be honest. I found this one-click Jailbreak guide and it worked great on the first try. Just make sure you follow the step by step instructions and reboot your iPhone every time it asks. There is one time it asks you to reboot your iPhone twice in a row. DO IT!

One-click Jailbreak for 1.1.1 (Windows)

Oh ya. Enjoy and have fun!!!!

This is what my iPhone looks like now.

Looking for Safe Data Recovery?

I was talking to my friend Travis earlier this morning about storage solutions. When I think of storage solutions, what I'm really thinking about is data storage or data recovery. I have a lot of media of all shapes and sizes that I really really want to keep. You can call me an electronic pack rat of sorts. I'm sure that if I download something, I'm going to want to use it later. When I think of the company I work for, the whole spectrum gets even broader in terms of Safe Data Recovery. Where do you go? Who do you talk to?

I found this web site called Data Recovery Compare, and they make it simple. I'm all about tasks like this being simple. Sometimes I find myself researching out a special service and I end up finding nothing at the end of my quest. What happens when you pick a site or service and find out you've been scammed? That happened to me once, and it's not going to happen again. You don't want to be putting data in the wrong hands, and this site weeds out scammers for you. That's hours upon hours and many emails and/or phone calls saved to where you can spend and devote yourself to something more important, like taking a walk outside in this beautiful fall weather. Anyway, check em out. They exist to make our lives easier!

Updated to firmware 1.1.1 – Success! Sorta.

Well, I updated my phone today (partly on accident since I wasn't paying much attention) to 1.1.1 .. and ... when it came back up, it said "Please Activate iPhone"


Then it restarted again and told me it was activated. I was seriously scared for a moment. So my phone came back all nice and pretty and my third party applications were wiped out and the new wi-fi iTunes was sitting all pretty and purple on the 4th row.

The question is, so I jailbreak it again? Do I wait for Apple's SDK? What 3rd party applications did I use a lot. Well ..

  1. iLight - I live in the woods, it's very very dark in my house at night. Before bed when I'm turning off all the nights I use my iPhone as a flashlight
  2. NES - The new Nintendo Entertainment System emulator is really nice. They have sound working on it so I can pull out Mario Brothers or Zelda anytime I please. Or, I used to, before today.
  3. Sudoku - Ya, it's just a fun game.

What is your favorite 3rd party iPhone app?

Who wants a vacation?

So, over the course of the weekend I thought, wow. I would love a vacation. When I usually think of vacation I think of all the hassle that goes along with booking and planning airline tickets, hotels, food, etc. That's almost enough of a nightmare by itself to NOT go on vacation. I've always wanted to go abroad and visit as much history as I could. If I can handle booking a flight across seas, then I already have the answer to cheap flights when I get there.  It's like one stop shopping for traveling in Europe. You can choose plans for finding food yourself to going all inclusive.

I especially like that they specialize in last minute deals, for those of us that travel last minute. Anyway, head over to the European Vacation Experts ... they have your vacation plans at the top of their list. The only thing you have to do is sit back and enjoy yourself.

Third Party Applications on the iPhone

I have to hand it to Mr. Jobs. He knows what his users want ...

Third Party Applications on the iPhone

Let me just say it: We want native third party applications on the iPhone, and we plan to have an SDK in developers? hands in February. We are excited about creating a vibrant third party developer community around the iPhone and enabling hundreds of new applications for our users. With our revolutionary multi-touch interface, powerful hardware and advanced software architecture, we believe we have created the best mobile platform ever for more at the Apple Web Site

Lets face it. It's either people are going to be hacking their way in to create third party apps (like what's already happened) or Apple is going to make it easy on developers and hand them an SDK wrapped up in a pretty box with a huge bow. Steve is not only protecting his iPhone, but he's making it better, because the moto is "think different" right? Why not ...

Little Wedding Favors

I was just looking little wedding nick nacks since my friend Cam is getting married here soon and found this great site full of wedding favors. They have the MOST adorable things, like the personalized mint tins. I know they don't throw rice anymore at most weddings, so what other options could there be? What about, wedding wands!!!

Had I gotten His and Her's wedding flip flops, I would have died. Toooooo cute!!!! What creativity, I wish I would have found this site before I had my wedding.

Leopard OSX Due October 26th!

It's offical. The Apple Store has been down for a few hours, but when it came back up the new product was pre-orders to Mac OS X Leopard. I just noticed they changed the front page of the site with a count down. Get your pre-orders now! So, uh, who's going to buy me a Macbook Pro?

Online Coupon Codes!

I'm always looking for special deals and Online Coupon Codes, and I found a great site called NC Natural full coupons including Dell coupons. I used a Dell laptop for work. It's an inspiron 6400 and let me tell you, it's definitely stood up to the test of being banged around and being reliable. I travel with it every day, whether it's to and from work or around the house. Anyway, check out the Dell coupons & discounts, we all like to save a few bucks!

BPAL stuff

Because of some ordering problems I had a year ago with BPAL I still had 6 imps that I hadn't gotten yet. I completely forgot about this until last night when I'm going through my BPAL collection. I'm going to start making a list of ones I like and ones I don't like.

One of them I really like is Casanova. Sometimes it reminds me of my Mother because she wears something with a similar scent, I'll have to ask her what it is. It smells nice both going on, but when it mixes with my skin it tends to get a little sweeter. A few hours later the scent is nearly gone. I don't like completely overpowering scents, but I do like them to last longer then a few hours.

These are the ones I'm getting in a few weeks:

Y'ha-nthlei - A great undersea metropolis located below Devil's Reef. A swirling, lightless, effervescent scent: the deepest marine notes with bergamot, eucalyptus and foamy ambergris.

Thoughts: I'm excited about this one because my sign is water and having moved away from the ocean I'm feeling the distance. I love the smell of eucalyptus too.

Shoggoth - An amorphous, radiant, incandescent scent. Ever changing, protoplasmic and primordial: white amber, green coconut meat, iris, palmarosa, Chinese peony, lime, water lily, snowdrop, muguet, lemongrass, osmanthus, wisteria, glassy musk, and hinoki.

Thoughts: This one seemed smooth to me, with the coconut and iris and lily, etc. I'm curious how it will smell on me.

Lightning - Lightning slashing the midnight skies over the endless reaches of the ocean. The electric tang of ozone, marine notes, and a drop of sharp rain.

Thoughts: I love electricity, and I love the smell of ozone in the air during lightening storms. I'm curious how they are going to get that wonderful smell in an imp, but knowing BPAL, they will.

Ode On Melancholy - Beauty, joy, pleasure and delight: devastated. This is the scent of the hopelessness, torment and despair of love. Lavender and wisteria, heart-wrenching pale rose, desolate white sandalwood and thin, tear-streaked white musk.

Thoughts: I love lavender and I'm curious the scent mixed with musk and sandalwood.

Ouija - Lush parlor rooms draped in thick velvets and gilded in gold, unearthly whispering in the distance, fleeting flashes of wraithlike figures rushing just outside your vision, the chill of a phantom presence brushing by your cheek, the inscrutable knowledge that disembodied eyes are peering at you from darkened corners? this is the essence of Victorian-era spiritualism: rosewood, oak and teak notes with wispy blue lilac, tea rose, dried white rose and ethereal osmanthus.

Thoughts: I looked at this one mainly because I have a level 70 mage on Draka named Ouija, but when I read the scent, especially the blue lilac I was intrigued.

Veil - A quiet scent, soft, calm and enigmatic. A perfume of mystery, of whispers, and of secrets behind secrets. White sandalwood, lilac, gardenia, violet, orris, lavender and ylang ylang.

Thoughts: Seems light and flowerly, the lilac and gardenia mixed together.


Ok, I'll make note of the other scents as the days go past and what I might want to give away or trade, just let me know.

Garage Storage Solutions

When we bought our house I was pretty excited about the garage. It looked like the previous owners took their old kitchen cabinets out and hung them up on the wall in the garage. There is nothing better then having cabinets in a garage to organize seasonal stuff or to hang up dirty tools or tuck away those items you just don't use every day. I found this site that has all kinds of storage solutions that put my mismatched cabinets to shame. They have everything, right down to the checkered garage flooring. When I get the rest of our boxes unpacked I want my garage to look slick and organized with matching cabinets, custom built work benches, groovy pegboards, and my favorite is the Garage Refrigerators. If you are looking for something to make your garage another room in the house, Car Guy Garage is the place to go.

1 year wedding anniversary

One year ago today I got married to Brendan. I can't believe it's already been a year. I've learned quiet a few things about marriage. 1. Marriage is a work-in-progress. There is a reason there are so many divorces in this day and age. Marriage isn't easy all the time. Marriage takes work, by both parties, but the rewards are absolutely wonderful. 2. Marriage has taught me how to appreciate one another. Most relationships I was in before I met my husband were pretty one sided. I was in love with them, and they were in love with themselves. Thus, the balance of the relationship wasn't exactly on par. It take work on both sides, to appreciate each other for what they contribute no matter how big or small. 3. Marriage has taught me how to compromise. No two people are always going to agree on everything. It's true, not even the happiest married couples. Being an only child I've never really had to "share" before or give over some control I'd otherwise hold onto. The only answer to avoid a crash course disaster was to compromise. It's performed miracles. 4. Marriage is forever. I truly believe that. Unless being physically or emotionally abused in some way, any and all problems can be fixed and worked out in the end. I get great comfort in knowing that 5, 10, 20 years down the road I might not know where I will be in life, but I know my husband will be with me. We got a wonderful card from my Mother, and my in-laws have called to wish us well. Happy Anniversary Brendan! And may we have happy years ahead :)

Looking for great prices on cable?

I've been moving around my office a bit lately because I like change and I like my home office to have a nice gentle feng shui feel to it, since I spend half of my time here. After I moved my printer around the room to where I felt I like it, I went to hook it up and noticed that the USB cable I currently have is about 2 feet shy of reaching my PC. So, naturally I run out to the Internet to find the best deals on some USB cables and came across Technical Cable Applications (TCA) web site. Not only do they have great prices on USB cables for my printer, but they have extremely good prices on HDMI Cable (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) for connecting audio or video. These prices are well below retail.


Check em out! Isn't the Internet great??

Wish List – TAPS Jacket

I've just been informed by my husband that when he gets a job, he wants to purchase this: We watch Ghost Hunters, a lot. We DVR every episode actually. It's what we do as a fun past-time. We're always at the edge of our seat when Brian seems to fuck up (as he often does, sorry Brian but it's a little funny, congrats on your baby girl!) and when he gets scared and runs (Dude Run!) or when there is something "strange" caught on EVP or Video. Every episode of Ghost Hunters, one of the team is wearing their Ghost Hunting gear. This is one of the jackets they wear which can be found on Top Heavy Clothing. So, Brendan my love, this too can be yours. You know what you need to do now.

Upgraded to WordPress 2.3

I have successfully upgraded my blog to Wordpress 2.3 with success! For some reason I've always had the unfortunate luck of having things go "wrong" when upgrading word press, mostly because of my dumb mistakes, however this time it was easy and painless. I have to hand it to Wordpress for making it easy and painless.

Twitter Apps

I'm all about wiki's these days, and I have a few idea's for some new wiki pages I'm going to make, but this one I found today was of great interest to me. It's a wiki about twitter applications. Twitter is a real time update site of what your doing so to speak. You can include short urls and such, and it's like real time news of your friends. I tend to follow it for a while, then I forget about it and jump off the band wagon. After finding this site, and this particular application, it will be easier for me to stay on the band wagon. Anyway, go here. I especially l iked TwitBOX.