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Category: movies

05/28/10 03:41 - 66ºF - ID#51742

Prince of Persia

Let's not forget that this is a kids movie put out by Disney and a video game movie to boot...or maybe we can turn a blind eye to that and enjoy it as a unique historical fantasy action movie. Which ultimately i feel like it was.

This movie was a spectacle to behold. There was so much action that those who lack enough attention span for cohesive plot to develop won't be caught twiddling their thumbs. It suffers from that fractured feeling that non animated kids movies sometimes have, still it was alarming well glued. Something that's a bit of a feat of storytelling if you ask me. They managed to pack as much action and as little story in as possible and there was a pretty well rounded message and plot still. Unbeknownst to some this film was based on a video game and gamers are notorious for wanting more action less story so it might suit them well.

I think Jyllenhall does a great job delivering some really tacky one liners that couldn't be spun as funny or witty to most, which I think is a necessary evil when making a film that's supposed to entertain Sponge Bob fans who honestly laugh at knock knock jokes.

I saw it with a friend, and after 20 minutes I wished I had Mya next to me so that I could vicariously enjoy it as well as I should through her. Maybe I will take her if it's like playing at a double feature drive in or something.

All in all I give it a 4 1/2 stars out of 5. Losing 1/2 a star only because the jumpiness that losses adults could have been more cleverly placed, but still being a fun enough action film with killing that I wouldn't wanna cover my kids eyes during. Yes see this not Iron Man if you have littles.

Go see this film if you've got littles that like adventure. Or if you love adventure tales, or historical fiction and magic your self.

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05/25/10 12:28 - 70ºF - ID#51725

Dolla Dolla Bowl Yall!

Ok, so tomorrow there's 0.75$ bowling at Classic Lanes, which if you're being thrifty is a cheep night out. Only thing cheaper is a date with me, so why not do both at once and really save aaaaand have a good time?

So what do you say round 10sih?
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Category: nerd

05/20/10 05:00 - ID#51690

Sprint HTC Hero200 Android 2.1 Update

After several virtual machine crashes and download debacles I've finally gotten my phone updated.

The update makes the phone a bit faster, and slightly better organized, give you access to a few more kinds of apps (google navigation, finally!), and has some cool HTC Sense updates. All in all worth the hassle

I accidentally found out that the update was published while calling sprint about an MMS message error on my phone so I freaked out and was distracted all day trying to get it installed and I mean alllll day.

The estimated time to download the 118MB file was bout 3 hours the frist time I tried to get it, and my impatience and ignorace failed me when I decided to restart the download a few times. Soon the time crawled up to over 5 hours and then I started to get ludicrous estimates like 14 hours and 2 days. By the end of the day and this morning when I check last the traffic didn't seem to be slowing.

There have been hacks and cracks for the update for weeks. I know some Sprint employees and I'd seen the update running on his device 3 weeks ago which lead me to question why they were waiting so long to release it.

I had to go to sprint yesterday for my mom and I found out the reason why they were taking so long with the phone update is because they wanted to wait for the Sprint HTC EVO launch, but I bet the pitchforks and torches convinced them otherwise.

Now everyone's bustling to get the files and the internet is broken over there. I decided to be a good Samaritan and post it on my dropbox. i don't want a million emails, but if you message me on my twitter @enknot then I will add your email address so you can grab it. Takes a few minutes there.

Note about the update. You need windows to do it (unless you can find the rom nugget without the .exe installer), and don't try it from a virtual machine. I was using VM ware fusion 3 with windows XP and right after it deleted the firmware on the device the system crashes to the blue screen and locks when it tires to reboot (tried it twice made me crazy).

Ok you humans. Good luck, have fun.

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05/20/10 10:44 - 60ºF - ID#51687 pmobl


estrip android action!
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05/11/10 02:38 - 52ºF - ID#51539

Good Move or Bad Move?

Good move or bad move?

Q: You've just left the stage and wow'd the crowd, but you're no rock star, it's just Karaoke. The bartender is a cutie and she's caught your eye. YOu go and chat her up a bit, and she's kinda receptive and you ask her out to:

a. lunch
b. dinner
c. have a drink

If you were the bartender what would you prefer, and which of these if any would be an insult?

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05/10/10 01:32 - 51ºF - ID#51536

Turn off XBOX live auto-renew


I have an xbox and xbox live, and it was previously set to auto renew. I needed to turn that off and after finding that there was very little ease to this process I decided that I should publish it some where: So here goes:

1. Log in to by clicking sign in at the very top of the page
2. Click marketplace at the top near forums and sign out
3. from the "My Account" drop down click membership level
4. On the summary page it'll tell you the kind of membership you have and list your renewal status. If it's on click Off
5. Forage through the two pages plus pages of marketing they have when you try to turn auto renewal off
6. finally check off in the radio box
7. read their weepy (so sorry you're gone) message and rejoice

I left a nasty comment about how dirty a deed it is that they hide and obfuscate common functions and settings from users and shove "pay for ???" in front of you at every turn.

Ok... oh here's where you can buy 12 months of xbox live cheaper without giving them your credit card number:

Here's some pictures to help you along.



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04/28/10 09:59 - 44ºF - ID#51466


Hi Peeps,

I wrote most of this on my phone and I have to say, now that I'm really used to the keyboard I will prolly post a lot more often. Now if only I could upload pictures (he he he). I think that (e:paul) having an Android phone will cure that up really fast (link to journal #51465). Ok, so this post...

I went to get my hair done yesterday after having had it done only a month prior; a little gift from Uncle Samuel. It's been looking a little ratty to me lately and I've been working on my appearance so it made sense.

I'd like to feel good enough about it to want to leave it uncovered all the time, but I feel like its been under wraps and hats for so long its never gonna look ok out in the open air.

I've also been gyming a lot lately. It makes me feel awesome and I think I've lost a lot of weight too. Megan used to hate it when I started loosing weight. I hated every day I was uncomfortable in my own body. After throwing away or putting into storage a ton of clothes I felt a clown from the 90's wouldn't wear I don't' think I can ever stop going to the gym. It's become a relaxing place to vent energies that I didn't know I had to vent, and it helps me obey Justin.

The girl who does my hair is an artist by lifestyle, and she lives in the artspace on main. There's always sweet stuff hanging up and I always steal a few shots. She does classes and exhibits in the open common areas when she needs to, and hair in her apt. it's a perfect place for any enterprising artist without a lot of capital. Her name is Aminiata (Erika Mitchell) and she teaches an African dance class that doubles as a drumming class that a friend of hers teaches.

Here's some shots of the artspace* and her. She does decent stuff, but she's very apprehensive to show it to anyone. Oh the pantings aren't her's, they're on display in the front hall. I imaging some artist is selling or showing them, but I don't know how anyone's going to see them behind locked doors....well besides right here.

Ok, talk to you later. I gotta focus. I'm trying that more lately too.

She does foot massages, but this is just an ad from the hallway

Here's her dance studio

Missing Image ;(

  • for some reason, the other images won't upload. I'll just post them in something new later.

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02/25/10 03:59 - 24ºF - ID#51075

Thank You Ms. Jenkins...


There are a lot of people at work who are on the 8th floor (that's where all the wiggy wigs work, to quote a few) who's jobs are a grey fuzzy mess in my head. One of them, Ms. Dana Jenkins, is one of the Administrative board that seems to impress me every time I come in contact with her. I still don't know what her job is, but I like her. I like her a lot. I recently bumped into her at the gym and had the pleasure of introducing her to some friends of mine.

She keeps a blog that is "internal only" and that I'm the lead developer for it, but i like the things she has to say, and the imagery she uploads there too. She's an artist, and she paints water colors. The image in this blog is one from a blog she titled "Heroism, Boldness, Craziness, What Is It I'm Seeing In Vancouver?".

Sean White

Here's an excerpt from the blog:

Almost every athlete, people at the very top of the top of their sport and their personal game, has talked about hard work as the key to their success. I've heard almost nothing about natural talent or good fortune (except in acknowledging the parents they were born to). Some have talked about planning to "peak" at the right time, more have talked about loving what they do, many have focused on performing better than they've ever performed before. As I listened I was so l glad to know that the kids who want to "be" Shaun or Apolo or Yuna Kim have heard that it takes dedication and commitment to achieve something great. But what is that underlying something that makes them do things the rest of us don't and achieve on a level that is rare. Are they bolder than the rest of us or just crazier?

I've also been thinking about everyday boldness. While less nightly-newsworthy, it takes a lot to believe in yourself everyday and to act on your convictions continuously, to step out of the background and be a frequent leader, to be the one who say "I will" rather than laugh at those who step up, to join with those who express optimism and a willingness to try rather than being a part of the pack that views them as the enemy. It's not easy to do this. I have seen people suffer because they've chosen a bold path. They certainly won't win every time but true boldness will find a way to try again. These people do things rather than talk about them. They find inspiration in others and are inspiring often without realizing it. I find them admirable.

I had this to say in response, but I didn't want to post it as a comment since I think the point of the blog is to be uplifting and motivational:

I really liked this blog Ms. Jenkins. It spoke directly to me. Not only do I like to snowboard, but it's been said from time to time that I am a bold person. It's a compliment that I enjoy quite a bit.

I think a lot of people will read this blog and identify with it greatly, but it seems that a very key element of the process isn't presented that has been haunting me lately. Boldness gone bad. Failure. Rejection. Regret. Remorse. The things that follow when boldness doesn't serve you.

I've noticed the emotional outcome of attempts like this cripple some into a life long lull, or force them to shift their perceptions of the world around to protect them selves from more of the same and as a result become less bold. I've seen many great people who live inside their own heads and scoff at the outside world for not understanding or not being ready for the greatness they have to offer. Luckily, liviing that way scares me more than failing, or else I think I'd be in a very different place...

Failure dosen't seem to stop him...

I guess I have more to say on this topic, but it's gone on long enough. Maybe I'll post a part two...

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02/16/10 05:39 - 27ºF - ID#51023

zPhone? Zune Phone? No, no, no....

(hey estrip, how's about a little healthy nay saying? I can't resist. This phone looks really nice, but I've been to the brain washing sessions the MS dudes throw and I imagine it went down like this. Ok, um well..., here goes.)


...We'll call it Windows Mobile Series Seven. That'll make sense. It'll be awesome, it'll have all the stuff other phones have had for years and um... uh, XBOX live, yeah that's it.

But sir what if the people who buy this phone don't have xbox live?

Well they're stupid that's what

::yeah, yeah, yeah's all around. People are stupid, yeah ::

Um, sir, what about the people who bought the last three versions of windows mobile with the hopes to get xbox live on their mobile device? Are we gonna just abandon those people like the Apple people do?

:: chuckles all around {yeah, the apple people are jerks} more chuckles ::

Um, yeah.

:: total silence {that's a good idea. yeah sometimes you have to do it} shurgs and murmers ::

Well who's gonna wanna buy this phone sir?

Everybody, just watch the video...

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01/28/10 11:47 - 18ºF - ID#50922

Key Change, Same Tune...

After (e:Matthew)'s comment I rethought this whole thing and I'm going to officially clarify my position here.

Most of the people on this site are not the target audience for this device. This device is the personification of what makes apple great. It's a computer for people who don't want a computer, and don't want to be left behind by being a person without one. This thing toasterizes computers for everyone completely (there's no moving parts!).

But i'm not reneging my position. For a person like me this is a really lame device because i have everything that this device is in something else, so I was correct in calling it what I did, lame. An iPod G4 to a an iPod G3 user is cool, but a iPod to a new iPod user is life changing. I thought about what my mom's next computer should be and my dial mysteriously stopped here.

I can either get my mom a new PC that will cause crazy issues all day long and confuse and upset her and my phone will ring like clockwork every 3 moths when it needs reformatting, or spend an extra $500 bucks and never get a call again. In fact this is even better than a macbook or mac desktop because it'll save her from all the other confusing mumbo jumbo of having a computer that she never uses any friggin way. Her Internet bill will drop to $30 a month (that's 1/2 what Adelphia's charging people) and she'll never call me up to tell anything besides family dish.

This thing has a chance, and as much as I hate to admit it this time and (e:Jim) is prolly right.

i'm not an apple fan boy. I use their stuff when I love it, and when I love it I love it so hard it breaks my heart not to have it. As soon as a (e:Matthew)'s sister or (e:Enknot)'s mom gets one; LOVE. Pure nasty sloppy wet flicking noise making wake the neighbors PDA style love.

Now if they could only set it up so that you never need to use your computer to use it it'll be a show stopper. On top of it all the reason why they're putting out this uber lame version is because their easing you into the more complicated yet still quite simple version of the device that will take you past the last mile and compete with Google head on. In fact this device is the only thing that I can see that might have a chance right now.

When it has front and back camera and blue tooth (if it doesn't already) for head set you won't need the phone company to be a phone company anymore. Hell, Apple wan't going to take Google on first or without an army of stubborn paying customers behind them.

Yeah my mom's due for a new compy soon, and depending on how things go in the next few months if I have anything to do with getting her one, it'll be one of these things. (If only so I can bash it first hand *snort*)

Funny how close they were. I guess the newton finally lives.
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