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Yosemite

June 9th, 2009 No comments

img_2104.jpg I just returned from one of my best friend’s wedding in Yosemite.  The wedding was was simply unbelievable; her months of planning showed and made for an amazing experience.

After the wedding, I had a chance to hike some great trials and see the wonder that is Yosemite Park.  The park is breathtaking, there are waterfalls in every direction and wildlife (that is not afraid of man) everywhere.  I have posted some of the pictures I took while hiking.  Most of the pictures are from the Mist Trial or Glacier Point.  Friends that want to see wedding pictures, then you will have to check out the wedding gallery.

I hope that  one day I will have a chance to hike some more trials.

How to send txt messages via email

June 8th, 2009 No comments

Okay, one more off topic topic post today.

Occasionally, I want to send a txt message to a friend’s cell phone, and this is easily accomplished via email.

1) You need to know the cell provider
2) Send an email to the 10 digit number @ the provider’s domain (5551235555@vtext.com)

The catch is knowing all the domains.  I am tired of looking this up every time, so I am recording the common ones here:

Verizon –> number@vtext.com
ATT –> number@txt.att.net
Sprint –> number@messaging.sprintpcs.com
T Mobile –> number@tmomail.net
Alltel –> number@message.alltel.com
Nextel –> number@messaging.nextel.com
Virgin –> number@vmobl.com
Boost Mobile –> number@myboostmobile.com

If you would to add/correct any of these please feel free to post them below

How to Mod an XM Inno

June 8th, 2009 No comments

Normally, I would not look into something like this, but the FCC rules that govern FM modulation are beyond inane and dictated by private interest groups.

So if own an XM Inno there is a great firmware mod that allows you to use the FM modulator in your home cradle.

0) to avoid bricking your Inno you need to update the firmware to v2.11 (currently it is the latest firmware)

1) Download: firmware
2) Plug your Inno into it’s home cradle with the AC on
3) Connect the the USB cable to your computer
4) Place the file into your Inno’s root directory
5) Safely remove hardware
6) Disconnect the USB (leaving the Inno in the home cradle)
7) It will scan/reboot/done

-It will now have a Samsung logo and FM modulate in the home cradle
– You will need to turn on FM modulation every time it restarts.

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6/8/09 Site Updates

June 8th, 2009 No comments

I have made quite a few updates to the backend of the site today.  I have updated many things, taken out some unused plugins, I *think* enabled gzip, and a laundry list of other mods.

What does this mean to someone reading the site?  The site should be faster and better, BUT there’s a great chance I broke something!  So, if you found something broken, please leave a reply to this thread

Thanks,

DHO

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