Month: August 2008

The Forbidden Kingdom

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Ah yes. Who would want if your a martial artist fan. To see Jackie Chan and jet li go at it was epic. The movie is martial arts meets fantasy. I found it entertaining , nice story, fighting, wimp learns kung fu and falls for girl. Nothing new there. I guess the big thing about this movie was the scene with Chan vs Li. Fun movie I’m not sure if I’d buy it but definite must see for fighting fanatics and martial arts fans. I’m blogging off my blackberry right now so ill add trailers when I get on the PC and maybe a torrent for movie.

some programs i have been trying on my blackberry curve

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Before i begin let me start off by saying new Desktop Manager 4.6 is out over at the blackberry.com site.

http://na.blackberry.com/eng/services/desktop/

On the note of Blackberry. The Bold will be selling for $399.99 to those who use the Rogers carrier with a 2 year contract. Thats kinda steap, maybe the iPhone 3g wins this round so far but we will have to see what our North america carriers do with price. Now unto the programs.

Vigo – Is a little program that gives you updates on numerous things. News, sports, etc. Best thing about it is that its free.

http://viigo.com/partners/crackberry.html the link if you want to download it to your pc. They should have a direct link to download to your phone aswell somewhere on the site.

The next goodie i messed with is NOT new. New to me. The google maps feature. Is insane. I found every local place i go to with just adding the name to the search feature. For example: Pizza or Win dixie. The program finds your current location and pin points where you are or real close to it. Then can search to whatever you want. Give you all the info to the place. Number, address, directions to get there. Even a guide on the map you can just follow. Kinda scary to reminds me of the 80s song “Feels like somebodys watching meee”.

The link i believe is m.google.com/maps on your phone or just google “mobile google maps”. Either one should lead you to the program.

These links below are so you can get some themes on your phone. These themes are ones i use. I have 4.5 os update on phone tho and get the latest desktop manager. These themes are for 83xx model blackberry.

Email these links to yourself on the phone and click on link or just type out the link on your phone browser. Sorry i forgot to mention it first time.

http://blueroomsolution.com/Themes/timothy/BBZ4.5/com_plazmic_theme_BeBold.jad – new bold design on your curve, pretty cool.

.ExternalClass .EC_hmmessage P {padding:0px;} .ExternalClass body.EC_hmmessage {font-size:10pt;font-family:Tahoma;} http://blacklightberry.com/Sasha/Themes/Smoke%20Circle%20Zen/com_plazmic_theme_CircleZen.jad – very cool main menu with round menu icons setup

How to Pimp my BlackBerry

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First thing you will need is your Desktop manager. Make sure you get the latest one from http://www.blackberry.com.
Next a site to download themes from. Now themes will depend on the version of the operating system you have on the phone.
ALot of people are still probably running 4.2 for the curve maybe older on other phones. I’ve got 4.5 which gave me a few extra things.
Like video recording and voice notes. Another thing that came with the 4.5 update is the new menu setup. Other Blackberry update as well but the options that where included vary.
FOr example the Pearl got the update but still cant record videos.

http://sashasthemes.blogspot.com/2008/08/earth-zen.html

She makes excellent themes. Can get them OTA(on the air). TO get the Desktop Manager files you will have to pay $3 bucks. Well Worth it though.

I’m gonna go ahead and presume you guys have the latest Os installed.
Themes when downloaded consist of 2 files alx and cod files. Those are extensions.
In simple terms its like when you download music you might see, the name of a file followed by .mp3.
Same thing here. Make sure your phone is plugged into the PC and run Desktop Manager. Once it detects your phone we can go ahead.
On the lower left part of desktop manager you should see Device connected (pin) then some numbers, that’s your phone.
In the main part of the window you should see some icons. The one you are going to need for this article is Application Loader.
You should see 2 new screens. An Add/Remove applications and a Update Applications. Select the Add Applications by clicking on the start.
Once in there you should see some applications you have on your phone or you might not. I see a few themes i have installed. Don’t worry about it.
If you are using the old Desktop Manager you will probably see alot of programs pop up. Don’t worry about that either. Select the add or browse option and this is where you select the new theme to be added.
Find the alx file for the theme you have downloaded and click open or add it. You will notice the loading bar come up on Desktop Manager and it is installing. Once its done you might notice a couple of things.
Might notice your phone reset or load for a second or it might not do anything. OK now to get the theme working. On your phone open up the main menu icons and look for options. Once in options scroll down to themes.
The name of the Theme you just installed should show up. Hit the select button or  for curve or pearl users click the mouse ball. It’ll take it a few seconds to organize everything like changing icons, fonts etc.
You should be up and running.

Part 2 of this article is how to install on the air themes. OTA. This means you find a theme you want and have the link to download it sent to your phone.
This usually requires you to register to a site with themes for your phone and having them email it to you. Once you get the email it should provide you a link to download it directly.
Just scroll down to the link and click it. There should be a “do you want to download it now” option. You select Yes and the theme will be downloaded and installed automatically. You then do like the above paragraph.
Go to options. You select themes. Pick the one you just downloaded and installed and click on it or select it. The rest is wait a few seconds for phone to set it up. Some phones might take longer then others.

ANother thing to remember depending on your phones versions of OS(operating system) those are the theme versions you can use. SO if your phone is still 4.2 you cant use 4.5. Although some people make the same themes for different version of phones.

Remember what you need to do this stuff all vary on phones.

1. Desktop Manager( i use 4.5 with media manager)
2. Usb cable to PC for phone.
3. A place or site to get Themes. I use Themes4BB.com and Crackberry.com. In the forums sections you’ll find all the info you need on phones, themes and software for your phones.
4. Just follow instructions.

Enjoy your pimped out blackberry =)

my curve with the BeBold theme
my curve with the BeBold theme

picture quality sucks sorry about that.

Thank you Michael Phelps

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Not many of us get to witness or experience triumphs in sports or be part of the mayhem. Saturday august 18th we got to see and feel history being made. This wasn’t just a national sport say Football, Baseball, Basketball. This was thee definitive competition of the world. Today we witnessed Michael Phelps reach the ultimate Plato of winning 8 gold medals from the 8 races he participated in. The 8th one was the hardest to watch because you knew what was at stake. None of the races came easy as he won a few of them by a finger tip.

As close as those races where he won them. 8 races, 7 new world records, 8 gold medals. The greatest Olympian in the history of modern times.

Michael Phelps achievement already considered the best milestone accomplished in modern Olympic and modern sports. bravo Mr.Phelps and thank you for the memory and the moment. If you didn’t get to see this mans races feel free to Youtube his performances.

Lets look thru the bin and see what we can restore….

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Ah yes another day more stories around the world. More stuff to stuff into that little microwave head of yours and try and cook.

http://www.alleyinsider.com/2008/8/apple-s-iphone-app-approval-mouse-falls-off-treadmill-buy-the-1000-app-that-does-nothing-aapl-

The link above is pretty funny and I wonder if it was done on purpose or as a joke. It’s an iPhone application that does nothing but show a little red light on the screen and sells for $999. Merry Xmas dear I purchased you a little red dot on your iPhone…don’t tell your mother i bought it. Lmao. Hey Apple i got a $999 application for the iPhone…..It’s a Fattydakid icon that lets out a Joker style chuckle when you enter the iTunes store. Lets move on.

Hackers create fake sites through Internet flaw

Don’t we all love our waskly wabbits of the internet. I’ve never been hacked and no I’m not making a challenge! I’m just saying I don’t click on anything I don’t recognize. You should also know major companies should not be re-directing you to google for anything. Over on CNN\technology they have an article on it.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/biztech/08/06/internet.security.ap/index.html

It also seems like the Samsung Instinct is making a move a on the iPhone. I wouldn’t doubt it with the price of the iPhone you not really getting much more but technology. One of our weakness’s we love to dish out the cash for new technology. OK OK I’m one of them but it wasn’t for an iPhone. The Samsung Instinct for $149 and 2 year contract sounds good to me. Read up on the Samsung phone below.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/ptech/08/06/samsung.instinct/index.html#cnnSTCText

Jets expectations to Farve to reach ?

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After 16 years as Green Bay’s head man. The sure bound first ballot hall of famer now leads the Jets off the runway. A team that hasn’t taking flight for a bit now hopes the new pilot can fly them into the playoffs this season. Which is highly doubtful. The jets don’t come close to the weapons Farve had in Green Bay. An aging quarterback re-learning a new system after 16 years or less because he did start with the Falcons. New system, ageing legs and arm. Those things where said about him last year by some reporter. Farve then proved the theory wrong by hurling the football down the field for supposedly 50+ yards. Only thing i question about the this great modern day quarterback is his heart and desire to keep taking the hits, the frustrations to build something and not coming close to the year he had last year. Not to mention he did come to the toughest division in football in my eyes. The colts and Patriots. Not an easy way to start a relationship. O don’t forget he’s playing in New York. All eyes on you Mr.Farve.

Farve had a 95.7 QB rating, 28 TD, 4000 yard season. Farve went 13-3 last season and losing in overtime to now the Superbowl champs the NY Giants by 3 points. Could that game be the reason he kept playing? Coming so close to beating the champs have left questions in his mind? If so why retire and put your team through that trouble.  Instead to satisfy his hunger to play he signs with a much lesser team in my eyes and into the toughest division to play in. The Patriots just had a perfect regular season, 16-0. The colts are no pushovers either. That is only in that division. Still have the chargers to worry about also. I don’t get it. Good luck Mr.Farve do your thing and best of luck.

Lets talk about Manny Mania…

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I’ve been following the guy since he made his debut with the Cleveland Indians. Storing this mans high school baseball cards in safe places since then. Bronx native Manny Ramirez has become one of the greatest hitting RIght handed hitters of all-time.  A life time .313 batting average, 500+ home run club, and 1600+ RBI and counting. A crucial part to the success of Boston’s dominance in my eyes. OK I would think this part can be accepted by everyone. Now there’s another side of him. The lackluster effort, the no hustle running down the line. His expertise in the outfield. I mean who else can make a diving play cutting off a relay throw. What other player has made a Willie Mays catch, climbed the wall gave a fan a high five turned around and doubled off a man at first base all in one play. On the down side they say he ruined his team or was a poor team member or player.  This is my grudge with the Boston organization. Everyone they had a problem with got traded or portrayed to be the bad guy. Coincidence Manny, Garciapara, Pedro ? All Spanish to huh? I honestly don’t think Big Papi will be happy to much longer in Boston. That’s not rumored or leaked. It’s just a gut feeling. I won’t deny that Manny is far from an angel. Does he look like he is putting in a 100 percent all of the time? No. In LA has he picked up the slack? YES. It’s contract time. Anyone would. The bad name the executives are placing on Manny is ridiculous. How many of them called out Roger Clemens with his tirade’s in Houston? Retired from the Yankees to escape a contract and end up in Houston. Then taking it upon himself to not travel and only pitch home games. RIGHT. As I write this I am not sure who to blame our ignorant players as time goes on. Baseball and it’s cowardly approach to dealing with players. I mean come on did it really take the US government to deal with the steroid issue. There’s so many ways to view Manny’s situation. You can blame baseball and how it is run. You can blame Manny for seeking attention? or Boston for treating its players like crap. Renteria didn’t last to long with them either. Who knows. We will see what happens. Manny wants 4 years 100 mill. He can put up the numbers. Why i don’t understand why they say he is lackluster when he produces. If you have a problem with his fielding put him as a DH? Executives are split on Manny. Some say he doesn’t deserve the 100 mill for 4 years because you never know what Manny your getting. Some say he deserves the money but not for 4 years. He might get half that for 2. The major Gm’s just don’t want to take the chance with him the smaller franchises can’t afford him. So this off season will be fun to watch. Manny said he would love to retire in LA. Then he said he wants the Yankees to sign him. So adding to that confusion I’d say that’s some Organized kuhnfyoozhuhn all on its own. =)