Thursday, 14 June 2012

Samsung Galaxy S i9000 Unbricking, Customisation and Unlocking

I recently got a Samsung Galaxy S i9000 off Ebay for about 30 euro. Here is the story on how to go about getting something the is slightly dodgy to perfect working order. I'd like to thank 091 labs, Paul, Grooby and all on XDA-developer forums in advance

Buying a brick

Soft brick screen
 I figured it would be broken in some way (all it said was a crack on the "Menu" button) but I realised after turning it on that it was soft bricked ("Phone - ! - Computer" on the screen). The only

Saturday, 9 June 2012

You are not special

Dr. Wong, Dr. Keough, Mrs. Novogroski, Ms. Curran, members of the board of education, family and friends of the graduates, ladies and gentlemen of the Wellesley High School class of 2012, for the privilege of speaking to you this afternoon, I am honored and grateful. Thank you.

So here we are... commencement... life’s great forward-looking ceremony. (And don’t say, “What about weddings?” Weddings are one-sided and insufficiently effective. Weddings are bride-centric pageantry. Other than conceding to a list of unreasonable demands, the groom just stands there. No stately, hey-everybody-look-at-me procession. No being given away. No identity-changing pronouncement. And can you imagine a television show dedicated to watching guys try on tuxedos? Their fathers sitting there misty-eyed with joy and disbelief, their brothers lurking in the corner muttering with envy. Left to

Friday, 8 June 2012

Quote on Samurai tactics

A master tells his student of two samurai:

"At the assigned meeting place two samurai
warriors approach each other as a dark storm gathers. They draw closer and then stop. They stare at each other while the rain pours down and the wind lashes at them. Their swords are drawn, each ready to strike. But neither of them moves. They just stand there in the storm, poised."

"Why do they not move", asks the student.

"Because whoever moves first loses the advantage", replies the teacher.