LG VX5200, LG VX6000, LG VX7000, LG VX8100 stuff

This is a collection of Info I’ve gathered on LG cell phones. Much of it is probably Verizon specific, but some may work with other providers and other phones.

As with any non standard usage of software or hardware, following these instructions could mess up your stuff. If you aren’t confident in what you are doing… don’t do it. If you aren’t willing to fry your phone and have to repurchase one at full price because you’ve just voided your warranty, don’t do this stuff…

If any of this stuff violates your particular contract with Verizon, only do it if you are willing to accept the subsequent fees and consequences. I haven’t tried nor even read through all of this stuff. So there could be a lurker in there that smokes your phone. I don’t know. Use it at your own risk. ’nuff said.

FYI: This post will grow and change… Check back periodicly to see if I ‘ve added anything new…

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Bike through Chernobyl

I found this site ages ago… I don’t know how… but it is pretty wild and sobering… Elena Filatova rides her ZX11 (Kawasaki Ninja) through the area devastated by the Chernobyl disaster.


Elena on her ride through Russia's forbidden zone...
http://www.angelfire.com/extreme4/kiddofspeed/chapter1.html

The pictures tell a story that deepens the chill people get when you hear the name… I’ve never seen pictures like this of the area anywhere other than this site…

Boats...

From inside...

Bumper cars...

A kindergarten...

It looks like she’s added some pictures to the tour and gotten a new url since I last visited… You can get to the top of her site by clicking here:

http://elenafilatova.com/
http://elenafilatova.com/

“Copy as Text Link” and “Copy as Image Link” Blogging Tools

Justin of JustInsomnia had a great idea for a FireFox plug in:

I want to be able to copy a quote and its URL at the same time, without having to so much as think about it. To do so, I wrote my first Firefox extension, which I opted to name the somewhat homely, Copy as HTML Link.

So he created Copy as HTML Link for Firefox and generously shared his moment with wp-hackers Subscribers .

The plugin looks good and he did a really good job documenting it (THIS IS RARE!):

Click to go to the original site.

I must say that since I’ve started using this method, it’s been a quite a time saver. This was a GREAT idea. Inspired! So, if you have FireFox, please head on over there and get that plug-in!

Ah, but here’s the fly in the ointment and the sand in my… socks: A Firefox plugin won’t work for Maxthon!!!! (Click to go to the original site.) or Internet Explorer!

You see, Firefox just doesn’t do it for me. Click to go to the original site. Opera comes darn close to being right, but I like the extra usability features in Maxthon.

So, I thought… Hey… I could do that for Maxthon and IE AND I could do it all from a BATCH file!

So, here it is…

Run this Batch file and you will have installed on your system, two new menu items. When you highlight text, you’ll have an option to “Copy as Link” and when an image is right clicked, you will get an option to “Copy Image as Link”. Hopefully I’ve chosen hotkeys that will work well for you… If not, you can change them in RegEdit at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MenuExt\

BTW EVERY image and link up to this point in this post was created using this tool. Man, Good idea Justin!

Also – If you find that IE is prompting you asking for permissions to open the links, please post a comment and I’ll show how to fix that. I’ve gotten that message on other things I’ve like this I’ve created and know how to get past it. I’ve disabled that workaround on this computer and I am not getting that “Are you sure” message. So these menu items should be safe. ALSO, some popup blockers may block these items. You might have to add localhost as a site that is allowed to show popups in your particular popup blocker. Let me know if you have any problems.

Here’s the download: http://www.TheCodeCave.com/downloads/batch/AddCopyAsLink.bat

Here is the source:
[DOS]
@echo Off
:: Implements “Copy * as Link” menu items in IE and Maxthon
:: Written by Brian Layman
:: Visit me at: http://www.TheCodeCave.com
:: Version 0.1
:: Update Url: http://www.thecodecave.com/?p=152
:: Inspired by Justin’s Firefox Plubin
:: Found at: http://justinsomnia.org/2006/05/copy-as-html-link-for-firefox/

:: Create file for the Copy Text as Link
echo ^>%windir%\web\copytextaslink.htm
echo ^

Delayed Posting in WordPress

Has anyone else noticed that you can publish posts and not yet have them appear on the website?

If you choose “Edit Timestamp” and set the date to a time/date in the future before you hit publish, can you make your posts appear the next morning even if you are no where near the computer. Right now, as I am writing this, I have hmmm 3 or 4 posts that will just appear some time in the future.

Let’s make this appear…. Hmmm tomorrow at 1pm.

Kinda cool!

What is that “Friend Search” thing?

You may not have noticed it, but I’ve started an “Friend Search” page.

I’m thinkin’ that since every now and then I search for my own name to see what is out there about me, others probably do the same. So, maybe, just maybe, some of the people I’ve lost track of over the years might find my site and drop in and say “Hi!”

So, here it is:
Friend Search
The following are people I’d LOVE to get in touch with again, just to say “Hi!”. Posting this is somewhat risky. Please don’t be offended if you are not on this list. It doesn’t mean that you were/are not a dear friend. It probably just means that I have some idea of where you are and what’s been happenning with your life. There are many friends I’ve actually researched and for which I’ve discovered public history. So those are not on this list, but they are still important to me…

It’s also likely people on this list are tied emotionaly to other significant events in my life. For instance, many here are tied to Adventure Camp at Jumonville. So, when I think of adventure camp, I think of them.
Pastor John Logan
Jennifer Marie (Carr) Rabaey
Matthew (Matt) Hildebrand
Elizabeth (Beth) Hildebrand
The Cornerstone Crusaders
Adventure Campers – and Jumonville staff from 86-90 era
Michelle (Camp) Croyle FOUND!!!

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This page is VERY much under progress and will be edited and updated over time. Hopefully the search engines will revisit it or I’ll have to come up with another scheme that gets it refreshed… Every now and then I’ll repost this to get the search engines to dig back into that page and resurface it in the search results…

Developer Studio 2006 World Tour

This is where I’ll be on May 31 down in Columbus… Anyone else gonna be there?


Developer Studio 2006 World Tour in Europe, Asia/Pacific and the Americas – May/June 2006 – by David Intersimone

Abstract: Borland is going on tour to show the advanced usability and productivity offered by Delphi 2006’s new tool-set. We’ll also discuss the latest initiatives that are making Borland and our developer community bigger, better, and stronger than ever.
Join David Intersimone, “David I”, Borland’s Vice President of Developer Relations and Chief Evangelist, and other Borland developer tools team members at this quarter’s Developer Studio Worldwide Road Show. Seminars will be taking place in Europe, Asia/Pacific, and the Americas. The Road Show will also be an opportunity to discuss all of the latest initiatives that are making Borland and our developer community bigger, better and stronger than ever.

Developer Studio Key Features Include:
Enterprise Core Objects III (ECO™ III) Framework – includes valuable enterprise application services, such as object-relational-mapping and transparent object persistence, saving the time and complexity of building and maintaining custom services
Enhanced Visual Component Library (VCL) – provides easy graphical user interface (GUI) development with a large selection of GUI components, with auto-positioning and customisable guidelines
Extended IDE / ALM Integration – allows you to take control of the development lifecycle process by leveraging integration with leading Borland ALM products
“Live Templates” System – enables you to tab through fields and insert points of any template, significantly accelerating coding productivity

Why You Should Attend:
The Road Show is a unique opportunity to put yourself ‘in the know’ and:

Learn about great new technologies that will make a big difference to you and your users/customers
Discover exactly how Borland’s continuing investment in IDEs is building an even brighter future for the developer community
Meet and talk with the people shaping the future of the technologies that you know and love

What Will Be Covered:
The Road Show half-day agenda will be as follows:
Borland/Delphi update
IDE overview and Developer productivity
Break
Moving Delphi Client/Server applications to multi-tier
Build and run model Driven Software

MORE INFO FROM THE EMAIL…

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Sent: Friday, May 19, 2006 8:02 PM
To: Brian Layman
Subject: Your place has been reserved

Your place has been reserved for:

Wednesday, May 31st 2006
Registration from 9.00am – Seminar starts 9.30am

We look forward to seeing you there.

David Intersimone
Borland

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To: Brian Layman
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Wednesday, May 231, 2006 – 9:30am to 1:00pm
Renassiance Hotel
50 N. 3rd Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Borland Presenter – Anders Ohlsson

The road show is designed to update you on the advanced new features of Delphi 2006. The Road Show is a unique opportunity to put yourself ‘in the
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Towel Day, May 25, 2006

You sass that hoopy Douglas Adams? Now there’s a frood who knew where his towel was. You are invited to join your fellow hitchhikers in mourning the loss of the late great one. Join in on towel day to show your appreciation for the humor and insight that Douglas Adams brought to all our lives.


Towel Day, May 25, 2006


What do I do?

Carry your towel with you throughout the day to show your participation and mourning.

When do I do it?

May 25th.

Where do I do it?

Everywhere.

Why a towel?

To quote from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitch hiker can have. Partly it has great practical value – you can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a mini raft down the slow heavy river Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand-combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or to avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (a mindboggingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can’t see it, it can’t see you – daft as a bush, but very ravenous); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.

More importantly, a towel has immense psychological value. For some reason, if a strag (strag: non-hitch hiker) discovers that a hitch hiker has his towel with him, he will automatically assume that he is also in possession of a toothbrush, face flannel, soap, tin of biscuits, flask, compass, map, ball of string, gnat spray, wet weather gear, space suit etc., etc. Furthermore, the strag will then happily lend the hitch hiker any of these or a dozen other items that the hitch hiker might accidentally have “lost”. What the strag will think is that any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is is clearly a man to be reckoned with.


Please join me in celebrating Towel Day. And feel free to share pictures either here or at http://www.towelday.kojv.net/

Update: Well, what do you know? Will Wheaton celebrates Towel Day too! More on Will later…(And yes, somehow since I’m on a first name basis with Wesley (Crusher of Star Trek: The Next Generation), as any true geek is, I’m on aparently on a first name basis with Will…)