Palm: Performing a Hard Reset on my Palm T|X

The only reason why I downloaded Windows Vista is for my Palm Tungsten T|X. It is not easy to install palm programs to my PDA using Mac OS X. So IÒ€ℒd rather have 2 OS in my macbook just to make it work and I guess to have the best of both worlds heehhe πŸ™‚

First, how to do a soft reset.

A soft reset wonÒ€ℒt let you lose any information. We usually just do this when your PDA hangs.

To do this, use your stylus to gently press the reset button inside the hole on the back of your Palm Tungsten T|X.

Lastly, how to do a hard reset.

This time you want to erase everything on your handheld. If you want to have a clean start, just like what I did recently πŸ™‚

  1. Press and hold the power button.
  2. While holding the power button, use your stylus to gently press and release the reset button inside the hole on the back of your Palm T|X
  3. Wait for the Palm Logo to appear, then you can release the power button.
  4. Press the up button when the message asking you if you want to erase all information appears.

Hope this helps.

If you want the official instructions from Palm, click this link.

iPhone: iPint

iPint is an AppStore game. When you download the application from Appstore, it will ask you first if you are over 18 years old. If you are, you can continue with the application. πŸ™‚

First, you’ll play barslide and if you win, you’ll get a virtual beer (Carling brand!) hehehe.

There are 3 modes of the game: Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced. The difference between the 3 modes is how the table is shaped. For beginner, it’s just rectangle. For Intermediate, it’s slightly curved and for Advanced, It’s Zig-Zaggy.

In order to play, you’ll slide the pint to your friend at the other side of the bar. You’ll have to tilt your phone to control the direction of the pint.

All you have to do is to slide the pint to the other side and avoid obstacles and also avoid falling off the bar.

When you were able to give the pint to your friend, you’ll have your own pint and you can somewhat drink it virtually ehehhe πŸ™‚

This application is available in iTunes via AppStore for FREE.

Here is the official product page.

How to Unlock & Jailbreak your iPhone using Pwnage Tool

Ever since Apple released Firmware 2.0 & App Store for Apple iPhone. I’ve been really eager to upgrade but since Philippines is not yet supported that time. All I needed to do is just wait for iPhone Dev Team to release their new version of Pwnage tool.

For the past weeks, I’ve been visiting their blog for at least 5 times a day. Just to be able to get new updates of their tool. Check it out here.

I believe a lot of people would need a tutorial on how to use this amazing tool. So I’m here blogging about it πŸ™‚

Be sure to do the following first:

  • Download the ff.:
  • Pwnage 2.02 (here)
  • Bootloaders 3.9 & 4.6 (here)
  • Download the newest firmware, do remember to use iTunes. Choose Download only. Pwnage will find the firmware automatically when you do this. It saves you time in finding the right firmware on the net.

So now you have firmware 2.x on your iphone and it’s now locked.

It’s time to brace yourself for firmware 2.x on your iphone wohoo! πŸ™‚

  • Open Pwnage Tool 2.02, Select Simple Mode then Select Your Device.
  • Click Next and Pwnage will find the firmware automatically from your iTunes Folder. Choose it then click Next.

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  • Select No on this screen.
  • Select Yes here and find the Bootloader 3.9 file on your computer.

  • Select No on this screen.
  • Select Yes here and find the Bootloader 4.6 file on your computer.
  • Select Yes on this screen.
  • If you have a legit AT&T account, select yes here. If not, select No.
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  • The tool will now create your custom firmware.
  • It will prompt you to enter your computer password, enter it.
  • Just select No here to be safe.
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  • Follow the instructions exactly on how it is written, it’s very simple πŸ™‚
  • When your iPhone enters into DFU mode successfully, you’ll see this screen.
  • Close Pwnage Tool and go to your iTunes.
  • Option Click Restore and find the custom firmware on your computer (the one made by Pwnage).

Congratulations, we’ve done it! πŸ™‚

Please do note that I’m using a Mac. So this tutorial is very useful for Mac users.

If you’re a windows user, you might want to just search for a custom firmware 2.0.1 for Windows users πŸ™‚ Once you have the firmware ready, you’ll need to reset & restore your iPhone into factory settings (tutorial I made for that is found here). Lastly in your iTunes, option-click restore & find the custom firmware on your computer and you’re done! πŸ™‚

Asahi IO-6069 Remote Control Stand Fan

I bought this electric fan sometime last week. I never thought that there’s already a remote control fan available in the market. So when i was able to see it in the store, I was like… wow! Nice, we can have remote-control fan & we can also set the timer! Major coolness!!! πŸ™‚

It’s pretty easy to use as well.

Here is the box.

and here is the fan assembled.

and here is the amazing remote control, hehehe.

Just to give you an idea on what this fan can offer.

There are 5 major areas here:

  • Speed – Controls the settings of the fan (Low, Medium & High), I always set this up at Medium but sometimes high since Philippines weather is hot, hot, hot!
  • Mode – Air selection (Normal, Breeze, Sleep & Automatic). I usually just choose normal here hehehe.
  • Ion – this lets the fan emit negative ions to clean the surrounding air. This is a nice feature, I always turn this on.
  • Oscillate – you can control the operation (horizontal, vertical, infinity). It is really amazing seeing the fan just follow whatever you press in the remote. When you click horizontal, it goes side to side. When you choose vertical, it goes up and down. And when you choose infinity, it just moves into a shape of infinity. hahahaa really, it’s really cool watching it .
  • Timer – You can set the timer till 9 hours. This I might use when I’m getting ready to work so I don’t have to worry about shutting it down hehhe.

I can’t believe I’m liking or even blogging about an electric fan. I guess technology is really progressing fast!

Dinner at The Sizzlin’ Pepper Steak

The Sizzlin’ Pepper Steak
Level M1 Trinoma Mall, Edsa corner North Ave., Quezon City, Metro Manila Philippines
(02) 916-7040

I had dinner with Anna & Mariel at the Sizzlin’ Pepper Steak located at Trinoma Mall.
This is kinda similar with Pepper Lunch (@Rockwell).

I really thought that they are 2 similar restaurants with different names. I was kinda surprised to find out that Sizzlin’ Pepper Steak is a LOT cheaper!

The concept is a little similar. They will serve your food in a sizzling plate and you will need to cook your food ASAP by flipping the beef/pork/seafood just to make sure both sides are cooked.

The taste is good and the price is pricey. I somewhat feel that the taste is just normal, it’s like an upgraded version of Mongolian.

Here are our orders:

  • Pork Pepper Rice (Php 155.00)
  • Beef Pepper Rice (Php 185.00)
  • Tiramisu (Php 175.oo) – Well all I can say that this restaurant is not a dessert place. You might just get your desserts on other establishment. The cake slice was actually kept in the freezer, so the cake was not soft as we usually expect Tiramisu to be.

And before I forget, when you see your order coming. Be sure to remove your stuffs from the table as it will really get oily!!! πŸ˜›