Evening Reading

So, as I am 33 and married these days it really is only appropriate that I find myself going to an opera tonight. I suppose the good news is that it is a "Rock Opera" so I can say I only go to the most kickass opera out there.
  • I'm heading the the opera, as such I am far too sophisticated of a person to dilly dally around with silly news items on the internet that are not related to global finance or horse breeding. I can not imagine that you are nearly the sophisticate that I am though, so perhaps you and your inbred middle class Volvo driving friends can find your "kicks" staring at Zombo for 10 minutes.

As for the the videogame news around these parts:

Lastly, as everyone around here knows the videogame market is pretty much determined by the whims of Maarten and I. As such I would advise you to always keep an eye on the latest Gibson-Goldstein index!

From The Chatty
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    September 19, 2008 6:05 PM

    Any Windows-using iPhone users jailbroken their phones with the latest release yet?

    http://blog.iphone-dev.org/post/50888951/redmond-we-have-a-pwnapple

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      September 19, 2008 6:13 PM

      I'm gonna jailbreak mine tonight

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      September 19, 2008 6:18 PM

      Yes already did.

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        September 19, 2008 7:22 PM

        Pretty flawless?

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          September 19, 2008 7:35 PM

          2.1 is a goddamn dream just from the performance hike alone.

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          September 19, 2008 7:41 PM

          No issues at all.

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            September 19, 2008 9:56 PM

            So do you lose notes or other saved info?

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              September 19, 2008 10:03 PM

              Nope. Everything's there, and even if it wasn't, you could just restore from a backup and get it all back.

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              September 19, 2008 10:07 PM

              Not if you do it the quickpwn way.

              Before you do anything, backup your data by connecting the iphone to itunes, and Right mouse click on the iphone icon to select Backup.

              If your iphone is already jailbroken, you can use iphonenotes to do a backup, but you need to have ssh running. Very good app.

              http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/27064/iphonenotes

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      September 19, 2008 7:41 PM

      So what exactly does this do for the iphone or ipod touch?

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        September 19, 2008 7:43 PM

        not sure what "jailbreak" means.

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          September 19, 2008 7:45 PM

          Basically un-DRM's the iPod\iPhone. Allows custom applications to be run. Shell access. Interface customization.

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      September 19, 2008 7:45 PM

      I realized I only use App Store applications now and never any iof the Installer or Cydia ones.

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        September 19, 2008 7:46 PM

        I noticed that too, so I stopped jailbreaking once 2.1 came out :\ I got tired of restoring.

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          September 19, 2008 9:37 PM

          Aside from taking a while, what's the problem there?

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            September 19, 2008 9:40 PM

            It takes awhile. 20GB worth of stuff is about an hour and a half of transferring, in addition to losing all of my saved data (like notes)

            Bleh.

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              September 19, 2008 9:52 PM

              Wait, you lose notes? Seriously? I thought it'd be able to get those from the backup? If I lose my notes I can't jailbreak.

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                September 19, 2008 10:07 PM

                Don't do a full restore, just upgrade to 2.1 normally. If you're using an unlocked 2g iPhone, it'll stay unlocked (you just lose the jailbreak). After upgrading, run QuickPwn. No data is lost, the whole thing takes maybe 10 minutes, tops. Just in case, though, you may want to sync beforehand so you have a fresh backup ready in the unlikely event that something fucks up.

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                  September 19, 2008 10:09 PM

                  So what jailbroken apps do I want?

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                    September 19, 2008 10:27 PM

                    I'd say WinterBoard and BossPrefs are musts. I know a lot of people who rave about IntelliScreen (which you have to pay for, though there is a demo). Poke around on Cydia, see if anything looks interesting. There's really no real drawback to jailbreaking (unless you somehow manage to fuck something up along the way, but that takes some effort), but the benefits kid of depend on what you personally find useful/neat.

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                      September 19, 2008 11:49 PM

                      I'm checking them out, thanks. How do I go back to 2.1 if I want to?

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                        September 19, 2008 11:55 PM

                        You never leave 2.1, really. A full restore will eliminate the jailbreak, though.

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                  September 19, 2008 10:16 PM

                  Well, Quickpwn changes things. Before the only way to Jailbreak was to upgrade, then restore to the newest jailbroken firmware.

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              September 19, 2008 10:10 PM

              um.. how exactly are you getting 20GB of stuff onto a an 8 or 16GB device?

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        September 20, 2008 10:54 AM

        i noticed this too, but i can't give up ScummVM, just can't bring myself to do it, also ssh tunnels come in handy for VNC

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      September 19, 2008 7:47 PM

      I jailbroke mine before, but undid it.

      Apart from winterboard what's the point now that the app store is there? The only other thing I wanted was ssh, and paying $2 for the one on app store really isn't a big deal.

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        September 19, 2008 9:31 PM

        Netshare.

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          September 19, 2008 9:41 PM

          Tethering.

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            September 19, 2008 10:57 PM

            until AT&T boots you for using too much bandwidth

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              September 19, 2008 11:17 PM

              is that what they're doing? at what point do they do that, and what happens when they do? Suddenly you can't use the phone at all or just voice or what?

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        September 19, 2008 9:50 PM

        The point is that you *can*.

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          September 19, 2008 9:50 PM

          (I have philosophical issues with the restrictiveness of Apple's platform, so I jailbreak for my own smug spitefulness)

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        September 19, 2008 9:55 PM

        BossPrefs, IntelliScreen, custom SMS tones, unlocking an iPhone 2G for use on T-Mobile/other carriers, bunch of other little stuff.

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        September 19, 2008 10:31 PM

        A fool and his money are soon parted. I get it for free, you pay for it.

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          September 20, 2008 9:28 AM

          the point of that saying isn't supposed to apply to theft, if warezing apps is what you're implying.

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        September 19, 2008 10:33 PM

        The app store has an SSH client. Jailbreak has an SSH server, meaning you can SSH into the phone and do whatever. You can't do that w/ any app store apps.


        I don't even use Winterboard, I use a ton of other stuff. BossPrefs, WiFi Toggle, Poof, a flashlight that can actually light the screen up, disabling Apple's remote kill switch, configuring the double tap home action to do whatever I want (instead of apple's insufficient list), changing out icons to get rid of the ugly-ass YouTube icon, games not in the app store, NES emulator, Quake...

        You get the idea.

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          September 19, 2008 10:58 PM

          I'd love to hear why you would possibly want to SSH into your phone...

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            September 19, 2008 11:16 PM

            Pretty soon people are going to be writing web servers for the iPhone (maybe a port of Apache), and having it auto-link to some dynamic DNS service...

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              September 20, 2008 6:52 AM

              You can already run BIND and lighttpd on it.

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                September 20, 2008 4:39 PM

                That is hilarious Clay. Are there any run-on-iphone websites out there I can visit? Hah.

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            September 19, 2008 11:45 PM

            It used to be one of the only ways of getting apps onto your phone. Nowadays, I mostly just use it for stuff like replacing UI sounds (I've got the MGS "!" as my SMS alert right now).

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            September 19, 2008 11:53 PM

            SSH lets you SCP into the phone to transfer files to practically any directory you want. It's needed to load NES roms or replace icons or add UI sounds or whatever.

            Also if you have any custom .plist's you need it to transfer those.

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        September 20, 2008 9:14 AM

        i use scrobble, since I can't play from my iPhone directly from my PC at work, i guess i'm a last.fm whore :/

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        September 20, 2008 11:01 AM

        Which Appstore SSH do you use? some of them look like shit/ crappy functionality

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      September 19, 2008 10:30 PM

      Didn't know there was one, but that link crashes Firefox :|

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      September 20, 2008 12:21 AM

      Yep using Quickpwn this time instead of Pwnage. Worked like a charm and was easy as pie.

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      September 20, 2008 12:21 AM

      I used it for my iTouch and I don't know if its worth the hassle any more now that theres app store.

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        September 20, 2008 1:10 AM

        I think it'll be worth it just for tethering.

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          September 20, 2008 1:25 AM

          Yeah, but I have an iTouch, not an iPhone.

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          September 20, 2008 3:38 AM

          Where is the thetering app?

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          September 20, 2008 10:58 AM

          If I had a 3G iphone I'd probably Jailbreak it for tethering, but since I'm a generation behind It's really not worth it.

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      September 20, 2008 4:40 AM

      Jailbroken 2.1 firmware and latestchatty 1.2. The perfect combination: http://www.shackpics.com/files/iPhoneUpload_hggwgwm3sw6g25rayjta.jpg

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        September 20, 2008 5:26 AM

        I jailbroke and I've been fucking with it. What program did you use to get that theme?

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        September 20, 2008 8:28 AM

        U did it last night worked like a charm. A++ would do again.

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        September 20, 2008 9:55 AM

        wow, that's ugly as sin.

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          September 20, 2008 10:20 AM

          hardly

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          September 20, 2008 4:25 PM

          eh. i think it looks fine. i actually had a hard time going back to the default when i upgraded.

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      September 20, 2008 8:47 AM

      Free internet for T-mobile iphone users: set your APN to epc.tmobile.com

      This works for t-zone users and even tmobile-to-go users, just un-install T-zone hack and set the APN. Don't know how long it's going to last. Supposedly lasted a few months last year.

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      September 20, 2008 11:32 AM

      HIJACK: I upgraded to 2.1 from fully jailbroken/unlocked/activated phone. Now I'm running fine on 2.1 but it's no longer Jailbroken. My apps still show Installer & Cydia though installed. I can run them. How do I uninstall these? I don't want to screw up my phone by accident.

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      September 20, 2008 4:34 PM

      Here's the theme I use: http://www.shackpics.com/files/ipod_6lmhhgwbz9dgbjeeo5yr.jpg