Wednesday 28 December 2011

the dilemma

What to do if a Facebook friend asks you to remove a photo , just remove them 

Monday 19 December 2011

ICS Update for Nexus S

Update your Nexus S Smart Phone to Ice Cream Sandwich Now : 

I have been part of the Android scene for a little over a year now but have fallen for the OS with a plume.  I purchased my entry Android device in December 2010 a Samsung Galaxy Tab 7” and soon followed up this up Nexus S smartphone and not much after that with an ASUS Transformer 10.1”tablet.

All of these devices at one time have run the latest and greatest versions of Android, but since Android is a fast evolving animal it always seems you are out of date.

I have been running Froyo , Ginger Bread and Honeycomb  but come December 2011 Google’s Android again evolved and Ice Cream Sandwich was born a unification of Honeycomb and Ginger Bread that brought together both the phone and tablet OS in to a one size fits all release.

The first device to use this latest incarnation is of course the Nexus Galaxy a naked Android phone made by Samsung but directed by Google the creators of the beast that is Android an introduction to the  newest member of the OS family a Google’s platform preview vehicle if you will.

But and yes but being a truly naked install there is a another phone that you can instantly update to this latest and greatest release and that is the Nexus S , the former incarnation of Google’s platform preview vehicle.
So if want Ice Cream Sandwich on your Samsung Nexus S but don't want to wait on the update to push out over the air?
This is for the GSM version only :

*Rename it to 
*Copy it over to the internal storage on your Nexus S.
*Power off, then hold volume up and power to reboot to the bootloader.
*Using the volume key to navigate, select recovery, then use the power button to confirm
*When you see the warning triangle and arrow, hold the power button and tap volume up.  You'll see a menu.
*From the menu, select "apply update from /sdcard", and choose from the list.
*When finished, choose "reboot system now"

Sunday 10 July 2011

The Block Houses

The Block Houses

This is how the houses on the block look today 

Saturday 30 April 2011

The most Hilarious picture from the #RoyalWedding

Excuse Me whats going on here , oh dear what is Kate doing, block your eyes kid not your ears

The most Hilarious picture from the #RoyalWedding. Cant stop ... on Twitpic

Friday 18 February 2011

iPhone: Hi I am an iPhone and I work for Steve Jobs. Android: Hi I am an Android phone & I work for you.

Back in the the not too distant past Apple used to entertain us with amusing ads depicting an awkward PC and a cool and suave Mac, things have changed and we no longer see those ads but what if the iPhone met Android maybe it might just go like this.    

iPhone: Hi I am an iPhone and I work for Steve Jobs.

Android: Hi I am an Android phone & I work for you.

iPhone: I give Steve Jobs 30% of all the revenue I get from all the app’s and content creators. I personally only approve what I like so that I can sell it at over inflated prices, because only I can decide what you want.

Android: you must really give people the irritates.

iPhone: It’s my way or the highway , I run the show round here

Android: Well if arrogance was the guarantee of survival, you have it in the bag. I however love openness and choice and we will see what the people decide. Clearly I offer a choice, so let’s see if you really have what the people want.

iPhone: I am the choice and I will choose what they can do with what I allow them to have,  all bow to me and my illogical rules

Android: Hi I am an Android phone & I work for you

A pipe dream of our current government to etch their memory in concrete

By Simon Johanson

Is it ? or a pipe dream of our current government to etch their memory in concrete 

Ripe for redevelopment ... An aerial picture of Fishermans Bend.
New inner-city 'growth' suburb to be created
Fishermans Bend to be transformed
Two-hundred hectares of land
Is it a good idea? VOTE, post a COMMENT
AN AREA more than twice the size of Docklands is to be opened up for inner-city housing under an ambitious plan to be launched within months by the Baillieu government.

About 200 hectares of land around Fishermans Bend - now a light-industrial area of factories and vacant lots near West Gate Bridge - is to be transformed into a suburb housing tens of thousands of people

Monday 31 January 2011

The New Street railway crossing in Brighton, no longer open to cars, still has a gatekeeper.

January 31, 2011

The New Street railway crossing in Brighton, no longer open to cars, still has a gatekeeper. 

A heritage-listed railway crossing dating back to 1882 has got a community worked up and may embarrass the state government, writes Geoff Strong.

THIS is a story about a relic from another age that has divided a community, could embarrass the Baillieu government and commands one of Melbourne's best bayside views.

It is the disused railway level crossing at the end of New Street, Brighton, on the junction with Beach Road, across from Hampton Beach. Intersecting a stretch of the Sandringham line that gives one of the most pleasant suburban train vistas in the country, the crossing is the last in Australia to have gates operated by human hand and dates from when trains were either pulled by black things that belched smoke or, if electric, were red, wooden and rattled.

Friday 28 January 2011

Quantum Pepper

Id love for Sam Beckett to swap out with me , putting right what once went wrong and hiding that first Dr Pepper, so cool in the imaging chamber as I reached for a fresh Dr Pepper putting right what once actually first went right but then went horribly wrong when Sam leaped in to me and tried to alter the timeline but with my clever correction orchestrated I return and resume my life although nothing ever occurred  leaving Al & Ziggy to ponder the odds that somebody actually really likes Dr Pepper and as I start craving Dr Pepper for some inexplicable reason and think to myself  gee I am getting old my brain feels like swiss cheese but that Dr Pepper tastes oh so good.