Friday, June 10, 2011

My I Just Ate It To Do List...

I've just created a page on my Melbourne Restaurant Review Blog where I'm making a list of places I want to eat, recipes I want to cook and things I want to master.

This is probably the best way for me to keep track of these :)

Check it out: Food things I want to do list

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Mayor of Min Lokal

It didn't take much effort, but I am happy to say that I am currently the Right (Dis)Honourable Mayor of Min Lokal on Foursquare!

Min Lokal of course is my local coffee haunt! Amazing food and coffee... The service can be friendly and little cheeky, especially that Tim!

But check out the food at Min Lokal, you'll want to eat everything on the menu! I have.

Monday, March 14, 2011

I've just been asked if a friend should Jailbreak an iPhone

Jail breaking an iphone, or Android at that, will mean you can install apps and utilities on it that Apple, the manufacturer or Telco has blocked or not yet approved/released...

This was one of my original bitches about the iPhone; the Steve Jobs censorship feature... That's why I opted for Android, so I didn't have to Jailbreak it to install what I wanted to install on it.

When I found out I couldn't upgrade to the new versions of Android on my Vodafone molested HTC Magic; I jail broke it so I could install the new versions. Essentially it's what made my phone so slow it was unusable, but this was more due to a combination of the Operating System port and the shit hardware...

Jailbreaking phones works, I've done it several times for other ppl... But if you upgrade the iPhones Operating System afterwards it will remove the jail breaking. Jailbroken iPhone Operating Systems are usually released some time after the offical release. You will need to wait for the Jailbroken version to be released.

I am pretty sure that your warranty is affected if you Jailbreak the phone and we all know that Apple hardware is not 100% reliable, especially the week after the warranty expires.

Personally I'm over the issues I had when I fucked with my last phone; I can't be bothered doing it again.

If you are thinking about Jailbreaking a phone, here are some questions you need to ask yourself:
- If there are apps that you just have to have and can't get from the apps store; go for it.
- If your telco has molested your phone; do it.
- If you bought your iPhone because every thing just works; don't do it.
- If you like to fiddle with computers and looking for a project; then do it, it's good experience.

Here are some pointers:
- Search the net and find some detailed instructions to follow, lots of people have done this already, their experience is invaluable.
- You can usually get phones de-bricked, but if you brick it, it's your fault.
- Backup your phone before hand so you can restore it if you need to.
- Have a spare phone ready to use if you kill yours.

Friday, February 04, 2011

13CABS is useless, call Silver Top!

Here is a review I wrote for the 13CABS app on the Apple Apps Store:

After a bad experience last year waiting 3 hours and 15 cancelled taxi's, I had been using Silver Top until now. Found this app and thought I'd give them another go.

This morning, 2 taxis's decided to pick somone else up on the way to get me. So after 40 minutes waiting I called Silver Top who were there in less than 10 minutes.


Install the Silver Top Taxi App. Not as usable, but if it's a taxi you want, they are the ones to call.