Using SSH on Iphone to Upload Ringtones and SMS Tones
October 7, 2009, 12:15 pm
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You will need a jailbroken iPhone, with OpenSSH and Winterboard installed. On your computer, you will need an FTP program and some simple audio editting software, something that can export to AIFF. In this tutorial, I’ll be using a Mac with Filezilla, and Audacity. There are Windows versions of both of these, if you prefer the lesser of the operating systems

;) . Both Filezilla and Audacity are free to download.

There are 3 steps involved: 1. Creating the Tone. 2. Packaging the tone for Winterboard and, 3. Installing the tone on your iPhone.

1. Create Your Tone

First, you need to pick a sound you want for your tone. It can be a WAV or MP3, or any sound file your software can handle. Just do a Google search for “free wav”, and you’ll find something. I have chosen “Hooah!”, from Scent of a Woman. Using Audacity, simply drag and drop the file into the program. You can edit it, if it’s too long. You should keep it short. This one is just right, so we’ll export it.

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Go to File, then Export. In the pop-up, name the track. Then in the drop-down, leave the name the same, and choose desktop, as your location. It is important to get the file type correct. In the scroll down menu, choose AIFF. Then, click save. The new file will show up on the desktop as “Hooah.aiff”.

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2. Package Your Tone for Winterboard

Now that we have the sound created, we need to package it for Winterboard. On your desktop, create a new folder, and name it appropriately. Mine is called “Hooah SMS Tone”. Then within that folder, create another folder and name it “UISounds”. This one is case sensitive, so make sure you spell it: capital u, capital i, and capital s on sounds. All together, with no spaces. Then,  drag and drop your tone into the “UISounds” folder.

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Next, we have to change the name and extension of the file, so the iPhone can recognize it as a SMS tone. All SMS tones on the iPhone are named sms-received, 1 through 6, with the extension .caf. We will be replacing the Tri-tone, so we will use number 1. Name the file “sms-received1.caf”. (In Windows you may need to change your folder settings: make sure “Hide Extensions” is unchecked, to be able to edit your extensions).

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If you’re having trouble, you can donwload my example here.

3. Install on Your iPhone and Apply as SMS Tone

With the tone packaged for Winterboard, we now need to put it on your iPhone. This is where your FTP program and OpenSSH come into play. What was that? Did you just say: “FTP? SSH? WTF?!”. Well, this might be a little tricky for some of you, so if you’re new to OpenSSH, you can search YouTube for a full tutorial.

This has to be done over a WiFi network that both your iPhone and your computer are connected to. Open Filezilla, and log in to your iPhone. For the host, type in the IP address of your iPhone (huh?: Go into Settings, tap WiFi, then tap the arrow to right of your selected network). The username is “root”, the password is “alpine”, and you want to use port 22. It may take a few tries to get in, if you’ve never used OpenSSH before, so have patience.

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In your local folders(your computer), navigate to your desktop, so that you can see the “Hooah SMS Tone” folder we created earlier. In your remote folders (your iPhone), you need to navigate to Library > Themes. Then drag and drop your folder from your local to your remote. Be careful not to mess around with anything else on your iPhone, unless you know what your doing. You don’t want to change something crucial, by accident, and then have to restore your phone. The right folder should look something like this:

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The only thing left to do is make the new SMS tone active. Open Winterboard, on your iPhone. You should see your new tone in the list. Select it, and exit Winterboard. Your iPhone will respring.

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Once your lock screen comes back up, go into Settings > Sounds > New Text Message, and select “Tri-tone”. You should hear your new tone!

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The great thing about this method is, you can create and install as many tones as you like, while never losing your original Tri-tone sound. If you want to use a different tone, just go back into Winterboard, select a new tone, unselect the old tone, and exit Winterboard. If you want your Tri-tone back, just unselect all SMS tones in Winterboard.

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FREE MARINE CORPS WORKOUT
October 5, 2009, 6:28 pm
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This is taken from Men’sHealth.com:

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Raiders May Lose Coach
October 5, 2009, 9:18 am
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In addition to enduring yet another difficult loss, the Oakland Raiders are bracing for the possibility that coach Tom Cable could be arrested soon in relation to an alleged assault on an assistant coach. Criminal charges against Cable could lead to a suspension by the league.



Aldean – T-Minus 20 Days
October 4, 2009, 12:45 pm
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Yeah….but that’s the way we get down…..



Sweet!
October 4, 2009, 12:28 pm
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You know, back in our day, we would’ve imagined a digital cookbook being some virtual, possibly animated version of… you know, a book with recipes in it. These days kids and their fancy rock and roll cooking shows have taken over, and Belling’s new Media Chef digital cookbook — which looks like a glorified digital photo frame — actually houses 48 cooking instructional videos from chef Brian Turner for playback on its 8-inch screen. Brian can be harnessed with an included compact remote control, and the unit can also act as a general media player, calendar and photo frame. It retails for $271 but we’re not sure when.



ND 4-1
October 4, 2009, 8:40 am
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) – Notre Dame waited even later than the last minute to pull out this finish.

Robert Hughes scored on a 1-yard run in overtime and safeties Harrison Smith and Kyle McCarthy jarred the ball loose from Washington receiver D’Andre Goodwin near the goal line on fourth-and-19 as the Fighting Irish beat the Huskies 37-30 Saturday.

It was the fourth straight game decided in the final 60 seconds for the Irish, the last three of which were wins.

“I’m just happy, really happy for these kids. They just keep fighting and fighting and fighting,” Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis said.

The Irish (4-1) stayed in it with a pair of goal-line stands in the second half.

The first was late in the third quarter when the Irish held the Huskies (2-3) for no points on two plays from the 1-yard line on a pair of keepers by Jake Locker. Locker gained a half yard on the first play, but was stopped by Brian Smith and McCarthy. On fourth-and-goal from the 1, Locker lost a half yard when Kerry Neal and Harrison Smith stopped him.

“The first one was so close we almost challenged it so we came with a different formation again,” Washington coach Steve Sarkisian said. “It was so close. It felt almost odd when you look at both tries.”

Chris Polk appeared to give the Huskies a 30-22 lead with a 6-yard TD run with 7:07 left, but after a review he was ruled down on the half-yard line.

“I felt like I got in the end zone,” said Polk, who ran for a career-high 136 yards.

The Huskies couldn’t advance the ball on three tries, but got a fresh set of downs when Notre Dame nose tackle Ian Williams was called for roughing the snapper on the field goal attempt. The Huskies couldn’t get it in on the next three plays either, with Locker being stuffed for no gain from the 1. Erik Folk kicked a 24-yard field goal to cap the 19-play drive that ate up 9 minutes and 19 seconds on the clock.

“The whole game came down to that double goal-line stand,” Weis said.

Sarkisian said he could hardly believe the Huskies couldn’t get the ball in.

“I’ve never seen so many guys get tackled so close to the goal-line that many times,” Sarkisian said. “Obviously it’s frustrating when you had an opportunity like we had there in the fourth quarter to put the game in a situation to be a two-score game, and we weren’t able to do it.”

Jimmy Clausen was 23 of 31 passing for a career-high 422 yards, the fifth highest passing yardage in five seasons under coach Charlie Weis. He had 67-yard TD pass to Golden Tate, a 77-yard pass to Tate that set up a field goal and a 12-yard TD pass to Kyle Rudolph with 80 seconds left to give Notre Dame a 30-27 lead.

“It’s just a great team effort and a great victory for us,” Clausen said.

Folk kicked a 37-yard field goal with 6 seconds left to tie the game at 30.

Golden Tate caught nine passes for a career-high 244 yards and a touchdown. He set up Hughes’ TD run with a 22-yard catch on the first play in overtime.

“I guess we’re just a clutch team,” Tate said of the last-minute wins.

Locker was 22 of 40 passing for 281 yards and a touchdown. He also ran for a touchdown, but couldn’t come up with the big play in overtime as he had three incomplete passes and was sacked for a 9-yard loss.

“I feel like we should have won that game, but we kind of shot ourselves in the foot,” Polk said. “I feel like we left some opportunities on the field.”

Nick Tausch tied a Notre Dame record with five field goals as Washington’s defense repeatedly held the Irish out of the end zone.

Linebacker Manti Te’o, a highly rated recruit playing extensively for the first time, finished with 10 tackles.

Washington cornerback Justin Glenn broke his leg, Sarkisian said.

The Irish had lost three straight in overtime, including to Navy two years ago and to Pittsburgh last year.

McCarthy said the last minute wins are “pretty fun.”

“But it’s much more fun afterward,” he said “It’s kind of shaky during the game.”



Boo-Hoo
October 1, 2009, 2:58 pm
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Wow, just read The Forbes 400 and I can’t believe how much Warren Buffet has lost in the past 12 months. His net worth is still $40 billion, however, he lost $10 Billion in the past 12 months. I can’t even begin to fathom what I would do with that money. Well, maybe I can, such as a huge house, 3 trucks, 3 Jeeps, many exotic sports cars, all the food one person could ever want, and 50 different boats. You know, just to name a few.