Thursday, September 25, 2008
Aside from the dificulties, I do like the phone and the apps. It is capable of some really nice things when the battery is charged.
I have WAY too many apps on mine but I try everything out at least once. So the problem for me is that there are just too many pages of apps to sort through on my screen. So I tried arranging them by page. I put all my travel apps on one page, all my lookup utilities on one page...etc. That worked great until the first app update, which placed my app in a new place. That is frustrating.
So it seems obvious to me that others might have a similar problem. A few Google searches led me to folks doing just s I had done and trying to organize by page. Not a terrific solution. So I figure tht the App Store certainly has an app for organizing your iPhone. I am still amazed that they don't. So I waited and waited for this magic app to appear. No dice.
Well, in a fit of frustration yesterday, I finally decided to take matters into my own hands and do something I have tried to avoid for a month. I decided to jailbreak my phone. Why? Well, there is an app called Categories that does exactly hat I want, but it only works if you have a jailbroke phone. No telling what I have gotten myself into, but I did the jailbreak, and it was surprisingly easy to do. Installed Categories, and now my iPhone and I are friends again...at least until my battery runs out in 5 hours.
Categories is the only reason I did this, and if the App Store come out with something like it, I will find a way to un-jailbreak and use it instead. There are however some really nice apps out there that are only for jailbroken phones. I am tempted to mess with some of them but I do not want to stray too far from the pack. It does make me wonder what will ultimately happen with the iPhone though. There re some interesting and powerful apps that are being created that Apple will probably never approve for the App Store. We shall see...
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
I am holding out for one. If something doesn't turn up soon, I will jailbreak the phone and use Categories. Basically it is exactly what I want, but only works if re iPhone is jailbroken.
Surely there will be a way to do this soon. It is very limiting.
Also, I'd you happen to restore you iPhone, there is a good chance that you all updates will quit. That sucks because you have to do a complete reinstall of everything, this loaing data you may have been entering for weeks it longer.
On an unrelated note, Wii is kick ass
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Saturday, August 2, 2008
Max's band played first and it was great. They rock. Then Bonnie and Matt, and then Darren and the band.
All of them did a great job. But the best part of the show was an impromptu jam session with everyone on stage. I think they did about 10 more songs!
Then, the staff and all of us got together and they made us pasta (amazing). So at 4am, we ate, drank wine, grappe, and beer. Very cool. I have a strong suspicion that everyone may sleep late. Only Kim and I are at breakfast. Pretty much the same as always. Well...not really...usually I am the only one to make breakfast. Ha
Friday, August 1, 2008
We talked about Wade, Stoney, Darren, and just about everyone else at lunch. I also saw 4 different people from 4 different countries wearing Wade Bowen shirts. Gotta love that.
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Looking forward to this one as much as any this week.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
I spent some time exploring the cool little alleys here in Le Puy, and THAT is the France I dreamed about. Cafes, shops, vendors, a record store (where I bought the Stones record, a Bruce record, and a Cash record for three Euros each...basically 5 bucks). Anyway, it is really cool.
And again, these people are much nicer to us than the folks in Cannes were.
We leave in a few minute for the festival grounds, bad hair and all.
It is a really beautiful and peaceful place though. Everything is just incredible, and then I round the corner and see a McDonalds. What kind of asshole would stick a McDonalds in the middle of this amazing old stone village? And what kind of asshole American would have the nads to go into one?
Hang on, I think my McGriddle is ready. Hey, good eatin' is good eatin'...
Friday, July 25, 2008
We drove for about 5 hours. The people we encountered out in the country were extremely friendly. Everyone was helpful and very accommodating. It was truly amazing to see all the mountain villages.
Le Puy has been fun as well. We had dinner at the hotel bar and it was wonderful. A few of us went to a pizza shop down the street and even though no one spoke a word of English, we had a ball. The staff was genuinely entertained by our ignorance, but we did share beer drinking in common, so all was good. They seemed to enjoy having us and were tremendous friendly. So all in all, we had have a great day.
We ran into the guys from Asleep at the Wheel, and they offered us a seat on their bus to the festival as it is 45 miles away. We didn't finish dinner in time to make it but that was ok. We leave at noon tomorrow for an all night session at the festival. Looking forward to it.
My only regret was as driver, I wasn't able to shoot much of the trip...but it was worth it. I have the pictures in m mind!
Thursday, July 24, 2008
It is cool here this afternoon, and we took a walk around the place. Pretty fancy stuff. Not really my style, but I see how people could dig it. After we eat, I think I might go teach the casino a thing or two. They'll be sorry! :)
Anyway, we are all here now, and everything is looking good.
The only problem is that you really do have to speak the language. There is almost zero tolerance for fumbling Americans. And I have found that pointing and grunting doesn't get you very far either. That only works in my living room I guess. Point is, you WILL get dirty looks and piss people off around here by t knowing the correct way to say, "Excuse me Frenchie, but where is yalls shitter?" In French. I know...I've seen me do it.
The cruise was awesome but I never blogged about it. I just didn't carry my phone around much. The kiddos had a blast. They made some new friends and loved the pool on the boat. I won a couple grand at the casino again this year. All the musical guests were great as usual.
Can't wait for the next one, but for now it is time to prepare for Steamboat.
If you have a chance, do yourself a favor and take a Dickson trip.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
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Saturday, January 19, 2008
Almost all band photos are the same old shit...find a brick wall, stand in front of it, take the picture. I hate that crap, though I have done my share of it. We thought we had a pretty cool idea shooting at hotel ZaZa, but they have pulled the plug on photo shoots up there for some reason.
We also have the abandoned prison location in Nashville, but that is an expensive way to go. I'd have to have the bus here or there is no way I could get my gear there. We let Wade use the bus for a few weeks, so that is out.
So, at the end of the day, it will be the Stockyards. There are SO many picture opportunities there it is insane. Hopefully MLK Day is not a huge party at the Stockyards or we will be dodging people all day.