Sunday, August 26, 2012

Music for Sunday night #63

Tonight, we will listen to this nice song by 'The Cranberries'. Just my imagination. Enjoy.

Miracles exist

This is the second part of the post 'The worst day of my life”. Please, read it before.

In that instance, suddenly my computer was turned off and reset, and my phone emitted a beep. I thought “I haven't done anything”. My computer was restarting and my phone was off. You can imagine how I felt. WTF! I turned on my phone, IT WORKED!!! F*CKING MIRACLES EXITS!!! But it was strange because some things of my phone company was there yet. I checked my FW version, it probably was the same, not updated. But not! It was the new version! My phone company stuff was there yet, but the last step was undone.

I seriously thought 'Well, It now works. I'm the luckiest man in the world. The phone did things it shouldn't have done, it was almost death. I really think this has been a casualty and there is no explanation. I'm the luckiest man in the whole world again. And now, should I do the last step or it is better to be quiet?” I didn't want to think too much, I wanted to finish the procedure well.

The last step was doing a 'hard reset'. It would delete all my data but also the phone company's. I had to enter a code and I did it. With that code, the factory settings were activated, but no more. I thought the code was wrong and I looked for another one on the internet. Another way of doing a 'hard reset' was switching off the phone and pressing 4 buttons at the same time. Pressing them all was not easy...

The phone started to work and this time all had been deleted. Lots of suffering but I had gotten a new phone, quickly as race cars and unlocked.

By the way, the trivial problems (that maybe weren't so trivial has been solved). Now, I've spent almost a day configuring and restoring everything, and I feel like I have a new phone, much better than before for all the work done and the time spent. I'm a happy man.

The worst moment of my life


A couple of weeks ago I got my mobile phone unlocked. Then I could use any mobile company SIM. Later, I realised my phone didn't have any company logo or sticker. This is something very unusual to my mind. Then, I thought 'Could I do something with my phone's firmware in order to get the original system as I was bought my phone unlocked?' This made me stay researching for a couple of days and then I got the answer.

The worst moment of my life:

The other day I spent the worst moment of my life. I wanted to update my Nokia N85's firmware, so almost a week before, I had been getting information about the process, fails, problems, results... The data I had gotten, mainly from forums, wasn't look very well. Lots of fails, a few solutions, different ways to do the procedure... It's also true that, generally, in forums is where people post problems, so that may be the explanation of why I found so many.

With all that, besides being encouraged by a friend of mine, some trivial problems that maybe can be solved and a lot of free time, I proceed to update my device.

The first step was changing the 'product code'. It is a code of numbers which indicates if the phone is unlocked originally or if it has been modified by some phone company. I changed it with no troubles, then my phone was an original one and not one bought through a phone company.

The next step was update the firmware with the Nokia's pc software 'Nokia Software Updater'. Simply. I had many problems with the connection between the phone and the software. Firstly, it didn't connect well. Secondly, the software order me to connect the phone direct to an USB port and not through a HUB. In the end, it worked. Later the software tried to update my phone but the assistant crashed. My phone display was white, then it was reset and then a white screen with letters. My worst moment was starting.

I did it at least 10 times and my phone did the same things: White screen > Reset > White screen with letters. I was frightened!!! The assistant always crashed. Before crashing it said to me that the screen would be firstly white and then the phone would be reset, BUT NOTHING ABOUT THE FUCK*NG WHITE SCREEN OF THE DEATH!!! You can see how horrible was this screen:

It is ugly and scary!

I was terribly frightened. I tried to calm down with some relaxing music and I left the phone connected with that screen while I searched some help. Lots of people like me but any solution, shit. I browsed a link I kept saved. It was about another way to update my Nokia from the start, but not with official programs and it looked quite difficult and very aggressive with the phone. I would need several programs and I downloaded them.

I was trying to understand the manual when something happened!!!

(Continue in the next post).

Monday, August 20, 2012

Music for Sunday night #62

Tonight, we'll listen to Linkin Park, the famous band who, to my mind months ago looked to be ended forever, but not. Enjoy.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Diary of a day without internet 4

Saturday. August 18th, the last night.

Another morning getting up early. The first stop has been in a market. Apart from other stalls, I've seen one where music CDs were being sold. I don't know how their owners earn the life having downloads or better shops than them. That's really a mystery for me.

Later, I had to manage mobile phone's things, so I've arrive to the place but the f*cking department which see to phones doesn't work on Saturdays! So, one hour travelling wasted.

By the way, I’ve seen for first time the bulb by Philips which is supposed to work during 25 years. Here is a picture:

Going back, I wanted to stop in a reservoir, but several gates had been installed and they were closed. Moreover, now you have to pay if you want to go through them. Another waste of time.

Tonight, I don't want to forget to say happy birthday to two friends tomorrow, although they born today, but I can't establish any connection with them from here.

In about a half an hour, I'm turning on my Play Station and enjoying like all nights. Tomorrow, I'm going back home. Don't loose the next post of 'Music for Sunday night'!

Diary of a place without internet 3

Friday, August 17th

After all the night playing with my Play Station, getting up has been hard, even at 2:30 pm.

At 5 o'clock we have arrived to the beach. The beach choice has been a hard match, which I haven't won. In fact, out of 3 possibilities, my parents have made the worst choice to my mind.

The afternoon in the beach has been nothing special. We have swum, eaten, and all those stuff. Particularly, I have made an attempt of reading, but the beach was too noisy. I have also listened to some RHCP's songs there with my MP3 player and my headphones (this was something that I wanted to do). Later I have decided to do the third of fourth attempt of configuring my MP3 player equaliser, and I've GOT IT!!! I usually configure the equalisers of each device with which I listen to music, because with the time, I've ended getting better sound quality than using pre-configured sets. However, I hadn't got to configure my Philips Player's equaliser successfully yet. It has been quite grateful.

Now, I am not hungry and it's 11:30 pm, but I should eat something, and then I plan to spend the night playing video games again.

Diary of a place without internet 2

Wednesday, August 15th

The first night out  my home. This morning I've gotten up early, too early, not sleeping enough but I wanted to have a big drums session before leave. My family are not used to make plans with a watch, so there is no way to organise anything with them. I hate it. Although, fortunately, I've no problem with playing drums for a long time.

One hour after going in the car, we'd arrived. I've put Kari, my dear guitar, leaned on a wall outside while I was opening the house doors and someone said to me, she had fallen to the ground. Oh, shit!!! I've checked it and all was right, but I feel that crash in my heart yet.

With 35 Celsius degrees outside, I had to participate in the worst thing I am going to do here. We have gone to the hills and I had to work as a farmer. Pick almonds is the f*cking worst thing in the world, although it hadn't been the first time. In the end of the afternoon, we have postponed the work for tomorrow and I've re-checked again I am totally allergic to almond tree with a beautiful rash in my arm.

Some minutes ago, I've watched in one of the little channels that work here, one film trailer which has surprised me. The film has been “The Expendables 2”, and I can say that the first film wasn't very good. (If you don't know, in these films converge several top actors). However, I was totally surprised because of the cast. The actors involved are INCREDIBLE!!! In the trailer I could see: Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, CHUCK NORRIS and JASON STATHAM!!! It's amazing! Isn't it?

Now, I should go to bed. I must be waked up in over 5 hours.

Diary of a place without internet

This, dear reader, was written four days ago:

I'm afraid I haven't had any chance of changing the future of my next four days. I'm going to be in a place in the countryside with no internet connection, where I am not going to be able to do many things I usually do. So I thought about write a little diary of what I do and more..., and here it is.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Wake up!

Curiously, this morning I've been waken up by a pair of carpenters who were setting up a wardrobe in a room next to my bedroom. The thing is that one of them has turned on the radio and the first song aired has been CALIFORNICATION!!! From the beginning of the song! Nice wake up.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Test papers

Today is the day when I have to start with these papers again. I can see the end of this long learning period, although anything is sure and no one knows how I will finish.

I hope these test go well.

Music for Sunday night #61

The perfect song for this night. (Not for the title). Enjoy.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Music for Sunday night #60

Tonight, I've brought this amazing song for you. It's one marvel of the last RHCP's album. Beautiful sound. Enjoy.