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Alright, after a few days of futzing around with it I've managed to change quite a few things that Josh and the manual led me to believe weren't possible.

I've figured out how to change backgrounds and how to make custom backgrounds and themes. Which turns out to be ridiculously simple, IF YOU KNOW HOW, there appears to be no official assistance for that. I found it in a tricks section of a sidekick wiki that crassy linked me to. I figured out how to make the directional button actually work like a directional button in the phone's menus instead of the default: "OH HAI IMA PAGE DOWN/SIDE BUTTON THAT NEVER PAGES THE SAME NUMBER OF OPTIONS EVER". Found the font size and have changed it to the smallest, which I like. Because, let's face it, the Sidekick Slide's screen, while bigger than my previous Nokia, seems postage stamp sized next to modern slide/full querty phones.

And I figured out how to turn off the constant blinky light. But I've gotten used to it now so did not do so. Green for all systems go; battery is still good, red for OMG BATTERY LOW, and blue for O HAI U HAS MESSAGE YAY.

It's taking a bit to get used to qwerty, I've been a T9 wiz for so long. But I have used this sidekick once before in an emergency (Nokia took a diet mtn dew bath, and was drying out and I had places to go from which I had to call/text for a return ride), so I have had a tiny bit of practice before so this time is not as annoying as before. I still try to hit some keys twice for words like "no" and such.

I am happy to have it more configured to my liking and looking forward to being back on mobile internets with it once we get that reactivated, but I still stand by my belief that I shouldn't have had to learn how to use it or spend so much time searching and researching on how to change very simple options. I expect more from a phone OS than this and was a bit spoiled by Nokia's Symbian OS.

But regardless I feel better about this being MY phone for now since I have no clue when I'll be able to join the Android world.
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In an incredibly special (dee dee dee, special) series of events I manged to permanently disable all 3rd party software use on my Nokia 6263. Ironically the actions which caused this are the exact actions which fixed this issue initially. It now appears to be entirely unREfixable.

So after a few hours of research which only led me to the exact same information as the first time around, years ago, and that there never emerged a reliable way to unbrand the thing, it is with great sadness that I must abandon my beloved Nokia.

Yes the Nokia has a proprietary browser, but it is slow and simple and I might as well just entirely reinvent the Internet while I wait for it to do anything. I had been using the wonderful Opera mini, which gave me pretty much full browsing use, with the exception of any flash support. So without being able to use Opera mini I'm left with only a texting and calling device. Which is entirely a FWP, but it effectively removes half of what I used the damn thing for.

So I have moved my sim card and, tediously by hand, all information to the brand new, unused, Sidekick Slide that was available to me here in our house. Won't be able to enable data service on it until we've paid our current bill so it still only does what the Nokia would be doing, but either way I'm stuck with an internetless phone, so I might as well get used to the one I'll be using from now on until I eventually get an Andriod phone.

I HATE the Sidekick's interface, sofuckingmuch. I don't think it could get more clunky and counterintuitive if it tried, seriously. ugh. It is kinda nifty to have a qwerty keyboard and a phone that LOOKS shiny and new. But the Nokia was a superior phone, despite its size, this sidekick isn't even 3g. Cripes.


(fon post)

Jun. 2nd, 2006 08:23 am
hoveringsombrero: (texty)
If paris hilton drives a gold passat,
bitch just cut me off, glared, than exited at green valley parkway.

Welcome to fabulous Las Vegas; home of the rude paris hilton clones.

Wait, was that an oxymoron?

(fon post)

Jun. 1st, 2006 01:01 pm
hoveringsombrero: (texty)
Testing my mobile post settings.
I think I like the other fon user picture better, I don't know.
I wish it'd let me make a default subject and tag.
So I don't have to go back in later and add them.

Oh, and attaching a picture to test that also.
No I don't have a camera phone.

(fon post)

Jun. 1st, 2006 11:03 am
hoveringsombrero: (buttony)
I'm cooking, sans pants.

(fon post)

May. 30th, 2006 11:38 pm
hoveringsombrero: (texty)
One night in Bangkok makes a hard man humble.

I can feel the devil walking next to me.

(fon post)

May. 29th, 2006 08:21 am
hoveringsombrero: (buttony)
The things,
you say,
your purple prose just gives you away.

(fon post)

May. 28th, 2006 09:41 pm
hoveringsombrero: (texty)
My backpack's got jets,
cause I'm Boba the Fett.

(fon post)

May. 23rd, 2006 03:39 am
hoveringsombrero: (buttony)
I want to pinch.

(fon post)

May. 21st, 2006 11:56 pm
hoveringsombrero: (texty)
"The cab I had was a real old one that smelled like someone'd just tossed his cookies in it. I always get those vomity kind of cabs if I go anywhere late at night. What made it worse, it was so quiet and lonesome out, even though it was Saturday night. I didn't see hardly anybody on the street. Now and then you just saw a man and a girl crossing a street, with their arms around each other's waists and all, or a bunch of hoodlumy-looking guys and their dates, all of them laughing like hyenas at something you could bet wasn't funny. New York's terrible when somebody laughs on the street very late at night. You can hear it for miles. It makes you feel so lonesome and depressed. I kept wishing I could go home and shoot the bull for a while with old Phoebe. But finally, after I was riding a while, the cab driver and I sort of struck up a conversation. His name was Horwitz. He was a much better guy than the other driver I'd had. Anyway, I thought maybe he might know about the ducks."

(fon post)

May. 21st, 2006 11:28 pm
hoveringsombrero: (buttony)

Sitting on balcony, it's ever so lovely out, would like to be out somewhere.
Nobody seems to be around, guess people don't tend to do things on sunday night.
Maybe I need more non-monday working friends.
Maybe just more friends.

It really is lovely out, practicaly begging for mischief, wish I could oblige.

(fon post)

May. 17th, 2006 09:31 pm
hoveringsombrero: (texty)
Just finished watching tonight's Lost on ess42 about 15 minutes ago.
They're really setting us up for the mother of all season finale cliffhangers, methinks.

(fon post)

May. 16th, 2006 09:17 am
hoveringsombrero: (buttony)
OMG it smells like apples and rain outside!
How lovely is that?

Because of the T9 text I first typed "apples and pain," that would make a cool name for a band.

(fon post)

May. 15th, 2006 09:10 pm
hoveringsombrero: (texty)
She can't get away from livejournal even in bed thanks to fon.

My socks were too tight, my feet have fallen off.
How am I going to sleep with these bloody stumps?
Can't stop here, it's bat country.

(fon post)

May. 10th, 2006 07:39 pm
hoveringsombrero: (buttony)
We're at the red rock again, I like this place more each time I'm here.
We're in a mexican place called Cabo's, v. spiffy looking.
The chips and drinks are good, waiting on food.

(fon post)

May. 10th, 2006 01:32 am
hoveringsombrero: (texty)
When I'm a stripper I'm going to strip to Livin on a prayer with big hair, fishnet stockings, high heel leather boots, fingerless gloves, lots of silver dangle bracelets, blue eyeshadow, and rip off a bon jovi band t-shirt.

It'll be THE hottest thing ever.

(fon post)

May. 8th, 2006 09:21 am
hoveringsombrero: (buttony)
I just cackled like an idiot in the car all alone.
I saw a licence plate which said GODBWUS,
and I thought; "God Be a Wus?".
"OH! God be WITH us!"

(fon post)

Apr. 30th, 2006 08:35 am
hoveringsombrero: (Default)
Woo! 515n to 215w and I found me!
Back in familiar territory. I think I was on a cloverleaf interchange, it's hard to tell when one's so close to it.
Just a buncha twisty onramps, not the pretty design as seen from above.
Methinks there's some sort of zen lesson there, too close to appreciate the pretty?

Whatever, or the thing is just a thing,
an onramp is an onramp is an onramp.

(fon post)

Apr. 30th, 2006 08:22 am
hoveringsombrero: (Default)
You're a heartbreaker, dreammaker, love taker don't you mess around with me!

I'm home go with intent to stop at store,
all while wearing the most annoying shirt in existance.
I promised miss danni picture proof, which means you'll all be tormented with such.

I'm in a confusing detour, what a day to have just promised J that I'd only use the car's a/c if necessary.
Who deems this? Is it my necessary or his?

I have no idea where I am!


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