Archive for December 2007
This is completely non-obvious.
- remove the battery cover.
- observe that by the USB port, there is a small indentation. This is the reset switch access.
- Keep the slider closed.
- power the phone on.
- press the “talk” and “end” buttons; while holding them down, use the stylus to probe into the reset switch hole at a 45 degree angle to the major axis of the phone.
- when you get to the “press enter to reset the phone” page, press the center dpad.
What isn’t obvious? the angle at which you frob the reset switch and that the center dpad is not the enter key when the slider is open.
Don Perata was carjacked this weekend. Fortunately, he was physically unhurt. One interesting note from the press coverage:
Perata said today that he no longer carries a concealed-weapons permit and there was no gun in his state car.Perata said he never had the permit renewed when it expired two years ago because he “just never had the opportunity to re-qualify” at a gun range. Perata obtained the permit out of security concerns stemming from his work regulating firearms.
Good for me, not for thee. I just found out about this old news:
The rumor that Sylvester Stallone was issued a CCW permit struck my interest as I had recently been made aware that he had attended a Los Angeles event sponsored by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. The “Brady Bunch”, as
they are commonly referred to by gun-rights advocates, are one of the most well known
organizations that are lobbying to take away our rights as lawful gun owners. I was also learning that Stallone had been quoted in the past saying some very anti-gun statements, even advocating door to door gun confiscations! I found all of this terribly hypocritical.
Good guy discovers goblin in house. Good guy shoots goblin. End of story? No:
A Kent man who shot and killed a suspected intruder inside his home Saturday was armed with his own handgun when he walked in the door and found the stranger inside his home, police said.
A man and woman came home to their condo on Kent’s East Hill at 6 p.m. Saturday to find another man inside. The 28-year-old homeowner used his own gun to shoot the suspected intruder, said Kent police spokesman Paul Petersen.
It’s unknown why the homeowner had a handgun, Petersen said.
Police aren’t releasing the homeowners’ names. The dead man, believed in his mid-20s, has not been identified.
Neighbors reported four to five gunshots, but there were no witnesses other than the homeowners, Petersen said.
After the man was shot, he ran through a broken sliding-glass door and died in the backyard. He was carrying a bag that contained some stolen property from the couple’s home, Petersen said.
Remember, folks, when the police want to talk to you the proper response is “I need to talk to my lawyer first”.
Police officers responded to a domestic dispute, accompanied by Marines. They had just gone up to the door when two shotgun birdshot rounds were fired through the door, hitting the officers. One yelled “cover me!” to the Marines, who then laid down a heavy base of fire. The police officer had not meant “shoot” when he yelled “cover me” to the Marines. [He] meant point your weapons and be prepared to respond if necessary. However, the Marines responded instantly in the precise way they had been trained, where “cover me” means provide me with cover using firepower. Over two hundred bullets [were] fired into that house.”
James D. Delk, Fires & Furies: The L.A. Riots