April 21, 2013


I've rooted my phone.  My first root of a smart phone. Previously I had an iDevice I could not figure out how to Jailbreak, so my friend +Brent Ciszek took care of it for me.  After that I got an Optimus S from a coworker. My friend +cas baskin asked to look at it while I was looking at his baby.  He came back 15 minutes later with it rooted, running CM.

Rooting a several months old phone is easy. The longer a phone has been released the more time the rooting community has had time to work on getting root, then they usually end up packaging the steps into an app you have to download outside of the Play store. Usually the OP will have a fairly clean description of what needs to be done. 

The guides and files are posted on a forum with 20+ pages of "thanks yo'ur a god!" and "It didn't work, what do?".  The OP  it often named "sneaky1" or "SluttyDude".  Usually I'll read the OP and the first and last 3 pages. The gives the pulse of the success.  

This is really the only challenge; trust.

April 10, 2013


Today I was in a meeting (lol) with my friend before she goes on maternity leave.  The daughter of one our friends walked into the office eating a purple sweet potato. My friend said "I want one, go get one for me." but it was said in a nice way.

The girl smiled and skipped away like young girls do and came back a few minutes later with a whole sweet potato and plunked into my friend's hand, smiled and scampered off.  My friend got up, went to the kitchen and returned, handing me half a sweet potato.

I said thanks and we continued our meeting.

It was nice to be included and shared with.  This happened on my last day before a trip, so there could have been resentments about me leaving and excuses to exclude me.