Techno Geekdom

Thanks to my friend, Annie, a SbJL bag made it onto the Space Shuttle last week – even more awesome, it was a browncoat bag!

There is too knitting on the space shuttle!

I’m going to sit here and let this sink in for a moment…


I bought a Nook Color.  (This is the first of several ‘Did I Tell You?’ posts that I’ll be putting up here and there to get you all up to date on all the lovely little details of my life – aren’t you excited?  I am!  Thanks to Deb for the idea!)

Waaay back in February, Risa pointed out to me that Ebay was doing this ‘buy back’ promotion for old electronics.  At the time, I had my iPhone 4 and was happy and I had an iPhone 3Gs that was sitting, waiting to be a GPS for my car.  I also wanted a Nook Color really, really, REALLY bad.  When I saw that the trade-in company would give me $200 for my iPhone, I got very, very, VERY excited.  The NC was within reach!  Then, Groupon had a $20 gift card for $10 Barnes & Noble deal and THEN I finally sold my old set of Denise needles.  Which meant I could get my NC for FREE!

So I did.

My Nook Color

I played with it as a reader for…about five minutes.  Then, I proceeded to root it so I could have an android tablet.  About an hour later, I had it rooted!  Success!

Then, they came out with the Froyo update which brings flash to Android (so you can stream Netflix and Hulu and other lovely things).  I wanted flash on my Nook in a bad way but I was terrified because they didn’t have the Auto-Nooter program set up for the new update – plus, I would have to roll the software back to factory before I could do the update in the first place.  The update came out in April, I managed to hold off until Monday.

I spent a whole. day. rolling back, bricking, unbricking, updating, re-rooting, installing a ROM I *HATED*, rolling back AGAIN, rooting AGAIN and reinstalling everything from backup.  But I did it – and I didn’t cry, not even once.  ;o)

So now my Nook looks like this:

Rooted !

and I can still read books on it (it still has the Nook operating system) from B&N AND the Kindle app, watch movies on it, and keep track of my knitting projects, and update my Etsy shop and…and… well, do everything on it that you can do on an iPad or Android tablet (except no camera – but I can live with that) for far less money.  I’m happy :o)

Thanks for letting me wave my geek flag, I don’t do it often so I appreciate your patience with me when I start babbling on about coding and ROMs and all that stuff.  ;o)

If you are looking to root your own NC, this website is a good jumping off point.

Last week, my addon slot where my blog resided was set to expire and I decided that it was time.  Time to move the blog and make everything cleaner on the admin side.  I now have spent three days of my life that I will never get back moving stuff but in return, I have a nice shiny new WordPress install with a nice shiny new database. 

There are still a few things I need to tweak and some of my images are kind of wonky but…

…I’m finally giving out cookies the way I’m supposed to.  This means when you guys leave a comment, I give you a cookie (a nice warm squishy chocolate chip cookie, even, heh) and the next time you come back, your info is still there so you don’t have to type it again.  It’s a WP miracle!  hehe

I wanted to get this in place because Wednesday is a big day – make sure you come back, k?  I’ll even be giving away a prize or two…  ;o)

…today only! (No, I don’t have pictures…sheesh.) ;o)

Why is my blog missing it’s pretty layer of CSS? Because today is CSS Naked Day. Want to know more? Go here.

…I got nuthin.  I’m sorry but I’m just too tired.  Just hit refresh a couple of times and you’ll see some eye candy.  ;o)  There are 24 header images uploaded at this time so it should be amusing for a little while at least.  Oh and they’re a bit different than yesterday – I fixed the ‘can’t see the blog title’ issue.  Let me know which ones are your favorite!

I’m going to go take a nap.  All this code makes a girl sleeeepy…

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