Archive for September, 2009

International Sweet Stache Competition

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009


Nathaniel has officially called upon his brothers to begin the competition for the sweetest stache. The man who can grow the sweetest stache, which will be decided by him, wins the competition. To enter, you must start clean shaven, and grow the best possible stache before January 1st.

On-screen Keyboard for HTC Dream

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Sean just picked up one of these phones, and of course he’s going to out-geek me with it.  Here’s the first trick he passed along to me!

Originally I thought I’d install this just for kicks, but it turns out that it’s actually kind of neat and helpful! This little “hack” for your phone enables the on-screen keyboard that is found on the HTC Magic, but only when your phone’s full keyboard is not opened. So for example, if you’re typing away using the on-screen keyboard (which is handy for single-hand typing) and decide you want to go faster or something – slide out the full keyboard and just keep typing away!

device4-200x300Here’s how to get it installed on your phone:

  1. Download Apps Installer from the Android Market
  2. Go to ‘‘ and search for ‘HTC_IME.apk
  3. Download the Android package ‘HTC_IME.apk
  4. Put the .APK package onto your SD card
  5. Install the .APK package with Apps InstallerNote: If you need to remove the .APK package, you can do so under Manage applications. Under Manage, there is ‘Keyboard Calibration’ and ‘Touch Input’. Uninstall ‘Touch Input’ to get rid of the .APK package.
  6. After you install the .APK package with Apps Installer, reboot your HTC device
  7. After reboot, on the HTC Dream device, go to ‘Locale & Text‘ and turn on ‘Touch Input‘. From here you may adjust the settings and try the tutorial.

Nate Goes Overseas

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

nate-300As of yesterday, Nathaniel is now overseas.  His whole life has been leading up to this moment, and now he’s putting his best foot forward for the greater good of our country.  Leading up to his departure, I’ve witnessed many mixed perspectives about his departure, but I knew that deep down in his heart it was something he had to do.  It always has been, and I fully support him.

We wish you well good sir.  Be good.

My Google Android Apps

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

I got the HTC Dream as my first cellphone back in June of 2009. Since then, I’ve had the opportunity to play around with a handful of apps, and the following is a list of the best ones that I’d recommend.


  • AndFTP
  • Barcode Scanner
  • My Tracks
  • NetCounter
  • Phonalyzr
  • Power Manager
  • Shazam
  • Torrent-fu
  • Zombie, Run!


  • Caller Lookup
  • Color Flashlight
  • ConnectBot
  • Countdown Alarm
  • Google Sky Map
  • Innerscope
  • Movies by Flickster
  • Places Directory
  • Proxoid
  • Qik
  • Remote VNC Lite
  • SnapPhoto Free
  • Sound Manager
  • wpToGo

Waves Getting Busier

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Its getting busier down here, and I’m guessing its very likely due to school starting up again! Gonna have to get used to this ;)

Filming for Fresh

Monday, September 7th, 2009

Over this last weekend, we shot the house location for our new film, Fresh!  Everything went very well, and we’ll be excited to get back out and continue shooting next weekend!


Photo credit, Colin Klippenstein.