Saturday, August 29, 2009

All Hail Homebrew

After hours of research and trial and error, I finally got Homebrew on my Wii. At first, the Wii couldn't recognize my hard drive. The partition on the hard drive needed to be created as Primary and only one of Wii's USB ports recognized it. All the games backuped up successfully except for Wii Resort. It turns out I needed a newer WBFS hard drive loader.

Game one!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Nintendo Wii

I set up the Nintendo Wii and Wii Fit over the weekend.
The first thing the game did was measure my weight, BMI, and guess my age. It thinks I have the health if a 37 year old and my weight is normal. If my BMI was 0.4 higher, I would have been placed in the overweight category.

My goal is to lose 3 pounds in 2 weeks. I can easily achieve that because I want to unlock more mini games an you can only do that by playing their games.

I got everything off eBay. It came with Resident Evil 4, Tiger Woods 10, Smash Brothers, Madworld, Wii Sports, and a 1st gen iPod Touch. The iPod has dust under the screen. I'll see if I can get the Apple Store to repair it tomorrow.

Thursday, August 20, 2009


I have finally cut down the tree that is causing damage to the driveway. The damage isn't terrible but it's better to address it now rather than later. The trunk took the longest to remove because the core was very dense. Afterward, I drilled a couple of holes in to the stump. I'll probably pour chemicals or salt there hoping it will kill the root.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Impressions of my new 2009 Honda Accord EX-L V6

After driving my car for a couple of week, I finally got around to writing about it.

The Accord wasn't my first choice but I'm glad I went with it. It is sportier than the 2010 Toyota Camry XLE V6. Just about everything was standard, power doors, sun roof, key-less entry, etc. The model above mine included GPS Navigation.

I'm currently busy accessorizing my car. I already got mud guard, trunk tray, floor liners, and a back-up camera. I plan to get remote start, door visors. Check out the video.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Wireless Back-up Camera

I installed a wireless backup camera to my 2009 Honda Accord today. I got the VR3 VRBCS300W Wireless Back-Up Camera with 2.5" LCD Monitor from Pep Boys for $69.98 minus a $10 mail-in rebate.

The installation process took just over 30 minutes. Tools required were a scissor, electrical tape, pliers, flathead screwdriver, and phillips screwdriver.

Overall, I'm pleased with the result. I haven't decided where to place the monitor. I can either mount it on the dashboard, air vent, or on the sun visor.

Check out my video and some photos.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Farewell Reno 911

Say it ain't so. Reports coming in from gossip sites that Comedy Central has cancelled Reno 911.
I've been to Reno. And if it weren't for this show I would have labeled Reno as the Crappiest Little City in the World.

Hollywood Reporter Link

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Free60 Project

I love my original Xbox. Beside providing us with wonderful games, other apps such as Xbox Media Center and MAME extended the life of that console till this day. If the Free60 Project succeeds at bringing homebrew to the Xbox 360, I can finally retire my original Xbox.

Are You Worthy?

Do you have what it takes to become a citizen? MSNBC posted naturalization questions from the INS website for you to take. So check it out and feel proud that no matter how bad you do, you're already a citizen.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

In Bon Chon We Trust

See this beautiful specimen on my left? This is, by far, the best fried chicken on the market. The center is tender and moist and the outside is nice and crispy. I prefer their Hot flavor but their Soy Garlic has been well received. All KFC franchises should be replaced with Bon Chon Chicken.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Time To Pimp My Ride

I should have waited until I saw the car before purchasing any accessories. My car came with tire guards and a trunk tray. I shouldn't have ordered the guard on eBay earlier that day. I'll probably give them to a friend or sell it.

Next on my list are door visors, bumper applique, backup camera, remote start, floor mats, and a bobblehead.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

My Car Has Arrived!

I'm going to pick up the Honda Accord today after work. Instead of getting a polished metallic color, I'll get the silver metallic because that's available today.
Unfortunately, the salesman told me my mother's name will go on the title because she is the owner the clunker, trade-in car. That's a bummer.

Monday, August 3, 2009


An emergency was reported in the building. But I have work to do!

Manhattan or Brooklyn?

I spent the whole day condo shopping for my brother in New York City.

There are a lot of new developments going up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. A 1 bedroom condo was priced around $500,000. Come on people, it's Brooklyn. I've probably only been there 7 times in my life and that's because other than the Botanical Gardens they have nothing that interests me.

Most of what we saw were new constructions. They must have had any John Doe write up the layout because each unit had a quirk. A place had an illegal 2nd floor so the developer had to hide it by boarding the windows and stairs. Another place was advertised as a 1 br condo but there are no doors seperating the bedroom from the living room. It not like the developer forgot to put it in, it was purposely left out. And they also want to charge $35,000 for an outdoor parking spot.

He's better off buying a condo in Manhattan.

-- Post From My iPhone

Sunday, August 2, 2009

My First Car

I took advantage of the government's Cash For Clunkers program and got a $3500 rebate with my father's Mercedes Benz 190E. I purchased a 2009 Honda Accord EX-L V6 for just under $24,000.
The dealer won't have it in stock until 8/11/2009. My only worry is that the program will run out of money before I finalize the purchase.