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Bizarre Repair Solutions!!!! [Mar. 28th, 2006|04:40 pm]
Josaiah Chong
[Current Cranial Voice |happyhappy]
[Aural Stimulii |Cum Undun-Peaches-Teaches Of Peaches]

The MOST BIZARRE thing happened to me today. My trusty ipod (4G 20GB) decided to die on me yesterday. It froze during updating, it froze during playing, it froze WITHOUT playing and after numerous soft reboots (hold MENU button + SELECT button until system reboots for all you people who need to know) and diagnostic tests (hold SELECT + REWIND until the apple logo flips after soft reboot and you get a series of diagnostic tests) and software update/reboots, nothing could fix it, and all I got was a picture of a folder with an exclamation mark on starting (and an endless soft reboot cycle).

And then I tried something SO radical it sounded stupid when I read it. I opened up the ipod and shook the hard drive inside until this faint rattling sound stopped. I figured, with no warranty left, it didn't hurt to try something stupid on something which was semi-officially dead.

WHADDAYA KNOW! THAT FIXED IT!!

I reassembled it and hooked it up and voila! the 2000 songs I set to load into it loaded all the way! And they played perfectly!

So for all you people with the sad folder on your screens...you could try this if you dare ;)

p.s. the soft reboot and diagnostic steps above are only for the 4G mono ipods.
p.p.s. it sure as heck worked for me, but it might not for you. but what the heck right? it's dead anyway!
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Comeback Kid? [Mar. 7th, 2006|02:16 am]
Josaiah Chong
[Current Cranial Voice |happyhappy]
[Aural Stimulii |Pitseleh-Elliot Smith-XO]

After eons of not writing ANYTHING of ANY worth here, for that matter ANYTHING AT ALL, here's a short one..

I've come to realize that great friends are hard to come by, and it never hurts to say just how much you care for them. So to all of you who read this who mean the world to me who know who you are, here's a very off-character (except in certain states of "hightened emotions ;)) remark, that I LOVE YOU GUYS and thank you for being there :)

The best things always happen by accident :)
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(no subject) [Sep. 8th, 2005|04:52 am]
Josaiah Chong
[Current Cranial Voice |jealousjealous]
[Aural Stimulii |Policy Of Truth-Dishwalla-For The Masses: A Tribute To Depeche Mode]

You've got to give it to Apple for coming up with things this covetable.

Presenting the all-new HORRIFICLY GORGEOUS creation which is the iPod Nano!


Gorgeous, isn't it? I know. I'm looking at my iPod and suddenly feeling it's rather ugly. I also know all ye folk who bought iPod Shuffles and Minis're tearing at your hair. I know.

You think that'd be bad enough, then Apple HAD to come up with THIS: -



GREAT! JUST GREAT! Thanks alot Apple. You sure know how to rake in the customers!

ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
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Shoes, shoes, shoes [Jul. 31st, 2005|06:01 pm]
Josaiah Chong
[Current Cranial Voice |blankblank]
[Aural Stimulii |Opaline-Dishwalla-Opaline]

Alright people, I've decided to move from stretched canvas to canvas shoes. Anyone of you ever wanted a pait of "artsy" shoes? I'm trying to get something started where I customize Converses for sale..samples are behind the cut, so don't hesitate to drop me a line if you're interested..

ShoesCollapse )
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Paintings [Jul. 20th, 2005|11:23 pm]
Josaiah Chong
Hello dudes...due to my unfortunate lack of space plus my unavailability of transportation, my paintings from Kickstart're on sale at the url below for cheap. As much as I hate to do this, I have to get them adopted before they die in some storage room from mould and lack of loving...so if you want a little piece of art, this is the place for you ;) Do adopt one and take care of it pleaseeeee :)

http://members.lelong.com.my/Auc/List/DetailStd.asp?ProductID=1865084
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iPod battery wheezing? [Jun. 3rd, 2005|05:12 pm]
Josaiah Chong
[Current Cranial Voice |interested]
[Aural Stimulii |Wandering Star-Portishead]

To everyone who owns a 1, 2 or G iPod, here's good news! Not very sure if it applies to those outside the US, but it doesn't hurt to try. Has your iPod become a very expensive paperweight because of its crummy battery? Mine has, and Apple's offering a settlement...read about it here: -

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory?id=814981

Then go fill in your claims form: -

http://www.appleipodsettlement.com/

And enjoy your free $50 coupon (when the final settlement's done hehe)
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Bless me blog for I have sinned [Jun. 1st, 2005|03:05 pm]
Josaiah Chong
[Current Cranial Voice |contemplativecontemplative]
[Aural Stimulii |Butterfly Caught (Jagz Kooner Mix)-Massive Attack]

PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people mail-in their secrets anonymously on one side of a homemade postcard. It's amazing how similar we are with our secrets regardless of who or where we are..

http://postsecret.blogspot.com
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Boing! [May. 6th, 2005|02:26 pm]
Josaiah Chong
[Current Cranial Voice |boredbored]
[Aural Stimulii |Ball + Chain-Atomizer]

I'm now a raccoon with big balls.
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TinyPic.com [Apr. 25th, 2005|03:56 pm]
Josaiah Chong
[Current Cranial Voice |amusedamused]
[Aural Stimulii |Bucky Done Gone-M.I.A]

I couldn't be arsed to put too many photos up on my blog, simply because I hate registrations, logins and bullshit of that manner.

FINALLY I found a image host that doesn't require me to type a high-school essay just to upload a picture!

My first attempt at cutting!Collapse )

BTW, this was caught outside my house...baby birds are FREAKSSSSS!
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When you want to pluck a rabbit out of the air, PLUCK IT! [Apr. 13th, 2005|03:24 am]
Josaiah Chong
[Current Cranial Voice |sleepysleepy]
[Aural Stimulii |Feeling A Moment-Feeder]

Sometimes I sit in front of the computer wondering if I should be updating my journal. I know I should be, but I don't. That's mostly because there's nothing to write about and all you people who actually read my blog (other than myself) would be either terrible pissed off or terrible bored or terribly indifferent towards my drivel.

But I do update once in a while, even if my updates contain nothing more than a cloud of gas and maybe a few grains of sand..I do!

Respect my effort and hear out my dilemma on mosquitoes.

They suck. Literally.

Now if only they'd sting me in a uniform pattern. That way at least I'd look like I put on weight!

Good night!
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