Sunday, February 20, 2011
My old iPod Touch 2nd Gen stopped working when I was in Singapore so I thought I'd try a bit of DIY action today and try to replace the screen with a spare part screen/bezel/digitizer I bought on Amazon...
Using the "pry tools" to open the iPod was hard. The plastic bezel below the front of the screen was very fragile and kept cracking.
Finally got the screen off and the home button went flying
Careful, careful, careful! The digitizer ribbon is as fragile as thin paper, if you rip it, it's game over.
Got the crud cleaned out of the ipod and new screen attached...
And... unfortunately... it's still broken :(. I tried using a hair dryer to clean out any particles, I tried attaching and re-attaching the digitizer screen several times - it's still busted. It should have worked before I snapped it back down, but after attemping for 45 min or so, I decided to give up. It was a good shot, but it's probably the case that the logic board/motherboard is actually busted. In that case, I'm basically out of luck. This was going to be a gift, but I've got a new iPhone now so I'm set for myself - I was just hoping to give it away. Anyhow. Nice experience to try and replace it myself, and I guess if there wasn't a further problem I'd be in business.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Lucasfilm Speaker Series are now posted online!! These amazing interviews that we are so lucky to get to watch and participate in are now available on the ILM website. Really great interviews, and definitely worth watching. Enjoy!
Go to: http://www.ilm.com, and click under "About ILM" and then "Speaker Series".
Monday, February 14, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Tried something new for dinner tonight - I made my Mom's Maple Glazed Salmon recipe, but ran out of maple syrup so I used honey instead. It worked well!
The salmon was fresh from my local grocery store and was very good. Often the frozen salmon from Costco is saltier or fishier, this was neither. Very tasty.
Also made Basmati rice in my rice cooker and a stir fry of sugar snap peas, onions, yellow pepper, broccoli and Shanghai bok choy from the Ferry Building. The sauce was Trader Joe's General Tzao stir fry sauce, and it was quite sweet and tasty. I only used about half though which was more than enough, it was good not to overdo the sauce as I didn't want it to overpower the fish.
I think this worked out well, and I was particularly happy with the stir fry and the bok choy - it was really good and I could see myself making this more often! Tasty.
From the artist's Vimeo site: "I was working a gig in Vegas with a brand new Phantom Flex high speed digital cinema camera. I had to try it out. In fact, I never did go to bed that night. I opened up a wormhole shooting at 2,564 frames per second."
Friday, February 11, 2011
Sunday, February 06, 2011
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Tuesday, February 01, 2011