// end sketch
This piece is called eMpower2 and it was free handed on my MacBook Pro’s magical trackpad. The application used was Mr.Doob’s Harmony drawing tool. It’s the sweetest open source HTML5 drawing tool I’ve seen yet. I have a feeling we’re going to see a lot of HTML5 based drawing tools soon.
PLEASE BACKUP YOUR iPhone BEFORE REMOVING iOS4! I lost everything on my phone prior to removing iOS4 and didn’t think about saying this originally.
In case you need help removing iOS4 from your iPhone 3G, here are the steps that I followed to downgrade my iPhone 3G to OS 3.1.3. Before we get going, I’m not taking credit for these instructions since this is a cleaned up version of this MacRumors forum post. Shout out to my buddy Tony Rodgers for sending me the original link.
Before you get to the steps, be sure to download these two files first.
- iPhone1,2_3.1.3_7E18_Restore.ipsw ( this is the OS 3.1.3 restore file )
- blackra1n ( pick the installer that matches your OS )
Restore iPhone 3G to OS 3.1.3
- Connect your iPhone, open iTunes, then click your iPhone to go to the Summary screen.
- While holding down Alt ( OSX ) or Shift ( windows ), click the Restore button. If you held the correct key when clicking restore, you should get a File Open prompt.
- Select iPhone1,2_3.1.3_7E18_Restore.ipsw that you downloaded earlier and let iTunes do it’s work.
- After iTunes tries to verify the update, it should throw an error. This error is normal, so disregard even though iTunes has left your iPhone 3G in restore mode. Close iTunes.
- With your iPhone still connected, open blackra1n and click “Make it rain”.
- Manually power cycle your iPhone 3G if it doesn’t restart automatically for you.
That’s all there is to it. I know these steps work because it’s exactly what I did on my iPhone. The last part of the uninstall is pretty hairy since I wasn’t able to close iTunes without unplugging my phone. Also, when I ran blackra1n, my phone never rebooted on it’s own. The screen went black and I just unplugged the iPhone and forced a restart. When my iPhone booted up, I was back on 3.1.3.
I hope this helps somebody out because iOS4 on an iPhone 3G is horrible.
In case you missed the June RMAUG meeting, my band The Compilers played our first hybrid concert and presentation show. Who are The Compilers? As far as I know, we’re Denver CO’s only Tech Funk Fusion trio that use internet technology along with analog instruments. By day we’re internet programmers, and by night we’re rockers. Right now majority of our software revolves around the Flash Platform, so it was only natural that we play at RMAUG.
Below is a recap of our setlist, and notes about the technology we presented on. When you see mentions of a Flash movie, these are not run as standalone SWF files. They are actually played by our Flex based Compilers Live Player. This application runs on our guitarist Jun Heider’s laptop, and the entire app is controlled over MIDI, via a Behringer FCB1010 Foot Controller, MMJ, and MERAPI.
For the first song of our set we decided to use a funny and informative Flash movie to give the audience a hint at what they’re about to see. For the June RMAUG show, this movie was updated to include spoken thank you slides for the companies that make our technology, and special shout outs to all the people who help us put on a great show.
I want an iPhone
All your base, are belong to us
Tweet Jam v2
James vs. Rick
The Flash Platform Rocks!
The Compilers Next Show
Here’s a fun tip on creating a fiery looking buddy icon in Adium for OSX.
- Take picture in Photo Booth, or directly from Adium’s ImagePicker
- Click spiral effect button, then choose the Color Invert filter
- Click Set to apply filter
- Click your buddy icon, click Choose Icon
- Repeat steps 2 – 4 and apply the filters False Color, then Concert
- Voila – your buddy icon is red hot!
Typically I’ll take my photos using Photo Booth so I can keep the original, and sometimes I may even use that picture for my dailymugshot. When you walk through these filters, you’ll notice some filters won’t work as well for some photos, so play around with what you use. Sometimes I’ll replace Color Invert with X-Ray, or Concert with Gamma Adjust. It all depends on the picture I choose for a buddy icon. Sometimes I’ll just keep layering until I create some crazy looking buddy icon, go crazy!
Here’s a photo step by step so you can see the final product.