Saturday, October 20, 2007

Connecting your T-Mobile Blackberry Pearl 8100 to a Windows Vista laptop for use as a modem

Connect the Blackberry Pearl 8100 to your laptop via the USB cable
Start up Blackberry Desktop Manager and make sure it shows connected - I'm using version
Click Start, Control Panel then Phone & Modem Options.
Click on the Modems tab, select the Standard Modem then click Properties.
Click on the Advanced tab and enter the following string under Extra Initialization Commands:
Click Start, Connect to, Click on the Setup a connection or network link
Click Set up a dial-up connection and then click Next.
Select the standard modem that you created above and then click Next.
Enter T-Mobile as the ISP Name.
Enter *99# as the Phone number and then click Next.
Keep User name and Password blank. Clear all the other check boxes.
Click Connect.

I got download speeds of 218kbps and 93kbps with a 401ms ping to a San Jose server on

Make sure that you have an unlimited data plan or your bill will be crazy!

If you're looking for instructions for other Blackberry models or carriers, this site has a lot of information:

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

eBay - 33% off listing fees - Oct 17

Starts at midnight Pacific Time on October 18. eBay is offering 33% off insertion fee for any auction-style or fixed price listing through Nov 5

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

2 for 1 deals - Hawaii restaurants

"Experience our Area's best businesses at a Half-Off Price!

Thank you for visiting "Perry and Price Half-Off Deals!"

We've worked out deals with some of our Area's best restaurants and businesses to give you 1/2 off gift certificates - That's right, 50% off food and more!

Each week we will feature a business of the week. At 8:10 AM each Wednesday, we'll open up the ONLINE store for that week's business. But you have to be fast - we are only able to provide a limited number of gift certificates per week.

Have fun and Happy shopping! And keep checking back for more half-off certificates from Perry and Price Half-Off Deals!"

- Past ones have been Tokyo Tokyo, The Mandalay, and Big City Diner. Other radio stations have deals too but KSSK usually has the better ones. You have to make sure you're bidding right when it opens or you'll miss out. Sometimes a transaction won't go through and you might be able to grab one later if you keep checking. There's a $3.75 shipping and handling fee but it's still a good deal.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Hickam AFB Career and Job Fair



Wednesday, 31 October

0900 – 1200

Hawaii Air National Guard Dining Facility

The Airman and Family Readiness Flight (AFRF) is sponsoring this “free” event where you can explore careers, network with employers, and apply for current job openings. Attendees should dress appropriately and bring copies of their resumes.

For registration or further information, call the AFRF at 449-0300.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Hoku at the park!

Beautiful n sunny!

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Advice for woman seeking $500k+ earning man - Post from Craigslist

Funny post as well as responses! Check it out here.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Wow! Good deals this Sunday!

Circuit City Next Week Offer: Sony 1GB Flash Drive $5

Starting Oct. 7th. Circuit City has Sony 1GB Micro Vault Classic USB Flash Drive for $4.99. No rebates.

Best Buy Next Week Offer: Gateway ML6230 Notebook $300

Starting Oct. 7th. Best Buy has Gateway ML6230 Notebook for $300. Minimum 10 per store.
  • 6.2 lbs, Intel Celeron M Processor 520 1.6GHz, 15.4" WXGA
  • 512MB, 80GB, DVD Burner, Media Card Reader, 1yr warranty
  • Wireless 802.11b/g, S-video, Firewire, Vista Home Basic

Thursday, October 04, 2007

RR Speed Zone at Aloha Stadium - Lower level parking lot


Attention Aloha Stadium football fans and tailgaters! Road Runner Speed Zone is now available to wireless internet surfers in the lower parking lot areas! Access is free to all existing Road Runner subscribers just by logging on with your username and password, and is also available to non-subscribers for a nominal fee. Go to to learn more about Speed Zone and view other hotspots across the state!