I have been getting free ringtones for the last 5 years – 100% free. Not even a red cent paid!

This is how I did it:

1. Find yourself a cool ringtone on phonezoo.com or mytinyphone.com

2. Download it to your computer.

3. Text it to your phone (assuming you have free texting) by using my favorite place, text4free.net OR bluetooth it (I prefer texting because sometimes I have trouble with bluetooth)

That’s it!

Now a few stipulations. What you are doing is getting a ringtone (snippet of a song or soundbite) by downloading it from a website. There are many more websites to get free ones from, but you might have to sift through the dirt to find the gold, so those 2 are the ones that I remember and have used most recently… that being said, you can also take one of your own songs in iTunes or whatever you use and record it and shrink it so it’s the proper size. But I find that most ringtones are already done in this fashion by someone else so I’ll just save myself the time by downloading one that’s already done. Last, when you are texting the ringtone to yourself, you’re going to be using MMS. Now I don’t believe you have to do anything special to enable or activate MMS. Regular text messages are SMS, while MMS are messages that can carry attachments — usually pictures or ringtones. Now don’t freak out, if you have received a picture, or have sent one before, you can do MMS and you’re fine. Also, you could test by sending a friend/family member a picture… or even just by sending yourself a ringtone by following the steps I’ve outlined above.

I hope these directions have been clear and helpful. Happy calling everyone!


“Install WordPress (2/3)

The installation can not be completed:

– You chose to install in the main directory of the domain mydomain.net, but there are conflicting filenames, therefore we can not proceed. Following filenames already exist in the main directory of the domain mydomain.net (path=”/home/admin/public_html/mydomain.net/”). You must manually remove these files before proceeding with auto-installation: wp-content

Click on the browser’s Back button to fix reported errors.”

Well, this happened to me. Every time I deleted they’d come back! This is how I fixed it:

What finally worked for me is to RENAME the folder wp-content to something different. I just added a bunch of random letters.

before: “wp-content”
after: “wp-contentsldfk”

I also had to rename the folders: “wp-admin” and “wp-includes”

Did a new install. Worked.

Not sure if it will work for you, but couldn’t hurt to give it a try


Submitted by Gareth
Another way is to change the permissions of the files you are trying to delete. Regardless of how you are viewing your files….either by ftp software like Filezilla or through you hosting provider you can view all your files via ftp. Locate the files you want to delete, so in this case it is the wp_admin, content & includes files…….so individually click them and rename them as mentioned above, then on the control panel locate the change permissions button. Make sure all boxes are ticked so that the files are writeable etc etc etc…..save your changes then you can go back and try to delete…….

….and it should work…..it did for me.

Duplicate Tab

<<important note: this is still working for versions after 3.5!!>>

There are a few ways to get Duplicate Tab to work once you install Firefox 3.5…

Easiest Method: get yourself a changed version of this file: duplicatetab-1.0.2.xpi. You can download my finished version right here right now: http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/1965722/duplicatetab-1.0.2.nick.xpi
(Edit: If the link doesn’t work, try using ‘save target as…’ and then opening it with firefox or dragging it into firefox from your desktop-or wherever you saved it)

If you want to take the long route, your options are:
Option 2. Figure out ‘How to update Firefox or Thunderbird addons to work with a new release.’ You can do that here: http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-update-firefox-thunderbird-addons-new-release.htm

Option 3. Follow these instructions: From mikedepetris ( http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=83785&start=165 ):
– download duplicatetab-1.0.2.xpi (Edit: you can get it here http://twanno.mozdev.org/duplicatetab/installation.html)
– rename it to duplicatetab-1.0.2.xpi.zip or .rar
– extract install.rdf with a suitable archiver
– edit install.rdf
– change the line:
(this makes it good up to FireFox 9.9)
– save install.rdf and repack it in duplicatetab-1.0.2.xpi.zip
– rename it to duplicatetab-1.0.2whatever.xpi
– open the .xpi file and install the extension
– play 🙂

Thanks for reading. I hope everyone enjoys the newly updated Duplicate Tab extension 1.0.2, it should last you a while 🙂 I use Duplicate Tab all the time for my Mozilla Firefox 3.5, please leave a comment if it helped! 🙂

Ben Franklin Daily Schedule”.pdf (1 page)
I stumbled upon the blog “Can Do – And the Pursuit of Happiness” @tferriss and became pretty obsessed with testing Benjamin Franklin’s daily ritual. I came close to following it a few days, but struggled most with waking at 5 and bedding by 10. Today, I printed Ben’s Daily Schedule and created my own for customization purposes…

If you would like to customize your own for your day (I made mine with Excel), download here: Daily Scheme

TI-83 Programming with BASIC

TI-83 Programming with BASIC

A few new things. I’m planning on learning javascript. It’s a programming language for computers, and a great way for me to get my foot in the door in computing- which is what I’m most passionate about (aside from performing and writing music). I plan to teach myself, of course, online at w3schools.com and get Certified by taking some exams..

A couple of my closest friends have suggested the site, as it has taught them how to program.

I find that after talking with them, it’s a great way to get into the computing world, but more specifically, the online world. I’ll be able to understand some web programming, likewise build and edit sites with java, and branch out to more languages.

My friends and I agree that I have a good mindset for it – I enjoyed writing programs in junior high for my calculator, and I’ve heard that java uses the same basic ideas.

I’m retiring for the night. Talk soon.

Found some interesting reads the other day; a new approach to getting the job you want outside of college. The advantages of doing free work vs. an internship. With free work, you have more freedom of choice and more control over the work you do. Yes, it’s unpaid, but the relationship you establish and the experience you get are both priceless. In addition, the work is done over a period of weeks or months, not years (unlike a job, which usually last a year or more). The end goal, however, is to bridge over to paid work… once you’ve proven yourself, of course. Even if who you do free work for doesn’t hire you, they will be an amazing reference (and again, you’ve gained experience– both of which can be put on your resume).

If you are interested in reading firsthand about ‘Free Work’ I highly recommend going here, http://www.slideshare.net/choehn/recessionproof-graduate-1722966 it’s the most read slideshare slideshow today.



From the inspiration of Charlie Hoehn. Then add a dash of Alex J. Mann, and a pound of Tim Ferriss.

Fortunately for you, I am writing again. The biggest question remains: will I have the time to put forth regular posts with good content? Let’s hope I do.

As the title of this first post states, I plan to use this post as a launching pad for new experiments, news about what I’m currently doing and learning, as well as a way to keep track of my progress over the years.

Feel free to comment, or just read. I encourage you to start a blog for yourself and start networking.

Above all, I aim to be genuine and humble.

Cheers to productivity and progress!