Thursday, October 27, 2005

Motorola Dual-Tuner DCT6412 DVR

How to reformat the DVR
1. Press cable on the remote.
2. Press Power.
3. Quickly press the select or ok button.
4. The diagnostics page should appear on the TV screen.
5. Press the 15 second rewind button three times.
6. Press the My DVR button three times.
7. Press the Live button three times.

Remote Control reprogram
1. Press the "Cable" button at the top of the remote to put it into Cable
Box control mode.
2. Press and hold the "Setup" button until the "Cable" button blinks twice.
3. Type in the code 994. The "Cable" button will blink twice.
4. Press (do not hold) the "Setup" button.
5. Type in the code you want to map.
6. Press the button you want to map the function to.

Remote Codes
Code Description
00012 3
00013 7
00014 1
00015 5
00016 2
00017 6
00018 0
00019 4
00034 O
00044 Info
00045 Right
00046 Record
00047 Down
00048 Help
00049 Left
00050 Guide
00051 Up
00076 Last Channel
00077 A (Diamond)
00078 Select
00079 Fav Ch
00080 Exit
00081 PPV
00082 Enter/Music
00083 Switch A/B
00108 F
00109 J
00110 D
00111 H
00112 E
00113 I
00114 C
00115 G
00140 Channel Up
00141 Mute
00142 9
00143 Volume Up
00144 Power(CATV)
00145 Volume Down
00146 8
00147 Channel Down
00172 Page Down
00173 Skip
00174 Day Minus
00174 Stop
00175 L
00175 DVR
00176 Page Up
00177 Live (DVR)
00178 Play
00179 Replay
00204 Reserved 5
00205 Pause
00206 Menu
00207 Fast Forward
00208 OND
00209 Reverse
00210 P/F
00210 PPV
00211 Out Channel
00236 Swap (dual tuner DVR)
00237 B
00238 Reserved 3
00239 List
00240 Browse
00241 A/Theme
00242 Reserved 1
00243 Parental Lock

Thursday, October 20, 2005

House passes gun lawsuit shield legislation

This is awesome news!!! This whole civil lawsuit junk is getting way out of hand. Hopefully the Senate also signs on with this. People need to take responsibility for their own actions.

Quake 4, Age of Empires III & F.E.A.R.

I got the Quake 4 Collectors DVD Edition yesterday by ID & Raven Software and I really like it. The graphics are great and the game is very fun overall, however I do wish the weapons had a secondary fire. I also purchased the Age of Empries III Collectors Editon by Ensemble Studios but have not really had a chance to play it yet but I did like the demo so I should enjoy the full version. The one game I have heard great things about is F.E.A.R. hopefully I get a chance to try that one tonight. On a side note John C. Dvorak has an article up on the media bias in favor of Apple and it's an interesting point of view. However I am a ardent Apple hater so anytime someone points out their shortcomings I am all for it.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Transparent Aluminum a Reality

Wow tech really does follow scifi apparently the US Air Force now has Transparent Aluminum. On a side note Quake 4 is suppose to come out today hopefully my local Best Buy has the collectors edition. I was not impressed with the Serious Sam II demo it just is not visually impressive compared to other modern games.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Computer Problems & Other Fun Stuff

The last few days I have had nothing but trouble with my PC. I will never buy a DFI board again. On a side note I have been going Castlevania crazy the last few weeks. Those are such cool games! But the best news is I got my new Razer Copperhead. Like all their previous products it's top notch.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Congrats on the Promotion Honey

You deserve it! :)

Napa Sucks & My Girlfriend is Awesome.

This weekend my girlfriend & I both went to Napa for the first time. Honestly neither of us cares much for wine, but we just wanted to see what Napa was all about so we took a trip. Quite frankly that is one of the most boring and rude cities I have ever been in. For the record the guy at the Chimney Rock Winery was quite polite and my girlfriend really liked the display at the jewelry store we saw. However the city's overall atmosphere was not great. The part of the trip disappointed us the most was when we went to the Bistro Don Giovanni. The people were rude and the meal sizes were insanely small. Her $15 meal looked like a small Weight Watchers meal portion and my $14 meal was 5 yes 5 ravioli! It was so small she could not quit laughing when we were served. Oh yea right before dinner I almost messed up my car by driving over one of those dividers in the parking lot at the Napa Mervyns. Despite all of this we still had a good time. I really enjoyed the company of my girlfriend and we both got to try something new. Somehow she has a way of calming my soul and putting me at ease even when I get annoyed at the world for something small and stupid. I don’t know how she does it but overall I am a better man because of it.

Oh yea I got a Gameboy Micro last week and it’s really cool and small. Overall the new Gameboy SP with a brighter screen is a better unit but it lacks a certain coolness factor. I am happy with both.