How I unlocked t-mobile iPhone 5s and transfer to H2O wireless

Reading Time: 3 minutes I have thought about this for a while, especially after hearing about republic wireless $25 month plan from my friend Luke and H2O wireless (thanks to mitbbs penny savers forum). Previously I only heard about the StraightTalk $50 plan ($45 now, it appears T-mobile also dropped its $50 plan to $40). A little background, I… Continue reading How I unlocked t-mobile iPhone 5s and transfer to H2O wireless

Year 2013 in review

Reading Time: 2 minutes Job I changed too much. Three W-2 in one year. I hope to stick with my current employer for a while. Family Our daughter grew up quickly. She brings us joy that words can not be easily described. And frustration sometimes, too. I think patience is very important being parent. Near the year end, we… Continue reading Year 2013 in review

UP band a few months later

Reading Time: < 1 minute (Update 02-06-2014) My UP band died. I fully charged it, tried both soft reset and hard reset, as discussed below, but seems could not revive it. The following was written on Nov. 14, 2013. I have a bit more experience with UP band since then, note Jawbone also came up with new UP 24, which… Continue reading UP band a few months later

Furnace, hot water heater and car battery

Reading Time: 3 minutes First I want to express sympathy to the Japanese people affected by the natural disaster/nuclear reactor problem. Being Chinese, I’m conscious of the long history (some good, some bad) between the two countries and two people. But on this biggest crisis for Japan since world war II, I felt sorry for the people, and doing… Continue reading Furnace, hot water heater and car battery

2001 Nissan Altima idle problems

Reading Time: < 1 minute (Update 20Jan10) Removed the collision and comprehensive coverage from my 2001 Nissan Altima. This will cut the annual insurance premium in half: from $800 to $400. Now, find the other half of the car repair expense 🙂 (Original) I googled my car “rough idle” problem (aka it sometimes shake hard when the car is stopped… Continue reading 2001 Nissan Altima idle problems

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A tragedy related to iPhone

Reading Time: 2 minutes (CNET) Chinese authorities probe iPhone worker’s death (PCWorld) iPhone Suicide Case Spotlights Tech’s Dark Side Apparently many foreign media can not understand why a guy will jump off the building just because the iPhone he was in charge went missing? Well, it appears to me there are two factors: 1) It’s very very hard to… Continue reading A tragedy related to iPhone