So I made a couple sites about making your Windows phone suck less, blownfuze.org and tilt2.blownfuze.org. I’m not even going to bother hyperlinking them because I haven’t updated them in so long that the information is losing value fast. But they’re still trafficked pretty well, considering, and I feel bad about not having updated them — especially since some of my readers bought me the Tilt 2.

Since I got this Google phone the only thing I’ve used my Tilt 2 for is charging batteries people send me to test for batteryboss, my new project. Especially because of that I feel like it’s not cool of me to just let the sites fade out (even though I’d really like to). Because of Google’s goodness I have a sudden and extreme lack of interest in WinMo (and WinPho) and more importantly I can no longer write about things for software and hardware I no longer use. Some of the more important information on the sites is flashing-related and because of really needing to know the differences not just of the latest roms but the CE builds and all that crap and also needing to assure people to take my flashing advice because I can promise  them, having done it over and over myself and recently (which I haven’t lately), that they won’t brick their phones. You shouldn’t make a promise like that in the first place, but it’s really inappropriate if you don’t even use the same stupid phone.

What makes the most sense now is to attempt to hand over the keys to someone who still has the interest, the enthusiasm and, if possible, the writing style present in either or both of the sites; and to solicit offers to do that right here for someone willing and able to commit to taking them over.

What I’d want from you is an agreement to behave in general in terms of not posting either warez or XDA-like software whose authors made a stipulation against redistribution of their software (unless you get their permission), to cite any developers of any software you post, free or otherwise, be it a VGA Sense port or even just an AGPS registry tweak, along with links to their threads or websites and if they have one to their paypal link. Absolutely no encouragement, even subtle, of warez, including, obviously, torrent links or links to warez sites. No advertisements and no solicitations for donations either to you or to me, no accepting such offers when they’re made in any fanmail you get. Nothing but text on the page, HTML limited to color, anchors and HREFs. No javascript. No splitting the page up into multiple pages. No zipping up all the cabs for rapidshare. I’d give you all you need hosting-wise, though I’d insist on hosting it.

Sorry that was my biggest paragraph, things you cannot do (I bet a lot of you are now thinking why the hell would anyone agree to all of that for free), but if you want something constructive to do and you’d also like an audience, and if you’re a decent writer who’s not afraid of the occasional use of vulgarity and very light racial humor blended in somehow with cabs, this could be a good opportunity. So think it over, discuss it here a bit, and if you want to get down to business, use the contact form at the bottom of any of my sites. Anybody down? Anybody got a better exit strategy to suggest?

Almost forgot, if you’re a good writer (or even a bad writer but a prolific one), we could use you right here. That’s more valuable than any of this blownfuze stuff. But still, someone take this off my hands. Please.

Doug Simmons

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Doug-

    I recently graduated from CSU Chico with a BS in Civil Engineering and on the side my friends and I love to check out the newest technologies out there. Pretty sure they taught us to read and write in college as well, so if you’re still in need of contributing writers I would like to help.

    Matthew

  2. Hey Matthew, first off, congrats on graduating and pulling in that degree.

    If you want to give us a hand with mobilitydigest we could definitely use more content. We’ll hit you with an email soon.

    Doug

  3. Hey, I stumbled on this and thought I’d check it out. I *just* got my Tilt 2 out of the box. So question numero Uno is will me flashing my ROM screw me up in any way with ATT?

    That may make you chuckle but hey bear with me I’m a hardcore OLD dude. I”m not as savvy as I was when the net (and I) were younger LOL.

    as for help…hmm I have a PhD in BS but you’d probably be better off with some savvy youngster… I DO appreciate your efforts though.. I KNOW how much work it is.

    Thanks in advance.

  4. LeDoc – you cannot bring an unloced phone back for warranty but you can relock it before bringing it bac and flash it back to the stock ROM.

  5. Hey Doug,
    You have really put in hours of dedication to that blown fuze site. I wish I had come across it before. My Tilt2 was my best friend until I wasn’t its best friend last week, when I dropped it from its temporary station in my top shirt pocket into the toilet just after I had put bleach in the toilet and the phone was still lit-up. I reached in at lightening speed and removed battery and all cards and pen immediately and dried it off. It has now been a week and it turns on without any visuals.

    Anyway I want to ask you if you have come across anything comparable with Android and a slide out keyboard that you would recommend. I bought my son a SonyEricsson Xperia x10 Mini Pro, it was very impressive but too small in many ways. I really loved my HTC AT&T Tilt 2 and miss it soo much!
    I would sure appreciate your time and wisdom….preferably without the vulgarity THANK YOU!

    Brent

  6. Doug,

    It is with sincere regret that I am writing you. It appears the time has come as blownfuze.org appears defunct. Please advise there is an oversight of billing or error. A wise man as yourself please tell me there’s an alternate method of reaching your information @ your host provider to obtain the valuable info that we the people presently need now more than ever.
    If you need a host, I’ve got more than enough unlimited space to share ;) can even point a different domain to it if yours has already expired. You see Doug with the advent of GoPhone and other prepaid cellular services rapidly becoming more popular (@ the cost of only $50 per month unlimited talk,text,web for nonsmartys) phones such as the tilt2 are being breathed the life back into as alternatives as they are the borderline smartphones for all intent purposes. With wimo speed mine tilt2 cranks out 710Mhz comfortably, atleast a 33% or better performance gain from stock. Fuzeresurrection.com is still available :)

    Dan

  7. Oopsie, need to stay on top of my domain renewals a little better.

    I appreciate the offer but I’ve got my own host and I’d like to let this thing ride a little more. But if you’re passionate enough about this stuff that you’ve managed to get your tilt2 up to 710mhz, and you know your way around basic html, .. we should talk.

    Thanks for the heads up. Renewed, should kick in in a few, though given that it’s been a while since I updated it, not so sure that defunct won’t continue to be the right word once the dns spreads.

  8. Glad it was an oversight. I know how easy it happens having a few with netsol, a portfolio with godaddy, and hosting with Hostgator. Then there’s the Christmas holiday! If that’s not enough to put you in a daze lol then the New Year will. Yes Doug it would be great to chat sometime and by the way, per the update; how did you make out with obtaining employment?

    Dan

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