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Tuesday, November 22, 2005

I have a new cell phone!

When I wrote about the ringtones I did it on purpose, because I knew I was close on getting another cell phone. I got a Nokia 2600, and I think it's very good, and one of the reasons I bought it was that it has a ringtone composer. When I first started trying the phone (after buying it and at home) I couldn't find the composer, and begun to panic. I even desisted from trying to find it and I was a bit left down, but I guessed that the rest of the phone was good enough for me. Lucky me, while I was at Diego's house trying the phone, I found the best feature.... the composer!

I'll write a small comparison between the 2600 and the 3310. I'll only write about the stuff I care.

    Things the 2600 has and the 3310 doesn't:
  • Smaller and lighter (but not way too much).
  • Polyphonic ringtones.
  • Color display (only 4096 colors).
  • The battery runs for longer periods of time.
  • It has a memory of 200 phones apart from the SIM card memory.
  • SMS counter. This way I can control myself.
    Things that they have in common:
  • Single button navigation (no SEND or END buttons).
  • Ringtone composer (yeah!).
  • Navigation very much alike.
    Things I preferred from the 3310
  • The buttons were separate and easier to use. On the 2600 they are too close from each other, thus easier to mistouch them.
  • As with every color display, they can't be seen too well on the sun when lit up, and when they turn off, you can barely see the date and time that's displayed; most of the time you can't see anything.
  • It had the best game ever. Snake 2. Actually I liked the first version more, but Snake still rules.
I'm sure there are other things (better and worse) that I will discover, but these are the basics from 2 day using it. A ringtone composer is almost all I need. I don't need GPRS, EDGE, data transfer, Internet, mp3 (but it would be nice to have an mp3 ringtone), digital camera... Just give me a basic phone with a ringtone composer, and not the shitty composer on some Motorola's, on which you 'create' a ringtone by combining different already made rythms and melodies.

My cell phone history is like this (I'm almost sure of the years):
Nokia 2110 (1999 - 2000), Nokia 5110 (2000 - 2002), Motorola Talkabout T2288 (piece of shit, I'm never buying a Motorola ever again) (2002 - 2003), Nokia 3310 (2003 - 2005), Nokia 2600 (just bought it). I was going to post a picture of it, but the sizes wouldn't be accurate next to each other.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Dream Theater Ringtones

As the date for the concert keeps coming closer and closer I get more anxious with every passing moment, so I'm posting some self made Dream Theater ringtones.

I own a Nokia 3310, and it has a ringtone composer (which is one of the reasons I bought the cellphone, being a musician and all) included. I created some nice tunes, not full songs because there's a limit of 50 notes, but they're good enough to make a catchy part of a song.

I have ringtones of different bands including Dream Theater, Pain Of Salvation, Transatlantic, Opeth and John Petrucci & Jordan Rudess. I'm gonna post the Dream Theater ones because I have a lot of those, and they're the best (In my opinion).

If you own a Nokia cell phone with a ringtone composer you should know what to press to obtain what I'm writing. If you don't know, then let me know and I'll add the keypresses. If you own a cellphone that's not Nokia let me know and I'll help if you need. Not that anyone will be reading this, but still, you never know.

  1. The Dance Of Eternity (1)
  2. 16e3 16b2 16e2 16#d3 16g2 16e2 16- 16d3 16#c3 16e2 16c3 16b2 16e2 16#a2 16a2 16#f2 16g2 16#d2 16e2 16#f2 16g2 16b2 16#f3 16g3 16e3 16#a2 16e3 16#a2 16a2 16e3 16g2 16#f2 16e3 16b2 16e2 16#d3 16b2 16e2 16- 16d3 16#c3 16e2 16c3 16b2 16e2 16#a2 16g2 16#f2 8e2

  3. The Dance Of Eternity (2)
  4. 16g1 16#g1 16#a1 16c2 16d2 16#d2 16d2 16c2 16d2 16g1 16b1 16d2 16f2 16g2 16g1 16d2 16f2 16g1 16#g1 16d2 16#d2 16f2 16#d2 16d2 16#d2 16g1 16#d2 16d2 16c2 16g1 16f1 16d1

  5. The Dance Of Eternity (3)
  6. 8a1 16g1 16f1 8e1 16a1 8b1 16g1 8e1 16e1 16g1 16f1 16e1 8a1 16g1 16f1 8e1 16b1 8c2 16f1 8e1 16d2 16e2 16d2 16e2 8a1 16g1 16f1 8e1 16a1 8b1 16g1 8e1 16e1 16g1 16f1 16e1 16- 16a1 8b1 16f1 8e1 16d2 8e2 16f2 8e2

  7. About To Crash
  8. 8#g1 8a1 8b1 4d2 8#c2 8b1 4a1 16b1 16#c2 2b1 8e1 8#f1 8#g1 4a1 4#g1 4#f1 8e1 2e1 8#g1 8a1 8b1 4d2 8e2 8#f2 4e2 16#c2 16a1 2b1 8e1 8#f1 8#g1 4a1 8d2 8#c2 8b1 8a1 8#g1 8#f1 8#g1 2e1

  9. A Change Of Seasons
  10. 8b1 8#c2 8b1 8#f1 8d2 8#c2 8b1 8#f1 8#g1 8b1 8e2 8b1 8f1 8b1 8f2 8#c2 8b1 8#c2 8b1 8#f1 8d2 8#c2 8b1 8#f1 4#g1 4d2 4g1 4d2

  11. Honor Thy Father
  12. 8#f1 8f1 8#d1 8#a1 8#d1 8f1 8#f1 8#g1 8#a1 32.#f1 32.#g1 32#f1 8f1 8#d1 8#f1 8f1 8#d1 8a1 8#d1 8f1 8#f1 8#g1 8#d1 8f1 8a1 8#g1 8#f1 8#c2 8#f1 8#g1 8a1 8b1 8#c2 32.a1 32.b1 32a1 8#g1 8#f1 8a1 8#g1 8#f1 8c2 8#f1 8#g1 8a1 8#g1 8a1 4#f1 4#d1
Perhaps I'll post the others some other time.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005


I went to play domino with my co-workers. Jon and I won 4 times and left unbeaten. In the first game we beat Wilson and Ronald, and the game was 93 - 37 to their favour at one point. In all the games we caught up in the score coming from behind, it was a great night. Funny thing is that Wilson was saying "I don't want any crying", but I guess he was referring to himself, because we didn't lose :)

It was a great night, and a lot of fun. I'm gonna search for some rules on dominoes to post them here. Or at least the rules of the game we play here in Venezuela using the dominoes.