Saturday, September 29, 2012

Jailbreak Your iPod Touch or iPhone

For those of you who do not know what it is, Jailbreaking an iPod or iPhone gives you more control over how your device functions and what kinds of software you can put on there. For awhile many people thought of jailbreaking as illegal but that is not the case. It is nothing but fun, and it unlocks so many great features, like playing game boy games, getting moving backgrounds, getting Android and Windows like operating systems, downloading YouTube videos and so much more! In other words, it is probably the coolest thing you could possibly do on an apple device, not to mention the hours of entertainment you derive from exploring and experimenting with the cool software, themes, tweaks, and games you can get. Basically all that jailbreaking will do is give you a new app store called Cydia. This app store is the source of all your downloads whether they be themes, tweaks, apps or games. I cannot count the many times I have just played around with all the cool features during times of boredom. It really is a great thing to do when you're bored! There is one downside to jailbreaking, it voids your warranty with apple so if you want to be safe just jailbreak after your warranty is over.

How to Jailbreak
To jailbreak you will be downloading a software from a site called GreenPois0n. It sounds sketchy but do not worry, millions of people use this site and it is virus free. After getting to the website there will be a list of downloads for different firmwares. Download whichever corresponds to your device and if you do not know what firmware you have, go to your settings-> general-> about and scroll down to your version and that is your firmware. Unfortunately, not all firmwares are currently available. The lowest available is 4.1 and the highest is 5.1.1. It won't be long before there is a jailbreak available for ios 6, just be patient. Below is a video that will explain in perfect detail how to jailbreak a device on ios 5.1.1, enjoy.
Some Things to Check Out
So there you have it, if you have any questions ask me in the comments. Here is a quick list of some of the best Cydia tweaks and apps you should check out...
gpsphone black
  • GPSphone
    • A game boy advanced emulator

  • NES
    • A Nintendo Entertainment system emulator  

  • iFile
    • Basically the mobile version of folders on a computer

  • Mxtube
    • Download YouTube videos
iPhone 4 theme - Prestige HD
  • Winterboard
    • enables incredibly cool themes for your home screen and lock screen

  •  Activator
    • A shortcut maker to any app

  • Barrel
    • Really cool page swiping transitions
Thanks for reading and if you have any questions ask them in the comments, thanks!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Stumble Upon Great Websites According to Your Interests

Logo of StumbleUpon
StumbleUpon is a great website dedicated to help you find other websites that you will most likely enjoy. When you sign up for an account you will be asked to choose some interests, so choose things that you are interested in whether it be music composition, biking, online games or humor. After doing so simply hit the Stumble button and you will be stumble upon, hence the name StumbleUpon, a site to check out based on your interests. When you are at a site you have the choices of either disliking or liking a site. Doing this can help determine the sites popularity on the network and can also determine even more accurately what sites you will like and dislike. This can be a great way to find cool information or play some great and simple online games. The variety is endless as you can easily choose interests of yours that you want to see. Not only can you follow interests but you can follow certain people to see what they are looking at! Here is a small list of great sites and games to play when you're bored that I found on StumbleUpon.

  • Maze Escape Game
    • An awesome and intense game that keeps you yelling at your character to move faster
  • App Storm
    • On this particular post, there are 15 free alternatives to popular desktop software like Microsoft Office, iTunes, and Photoshop
  • Old Spice Voice mail Generator
    • It is what the title says, a voice mail generator from those great Old Spice commercials
  • Draw A Stickman
    • Here is a very cool site in which you begin a story by drawing a stickman...
  • One Word
    • This site is great for especially for writers because it gives you one single word and sixty seconds. You have to write about that word within your time limit and then it is posted. It's pretty cool if I do say so myself. 
So there you have it. If you decide to sign up make sure to share my site by clicking the StumbleUpon badge under the sharing options on the column to the left! You can also follow my stumbles and blog on StumbleUpon by following my profile, ConquerBoredom. Thanks again and have fun stumbling!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Fly a Kite With a Fishing Pole and More

Kids fly kites, teens fly kites, everyone flies a kite sometime. So why not try it yourself? Cheap kites can be purchaesd at stores like Toys 'R' Us for the easy price of ten dollars. Any kite cheaper than this will not work well and anything more expensive isn't worth it unless you develop a passion for flying kites, which many people do not have. Here are some fun ways to fly your kite...

1. The first way you can fly your kite is with a fishing rod and line. The rod makes it very easy to let the kite out and reel it in quickly and the line is usually long enough to reach a couple hundred feet in the air. Now won't that look intimidating to your fellow flyers?

2. If there is no wind try hooking the kite up to the back of your bike. It should be very easy to get the kite up and flying unless you are biking in an area with trees, that would be a bit of a challenge.

3. Go to the highest point on your house, like a second floor window, and tie the kite to something inside the house and right next to the window. Then let the kite out and if there is enough wind you can fly it up from inside, and leave it there and see how long it stays up. If it is high enough there should constantly be enough wind and the kite should stay up for hours or even days.

4. This is something I used to try all the time and usually it never worked except for one day during a hurricane. Tie the end of the kite's string to a small object that is heavy enough to keep tension on the line but at the same time is light enough to be picked up by the kite. If this is done correctly the kite should fly up into the sky and continue rising and flying away from you until it's gone. Personally, that is my favorite way to fly a kite.
Aaron's Kite

So there you have it, a cheap way to have fun when you're bored. If anyone knows any other better ways to fly a kite put it in the comments and I'll add it to the post. Thanks!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Make Money Online By Completing Surveys and Offers

Here is an easy way to make time fly when you're bored and even earn a little extra money every month and trust me, boredom and money go very well with each other. Although it does not make you rich overnight, this method of surveys and offers can produce a nice sum of money over time, even if you only participate for a couple minutes a day! With only about five minutes of your time everyday you can make up to twenty dollars a month. Sure it doesn't sound like a lot, but it's a nice dinner out, good gas money, or one step closer to that new Mac book Pro. This site is called Cashcrate, it is a legitimate site that I have used for three months making the minimal payout of twenty dollars each month. Basically how it works is the website getting advertised pays Cashcrate, and they direct most of that money back to you. There are many options to choose from when deciding how you want to make your money, you can do it through surveys, offers, shopping and receiving money back, or the best way... referrals. Now completing offers and surveys pay about fifty cents to three dollars on average but to start making real money online it is important to go with referrals.

Get Paid To Do Free Offers!Referrals
Referrals are earned when someone signs up for Cashcrate under your link, which is given to you on the referrals section of the website. When this person makes money you get twenty percent of their earnings without doing anything. Sounds too good to be true? It isn't. When your referrals add up you can start to make buckets of money. Many people easily make over one thousand dollars a month through referrals alone and just think, they didn't work to get any of it! Think about it this way, if you have twenty referrals (and I'm sure you have at least that many friends to get to sign up) that each make the minimum payout of twenty dollars per month, you make eighty dollars that month. And if that doesn't sound good enough, if your referrals have their own referrals, you make ten percent of whatever those people make! It adds up fast, trust me. Happy earnings!

If anyone has any questions on how to use the site please ask in the comments and I will get back to you as soon as possible!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Play Nintendo Games On Your Computer With Nestopia

Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
The Ninetendo Entertainment System was released in 1985 in America and was recently named the greatest video game console of all time by IGN surpassing other renowned systems like the Game Cube, Play Station and the Xbox. Finding this particular system can be difficult, which is a shame because it is a such great console. Thankfully there is an easy and free way to play NES games! At a site called nestopia you will find downloads for an NES emulator for both Mac and PC. An emulator is a program that allows you to run old Nintendo games like Super Mario Bros. 3, The Legend of Zelda, and Mega Man 2 right on your computer. This program, and the games which are called ROM's, are completely free! Just because it's free doesn't mean it is low quality either, it runs smoothly on almost all computers. There is a ROM for practically every game ever created for this platform and they can be downloaded from a site called Cool Roms. Even though these games are up for free it is still important to donate to the company who developed the games. Have fun and happy gaming!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Make a Sculpture Out of Anything

Making sculptures can be for the heck of it or for a hobby, many people do consider sculpting to be an art and it is! Clay isn't the only material that can be used, be creative and use whatever you can find. A great place to start is the recycling bin. Take everything out and make whatever you want whether it be of a person or just a tower built as high as possible. Sometimes the pointless sculptures are the most fun to build! After venturing into sculpting with recyclables hit the great outdoors and build something in nature, just imagine the possibilities! If anyone decides to try this out leave a comment and a link to a picture of it I'd love to see what you come up with

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Watch The Marble Hornets, Entry #1

This is a bit of a follow up post from the earlier one regarding the slender man. In 2006 a group of people were filming a movie for college, led by a guy named Alex. This movie was to be titled "Marble Hornets" but it was never finished due to strange occurrences around the set. These YouTube entries are over four hours long all together and have a great story line and some crazy suspense about what happened to Alex and his friends. The more you watch the more intrigued by it you'll get so here is the first entry plus the intro but make sure to watch all sixty, enjoy...

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Running Makes You Beautiful, The Benefits of Running

Running is hard, time consuming, exhausting, and even mentally tough; so why do people do it? People run for many reasons, most because of weight issues but there are many benefits of running that not only improve body shape and muscle but also help internally and emotionally. Some of these internal benefits are powerful lungs, a stronger and more effective heart, the prevention of muscle and bone decay, help fighting disease, and raising good cholesterol levels. A few emotional benefits are better confidence, training of the mind, lower stress levels and of course the famous runners high.
                                The High
One of the greatest benefits of running, to me, is the runners high which is just a state of happiness you get after or while running. The cause for this is a chemical your body releases called serotonin, which circulates through your blood stream putting the runner into a trance in which that person feels like they could keep going forever. After the workout, most everyone, especially the person with the high, would feel happy and excited about nearly everything as if they were on the top of the world! You may not feel that way immediately after but as soon as you hit the shower and get out it's much better.

Getting Started

So my advice to you, start running. But how? It really is easy, just start out small. Lets say you are in alright shape. Thin, but you haven't been exercising much so a half mile should be a good start. If that's challenging then good, keep doing it until it becomes easy. Then bump up your distance to one mile and then a mile and a half and so on. Depending on your athletic ability this improvement could be quick and easy to see within a few weeks and if not it could take a little longer. Now for another aspect, clothing and shoes. To find a good pair of shoes that are fitted according to what you need go to a local running store and the workers should be able to put you in a shoe according to how you run. A great brand of shoes, the kind I wear, are Brooks. For new runners these shoes with good arch support should work great. For other clothes, wear whatever feels comfortable. A light shirt, light shorts, compression shorts and none cotton socks like the brand Swift Wick which are extraordinarily comfortable to run in. Another useful accessory would be a watch, just to keep track of time. Also do NOT forget to hydrate with a BPA free bottle and eat healthy for the best possible performance! Now that you've got it started continue to run and be happy, best of luck to you all! Ask questions or share any success stories in the comments. Below are some running products that are a big help and as always, thanks for reading!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Play Slender, The Man in the Black Suit

Here is a game for anyone who wishes to pee all over themselves while being hypnotized by the Slender Man's very being. The object of the game is to collect eight pages that are posted throughout the map by others who have been in the same position, kidnapped. While looking for the pages you are also running from Slender so ever look back. Every time you see him the closer he'll get and every time a new page is collected, the scarier the game becomes. Very few people have collected all eight pages so become one of those few by downloading it here. Here is an excerpt from the website about the legend of slender...

 "Not much is known, as no specific information has been found about origins, but his objective and habitat are made very clear. He has the need to kidnap children, and is seen right before the disappearance of a child or multiple children. He seems to prefer fog enshrouded streets and wooded areas as a way to conceal himself from being noticed. It should also be noted that children have been able to see him when no other adults in the vicinity could. Children also have dreams or nightmares concerning The Slender Man before their disappearance. Confiding these stories to their parents are met with the usual parental admonition: overactive imaginations."

Monday, September 3, 2012

Learn How to Back Flip Safely

Learning how to back flip can seriously impress your friends and others who walk by and happen to see you. This video I found will train you to be able to back flip safely and accurately compared to most tutorials that basically say "step one, prepare for back flip, step two, do the back flip".  I've always been afraid of jumping backwards and landing on my head but after this video I am proud to say that I have almost learned to be able to flip successfully, good luck and tell me in the comments if this works for you!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Create Your Own Computer Games Without Code

This is a great thing to do especially if you have a creative mind! Programming your own computer games can be done easily even if you don't know code with drag and drop commands. The possibilities are literally endless as you create your own graphics and program them to move, shoot, etc. This software, Game Maker can be downloaded for free here! There is a paid version hat allows extra things like 3D game building and other software platforms like IOS and Android so if you succeed with the free version don't hesitate to buy the full version, have fun and happy gaming!

I myself have created a game using this software, to download my game titled Mr. Stanley click here! The game is a basic platform game, arrow keys to move, jump and squat plus the space bar to shoot. Tell me how you like it (or hate it) in the comments below! If you create a game send me a link and I'll play it, thanks!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Start a Band

First of all, starting a band can be fun whether you are skilled in the music field or not. A couple of my friends started a band last year and they suck, but they know it and they embrace that because all they want to do is have fun! The same can go for you, pick up a guitar, learn some chords and find other musicians, or "musicians", to play with you. If you want to be a good band post fliers to find band members or get your friends into the idea. I personally am trying to get together a band with, me the guitarist, my sister who plays drums and my best friend who plays bass, and another friend who plays guitar also, so all we need now is a singer! Even though we don't have one its still fun just playing the music. Good luck and if you get good, gig as often as possible because who favorite band, Sum 41, started their band because they were bored and look at them now, they're one of the most successful punk rock bands around.

If any of you have a band or start one, comment and leave a link to your sound cloud or anything online with you're music because I'd love to hear it!