I’ve Joined A Cult

…. well, been forcibly inducted into one is more accurate.

My simple ol’ company phone has been replaced by a shiny new I-Phone 4S.

Its my first Apple product …… and my first smartphone.

Its pretty cool I guess. I’ve got some issues with their proprietary limitations on what I can do with it. You cant use it’s 16GB storage capacity as a simple flash card without going through their clunky I-Tunes software to transfer files. They’ve threatened to punish App makers that allow it to do what I want it to do.

Of course I’m never gonna buy any crappy compressed songs from the I-Tunes store. But I did buy an App that lets me use the phone as a remote control for my Onkyo AVR. Which will be handy once I get my new outdoor speakers made. It works through the wireless network in my home.

Here’s my problem….. maybe someone here can point me in the right direction. I like to listen to my tunage at home a bit on the loud side. Loud enough that if my phone rings I cannot hear it. I end up missing quite a few calls. With elderly parents and kids starting to drive its uncomfortable to be out of touch.

What I’m really looking for is some way to have my AVR automatically mute whenever I get an incoming call ….. or even have it ring over the speakers. That happens in the Boss’s Escalade and at his house, he claims. Its a bluetooth thing probably. Apparently there’s not an app for it. Anybody know how to rig that up?

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  1. why isn’t the girl dancing?

    She’s Dancin’ For Me.

    ….if she’s not for you, then you have a java issue on your end.

    ….. it will probably fix itself.

  2. SWAT teams dispatched as gun battle unfolds near Escobares

    ESCOBARES — Gunmen crossed the Rio Grande into the United States near a shootout between where the Mexican military and a group of gunmen was taking place.

    Several area SWAT teams responded about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday to a ranch near Escobares, just across the U.S.-Mexico border, where a shootout broke out south of the Rio Grande.

    The shootout reportedly began shortly after noon but details were not immediately available. Residents on the U.S. side reported seeing members of the U.S. Border Patrol and Starr County Sheriff’s Office securing the area near the border.

    Border Patrol spokeswoman Rosalinda Huey said agents had been tracking a suspected drug load near La Rosita and pushed it back to Mexico.

    Border Patrol alerted Mexican authorities of the suspected load and then found an injured Mexican national on the U.S. side of the Rio Grande, Huey said. Emergency crews rushed the man to an area hospital. His condition remains unknown.

    The man, a suspected cartel gunman, had been shot by Mexican authorities, a separate U.S. law enforcement official said.

    The official confirmed a group of as many as 15 gunmen had crossed the Rio Grande, though it remained unclear whether they were Mexican soldiers or cartel gunmen.

    “We don’t know who they are,” the official said. “We haven’t gotten that information yet.”

    Local authorities in Hidalgo County provided backup support along the Rio Grande as Border Patrol dispatched additional agents from the McAllen area to the incident in rural Starr County.

    The experience was a bit unnerving for Ricardo Guerra, whose brother owns La Prieta Ranch in La Rosita. Guerra was overseeing the ranch hands shortly after noon when they noticed that the roads near the property became quickly swarmed with authorities.

    “Yeah, you worry when that happens,” Guerra said. “We all went back inside the house. It looks like there was something going on over there (Mexico); we heard four or five shots from the helicopter. It looks like the (Mexican military) helicopter was shooting at the people on the ground over there.”

    While he heard the shots, Guerra’s property soon swarmed with more than 100 law enforcement officials from various agencies.

    “We saw them take one guy in an ambulance,” Guerra said. “He looked in bad shape.”

  3. Emergency crews rushed the man to an area hospital. His condition remains unknown.

    The man, a suspected cartel gunman, had been shot by Mexican authorities, a separate U.S. law enforcement official said.

    Now I know why my ear ache cost cost a thousand plus dollars. The contempt for this government out weighs the appreciation because I don’t take anything from it. It neither gave me my freedoms nor is preserving them. It owns and embezzles from my bust ass dollar and calls me a potential threat as if were the one that had changed. It takes us to wars and refuses to win, concedes us to enemies home and abroad, sends our tax dollars to self professed enemies and forgives their debts, won’t fix a single domestic thing that has failed, floods us with immigrants to dilute our already non producing asses but i give it credit for the amazing crowd control tech it will use to protect us when the lunatic Marxists finally goes on the warpath. That is real compassion. Hope they don’t celebrate too long before they send in the crown control.

  4. ..vibrate strong enough to notice in your pocket?

    Yeah, It vibrates pretty good.

    Of course I’m usually doin that shirtless redneck thing in the recliner.

    So I have to set the phone on my belly if I want to feel it ringing in high decibel environments. :lol:

  5. This looks pretty handy btw

    Dock N Talk

    It lets you dock your cell phone. Then if you get an incoming call, you can take it on on a slave device tied anywhere into your home phone wiring.

  6. get yourself a laugh at oklahoma’s expense

    oh, RT is gonna love this.
    when i first started watching this video, i thought is was going to be a trailer for the grapes of wrath.
    this is a video made by the oklahoma department of transportation.
    the purpose of the video is to demonstrate the installation of the new turnpike toll tags.
    the video is not the reason for this post.
    the music in the video is.
    i have to admit, when i first heard the music i was so taken aback, i probably didn’t hear the first twenty seconds of the video. and when i did start paying attention to the video, i couldn’t help but think to myself, “what would RT do with this video?”
    you only have to watch/listen to the first few seconds of this to get what i mean.
    yyeeeeeeee haaaaaaaaww
    fucking redneks

  7. Hey thats a pretty snappy tune aint it?

    Redneck Rave? ;-) I best go spread out some sawdust on the Backroom floor. :cool:

  8. What I’m really looking for is some way to have my AVR automatically mute whenever I get an incoming call ….. or even have it ring over the speakers. That happens in the Boss’s Escalade and at his house, he claims. Its a bluetooth thing probably. Apparently there’s not an app for it. Anybody know how to rig that up?

    Finally :smile:

    Yes there is an app for that.

    MonkeyMote640.jpg

    MonkeyMote

    Key features
    Playback control
    Display detailed song information and cover art
    View and control the current playlist
    Browse and search your media library and add songs to your playlists
    Load playlists from your media library
    View and set song ratings
    Save multiple connection profiles
    Supports both portrait and landscape display modes
    User-defined shake gesture actions and remote control support
    Automatically reduce volume or pause playback when getting a call
    Small, fast, low resource usage
    Implemented as a plug-in – no server program clogging up your system tray
    Easy to setup and use

    A $1.99 app for your phone and a small .dll that goes in your Foobar/Components folder. You also need a wireless network in your home …… not a bluetooth one.

    You can control Foobar on your PC with the phone ….. but you dont have to for it to mute on incoming call. You just have to have the phone configured to automatically use the wireless network when in range.

    Now I can crank it up without worrying about missing calls.

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