iPhone Speaker Problem: An Explanation and Solution

If you've had an iPhone for some length of time chances are you have experienced this symptom. You make or receive a call but you can't hear or talk through the normal mic and earpiece.

It's happened to me twice now. The first time I finally figured out how to fix it. It was a simple 32 step process that apparently was no more effective than a rain-dance.

The real reason this happens is that dust or pocket fuzz or some other foreign material gets in to the earbud socket. This triggers earbud mode without the benefits provided by the earbuds. Eureka!

Clean out that socket and you're golden.


Dune Buggy: First pics ...

Well, I finally did it. I bought my f'n Dune Buggy.

Dune Buggy's first fill-up

A few things that would up ruining my weekend. Little details that the previous owner failed to finish before I picked it up like:

* Seats not bolted
* No seat belts
* Weak accelerator spring

That said, it's a fun little ride and I am excited to get it tagged and take it out on the beach.