Monthly Archives: December 2007

iPhone Unlock site

Just for reference – found this site,, to be by FAR the best site for unlocking your iPhone. It addresses most situations, 1.0.2 and 1.1.1 unlocking, unbricking, jailbreaking, activating and all.
Note: 1.1.2 out of the box(OTB) iPhones have not been unlocked via software as of yet. This has only been achieved by using TurboSIM – a very cool product – a SIM card and APIs to develop SIM Toolkit applications + 802.15.4 2.4GHz radio for mobile phones AND ZigBee optional! The “hackers” used it to unlock the iPhone’s GSM features.


That’s it! Have to stop at some point 🙂
TOGI is “officially” done… for this semester at least.
This final version has 3 levels:
1. Touch – Togi tells the kid explicitly to touch the bed or the pizza
2. Eat-Sleep – Togi tells the kid that Togi wants to eat or sleep
3. Tired-Hungry – Togi tells the kid that Togi is tired or hungry
The levels are ordered by increasingly “complex” cognitive steps. From following instructions in level 1 to recognizing verbs in level 2 to making the association of a problem and its solution.

Relaxing day

Went shopping for Caleb’s space pet materials today – a great break from school and the computer. Ate in China Town and biked around downtown NY. Not too cold.
Here are some pictures of the purchases and the Apple store that opened yesterday on 14th St. and 10th Ave. Very nice.

Togi Identify tested

I went to Seton today and tested the Identify version of Togi.
The kids seemed to react even better to this version which explicitly tells them what to do (TOUCH the pizza).
One great idea that came from this session was to look at evaluation tests/mechanisms that the occupational therapists use with the kids.
With these different levels, Togi could be used to evaluate the cognitive level of kids by changing the question you ask the kid – very similar to what I was intuitively doing when creating the different levels for Togi:
1. Identify – can the child identify objects on the screen
2. Decide – can the child decide if the object on the screen is the same as the word being spoken
3. Associate – can the child associate adjectives with actions (hungry->eat – tired->sleep)
From the evaluation methods and procedures I will sure be able to come up with several new levels that could aid in the process, or at least make it a little more fun.