New Silver Phoenix Designs

Many many moons ago, I had created a small side business called Silver Phoenix Designs that was for small web design. Obviously it never took off and when I lost my webspace I let it fall into obscurity, only dragging out the name when I ventured into AMV creating and a few other things. Since then I haven’t used it at all… until now.

After hearing how many people would like to buy it, I’ve made a few things over on CafePress under the store name Silver Phoenix Designs. Right now it’s just a basic store with a few t-shirts, buttons, a magnet and a bumper sticker. I’ve had requests for more bumper stickers but sadly the basic store only lets you have one version of any type of product. If folks start buying stuff I’ll consider upgrading to a premium store and adding more things (like a ‘grandchild’ version of the bumper sticker I’ve had requests for).


Update: Howto make your own custom Ringtones for iPhone 2.0 (3G)

I’ve already posted one tutorial on how to make a custom ringtone for the iPhone, but looking back at it, I find it’s a bit of a mess with all the edits and reviews. That’s why I decided to post an updated version that’s a bit cleaner if possibly more complicated. The steps are the same, but I’ve added notes, suggestions, and requirements for each step where needed.

Let me start off by saying, you don’t have to do this by hand if you don’t want to. Anyone who doesn’t feel comfortable doing things that require a bit of technical know-how can easily go to places like and have the entire process done for you. Let me point out though that you  have to upload your file to them or link it from a webserver. Personally, I don’t feel comfortable with this. This tutorial is for those people who are like me and want to do things on their own.

To start, let me tell you what you are going to need upfront before going into what the actual steps are.

  • Audio source file – Doesn’t have to be music, can be anything you want as long as it’s an audio file. (Sorry, I don’t know an easy way how to pull from videos.)
  • Audio editing software – If you don’t have one, try the free version of Wavepad by NCH Software.
  • Audio converter – Some Audio editors (like WavePad) can do it, but I use the free Switch from NCH Software because it can do conversions in bulk. There are also multiple online file converters. A good list is over on MakeUseOf.

Now that you have your tools together, what do you actually do with them?

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