Well, i started from scratch, reformat the card to fat32, loaded the RC29 image (I did notice that when I pressed the camera+power buttons the screen turned into the skating androids) I rooted the phone via telnet, installed hard spl, flashed the jfv1.43 recovery, installed the latest build (jfv1.5 ADP A2SD), updated the radio.
I am very sad to say that I still can't do a Nandroid backup or A2SD, I don't get the ALT+B or ALT+X options in the recovery console. I can't get into the telnet app, it still tells me "connection refused".
I am so frustrated, I mean, I guess I can be happy with what I have but it sucks that I followed the instructions and I just wasn't able to get everything this great how to guide has.
If there are any more suggestions I will be more than happy to hear them.
Edit: Oh Snap! it just happened! I reflashed the JF recovery, rebooted my phone and I'm in the JF recovery console! Sweet! I guess I will keep going from here. So excited!