Recent downtime

August 8th, 2013 No comments

Sorry for the recent downtime.  I “upgraded” some things on the site and one of the plugins has been causing havoc.

Everything seems back to normal, so enjoy.

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Books I have read Vol. 2

August 6th, 2013 No comments

The point of this is simply to prevent me from buying the same books again and again,…

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“ROM” Sunburst – Gbox Midnight

May 5th, 2013 No comments

This “ROM” is for the Gbox Midnight and the Slav.  I use ROM loosely since it is not based on source (as these is no device or kernel source release).

This release is to address some bugs in the firmware and to give the Midnight some much needed love
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[GAPPs]{4.2.X}{4.3}{4.4} – Google App Package

April 22nd, 2013 2 comments

My collection of GAPPs that I use in my ROMs. I prefer all inclusive ROMs, so I bundle my preferred apps with my ROMs. But I get asked for a separate package to flash on another ROM (such as Vanir ) frequently enough to finally break down publish a package.

This collection is derived from multiple sources (Mainly from Google Play. Also:, user releases, developer’s websites)

Works with:
Should work with any 4.2-4.4. ROM. Confirmed on dozens of devices

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Android CNS

November 26th, 2012 3 comments

This Galaxy Nexus Android ROM is my personal take on FNV (and it’s 4.2.x counterpart Xylon).  Fruits and Veggies is a community ROM lead by Remicks and Xylon is maintained by DaXmax.  I chose this ROM to kang, but it’s a very solid and lots of good options.  And I have contributed some go-faster scripts to FNV

Support can be found at #vanir on freenode
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August 14th, 2012 55 comments

This Galaxy Nexus Android ROM is my personal take on Vanir.  I am a member of the Vanir development team, but I have a preference to different scripts and themes.

FAQ can be found here
Support can be found at +Vanir on GooglePlus


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July 2nd, 2012 5 comments

This Galaxy Nexus Andriod ROM is mating of AOKP + MORPHR + Patient Zero + things I like.  In essence, it’s a prodigal member of PatientZero family.

Support can be found at #vanir on freenode


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Gmail classic view revert

May 3rd, 2012 No comments

Over the last month Google has decided to ignore popular opinion and institute an awful user interface.  Luckily this is easy enough to f

All you need to do is make a bookmark to this location: Gmail Revert  (drag link into favorites or right click copy link location and then save as a bookmark)

Then log into Gmail.  Hit the bookmark from Gmail and you will see a notification stating that “Settings are being updated.”  Now click on the gear in the upper/left and select revert to old theme.

Very easy and affective.  It is likely that this will stop working at some point, hopefully by then they will have instituted an official classic theme.

New resource for eyes

January 31st, 2012 No comments

Check out eyeSmart, a new resource for patients about the health of their eyes


Samsung Charge Wifi Tether

December 25th, 2011 No comments

The Samsung Charge is the must frustrating droid I have every worked with. Every kernal. ROM flash seems to be buggy. Anyways to get wifi tether working for root users:

1) Download Android Wifi Tether (I used 3.1 beta9)
2) Place on SDcard and install
3) Turn on WiFi (okay if no networks in range)
4) Open Wifi Tether
– On the first boot, go to settings and select the Samsung Fascinate as the phone
5) Start the tether.
– If it’s work you will see the Green download/red upload numbers
– If you don’t restart
– If you stop the tether you will need to restart before connecting to wifi or tethering again (sorry, it’s an unsupported phone, just be happy it works)