Category Archives: Technology/Software

ICS on MyTouch 4G

Well after waiting serveral months and getting a bit tired of MIUI on my My Touch 4G I finally have ICS on it courtesy a awesome rom XDA Forums, [ROM][AROMA[AOKP](6.18.12) Dark Unicorn Resurrected v.1 w/ BEAT feel free to visit that link to get it for your My Touch 4g (Glacier). You must be rooted however, and know what you are doing because as any modding to any phone, things can go wrong, you can ruin your phone, and most def. will void your warranty.



WTF Moments…

WTF moment #1: I do not own a iPhone and never will, Apple is horrible… yes I have an ipod but when I got it, they were pretty much the only thing around… did the iPhone look cool when it came out? Yes… but they went to the worst cell provider… now they have released their 4th Gen iPhone and IT SUCKS. Loses reception and drops calls… a lot. What was Steve Jobs reply to this? “Your holding it wrong.” ARE YOU KIDDING ME?? Either learn to hold your phone differently then you might have all your life… or pay for a $29 plus tax rubber bumper cover… why should people have to pay extra to fix an issue Apple must have known about before it released the phone… Steve Jobs… are your kidding me?? Own up and fix this out of your pocket. This is why I will only own Android powered phones from here on out.

WTF moment #2: The idiot formerly knows as who gives a crap and is back to the crap name he gave himself, Prince, says “the internet is so over.” That remark shows you are so over.

Blog Catalog & Google Friend Connect

Ok well first off I joined BlogCatalog to maybe get some readers who comment, and also to get back into the world of commenting myself. I follow sort of the big tech news blogs, news sites, etc, but not personal blogs, not in a long time. I thought it was time I did get back to regular people, and maybe find some blogs I enjoy reading. If you a Blog Catalog member leave me a comment, I’ll come visit you! If your non a Blog Catalog member leave a comment anyways lol!

Well after joining the above I decided to add the Google Friend Connect widget to my site… just one issue… it was not working. I tried about 2 different wordpress plugins and the code from Google’s Friend Connect page as well, no luck with either 3. I then decided too google for the answer, and came across this page, that says to add this to a version of something not sure if its a theme or something else… well I copied the code and decided to toss it in my TEXT box widget that holds my GFC Widget code from Google and it worked. So if you’re having issues where its not loading, try adding this code above your widget code.

<script type="text/javascript">// <![CDATA[
window.JSON = {
parse: function(st){
return st.evalJSON();
stringify: function(obj){
return Object.toJSON(obj);
// ]]></script>

After that hopefully your widget works for you!

Updates, life, yada yada…

Well I’ve not updated my android font pack which I swore I would do, and I still plan too mind you… I’ve just been real stressed out over the fact my job will be ending soon, and I don’t even know how soon exactly. I will be out of a job either June 30th (Eclipse Day!!), or the end of July. Not knowing exactly when I will be unemplyed adds to the stress I already have knowing no matter when it is, I will be unemployed soon. So stress upon stress, and more stress upon that from being unable to find a new job. Why am I going to be unemployed? No I am not being fired, more like let go, budget/financial reasons. My boss would like me to stay however there is no money to pay me to stay, as well as 4 other co-workers also losing thier job, which is bad for my employer because they will be short handed, just now while writing this I had to step away and help 4 different individuals with something computer related.

Well, aside from all I plan to update my font pack as soon as I get a chance. I almost lost my current font pack because this weekend a hard drive of mine decided of all things to do to me right now, to fail. Or so it seemed, as soon as I got rid of somethings and purchased a new internal HD and stuck it into an enclosure to make it a external HD (2TB) and have me spend more $$$ than I should have being as soon there will be a even more shortage than their is now in my bank account of $$$, and then to top it off… it seemed to work again like normal. I then learned that its reccomended you leave about 15% free on a HD, mine was a 500GB which is acutally about 465GB (which I think is bullshit, they should just market it as a 465GB HD not a 500GB HD), so 15% of that is about 69GB, plus the 35GB you lose form the 500 because its really 465GB, you end up with a little under 400GB drive, you lose about 100GB, total crap IMO (the amount your actually getting, not the needing to leave 15%). Anyone got any reccomendation? Do you leave 15% free GB? Should I? Should I leave less? I had about 30GB free out of the 465GB when this began to happen.

In short I am soon to be jobless, I spent more $$$ than I should have to replace a HD that decided to make me think it was dying, and then seem to recover after I purchased the new HD leaving me out $$$ I could have not spent had it not done what it had.

Stress, stress, stress!!!!!!

Tired of your Windows 7 Login UI?

Tired of looking at your generic Windows 7 login UI? Well someone made a tutorial and put it on youtube few months ago, I just decided to search now for a way to change it. Anyways here it is.

Moozone… a promising app for Android phones.

So I reviewed Slacker radio and Pandora apps for Android powered phones a while back and well although I liked that Slacker would allow you unlimited skips, the audio lacked. Pandora had great audio quality but lacked in the skip department… and then I found an app called Locker Sync that let you sync your music from your pc to their website, and stream it to your phone… it IMO was horrible, buggy, and not an option. Then what? Moozone is what. I just found this today and so far it seems real promising. They say you can have up to 500 kpbs and upload not only mp3 but also OGG. Now all my mp3s are not 500kpbs and I do not want to have to re-rip so the fact they dont have 100% great quality, its like 90% and that is enough for me. If all goes well I will be purchasing extra storage space, you get 2gb free when signing up. I’ll report more when I have had time to test it out more.

So visit to test it out yourself. The app is in the market, search for Moozone, there is  a free app and a paid version. Go with the free until you decide if its for you.

Change your Android powered phone’s font.

I updated my Android Files page with a font pack that contains all the fonts you see on the page. I will be adding more to the pack all the time so please check back. To use the pack you need to use the Metamoph application, it is available in the Market, get the free version. As always make backups just in case something goes wrong, and if something does I am not responsible for any problems that may occur. Here is an example of my phone using the Beyond Wonderland font. See more examples in my Android Files page.

“Girly Phones”

I was reading up on Anrdoid news as I often do, and came across this article >AndroidGals: Where are the Girlie Android Phones?< over at the website. This article annoyed me because one I think it makes women look bad, and two… one is enough. This article makes women look dumb and foolish. To quote a comment made from  ‘Nonymouse’:

As a female owner of the Nexus One… no. I spit on the “girly phones”, because the vast majority of them look effing tacky. Cheap. Awful. Tasteless. Not to mention that most of them have terrible specs. Give me that Snapdragon chip, that easily unlocked bootloader, and a bevy of developers so I’ll have a range of custom ROMs to flash. And fuck the pink and purple plastic: I want class; I want something that feels good in my hand, not a plastic piece of crap that looks like it’d go with a Barbie set.Speak for yourself if you want, but please don’t presume to speak for other women. “What us girls want in a phone” makes you sound vapid and gives me secondhand embarrassment. Just because your taste runs toward godawful tacky Barbie-esque pieces of crap doesn’t mean every other woman’s does, too. GTFO.

The author of the article states she would prefer a phone that essentially is a Blackberry. Why get an Android phone when you want a Blackberry, don’t expect a Android phone to be a Blackberry because it’s not and hopefully never becomes anything like the Blackberry which I think is one of the worst phones ever made. The author talks about nails and generalizes women making us look like we’re all plastic barbies that want a girl looking phone and would sacrifice quality and functionality for pretty things we can use that wont mess our nails up.

Now listen here, write whatever you want, and express your feelings but do not DO NOT say you speak for all women. You do not. You may speak for those with long fake nails and bimbo makeup, or what a barbie doll life, but you do not speak for all women. The author then states she would like to be in a focus group for HTC and that she could teach them a thing or two, no you could not. Women like me hope that women like you are never in a focus group.

Pandora vs. Slacker

Ok so I am new to listening to “radio” online. I first started with Pandora a few weeks ago, and the sound quality was great for a free service. I was not so crazy about the 6 skips per hour rule and a total of 12 a day, so I inquired as to how many skips I would get if I upgraded to Pandora One, still 6 per hour, but no daily limit… I decided that is still not worth a paid subscription.

Last night I learned of Slacker which guess what, NO SKIP LIMIT if you get a subscription which I was more than willing to do, BUT when I downloaded it to my MyTouch the sound was horrible. It sounds muffled, too much bass perhaps? AND while it states it can run in the background so I can continue to use my phone to check email, browse the internet, etc. it did not. It closes when I try to get to my home screen to do something else.

If Slacker would fix its sound quality and re-design their web interface which I think is way too “loud” then it will get a new paid user, but until then I will be staying with Pandora. Pandora I am sure people would pay more than $36 a year if they could have unlimited skips. Now I now Pandora state this is because of their licensing agreement, well they need to negotiate a new one because this one is not working, its crippling the service and I believe it is holding it back. I also think they should offer a month to month sub. Some students, college, etc. just cant shell out $36 all at one point, but broken down to a month to month would be something they could do and not feel like they are tossing their money they need to eat with, away. So to summarize:


Pandora the Good

  1. Sound quality is superb on mobile (I am using a mytouch3g)
  2. Clean web interface.
  3. Good phone app

Pandora the Bad

  1. 6 skips per hour, needs to be changed, its just not enough.
  2. No month to month subscription option.

Pandora in the middle

  1. The desktop client is ok, but still not the best.


Slacker the Good

  1. Unlimited skips with paid sub.
  2. Month to month sub.
  3. The desktop app is small, cute, and really nice looking. A++ for this one.

Slacker the Bad

  1. Sound is bad on mobile (at least on MyTouch3G)
  2. Web interface is way to “loud” paid or not.

So for now as I said, Pandora will remain on my phone and be used, Slacker will remain on my phone just to see when a update is available to see if any of the issues I mentioned are addressed, which with mobile the only issue is the sound quality.