Upgrading to CyanogenMod 10 Android 4.1.2 on the Motorola Milestone X2 aka MX2 aka MB867 aka Daytona from Stock 2.3.6 (US Cellular)

Boot into stock 2.3.6 Enable other sources and USB debugging Connect to Ubuntu, open terminal, and run root script. extract root.zip ./rootscript Install recovery sudo adb install MOTODX2_Bootstrap_signed.apk Disconnect USB Install recovery, wait Reboot into recovery Install from SD card cm10-01272013-unofficial-mx2.zip gapps-jb-20121011-signed.zip Data and Cache wipe MX2_CM9_WIFI.zip Reboot Skip setups enable airplane mode, disable location Read more about Upgrading to CyanogenMod 10 Android 4.1.2 on the Motorola Milestone X2 aka MX2 aka MB867 aka Daytona from Stock 2.3.6 (US Cellular)[…]

How to Save Money by Conserving Power

The problem is the aggregation of all the power leaks, because how PGE charges you based on time of day, and the way the tiered pricing works. If you use a little too much it can dramatically increase your bill. Depending on what plan your signed up with Tiered, and/or time of use. Fr0m around Read more about How to Save Money by Conserving Power[…]

What’s the deal with cell phone networks and stuff?

A very confusing topic! Don’t worry I figured it out. =] I will go over topics such as: Networks, Coverage, Technology, Resellers, Roaming, Lifeline (Free low income smart phone and monthly service), Prepaid, Cellphone hardware, Unlocking, Voice over IP (VOIP), Credo Mobile, Google Voice, Google Fi, Republic Wireless & Freedompop. All in the context of Read more about What’s the deal with cell phone networks and stuff?[…]

The best pico and nano sized quadcopters (quads or drones) that fit inside their controllers

Just fun for flying Quadcopters that fit inside their controller I use drone and quad interchangeably in this article to refer to quadcopters. Quads come in many different sizes. Not all manufacturers agree on a naming convention. Here is what I think makes the most sense. From smallest to biggest: Pico, nano, micro, mini, mid, Read more about The best pico and nano sized quadcopters (quads or drones) that fit inside their controllers[…]

The phone I purchased for myself. Google LG Nexus 5, from Freedompop. $100

$99 + $9.99 shipping. No taxes or other fees. I disabled all paid trials. Instructions are below. The big reason I choose Android vs iPhone (iOS) is the fact that I can have free WiFi hotspot tethering on any carrier.  Apple allows the carrier to disable this hardware in order to charge you for this Read more about The phone I purchased for myself. Google LG Nexus 5, from Freedompop. $100[…]

How Airplane Mode is Better for Your Friends Health by Reducing EMF Pollution

Airplane mode turns off 3 of the 5 radios found in most smart devices. Cellular, WiFi, and Bluetooth. GPS and NFC must be turned off manually. (Most of the time you can then turn back on individual radios as needed even with Airplane mode enabled). I believe some people are extra sensitive to electromagnetic radiation Read more about How Airplane Mode is Better for Your Friends Health by Reducing EMF Pollution[…]

How to root the inWatch Z smart watch (Gain root level access), and install Google Play!

InWatch Z Smartwatch aka inWatch Z2G This guide is written for the original inWatch Z that came with Andriod 4.2.2, and has the bone conductivity speaker. Not the later version (Z3G) that shipped with Android 4.4. These instructions may work with the later one, but I have not tested it. Chipset: MediaTek (MTK) MT6572 Why Read more about How to root the inWatch Z smart watch (Gain root level access), and install Google Play![…]

Wireless thin client using Ubuntu 18.04.1 named BoXenbaby

UPDATE: BoXenbaby is simply Ubuntu 18.04.1 Desktop minimal install with OpenVPN,  FreeRDP-nightly, and other modern clients. This document describes how to: Automatic Install Part 1 – PXE Install BoXenbaby to a computer plugged into a BoXenbrain network. Manual Install Part 2 – USB Install BoXenbaby with a USB drive. Download the usb image here: Check Read more about Wireless thin client using Ubuntu 18.04.1 named BoXenbaby[…]

Social Services in Nevada County for People with Low Income

I’m consistently amazed at the level of assistant you can get from government, and non-profit organizations if you make less than 21K-40K a year. Here are programs I’ve had personal experience with. Also, some extra money saving tips. For a comprehensive list of services (Dial 211 or visit  www.dial211.com) Bottom Line: Minimize buying, but when Read more about Social Services in Nevada County for People with Low Income[…]

How to extend your network 300 meters over your electrical system without Wifi for $30

This one seems like the best value. It has a filtered plug so it is ideal for plugging in directly to your router.   These TP-Links devices are a good value as well. They offer more options: Refer here to TP-Links product FAQ: www.tp-link.com/en/artic…          $30 used you still get Prime shipping. | 3 for $40 Read more about How to extend your network 300 meters over your electrical system without Wifi for $30[…]