Christian. Husband. Uncle. Web designer. Comic book nerd. Complete food advocate. Android enthusiast. Linux poweruser.

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#CM13 on the #Nexus6 with #ProjectFi #cyanogenmod

#CM13 on the #Nexus6 with #ProjectFi #cyanogenmod

Edit 2016-03-26: CM13 now has a snapshot build. I started having issues with nightlies (slowness, crashes), so I backed up apps with Titanium Backup and reformatted, and installed the new snapshot. When choosing the OpenGapps archive, either go with Super or Aroma, as...

Misc non-touristy pics of Europe

Misc non-touristy pics of Europe

My family and I recently returned from a trip to Europe for a conference and sight seeing. While I'll add some touristy pictures soon, I wanted to add my more non-touristy pics. They include a Tesla recharge area at a gas station, pick pocketing warning (this is...

#ChicagoVPS, a short review after two weeks

#ChicagoVPS, a short review after two weeks

When I decided to start testing Odoo two weeks ago, I decided that instead of Linode's $10/month 1 GB RAM KVM SSD VPS, I would shop for something a little more inexpensive. I could've gone with DigitalOcean's $5/month 512 MB RAM droplet, but during my shopping around...

Android X86 4.4-r2 on the HP Split X2

Android X86 4.4-r2 on the HP Split X2

Let me start off by saying that I read the news today of a micro desktop computer that's currently getting funding on Kickstarter and it's running Remix OS. Remix OS is a version of Android that's modified to work as a desktop OS, rather than a phone/tablet OS. It has...

Linode KVM initial impressions #linode #kvm

Linode KVM initial impressions #linode #kvm

Linode recently announced the official release of KVM Linodes, which they claimed a significant speed improvement over Xen. I run a 1 GB RAM Ubuntu 14.04 instance running VestaCP for my websites ($10/month) and normally see 480-490 MB RAM used. I don't run anything...

[Free|Commercial] Child Theme Configurator plugin for WordPress

[Free|Commercial] Child Theme Configurator plugin for WordPress

https://twitter.com/stevendbrady/status/607610034957074432 That was my exact sentiment just earlier today. I recently purchased for myself a lifetime subscription to TeslaThemes and have been developing a few sites using these themes (my blog included). However, with...

Setup monit on Ubuntu 14.04 with VestaCP #ubuntu #vestacp

Setup monit on Ubuntu 14.04 with VestaCP #ubuntu #vestacp

One of the things I've noticed VestaCP is sorely missing is automatic restarting of stopped services. Moreover, if you install VestaCP on a VPS with 1 GB RAM or less, MySQL will fail. A lot. So I setup monit to monitor and restart services. And, since I made each...