Thursday, June 13, 2013

Android Gmail app disappearing text

I had a problem this week with the latest android app.  When I opened an email in the app the text would display for one second and then all disappear.   As you can imagine this was very annoying.  After some research it seems that this happens on quite a few different devices.  From what I can tell it seems like this is caused by a data corruption in the rom.

Anyway the solution
1. Clear cache
2. Clear Dalvik cache
3. Fix permissions

You can fix permissions with rom manager or in your recovery menu.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Borderlands 2 Binary Loot Mod Update encore

Oh what do we have here.  Yes that is right a double update post today.  I managed to get more stuff done on my last work session than would fit in one posts.  Go me!  Still to busy at work to do any regular updating of anything.

This one is mostly just me doing all the fan layout on the chest.
So here we are three 120 mm fan spaces in the front.
 Bah, the dummy forgot to take any pictures of the back.  Maybe next update.  sigh.

Anyway on to the other thing.  I don't remember if I posted this before but I picked up a 5.25" bay hub for basically everything.  I wanted to have a bunch of external ports and this card reader fit the bill.
After getting it out of the box it looked like my original idea of putting it in the lid and routing the wires down to the motherboard wasn't going to happen. All of the wires are too short to make it much of anywhere.

 You know what that means.  Got to rip it apart.  After testing to make sure it works of course.
 There be the guts!  As you can see most of the wires are just plugged into the board and then siliconed so they don't come out.  I should be able to make extended wires for most of the ports.

 The usb 3.0 I will have to move to an alternate location even if I do mod the wiring.  It's a self contained piece and I don't want to go through the hassle of cutting that apart.

This is the location in front of the power supply that I marked off just in case the lid version didn't work out.

Borderlands 2 Binary Loot Mod Update: Sleeving attempt

Sorry for the lack of updates.  I've been really busy at work.  Started working on a proof of concept project in addition to all my normal work.  Needless to say super busy and not getting anything else done.

So here we are.  First up is my first attempt at sleeving.  I bought some black, charcoal grey, and colonial blue paracord.
 I'm really happy with the colors and I think they'll look great in the build.  If I can ever manage to do a good job of sleeving with them.  For my first attempt here I tried the heat shrink method.  As you can see from the first wire, I'm certainly not a pro.
So after breaking and repairing 4 - 5 pins on the cable I have one full wire sleeved.  Which is actually a double... trust me that sucked.  In the future I think I'm going to make sure to use the standard instead of just putting the wires back how the manufacturer ran them to skimp out on wires. 
 I'm going to need more practice at this but first cable every sleeved by me.  I need to get some super glue to seal the ends on my sewing job so it's cleaner.  Not a horrible cable but not a great one either.  It's good enough for me though.

 For my next attempt I think I'm going to use the no heat shrink method.  After watching some videos on it no heat shrink looks to be a lot easier.

Lessons learnedMeasure out and cut all your stuff before you even start.  I tried to do one at a time and that is what cause me to have in consistent lengths on my sleeving. 

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Borderlands 2 Binary Loot Mod update!! - Feet

I'm finally back with another update on the case build.  I've been really busy with all the other aspects of life lately but I did manage to get some work done.

While doing the design work I realize that the box was getting to be a little on the big side.  So I did some measuring and found it wasn't going to make it on my desk real well at the initial size.  After doing a little redesign I think I got it to a size that is manageable at least.

Here is the adapted design.  The final cuts are not made yet but you can see that it has shrunk a little bit.  This design would probably worked way better with aluminum but you use what you got.  

As you can see I flipped the power supply on it side instead of having it sit flat and adjusted that section of the box to size.  On the other end I changed it to the width of a 120mm fan.  Right now my plan is to stick the hdds in that bay of the box.

After all of that redesign work I put in a little time on the exterior parts of the box.
I started by making a cardboard template for my corner pieces.
Then I made some vent holes in the corners.
I'm trying to maintain as much structural integrity as I can when building this because lets face it, there is a lot of weight going in this thing.
The corner pieces were followed up by some wedges for mounting the feet to.  It is also part of the loot of the loot box.
That is all for now.  Hopefully I can get more work done soon.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Gummy Kang 1.3 Droid 2 Global

There is a new release for the Gummy Rom on the Droid 2 Global.  This one is a kang.  This version has included boot menu.  It will be my first time using a rom with boot menu.  This should be fun.
Steps I used:

1. SBF back to stock
2. Wipe data/Factory reset in stock recovery
3. Wipe cache in stock recovery
4. Root
5. Bootstrap
6. Wipe data / Factory reset in CWR
7. Wipe cache in CWR
8. Wipe Dalvik cache in CWR
9. Wipe Battery stats in CWR
10. Flash
11. Reboot

There is no need to flash gapps on this version.  Gapps has already been included in this rom.

 Time to test this baby out.