Last night was my beer night. In honor of that the Google Android team released a new entry into AOSP which fixes a few things it appears. I have 3 Nexus devices now. One is the hard to get Nexus 4 which came to me as a long awaited Tmobile upgrade. The second is the 16gb Nexus 7 which I have had since they were announced last year. The last is the Nexus 10.
I’ll talk about the Nexus 10 first. First off, its a wonderful tablet with great specifications and looks. It has the classic Samsung look but it also has the Nexus brand on the back. It had issues since it came out like locking up at various times. Chrome seemed particularly prone to cause problems. The last thing was the overall Location Services component in the OS. By turning this off when I was running stock; I could get around the problems.
Now though; I’m running the glorious and fun and funky rasbean jelly which has the latest goodness in it plus a nice and minimalistic black look to the UI. I now run the same ROM on all devices which means about every 4 days I update.
Last night since it was beer night and since the Android team released the JOP40G base into AOSP, I determined to flash away on all devices. I also installed custom kernels because the default kernels do not do things I want. All devices went well as usual except on the 10, I had installed a different google apps archive and this messed things up when I reflashed so I wiped the thing and started over.
So, after three beers I had flashed three new ROMs, three new kernels and started checking out things. There were bugs fixed. It appears that a few of the little irritations in the earlier release were ironed out so automatic brightness is not so quirky now. I think there are other things which I shall investigate as well.
Now I was done with the flashing of custom things on my devices so it was time to wonder, wander, drink, and feel splendidly drunk by 130am. I sat in the house (not home) checking out movies, wondering what would happen next, and remembering some advice RWR had given me so many times about knowing where I am and what I am doing. Priceless for its meaning. I would not say I lived my life to those words but being divorced does have an upside. I don’t have to do the things which I hated before but was kind of told I had to do them.
So by 1am I had polished off the beerage. I sat still and waited. Waited. WAITED.
Was something going to happen?
And its okay. All the things which were supposed to have happened did happen. There are things waiting in the wings which I can’t see; but those are hidden for a reason. Drunk or sober, happy or sad, mad or glad; I cannot see them. Its for the better. Because ever since I got divorced, I can honestly now say I know where I am and what I’m doing. And it feels liberating. This house will also pass and my life will become yet again something else. Its the one promise of the whole condition folks.
The blog also persists. It records all these places I stopped but its served well and I’m glad to be writing here again. I’ll hit the road later this year for a new place. I will take 3 weeks off and venture forth. The plans are being put down. The airline tickets purchased with my mileage. Travel is also a necessary condition just like using Android over closed systems which leave nothing to the imagination.