[GUIDE] Optimize Linux for Android Development

Recently, I built a new development system. After installing Xubuntu 16.04 and configuring it for Android OS dev, I went down the rabbit hole of system performance tuning. This is intended to be a “living guide”, kept up-to-date with fresh information as packages / options become deprecated, old adages become irrelevant, and so on. Read more →

Direct Build Output to a Logfile

When developing Android ROMs and other system images, sometimes it is useful to look at the output of the compile process. It can help one understand the build process better or track down issues, especially if the build is failing for a reason that isn’t immediately apparent. However, the process can rapidly generate many lines – impossible to keep up… Read more →

Install Ubuntu on a Chromebook Pixel (samus)

— UPDATED 08/14/2016 — Workaround for Ubuntu 16.04 installation! See the end of the post   In this article, we learn how to set up a Chromebook Pixel (samus) with Ubuntu natively, NOT using Crouton and some sort of chroot trick, transforming it into a mobile powerhouse. Read more →

Google Self Driving Car – Powered by Carbuntu

Recently, I had the opportunity to get up close and personal with Google’s Self Driving Car.   Of course, everyone and their dog is covering these things lately. I’m not going to bore you with what they’ve already seen and heard.   What I haven’t read about anywhere else is Carbuntu. What is that, you ask? A very good question indeed.… Read more →