Fix Video Tearing in Xubuntu with Compton

I love the simplicity of XFCE, but it uses a notoriously garbage window compositor. The thing hasn’t worked correctly on most system configurations for years, and seems abandoned in terms of receiving a proper fix. In my experience, even using cutting-edge XFCE developer PPAs doesn’t do much to address the issue. The problem manifests as… Continue reading Fix Video Tearing in Xubuntu with Compton

Set Up Nginx with Virtual Hosts

Nginx is an amazing web server. Virtual hosts allow for many sites to be piled onto a single server. The following how-to outlines the process of getting WordPress blogs up and running to make the most out of available hardware. Over a dozen sites and millions of page views per month can be hosted on… Continue reading Set Up Nginx with Virtual Hosts

[HOWTO] Setup Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn to Compile Android ROMs

— If you would rather use a ready-to-go Virtual Machine based on these instructions, check out this post!— With a new version of Ubuntu comes an update to my world-famous guide for setting up a build environment to compile Android ROMs. The aim of this guide is to simplify the configuration process for you. Follow… Continue reading [HOWTO] Setup Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn to Compile Android ROMs

How to Customize an Ubuntu Installation Disc – The Right Way (16.04 Compatible!)

If you’re like me, you’ve wanted to customize an Ubuntu install DVD for a long time – but all the tools/directions for doing it are out of date and/or broken. Look no further! I have successfully customized an ISO of Xubuntu 14.04 for my project Builduntu but this guide should work for just about any… Continue reading How to Customize an Ubuntu Installation Disc – The Right Way (16.04 Compatible!)

Builduntu Install Disc – Android Development OS

UPDATED 04/29/2016 – Builduntu v2 BETA based on Xubuntu 16.04 LTS available! See Downloads If you prefer a ready-to-go Virtual Machine (ready for Windows, OSX, and Linux) check out BuilduntuVM here! Builduntu is a custom branch of the Ubuntu operating system, based on my guide for preparing Ubuntu 14.04 to compile Android ROMs from source.… Continue reading Builduntu Install Disc – Android Development OS

How to Prepare Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr to Compile Android ROMs

— If you would rather use a ready-to-go Virtual Machine based on these instructions, check out my post here! — With a new version of Ubuntu comes an update to my world-famous guide for setting up a build environment to compile Android ROMs. 14.04 Trusty Tahr is the next Long Term Support edition of the… Continue reading How to Prepare Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr to Compile Android ROMs

BuilduntuVM – Compile Android ROMs in Windows and Mac OSX

UPDATE 7/04/2016 – STABLE based on Xubuntu 16.04 LTS and OpenJDK 8 available! See Downloads BuilduntuVM is a ready-made virtual machine, based on my guide here for preparing Ubuntu 16.04 to compile Android ROMs from source. It includes everything needed to sync with the repo of your choice (Cyanogenmod, AOKP, AOSP, etc) and start building.… Continue reading BuilduntuVM – Compile Android ROMs in Windows and Mac OSX