[HOW TO] Setup Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet 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 is to simplify the configuration process for you. Follow the… Continue reading [HOW TO] Setup Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet to Compile Android ROMs

What Really Mattered @ CES 2015

This was my first run of the gauntlet that is the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. According to a cabbie, CES is consistently the busiest time to be driving around Vegas (more on this later – no Uber in Nevada, WTF progress?). Rightfully so – the event attracts industry representatives from six… Continue reading What Really Mattered @ CES 2015

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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

architekt – Compile Android ROMs with Windows/Mac OSX

architekt is a custom Virtual Machine that can be used with Mac OSX, Windows, and Linux. It includes everything you need to sync with the repo of your choice (Cyanogenmod, AOKP, AOSP, etc) and start building ROMs from source. This version includes Java 6 for compiling Gingerbread thru Kitkat. To compile Android L, switch to… Continue reading architekt – Compile Android ROMs with Windows/Mac OSX

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!)