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8 October 2012, 22:50 UTC

Connectbot patches for Nexus 7 + Bluetooth Keyboard

With these changes, my Nexus 7 works dandy with a Motorola(?)-branded bluetooth keyboard.

These patches are relative to connectbot v1.7.1-69-ga1894f4.

At this time I am not able to provide a precompiled apk. Please do not ask me for one.

Files currently attached to this page:

0002-fix-crash-in-setScreenSize.patch897 bytes


30 July 2012, 20:08 UTC

Fun with iBird on android

I can't resist tinkering! So, here are some observations about the iBird application on android (besides that it is awesome and if you watch birds and have a compatible device you should buy it like Ingrid did; I think there's even a version for the apple phone and tablet). If things like 'run adb at the commandline' sounds like gibberish to you, don't bother asking for instructions.

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14 May 2012, 14:15 UTC

LG Optimus S on ting MVNO

I finally talked Ingrid into switching from Sprint to ting. After deliberation, she decided to go with the cheapest Android phone, the LG Optimus S (LG-LS670). My good experience with my HTC Detail must have helped her decide to give ting a try.

Her old phone was an LG Remarq (feature phone with slider keyboard), but the service on Sprint was costing her $82 a month, and she was starting to want smartphone features like decent access to Google calendars and her e-mail. Well, she can have it all, and for only about $30 a month on ting!

If this article helps you decide to switch to ting, please use my referral code to get $25 off your phone (and $25 off a monthy bill for me!)

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10 February 2012, 2:55 UTC

HTC Detail on ting MVNO

I recently learned about the cellphone service from, and decided the time was right to switch cellphone providers and get a new device. If you decide to switch to Ting, please consider using my referral code to get $25 off your phone (and $25 off a monthy bill for me!)

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