Tag: Android

This is really what KDE Neon should have been. Not some buggy YABU but straight off of Debian. Hopefully those in charge will consume this distro and re-brand it KDE Neon. Having heaped that kind of praise it is not without its quirks. While the “Welcome” screen slide show you manually navigate through seems nice, most of the “install” buttons just show the user a blue Cylon Eye with not so much as an idiot indicator bar. No messages and no concept of just how long something was going to take. I tried to install the NVidia drivers this way three times. Each time it took forever and claimed success. Each reboot showed that nothing worked. Finally I closed that and ran the “Device Driver Manager” directly. The second or…

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As I started to get back into this I realized I skipped one final yet critical piece of the system. The backup script. I imagine some of you questioned where I got the csv files to import. As I said, one of the main reasons I went with Postgres all of those years ago is that I was tired of dealing with the oddities of backup and restore with DBF files and I didn’t want a single OS “solution” which would require a license or me rolling tons of (&)(*&) from scratch. This is something I use for tax season. You know, that season few whose income isn’t based directly on it, enjoy. It had to be solid. It had to be robust. I had to be able to generate…

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Copying from a thumb drive into our Termux world takes a bit of doing. It’s actually yet another “expert friendly” part of Android. If you don’t already know where things go you can’t find them. I had an 8 Gig thumb drive in my Android 2 in 1 while doing the other Termux stuff. I mention that because I don’t know if the Android device did it or running the program to make storage available did, but an Android directory tree was created out there with a directory for each application. Yes, I know, many people don’t know they aren’t folders, they are directories. An entire generation has grown up not understanding disk storage. I’m glad I didn’t start with a 64 Gig thumb like I tried later. Android, when…

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Keep in mind I have not yet rooted the sacrificial lamb. For the initial stages I’m trying to muddle through it as the average user would. Having had Android on this device for a while now I can tell you I cannot wait for this experiment to be over. I have a massive itch to wipe this device and put something like Elementary on it so it is both useful and without an incessant fount of ads. I also desperately wish to remove GMail and that other email client on here. You will discover the reasons why reading this series (although the constant advertisement is reason enough to completely wipe the installed OS and its built in recovery.) Word to the wise, Android blows! First you have to install Termux…

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The Sacrificial Lamb Eventually, if time allows, I will attempt to cross compile both programs to off-the-shelf Android and Raspberry Pi targets. You have already seem the Raspberry Pi target but for the Android target I chose the RCA Viking Pro as our sacrificial Lamb. Yes, it is a mortal sin to purchase anything from Walmart. Most likely I just enriched North Korea via China via Walmart somehow. I used this for several hours setting email up for both a client site and myself. I even used it to type some messages in a message group finding the Chrome interface for groups.google.com to well and truly suck. When replying to messages it didn’t offer any obvious method of quoting the message I was responding too or selecting text from the…

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