Today is my birthday, so I decided it was time for a couple of updated watch faces, plus I released a new one. i have made some updates to houses Cerwyn and Tully to make them a little nicer, as well as released a watch face for house karstark. Check them out here and fee free to download the source.
After watching last nights amazing episode of Game Of Thrones I decided it was time to create a watch face for House Frey, because we do not know their saying I was wary of it, however I have replaced their saying with their title, Lord of the Crossing. This brings us to a total of 11 Game of Thrones watch faces, I plan on adding a few more as well as trying to do some cleanup on some of them at the pixel by pixel level, so keep your eyes peeled for updates. Feel free to download it here, scan the QR Code below, or check out my other game of thrones watch faces here.
With the semester coming to an end I chose a bad time to decide to do stuff with the pebble, but that seems to be how it always is, too much work and not enough time. Being the geek that I am, having a Stargate themed tattoo, I thought I would complete that with a Stargate inspired watch face for my pebble. It features an image of the gate with the time in the center, and supports both 12 and 24 hour formats. You can see a mockup of it here (as there is no way to take screenshots). I plan on making a version with an “Ancient” font for those that are major geeks and fans of the show.
After waiting for countless months to get the pebble smart watch which I backed on kickstarter, I was extremely excited to set it up and start receiving notifications. For those of you which are not familiar with pebble, it is a watch which connects to your phone using Bluetooth in order to send notifications to keep you in the loop while your phone is still in your pocket. Although this doesn’t seem like a necessary innovation, it has been a surprise to me how useful it actually is. Below is my review of this smart watch: Read more
Although I did not do a writeup yesterday on day two, it was not because I did not attend, it was because I had low battery on my phone, and by the time I got home it was already 1:30am and I did not wish to stay up later. So I will be squishing all of day 2 and 3 into one, and doing my best not to forget anything. Read more
As many of you know I work at a computer repair store, this gives me a unique opportunity to diagnose problems across various models. In a recent windows update (a platform update for windows 7 SP1 and server 2008 R2 SP1) KB2670838 many Dell Vostro 3450′s have begun to get constant blue screens of death. In order to fix this you must uninstall this update (either through a system restore or through the uninstall updates window). Then once you have it uninstalled, hide the update that way it will not be reinstalled later to have the issue come up again.
The Blue Screen error code you will be getting if this affects you is error code 50, page fault in a non-paged area. So if you are getting this issue and have a vostro 3450 which just installed updates, you may want to check if this is the issue.
Although I don’t normally post about stuff on youtube, especially stuff that is not directly programming and tech related, however this is a special case. Nikola Tesla is the greatest inventor of all time in my mind, and with the latest epic rap battle of history being Edison vs. Tesla, and the number of references about their “war” I felt I had to. You should check it out after the break. Read more
With the pebble beginning to ship out people have already begun to tinker with their new gadgets. I however am not lucky enough to have received mine yet, however that has not stopped me from trying to help others tinker. After seeing dsemaya on the pebble forums post about his work on trying to learn how the underlying OS works (with his tumblr), it got me in the mood to do a bit of digging. Now although what I’m posting is completely separate from his, I just wanted to give him some credit because he got me in the mood to start this at 11:00 at night. My work after the break
I should not be trusted with a tablet, because within 2 weeks of getting my tablet back from Asus for repair I cracked the digitizer. This means that the screen will not accept any inputs, which leaves me with 3 working buttons, volume up, volume down, and power. However I decided that I will take this opportunity to re-purpose the device to make me feel less like a failure (and because I don’t have the money to repair it). My plan is to use the nexus 7 to display current stats about my computer, at first it will only display volume, temp, maybe memory usage and stuff like that, however I will try and expand that to include stuff like Steam integration (maybe constantly showing the scoreboard for Counter Strike on a certain screen). Today I got over the first hurdle, bypassing the lock screen. Read more