Yearly Archives: 2013

Jelly Bean

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I finally got around to installing a fresh new rom onto my G2 (from XDA-Developers of course). I’ve been waiting to get Jelly Bean since it was announced, but since my phone isn’t officially supported by Cyanogenmod anymore, I had to wait for some devs to make their own rom. I’ve been watching this rom since it started, back when literally nothing worked in it. However, now it’s stable enough to easily be a daily driver. And that’s what I’ve been using it as for the last couple of days. Runs pretty smoothly, way less bugs than my previous Ice Cream Sandwich-based rom. Battery life is unaffected (which is good), and Project Butter has definitely brought some improvements. Even on my fairly slow 800MHz phone the interface is quite fluid. Once again, I’m so grateful for the awesome Android community, this phone would never have gone past Gingerbread had I stayed stock, because the carrier has all but forgotten about this phone.

Hopefully this update will hold me over until June when I can get myself a Galaxy S III. Or the Galaxy S IV, if it’s released by then. Fingers crossed.

Here’s To Another Better Year!

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Funny how I’m making a post about the new year on the last day of January… oh well, better late than never I guess. 2012 went pretty well, I recorded a few cool bands, got far better as a producer, played shows, drove a ton, and ate a lot of interesting new food.

Earlier this month, my band As Judgement Day Approaches played its final show. It was a bittersweet feeling indeed, as AJDA has been a big part of my life for almost three years. That’s longer than most relationships nowadays! The last show was definitely one of our best, we certainly ended on a good note. Moving onto the next chapter of my life, I joined another band called With Shallow Views. The dudes in that band have been good friends of mine for a while now (I’ve actually known the guitarist longer than I’ve known most people), and I had fun recording them for their upcoming EP, so I joined, as a guitarist and backing vocalist. It’ll certainly be fun to play a different, less heavy style of music. Plus I get to play guitar in a band, I’ve wanted to do that for the longest time. My first show with them is in March, needless to say I’m excited! Continue reading

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