It’s been about 4 months now and I think it’s time to inform you that I have a new job. Yup, I’ve left the public sector to rejoin the living in the sweet, sweet private sector. In this new position my job title is “User Interface Engineer.” Sounds fancy, eh!?
I checked “my YouTube” on Xbox and was excited to see a new Epic Rap Battles of History! This one was pretty cool — Steve Jobs vs. Bill Gates. It was released four days ago and it’s already at 10,000,000+ views. Holy crap! The song was pretty funny, but to my surprise the hosts then gave some well-deserved love to GNU/Linux, represented by a HAL9000. The Linux love starts at 1:33.
The Wife and I laughed our butts off. Kudos to ERB. I felt the love!
I have a HTC Droid Incredible running the custom ROM CyanogenMod 7.1.x. For the most part it runs great, but there are moments when it feels like the Armageddon of 2012 is happening to my phone. No matter what application I open it will frustratingly crash in mere moments. What I’ve noticed is the catalyst to this crash-o-thon starts with some sort of “google framework” crash. Makes sense, break the framework and everything else should be coming down with it. Once that happens I will start to feel the instability of my rooted device.
Android enthusiasts know exactly what the title of this article is referencing. I’m hearing a lot about Android 4.0 aka Ice Cream Sandwich. I remember when I first got my Android 2.1 phone (Motorola Droid), I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. I knew 800MHz of processing power was too low, but I had to get my hands on one. And yes the phone was already out 6+ months — I had to get my hands on one! Cellular carriers were launching new Android phones left and right. At one point I was looking into getting the Samsung Galaxy Ace.
So many choices, but I’ve learned to be patient. I’ve gotten the Android-gitters out of my system so now I can wait for the right phone. I’m going to wait for Android 4.0 to be released before I even consider getting a new phone. It’s too close to choose anything else.