HTC’s Sense 5 worked great but I disliked some aspects of the UI (Swiping up to unlock the screen is a stupid idea, among other things). MIUI is really nice, but the phone would heat up like hell and I distrust/cannot remove a lot of the MIUI-specific software (Anti-Virus? Really?). CM 10.2 is bleeding-edge and open-source, but since the camera libraries are closed source, the picture quality on Cyanogenmod is always going to be less than stellar. Ditto for AOKP since they seem to be built off a Cyanogenmod base, plus I really dislike the Unicorn crap they pepper throughout the software.
What I really wanted was the full power of the camera hardware (which meant using the Sense software with ImageChip drivers) while getting close to the Android Holo look and some customizations. Here’s what I loosely did:
/system/app/HtcLockScreen.apkand restarting the phone to enable the vanilla Jelly Bean lockscreen.
am start -n com.google.android.setupwizard/.SetupWizardTestActivity;
The main drawback of this setup is, unlike the HTC lockscreen, the stock lockscreen can’t display incoming calls and SMS notifications from the HTC phone and messaging apps. To be honest, that kind of sucks but TANSTAAFL.
The HTC One X is unlikely to get an official upgrade to Android 4.3 or KitKat. My phone is my one and only camera, so this 4.2.2 setup with optimized camera drivers might be the last software upgrade for this phone.
A centipede was happy – quite!
Until a toad in fun
Said, “Pray, which leg moves after which?”
This raised her doubts to such a pitch,
She fell exhausted in the ditch
Not knowing how to run.
From game developer Alex Darby’s site →
Andy […] is more or less the polar opposite of the stereotypical ninja-level video game programmer: well dressed, professional, endlessly well-informed, friendly, funny, and socially adept. However, the most amazing thing about Andy is the speed with which he can dissect a console core dump. He just sits there and calmly unpicks the stack, occasionally keeping a few notes about which register some value is in, or looking up the address of a function in a symbol file as he goes, and then in somewhere between 5 minutes and a few hours (depending on how tricky the issue is) he’ll turn around and tell you exactly what the problem was. Not only that, but he’ll happily do this in a codebase he’s never even seen before – and even better, he’s totally happy to sit and explain it all to you as he does it.
And I thought we made calculators and other computing devices because human memory was generally unreliable and imperfect.
The reason you don’t say something longer, like ‘gagagaga’ is because then the other person might think you are trying to say something. But you don’t have anything to say, so you say something very short.