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Ancient Android root attempts on a chip RockChip tablet

Hello there! I’ve probably mentioned earlier that I’ve got two cheap tablets, and I got to root one of them. At least I was able to update it to 2.3 (I guess, don’t remember) with the Uberdroid distro image. Well, the other one has a RockChip chipset, and that’s quite harder to do, since z4root couldn’t trick it. I’m trying some other root methods, but for now, no success.

If after these new sideload attempts I’m still not successful… well, I’ll try some ADB methods with Windows applications. But that would be the last resort. Anyway, I’m playing a lot of music and taking care of pets/home when not at work, so, not much time to write and create new code. Let’s see how it goes. 🙂

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Don’t break the owl

Well, I’m struggling to create original content for the blog, but I’m doing my best to write every day (okay, not my best, it’s not the plan to kill myself for it… for now :). Seinfeld’s “Don’t break the chain” is a nice perseverance exercise, and here I am, trying not to break it.

I’ve also been dedicating at least a lesson everyday on Duolingo, and its awesome Android app. HabitRPG says I’m “green” with a score of 1.6 at it, so I guess it’s been ok. Plan to finish the English module, which I’m halfway through, and then starting a different language (perhaps German or even Spanish, to improve some of my beginner level). I highly recommend it if you’re interested in studying new languages, since it can evaluate some of your spelling (at the Web app), has reminders to bug you to study everyday (and avoid hurting the owl’s feelings) and is gamified, so you can actually compete with friends while studying. 🙂

I’ll put some subjects at my Keep so I don’t need to just write about something on the spot. I can do it, but lacks quality… anyway, baba, the chain lives to see another day.

HabitRPG, chain mail GTD

The last couple of days have been quite productive, mostly to a new kind of motivation, that came in form of achievements on a gamified GTD task manager. I’m talking about HabitRPG, a website/Chrome addon/Android app that rewards your character with gold coins and experience points at every completed task. I’ve rushed in and inserted most of my “expected” tasks, which can be categorized as Habits, Dailies and ToDos.

It can be a little confusing (and sometimes even buggy) at first, but there’s planty of help around a small but vibrant community. I’ll keep using it, it’s been a nice experience so far and I think it only gets better. 🙂