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Maybe Colemak is smarter than Dvorak?

Dvorak is my fastest and preferred layout on mobile. Oddly, this does not translate at all to physical keyboards. I’ve made several attempts at using Dvorak on the desktop computer and it still eludes me. I am now taking an interest in the “Colemak” keyboard layout. Continue reading

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How to recover from MD5 mismatch

If any of the following is gibberish to you, it’s better to stop reading. Not everything I post is useful to the general public ;-) If you’re trying to restore a backup of your Android and you get the error message “MD5 … Continue reading

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Did I ever mention that I don’t like spammers?

*Did I ever mention that I don’t like spammers?*
Well I don’t. But they seem to love me: if I turn off my anti-spam plugins, my sites are flooded with spam. With luck, my new setup strikes a better balance between catching spam and allowing real content. Wish me luck – using the comment form, if you like :-) Continue reading

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Get more screen space on your Android

*Swipe Navigation* lets you use intuitive gestures instead of the black navigation bar. Even better, it can hide the navigation bar so you win that extra screen space for your apps instead. It’s like getting a bigger screen without it being _bigger._ Continue reading

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How to update your Nexus 4 to Android 4.4.4

Back when Android 4.4 came out in November and the automatic OTA update didn’t work for me, I posted a guide on how to upgrade manually. Now that version 4.4.4 is out, here’s an updated guide. Most importantly, make a … Continue reading

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