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I blogged about analogue cameras, education, politics and digital revolutions.
Watching a professional photographer at work today. All digital, of course. I'm not sure anyone argues the case for using film in still photography anymore. At least not for anything beyond sheer appr...
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We normally do not put personal posts on this page, as they can be complicated matters and usually do not pertain to CyanogenMod news. That said, something is affecting us in a way it really hasn’t affected us before, and it’s hitting very close to home.

Within CyanogenMod, we have dozens of maintainers and hundreds of contributors; none of whom are paid employees. Yes, we get donations, but despite the jokes of yachts, helicopters, and private planes, it is really just enough to cover operating costs for servers and hosting. Occasionally, there is enough leftover in the team account to buy a device for a developer. What we are getting at here is that CyanogenMod is not rich.

There are, however, times where we wish that we were a full fledged company. It’d be nice if CM could pay for some full-time positions or help out team members when they are in need. Currently, we are experiencing a painful reminder of this limitation.

A member has had a pretty serious problem fall into his lap. +Ryan Scott (aka ChiefzReloaded), a device maintainer, has a rare infection known as Necrotizing Fasciitis. This infection is caused by bacteria that eats skin, fat, and other tissue; it is literally a flesh-eating disease. Ryan is going through the treatments that he needs to keep him alive, but unfortunately, that treatment quickly becomes very expensive to deal with, and it is no exception for Ryan. This disease has placed an incredible strain on him and his family, including his young children. The CyanogenMod team would love to be able to hand out a fistful of cash and help out as much as possible.

Love from the Community
Some members of our community have started a few initiates to benefit Ryan and his family. As we are unable to help out financially, we would like to lend our support for these community initiatives, and help spread the word.

+Polo Heysquierdo has started an Indiegogo page for Ryan at http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/scott-family-fund. This page has some more details on Ryan’s condition and a method for you to help the effort.

Additionally, a huge community favorite and someone who the CyanogenMod team loves, +Deth Becomes You has started an auction with proceeds aimed at helping out Ryan. https://plus.google.com/u/0/107290707477228775864/posts/BYfaDHZeJKt

And last, but not least, you can send donations and words of support to Ryan directly via paypal. chiefz.reloaded@gmail.com

We understand that not everyone can help, but even if you can’t, sending Ryan and his family some kind words and sharing this message will go equally as far.

Thank You,
The CyanogenMod Team
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A little guide on setting up a personal VPN using Amazon's Free Usage Tier.
I finally got around to setting up my VPN server last night on Amazon Web Services. Following a couple of guides made the whole thing fairly painless – so mostly I'm just going to point towards them, ...
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I'm not sure this talk does enough to demystify the tech aspect – the explanation here seems a little long-winded and meandering for (what I suspect is, or should be) the intended audience. That aside, great talk raising some interesting points.
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Interesting Quit Smoking app on Android, Smoke Control. Others I've looked at all seem to be based on incentives, money saved, banal or 'social' encouragement.

Smoke Control is much more about self awareness – it barely even suggests that you quit (when first opened, it's message is "You may smoke now"), but it tracks when you do and lets you set a desired interval between smokes – something for you to try to beat and gradually increase over time.

I set my interval to 2.5 hours. In practice I've usually felt like a smoke after 2 hours... but I check the app and think "well, 30 more minutes, I can wait". Typically it's been an hour or more before I think about it again.

I think this suits me perfectly. I've never been a heavy smoker, I don't spend that much money on tobacco, and I've no real interest in sharing each cigarette not-smoked with my Twitter or Facebook chums... but I do enjoy seeing the "number of smokes" go down and "time between smokes" increase each day.
Ever wondered how much you actually smoke? Having a hard time to quit smoki...
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    Technology Consultant, 2011 - present
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