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Pretty cool animations of an engine!
 
I recently wasted a few minutes of +Valerie Doeringsfeld's life teaching her how gasoline, valves, cylinders, pistons and spark plugs work together to turn the wheels on her SUV. And I can tell you with 100% confidence that she'll have absolutely no interest in learning about the rest!

But for those of you that are into this sort of thing, these animated gifs do a really good job of visually explaining this and the rest of the engine system concepts.

#CombustionEngine   #SmallEngineRepair   #EngineProblems  
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So thankful for all Hashcode did to keep my Bionic relevant!
 
End-of-Development Support: Motorola OMAP devices (Droid 3, Droid Bionic, Droid RAZR and Droid 4)

I started working on the Droid 3 back in August of 2011.  Since then, I picked up several other Motorola OMAP devices and have done my best for the community to make them work on custom ROMs such as CM, AOKP and others.

My life today, is overflowing with Android.  Android during breaks at work, Android from about 8pm to 3am in the morning.  Android on the weekends while kids are at soccer, etc. I have Android dreams :P   Needless to say, I need to make some changes.

So, it is with a bit of sadness, that in November, I’m ending my custom ROM support on the Motorola OMAP devices listed below:
Droid 3
Droid Bionic
Droid RAZR
Droid 4
 

Why end support for these devices?

There are variety of reasons actually.  The main being: time.  Or lack of it (mentioned above).   And honestly, I haven’t been paying them the attention they need anyway, so better to just stop the bleeding and let someone either take over as maintainer on CM or end the support all together.

The other reason is lack of support.  There were very few OMAP devs a year ago.  Today, there are none.  To support an OMAP device means that every problem has to land right on your shoulders.  Very little help comes from Texas Intruments or other devs anymore.

Lastly, these devices are aging.  November would make all of the devices, 2 years old or more (with the exception of the Droid 4).  And I’m guessing more and more users have upgraded or are looking at upgrading in the next few months. 

Time for me to move on.
 

What does this mean for you?

Not too much, actually.  Find a nice stable version of the ROM you love and use it!   Over the long term: this probably means no Android 4.4 and beyond.  :(

When I say “ending my custom ROM support”, I mean no more device updates, bugfixes, etc.  This mainly has to do with custom ROMs like CM or others.  The ROMs that are out there aren’t going to magically disappear, and devs may or may not stop supporting those custom ROMs for the Moto OMAP devices.

I will probably continue to run Safestrap updates for a while yet.
 
** This will not affect the Motorola Droid RAZR-HD, or some of the other newer devices I’ve picked up recently for Safestrap support.
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Would love to be able to go to Google I/O sometime. Would be awesome! #io13


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Can't wait until Google makes this available!
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Wrike's mobile app for #Android is now native, crazy fast, and tablet-optimized!

Download it from Google Play today! >> http://bit.ly/1dyuZ9m
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+The Wilds of New England and +Josh Prather , sweet logo! I may experiment with that here.
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+Google+ Are there any plans to add #projectmanagement  into  #googleplus . Maybe incorporating  #googletasks  and even making tasks sharable with assignments and progress? It seems like a stretch from where #googleplus  is currently, but I don't think it's out of the scope of reason.
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+Motorola Mobility, isn't "early Q3 2012" already past for the Droid Bionic ICS release? #droidbionic   #icecreamsandwich   #ics  
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+Fraser Cain I'm looking at doing a potentially large viewership broadcast and this information was excellent in helping me answer questions that I didn't think you could find out without just trying it. Thank you!
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