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I just ordered a Motorolla Moto X to replace my Galaxy S3.  In honor of Grandpappy #Nurgle, I ordered it with an engraving of "What Pestilent Joy!" on the back cover.  Naturally, I got a similar message on the boot screen; but I quickly found out that the entire boot screen image can be replaced with whatever you want, and you don't even need an unlocked bootloader or a rooted phone.

After a little looking, I found an image that fully encapsulates the essence of good ol' grandpappy, and I feel it an absolute necessity to share it with everyone.  This image captures Nurgle so perfectly that I'm seriously tempted to buy the $150 canvas print of it.

Anyway, regardless of whether or not I purchase a print, I definitely plan to use this image for my boot screen.  The aesthetic couldn't match more perfectly.
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I was quite excited when Denver Comic Con showed up a couple years ago.  I wish I had gone to the first one.  I'm glad I didn't go to last year's, though.  And I won't be going to any future events, unless this gets fixed.
 
This is truly disgusting. Get the word out everyone. Denver Comic Con has been taken over by greed, forcing out the founders and no longer using its profits to educate children via comic books which was the whole point of its existence.
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So that's why linux is having such a hard time getting in to the mainstream.  The evangelists are all in low population areas that are mostly inhabited by scientists.
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New Monitor

I've been looking for an acceptable replacement for my Sony GDM-FW900 (because a capacitor blew and it couldn't be repaired) for years, now.  That monitor was beautiful - details in dark areas, colors, etc, were all displayed perfectly.

From what I'm reading, it's not exactly a perfect replacement, but the FG2421 seems like it's the closest that anyone can get with LCD technology.  I hate LCD technology, by the way, and eagerly anticipate our new OLED overlords.

But yes.  I have ordered an FG2421.  I look forward to comparing the experience to my memories of the FW900.
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+Jason Wellband: production stopped over ten years ago.  The few that remain are either expensive or heavily used and probably about to blow, too.  Plus, I still live in an apartment and have to move every few years - as much as I loved the FW900, it was 93 pounds and didn't have very comfortable hand holds.

Honestly, until now, I was putting up with a couple of crap LCDs while trying to wait for affordable OLED monitors (Sony has some at $6000, which I might actually save up for, if I didn't have to give money to Sony) - I expect nothing more from the FG2421 than something to hold me over until I can get a 4K OLED display, at which point the FG2421 will become my secondary monitor.

People have favorably compared the FG2421 to the FW900 (see: http://hardforum.com/showpost.php?s=b61efa42bbd4c55449d14326ac8fdc89&p=1040365679&postcount=601), so I'm hopeful.  It has a ridiculously high static contrast ratio (4800 after calibration), pretty good color reproduction (reports vary, seems to average in the range of 90-95% sRGB), acceptable input lag, runs at 120Hz, and does backlight strobing (which helps with motion clarity).  At $560 (from Amazon), I'm quite excited - that's a pretty low price, compared to all of my other options.
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After realizing that Google Now has http://xkcd.com/149/ built in as an easter egg, I went off to find some more.  Some of these are hilarious. 
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I do, too - I thought it seemed kinda tacky, until I did a bit of research.  Turns out, they actually use real wood for those backs.

Which seems very strange, but kinda awesome.  I'm excited.
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For the longest time, git add --patch has been my primary way of adding changes to a commit in git - but I always forget to add new files when I do that.

Time to start using git add -i, I suppose.  I've used it before, but never really got used to using it instead of git add --patch.
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I always did git commit --patch, which is pretty much the same thing, and had exactly the same problem...
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I'm of heavy Swedish descent, as well as a good dose of Norwegian (most of which comes from my great grandmother, who was a member of the royal family in Norway).  As such, I eat a lot of Swedish food.  Semlor easily hits my list of favorites - Scandinavians seem to be really damn good with desserts, and Semlor are something I consider among the best of Scandinavian dishes.

I just finished a batch from this recipe: http://www.donalskehan.com/2013/02/semlor-swedish-cream-buns/ .  In spite of the fact that I didn't really adjust the recipe for Denver's altitude, and I wasn't terribly specific about the ingredients, it actually turned out quite well.  I hope to actually make the whipped cream out of double cream next time, because the US-grade heavy whipping cream I used (because double cream is damn hard to find out here) seems to be the weak point of the dish, right now.

It's a very good recipe, though, and I highly recommend it.
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They're pretty damn good. Some people put them in warm milk before eating them, and that's insane.
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PAC-man ROM (a combination of the best of Cyanogenmod, Paranoid Android, and AOKP, as well as some features from smaller ROMs) is putting up 4.4 nightlies?  Woot!  I've been running pacman 4.3 nightlies on my GS3; can't wait to see what 4.4 has in store.
 
For those wondering when PAC-man 4.4 nightlies will start up...Within a week is the answer you are all looking for. We are putting the final touches on things as I write this. If you haven't noticed here are some of the things that we are doing. 

1. Our new updated gerrit http://review.pac-rom.com/#/q/status:open,n,z

2. Our new pac forums http://forum.pac-rom.com/   This will be used to house all of pac roms for now on. We will still have threads on xda that are supported but the links in each thread will be redirected to the new pac forum. Why are we doing this...well mainly because we ( the pac core devs) will be monitoring and answering as many questions as possible and this is easier done in one place instead of trying to monitor threads spread all over xda. 

3.  http://changelog.pac-rom.com  this is pacs newest changelog. It is done automagically thanks to pvyparts magic dust. Here you will be able to see all downloads, changes, and updates to the PAC source code.

4 DIBS this is our Distributed Build System. This is used to build all pac nightlies and it needs help. Please see here for more info http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2580514
and here to see how many servers we have running right now www.pac-rom.com/#Dashboard    We are looking to have upwards of 20+ servers running at full strength so that nightly builds are done as fast as possible.

Please stop asking for eta's as I have now given you a small glimpse and told you within the next week you shall see the best pac has to offer. 
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+Samuel Nelson - Will do, but so far I'm really liking it. Good combo of several roms.
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