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http://z1gackly.wordpress.com/2012/11/11/how-to-use-repo-github-git-and-gerrit/

I've written a "how to" guide, covering some of the arcane tools used in Android development. Hope it helps someone.
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In the last two days I've added custom DPI changes and the ability to toggle tablet style apps to my Nexus 7 CM10 kang.

I'm feeling like it's really approaching what I want from CM10 on a 7 inch tablet now. It's a pity in some senses that I think if I was to push my changes back up the line they would never make it through review, but then on the other hand I do like the fact that CyanogenMod stick with a purists view, so perhaps kangs like mine are the right and proper place to allow the user more freedom of choice.

I've attached a screenshot of the new settings with tablet apps enabled in phablet mode.

You can find my ROM here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1938041
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Nice to get a little recognition. Did a lot of work to get this sweet feature into CyanogenMod.

It came on the same day I got the tablet mode toggle finally working the way I want it to on my own Nexus 7 ROM as well:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1938041

By a warped coincidence though, I managed to accidentally switch the Expanded Desktop feature off in last night's build!

Murphy's Law in action.
 
It came from Paranoia!

Well, more like +Paranoid Android to be exact. 

Ever been on a roll in Fruit Ninja and accidentally hit the home soft-button while ferociously slicing an orange? No? Well pretend you have; this will fix that. 

Selectively hide the status bar and navigation bar for those pesky not-so-fullscreen apps!

Major shout-out to the PA team, Paul Beeler, Dan Symonds and all the reviewers who chimed in on Gerrit. This one almost didn't make it in, and definitely wouldn't have without the code and use-ability fixes - 18 patchsets well spent!
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Starting a blog where I can publish longer articles about Android development.

http://z1gackly.wordpress.com/2012/11/06/developing-for-android/
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What I look for in a phone is ability to root and size of internal storage. Battery life is also a plus. Not many cheap ones fit the bill.
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Contract Software Engineer / Software Design Authority
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Worked in IT for 20 years, now volunteering for local charities for a while, and making Android ROMs in my spare time for the Motorola Xoom, Google Nexus 7, and soon the HTC One V.
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