It only took me about an hour to get ICS installed on my Nexus S. Although I am on the Bell network, my phone was actually originally from Rogers (They were the first to get the Nexus S in Kelowna) I *think* that all of the Nexus S from Bell/Rogers/Telus are the same (9020A). Getting ICS onto the phone was the easy part, it was getting the radio to work that took a while. I’m not sure exaclty what I did because it just started working about 2 minutes into one of the reboots. Maybe let it sit for a while after you get the radio installed..FYI, the first time ICS boots up it takes about 5 minutes to get past the startup animation. Its a bit stressful.
I roughly followed the guide below. It’s probably best to factory reset your gingerbread install before even beginning. After resetting, I unlocked the bootloader, then installed ClockworkMod. I used the Clockwork mod to flash the ICS ROm but used fastboot to install the radio. I found that after installing ICS, I was no longer abel to see the phone from fastboot so I had to actually boot the phone into ICS and turn USB Debugging on. I was then able to flash the radio.
Also if you can’t get access to the phone through fastboot/ADB, don’t even bother trying to install. It is sential that you can shell into the phone when something goes wrong.
The detailed guide:
The ROM I used:
The radio I used:
On the weekend I came across the newly released Any.DO app. Now before you say “ANOTHER to-do app??”, let me tell you this one is different. Any.DO sets a new UI bar way above anything else I’ve seen on Android. It looks beautiful and is amazingly intuitive. Drag and drop tasks, swipe to mark as complete, auto setting of call-backs everything is dead easy. Even if you don’t use task-manage on your phone, check it out for the sheer beauty of the interface.
I was looking for an off-site backup for my WHM VPS a while back and figured I’d use S3. A few minutes of research found that it wasn’t all that hard to do. I essentially followed the link above but added a step to encrypt the backup files with AES256 before sending them to S3.
This is a really nice way to cut down on the amount of files in your SVN repo AND make it easy to stay up to date on your current version of WordPress. Thanks to Adrian Schneider for sending this link me way!
My 20s was all about having more. My 30s have been all about having less.
— Me after my 35th bday
[Update: these are going to the press in a few days so get your order in ASAP. 100% of your payment goes to helping out a great community in Guatemala.]
Once again, I’m printing up a calendar with my travel photos from 2011. But this year I’ve decided to change it up: I’m asking for a donation of $15 (or more if you want) for each calendar. The donations will go towards a Mayan Homestay project in the village of San Juan La Laguna on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. I stayed in one of these homes while on my recent travels through Guatemala so I can tell you that this project is absolutely worthwhile of our support. Many of the photos in the Calendar are from San Juan with the rest taken across Guatemala and Belize.
The people of San Juan are incredible and have managed to embrace tourism while staying true to their Mayan roots. This project will help build a sustainable tourism infrastructure so that they are able to retain their culture and avoid the potential negatives that sometimes come with tourism. For more information on the project, see the Planeterra site.
I am covering the printing costs so 100% of your donation will go to the project. Sample photos follow and the order form is at the bottom of the page.
Cheers and happy travels,
Calendars will be shipped in time for you to get it by Jan 1 (Canada and US). If you don’t want to use the form above, email me to make other arrangements. (Note: you don’t need a Paypal account to use the form above)