Two Months with my Tablet Back



It's been roughly two months since I'd gotten my tablet working, so I figure a status update is in order.

Recently reinstalled a bits and pieces in progress build of cyanogenmod/lineage OS 14.1 that is a combination of both plus stock android, and the screen defaults. Being upside down. This is annoying since Aldiko, Reddit, and a few other apps don't care what the current rotation is they have this one true view of how the thing should orient and that's that.

So why not go back to an older version that isn't such a pileup?

Cm12 was apparently a bit of a mess, laggy and slow.

Cm11 worked fine but the xposed framework didn't work on it, which annoys me because gravitybox, notification editing, autocorrect no matter the app,and a bunch of other things are so beyond handy to have I wish it were baked into stock android.

Cm 10.1/10.2 are nice, but apps are starting to have android 4.4 as their bare minamum, meaning CM11.

Currently CM/Lineage 14.1 for nook HD does not have xposed. This is mostly because android 7.1 is still very new. I'm hoping the builds continue to improve and lineage becomes a stable daily driver. Granted it is still somewhat surprising the nook HD is getting even these unofficial builds given it wasn't terribly popular to begin with and it's from 2012 to boot (five year old tablet in an ecosystem driven by yearly or bi-yearly hardware refreshes.)

It's got chips and cracks in the casing but it works, it does what I want, and the charger still works even though it is literally held together by painter's tape (cheap China made knockoff adaptor given the nook uses a proprietary thirty pin cable... That uses probably the same four wires USB does. I o not like the state of my charger. Unless there is a way to replace the port with a micro USB and micro HDMI ports? It's staying though.

Would I recommend picking up the Nook HD in 2017? No. Even if you can find one cheap there is the charging cable issue, which is a shame because it's comfortable to hold and could probably be gotten for $30 off eBay.

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Tablet pondering.


My tablet is functional. I have a frankendroid mishmash of cyanogenmod/lineage OS/Android 7.1 installed. Given my tablet is a nook HD so came with a locked down barns and noble redskin of android 4.2 and it came out five years ago? Fairly impressive.

Now I need xposed to work on it, lot of little tweaks between gravitybox, the different toast modifiers, spam filters, and other single trick applettes that work under its framework that makes android a lot better.

I am currently trying to find a good app that will work with android, so expect a few different filler posts while I try finding my feet.

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How I feel about a Big Trouble in Little China remake

I'm going to admit, when I first saw news that Dwayne Johnson was in the planning stages of remaking Big Trouble in Little China I instantly didn't like it. We've had how many remakes, reboots, and the like recently? It's like Hollywood is 'oh hey it's been thirty years let's go strip mine the 80's.'

Then I got to thinking on the whole mess. John Carpenter and Kurt Russel have been contacted, at least according to the different news outlets that follow these things. Things made now based on what came out then have worked in the past (I'm a minority here but i liked the reboot of Robocop, and Tron Legacy.)

That said I'd seen an idea for a sequel that could work, especially given how long it's been.

So what's the problem if it's just in the planning stages, the rock himself clearly can do comedic acting and can not take himself so seriously that his characters need to be the invincible untouchable hero that never needs bailing out? For m I think it's just weariness. Sure the original isn't good by martial arts movie standards, but it's a fun movie that didn't get a lot of love at the time and it's you want to do something with it now when the caste is either too old to do anything or outright dead? Still, it could work so long as they don't try to make it too gritty, and especially if it's more continuation than reboot. The Rock as a trucker buddy that'd kept in touch with Burton, or possibly a neighborhood friend that stepped in when the triads show up to kidnap Burton, or possibly even something stranger.

Point is, right now it's still in the planning stages and the Rock is a big enough dork that he'll sit and do a cheeseball B movie and has enough personal money and connections to maybe make it a good one that's fun to watch.