I’ve had my Thunderbolt for a week now. Android is fine, except when it comes to a few minor irritations, such as forcing you to align all icons to their grid, and making the unlock screen unchangeable natively by the OS. I flashed Tesla Coil custom ROM in order to wipe out most of the junk. Grabbed LauncherPro for a more appealing and convenient home screen.

I also spent an unbearably long amount of time trying to find a clock widget that exactly matches the lockscreen clock widget in style and position. That way, when I unlock my phone it appears as if nothing changes except the bottom icons appear. Interestingly enough, there isn’t a pre-existing app that fits perfectly, so I was forced to customize a widget. Unfortunately, the only way I could get the time and AM/PM thing to line up is by making them separate objects. Unfortunately, when you go from a single digit hour to a double digit hour, it shifts everything out of whack. So I had to convert the time to military time which makes the AM/PM disappear. I’m thinking about actually coding up a clock widget to match it, but we’ll see about that. Maybe tomorrow…

Now onto wallpaper. I guess one payoff of my recent endeavor to convert all my movies/anime to HD is that I can capture frames from the video itself and the resolution is high enough to make a wallpaper out of it. I’ve always wanted some specific scenes/camera angles which I thought were neat. My goal is to have 0 icons on the default home screen. It will probably piss me off later on when I want easy access to applications, but for now, it looks cooler.

Ironically, I went through this same phase when I bought my new computer. I spent all this time browsing wallpaper websites and deviantart to find things to put up. Then I eventually got tired of it all and just switched my desktop background to plain black. Easy on the eyes and takes less processing power to render. Two for one.

May 1, 2011 Jack Life No Comments

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