Thursday, August 21, 2014

My best Instagram photos

Cairo, Egypt

Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev, Ukraine 
Zamalek, Egypt

Zamalek, Egypt

Changchun, China

Kiev, Ukraine

Beijing, China

Changchun, China

Changchun, China

Changchun, China

Changchun, China

Cairo, Egypt

Dahab, Egypt

Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand

Harbin, China

Shanghai, China

Shanghai, China

Shanghai, China

Shanghai, China 
Shanghai, China

Huntington Beach, Califonia, USA

Orlando, Florida, USA

Orlando, Florida, USA
 
Orlando, Florida, USA

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Installing Cyanogenmod 11 on Nook HD - The Comprehensive Full Guide

nook hd CM11 guide install CWM root

I searched online a lot for a full guide to explain how to install CWM, root and install CM11 on the nook HD but all I found was confusing information that doesn't give clear instructions on how to install it.

After some trial and error, also soft bricking my tablet I managed to install CM11 and get it running smoothly on my Barnes and Noble's Nook HD

As always I'm not responsible if you hard brick your tablet or cause any damage to it, this method worked out for me on my Nook HD tablet....it doesn't work on any other device 
You are fully responsible for any damage you cause
nook hd CM11 guide install CWM root
So here you go the full instructions on how to get CWM and CM11 installed on your Barnes and Noble's Nook HD:

What you'll need for this guide is:
1- A dedicated micro SD card at least 4 GB
2- A memory card reader to be able to plug your micro SD card into your computer

Steps:
1- Insert the memory card into your memory card reader and plug it into your PC 

2- Right click the memory card drive and format as Fat32 

3- Download and install Win32 Disk Imager 

4- Download the bootable CWM image from here and extract it with winrar

5- Open Win32 Disk Imager and select the drive of your memory card then browse for the image file you extracted in step 4 and click write, now you have a bootable CWM memory card

6- Download the emmc CWM recovery from here but don't extract it, keep it as a zip 

7- Download the latest version of CM11 from this link and don't extract it

8- Download the Gapps for CM11 from this link and don't extract it 

9- Copy the zip files you downloaded from steps 6, 7 and 8 to the root of your micro SD card

10- Safely remove your Micro SD card and insert it into your Nook HD tablet while the tablet is off

11- Turn on your tablet and wait until you get to the CWM menu, use the volume up and down keys to navigate through the menu, power button works as the back key and the home button/N button works to select

12- Go to backup and restore and make sure you backup your stock software in case something goes wrong

13- Go back to the main menu and choose install zip from external SD 

14- Choose the zip file you downloaded in step 6 "cwm-recovery-hummingbird-5"

15- Repeat step 13 and choose the zip file you downloaded in step 7 which is the CM11 zip file

16- Repeat step 13 and choose the zip file you downloaded in step 8 which is the Gapps 

17- Go back to CWM main menu and choose reboot to system 

If you follow these steps exactly your tablet will boot into Kitkat Cyanogenmod 11.
If you require any help comment here and I will give extra instructions

Monday, July 14, 2014

Too much thinking?

thinking, ideas, life

I stumbled upon a piece of news or rather a study that showed that men can never stop thinking while women actually have the ability to shut off their brains for sometime.

One thing I know for sure is that it doesn't matter whether this is true or not because as humans we are programmed to think and I guess this is one of the reasons we need to sleep, just so we can stop thinking and not go crazy.

But the piece of news was interesting because maybe it explains why I keep thinking about weird topics that I really don't have any need to think about. I'll give you some examples:

It starts when I was peeing and looking at the water in the toilet bowl I started having questions that led to other questions like:
Why is there water in the toilet bowl?
why doesn't it drain?
what happens to a frog if i flush it down the toilet? oh that's interesting then maybe I can attach a wireless camera to record his adventure down the drainage system
oh wait that means I need a water resistant camera, how much would that cost? keep a mental note to look that up on Amazon.
but wait why a frog? maybe another amphibian that is smaller in size, then I need to research that topic in the library
I'm going to the library? what should I take with me? laptop or tablet? tablet, no wait laptop 
then why do I need to go to the library, I can just stay at home and research it online while having a glass of beer, but what kinda of beer goes well with reading about amphibians that are most suitable to be flushed down the toilet?
Bluemoon? hell that night in the bar was so much fun, bummer i ran out of cigarettes and all the stores were closed.
Why the hell do they close so early? back home everything is open 24 hours but yeah I get it that it'ss a waste of energy to open 365 days a year but how can we generate so much electricity to supply for all these electronics out there? they must be using..............................................and it goes on and on and on.
Just stupid useless ideas.