Android Fail, 2012

4 years ago, I bought what was then considered the greatest Android tablet ever made:
the OG 2012 Nexus 7.
I don’t remember what firmware it came with, but back in the day, it was bad ass.

Blazingly fast. First to come preloaded with google now (now a grandfather when compared to the current iteration: google on tap). Perfect size. Crisp screen.
It could do nothing wrong.
And then…bang…firmware update after firmware just made it unusable.
Mine’s just an expensive paperweight right now.
It doesn’t charge very well, and when I do get it powered up, let’s be honest…its a piece of crap.

I played with the idea of perhaps using it in my car as a rather beautiful navigational / entertainment console ala Tesla (don’t ask me how, I was just thinking, but the steps involved i.e. rewiring and power sourcing put me off at the moment), but that would necessitate a working tablet to start with.

So…my next project is rooting and installing a lightweight ROM that will hopefully end up bearing me a working chunk of glass.
One day.

I also had the opportunity to play around with the new iPhone 7 plus the other day and consider me impressed. That new camera…wow. I know it’s a bit gimmicky (double lenses and all) but it is really…really…good. I’ve always said that the cameras on iphones are phenomenal, but this really takes the cake.
Unfortunately, I’ve never handled a Galaxy 7 yet so I can’t compare them head to head but it is mind boggling to think of how far we’ve come since cameras started appearing on phones.

In an update to my wonky knees: note to self, don’t skip leg day even if they’ve been swollen for 2 weeks.
I made the mistake of miscounting my plates a few weeks ago and thus ended up deadlifting a lot more than I intended to.
Being overly ambitious, I said fuck it and went through with it anyway.
Cue swollen knees for 2 weeks. Cue inability to bend properly. Cue back pain and hip issues.
Thanks smart guy.
Thankfully, leg day is tomorrow so I can go and start stretching out my glutes and stuff soon.

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