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Pixel XL - Android Oreo

This thread is all about the fish! I traded in the angler and picked up a marlin for myself and I love it. I haven't used a stock ROM in a very long time, big fan of LineageOS (formerly CyanogenMOD), I first used it on my Samsung Galaxy S4 and I thought I would never look back.

Well, there are some complications with the Pixel, mainly the A/B system partition scheme. It makes development of a custom ROM complicated and the community hasn't fully supported the new concept yet.

After building LineageOS from source, reluctantly integrating OpenGAPPS, I found it to just be too unstable for a daily driver. Begrudgingly, I was forced to use the stock firmware. So I decided I would use Android Oreo (as it had just become available) and I love it, except for the presistant notification ( ...running in the background)

More info coming, eventually....

!! Update 9/16/17 !!

Unfortunately my time no longer allows for building any version of LineageOS/OMS for either the Nexus 6P or the Pixel XL. Going forward I will be dedicating this page to information about the Pixel XL. Any tips, tweaks, or procedures listed will only be in reference to the Pixel XL (non-Verizon). For now, I will leave the last builds available for download.

Nexus 6P (angler) Builds

Date Link Note
08/14/17 lineage-14.1-20170814-UNOFFICIAL-angler.zip Weekly
08/07/17 lineage-14.1-20170807-UNOFFICIAL-angler.zip Weekly
In the interest of saving space on my google drive, aged intermediate and weekly builds will be deleted and removed from the list.


The Raspberry Pi is a powerful ARM System on a Chip, at very low cost. When you add RetroPie to the mix, it becomes a very versatile entertainment platform.

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EverQuest Emulator

EverQuest is a fantasy-based 3D MMORPG. I have a nostalgic affinity for the original EverQuest experience. My most enjoyable and memorable gameplay was during the first few years (expansions) of the game.

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Micro Server

This page is all about my little ass server. Yup, you read that right. It's a tiny micro server. The gear is called an UP Board made by a Kickstarter group that is part of ASUS called AAEON.

Operating System

  • Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS (Hardware Enablement Stack)
  • Linux Kernel 4.11.0-14 (HWE Edge)

Hardware Specs:

  • Intel Atom x5-Z83550 - Quad Core 1.44 GHz (1.92 TB) - 2MB Cache
  • 2GB DDR3L-1600 RAM
  • Intel HD 400 Graphics (Not that I need it)
  • 16GB eMMC Internal Storage
  • Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 over PCI-e
  • USB 2.0 x4 / USB 3.0 OTG x1
  • 40-pin GP-bus (RaspberryPi compatable)
  • Full HDMI
  • Flirc Receiver
  • USB 2.0 1.5TB Seagate GoFlex
  • USB 3.0 4TB Seagate Backup+ with HUB (USBx2)
NGINX (EN-jin-EKS) is a web server which can also be used as a reverse proxy, load balancer and HTTP cache. Nginx is free and open source, release under the terms of a BSD-like license. A large fraction of web servers use NGINX, often as a load balancer.

vsftpd stands for "very secure FTP daemon", it is an FTP server for the Unix/Linux operating system. It supports IPv4, IPv6, SSL, TLS, explicit and implicit FTPS. Licensed under the GNU it is the default, go to solution for most popular Linux distributions.

Transmission is a BitTorrent client which feartures a variety of user interfaces on top of a cross-platform back-end. It is free and licensed under the GNU with parts under the MIT license.

Network File System (NFS) is a distributed file system (fuck SMB/CIFS). It allows a client computer to access files over a network much like local storage is accessed.

Kodi (formerly XBMC) is a free and open source multi-platform home-thearter PC (HTPC) application. Kodi is highly customizable, it allows users to chose from a variety of skins to change the appearance, and various plug-ins that enable streaming media.

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