Uninstall Cyanogen and restore Ouya Firmware.

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Uninstall Cyanogen from your Ouya.

Uninstall Cyanogen (sometimes referred to at CM11) and restore our Ouya back to factory using the full firmware load in the ClockWorkMod Recovery menu. There can be many reasons why you would want to restore the factory firmware onto your Ouya ranging from company actually getting off their ass and updating new software updates which makes the Ouya usable once again such as an Android OS update. To simply restoring stock because of the many bugs and glitches in Cyanogen that you simply cannot tolerate anymore. This my I have published a blog on how to install Cyanogen it is only fitting that I also publish a blog about how to remove Cyanogen as well.

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Cyanogen Mod CM11 and the Ouya.

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Cyanogen mod the Ouya.

Why Cyanogen Mod (sometimes refered to at CM11) you ask? The future of Ouya and the news of the most recent acquisition of the company to Razer has made a lot of Ouya owners such as myself feel rather uneasy with the consoles business as a whole. Couple this with an aging OS to the point where some favorite applications such as Kodi no longer work under android 4.1 due to programming issues. Razer is now stating that they will keep the Ouya servers up for another year. But then what? I guess they pull the plug and tell console owners such as myself to buy the next latest/greatest razer box. To which I will probably laugh and buy an Nvidia shield if I were to ever get an android box again. But that’s not the point of this blog entry.

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Png Optimization

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It’s time for Png Optimization yo!

For PNG Optimization: PNG (or Portable Network Graphics) was a replacement to GIF and is one of the most widely used lossless graphic formats on the net. Whenever you are setting up a website that has a heavy amount of images going for it; You often have to rely on other formats then JPEG or .jpg because although the .jpg is good for most cases such as photos it is often a self-destructive file to have as every time you re-compress the quality of the .jpg gets worse and worse. Also known as lossy compression where the image is compromised to better suit the compression of the file.

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Archived – RootMyOuya.1.1.apk

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RootMyOuya is now archived.

12/28/2014 – Since the Chickcharney update of Ouya the RootMyOuya.1.1.apk is no longer usable. After further investigation with trying to install this program manually and checking the logcat files. It appears that due to the updates the Ouya corperation has deemed that this package is no longer signed. I shall still keep the APK up on my site for archival reasons. But when it comes to newer Ouya’s updated past 11/3/2014. If you have installed the RootMyOuya.1.1.apk prior to Chickcharney like I did you probably will not notice anything until you attempt to re-install this apk.

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Goodbye Raspberry Pi – Hello Banana Pi

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After many years I have made the switch to Banana Pi.

There was so many different companies trying to mimic the success of the Raspberry Pi when it made its Kickstarter goals and people were waiting (impatiently sometimes) to acquire one. This will be a short little blog post about walking away from Raspberry Pi and supporting the Banana Pi. Read on if you like.

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Transmission on Pi.

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Setting up Transmission on Pi.

Transmission is a torrent P2P file sharing software which is open source and can be run on practically every type of platform environment on the face of the earth.  Since torrents can take a long time to download depending on how many seeders there are (people with complete copies of said file) versus peers or leechers (people who are attempting to receive files) it makes sense to keep a device on that only takes a few watts of power versus a giant PC which just eats power throughout the night.

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MiniDLNA Server and Raspberry Pi

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DNLA NAS server with the help of MiniDLNA for your Raspberry Pi.

MiniDLNA is another one of those articles where I had to go bouncing around between various sites to truly get all of the details about how to setup and maintain MiniDLNA properly. For those who do not know what it is. DLNA stands for “Digital Network Living Alliance” and it’s a protocol used in many consoles, smartTV’s even phones as a standardized protocol that they can all communicate on (depending on video and encoder). The Raspberry Pi is perfect for such a project as it’s low power and can put out an ‘okay’ level of bandwidth can can handle most 720p videos and even some 1080p videos that are encoded well. This is also great if you want to have a constant library of music and pictures that you would like to share with your entire LAN for anyone in your house to view or play.

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Xbox 360 receiver install for Windows 7

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Archived  for the Xbox 360 receiver for those who are running older OS’s such as myself.

Note: If you came to this blog first and have a windows 10 operating system please click here to read the original blog article which will give you fresh screen shots and video tutorials on how to install the Chinese receiver onto your Windows 10 device. For those who are running Windows 7 and earlier operating systems continue reading!

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