Wednesday, August 08, 2012


Will you shut up and listen to me! Shut down all the garbage smashers on the detention level, will ya? Do you copy? Shut down all the garbage smashers on the detention level!

One-armed pushups? Are you crazy, Tony Horton?

Disclaimer: I am not a certified trainer. But, this is pretty simple.

So: I have a little bit of a back issue with some discs, and a real one armed pushup torques it a lot, so I haven't tried them too hard, in truth.

But, I came up with something close.

I call it a 'Bias Pushup'.

Simply, you put more weight on one arm than the other while doing a regular pushup.

To tailor it, you can vary how much you bias towards one arm or the other.

You keep your hand under your shoulder and it's harder. You push less with the hand the weight isn't on and it's harder.

So you go down, push up, lean over to the other side, and repeat.

Vary width, go to your knees, move your knees closer to your hand, etc. to customize it to your ability.

You could also wear a weight vest.

Here are some pics in the up and down positions. Yep, that's me, ex-fat guy.

Yeah, it's different arms but these are the best because my wife left the autofocus off. :P

(That's an official hat I'm wearing.)

And no the Star Wars arcade game in the background works, and it's not for sale, EVERRRRR!

Enjoy the Bias Pushup!

Oh yeah:

If you need a set.

Or if you like the kind that don't rotate, click here for Tony Horton's version. Those are heavy duty and probably a lifetime quality set.

I'm sorry, was this a good or bad thing?

"The app itself is stuck in the last decade, and contains no advertising at all."

And I remember when the internet didn't include it either. But, we learn to ignore it or just stop visiting sites with too much of it.

I'd say I'm lookin' at you, YouTube, but these days not so much.

Monday, August 06, 2012

Cyanogenmod 7.2 Bluetooth Pairing Doesn't Work: the Fix is here!

Greetings all my Facebook friends who read this. Most of you will find it gibberish. Moving on...

I had problems with my Cyanogenmod 7.2.0 Stable on my HTC Glacier / Mytouch 4G not pairing with new Bluetooth devices. 

They would talk a bit, then disagree. 

Specifically, I was trying to pair my Sony Liveview. The first generation with buttons, not the newer and more expensive version with a touch screen, the Smart Watch. 

(Yeah, I know it was panned. But I got it for $20. More about it in a later post...)

So without further ado, here's the solution.

You will need root access, su, and a terminal app on the phone. If that's greek to you, you can also just try a file explorer like Root Explorer. But if you can't at least delete the file I'm talking about next, I can't help with this method.

Here's the original solution location.

For brevity I reproduce it here, but I wanted to give credit. I also wanted to write this article with all the keywords above, and to let people know it isn't a Liveview issue.


I ran the Terminal app and entered
(App requests root permissions, grant them). Then I went to the device's bluetooth settings with 
cd /data/misc/bluetoothd

(Note the 'd' at the end). There I found a directory named by the bluetooth chip's ID, in my case '38:E7:D8:45:21:a4'. I renamed this directory 

mv 3* hidden
, turned bluetooth off and back on and could use bluetooth again.

You could also just delete the file.

I am pretty sure this problem arose when I did either the move to Cyanogenmod 7.1 (or thereabouts, version-wise) from the stock file, or using ROM Manager to install CM 7.2.

Did I save you several days of pulling your hair out? I messed with this off and on for about 72 hours.

I'd appreciate a little drop in the Paypal Coffee fund over there. Any amount is great!

Or buy something on Amazon with the search box. :)
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