USB Fast Chargers

I’ve been a bit confused lately at what constitutes fast charging versus normal charging, and why newer Android devices complain repeatedly if you use the wrong cable, or the wrong charger, or the wrong cable AND charger. How does it know?

Then I found an article on LifeHacker that partially explains it, but this comment thread clarified in an excellent manner: http://lifehacker.com/theres-a-bunch-of-misunderstanding-around-charging-via-1532885435

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AR.Drone – Infrequently Asked Questions

Just recently (like, yesterday), I received my first (and hopefully long-lasting) AR.Drone 2 from Parrot in the mail!

This thing is a four-rotor remote-controlled copter operated with an app on my Android!

So far, I can say I’m fairly happy with it, save for the stock battery which, in short, is really really sad.

However, with a bit of research on the web, especially at the Parrot, I’ve found out quite a few things about this device which isn’t covered in, say, the user manual or the quick start guide.

So I’ll cover a few of what I’ll call my “Infrequently Asked Questions,” since there are plenty of FAQ’s out there and they all say about the same things, which, for someone with at least a LITTLE programming background, should be pretty straightforward. However, there were a few things which I could not find any mention of that I found particularly interesting, or notable.

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Haven’t Been Back In a While

Alright, so I haven’t been back here for a loooong while. Happy New Year!!!!! Anyway, I’m typing this whole thing from my mom’s Blackberry Curve, so forgive me if it seems too short. Nothing really exciting going on, but Brinkster now has Garfield pages allowing you to view favorites, today’s, past strips even including entire years at a time. Just don’t overload it, as the site has limited bandwidth and will lock down for the rest of the (I think) day if it goes over.. Alright. I’m done because I have fat fingers and can’t type much longer.

Connected

How freaking connected can you be in the web? I’ve got a Google account with a ton of subscriptions there, and a DeviantArt account (which I haven’t touched in a year, but am now). So I just uploaded a ton of my difference backgrounds. I’ll add the “pastie” at the bottom of this window. Basically like the youtube video carousel.

How connected can you be? How many subscriptions…how many things to say? Who knows? ACK!!

Online Storage

I am finally able to store stuff online for everyone to see. And the great thing is, it’s a whole 5GB!!! But only people with Hotmail or Live accounts can administrate. Here’s my embed of it:

Windows Live SkyDrive

You can disregard that readme.txt there. I might just put stuff there for ya’ll to see!:)