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Well well. There is now a celebration of geekyness and I didn’t even know until my friend Kate pointed it out.

On May 25th of every year, it is now Geek Pride Day! Woot!

Why the 25th of May? Well, for multiple reasons. A few being.

  • The Premier day of the original Star Wars 1977
  • Towel day in respect for the death of Douglas Adams. (Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy) Marking the day 2 weeks after his death.
  • The Glorious 25th of May. Terry Pratchet Disc world series.

Now I found out on the 25th of May this year that it was Towel Day. A few coworkers brought towels in and explained, as to a slow child, why they brought towels in to me. (-: (Next year, I’m there with my own towel.)

So, if by some chance, crazy as this might seem, I were to “come out of the closet” as it were, next May 25th might be a good day to show my Geekyness.

Wiki link to Geek Pride  Day

Wiki link to Towel Day

Wiki link to Terry Pratchett

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But if I were…..

I might take Megan’s Birthday present, a Motorola Droid, which I’ve had for almost  a week now, and slightly modified it. (-:

Droid

I can’t just give her a stock cell phone now can I? So, what might I change on a smart phone running Android? Well, first off Verizon locks things down so badly it’s a joke, so the first step was to root the phone and get full control of everything.

Then I downloaded and installed the Android RC 2.2 OS, also called Froyo, which will be released soon. (-: Just not yet.

After changing the CPU speed from 600 mhz to 900 mhz, (it’s possible to crank it up to 1300 mhz, but that would suck the battery down quick) and a few other tweaks I ran Linpack to see how fast it was. Doing the OS update and cpu speed change took the phone from a 2.9 MFLOP mini monster to a 8.525 MFLOP Monster!! That’s 8 Million floating point operations per second, in a cell phone!.Wow! And that’s barely doing anything at all to it.

So, that’s a few of the changes so far. I think I like Android a lot. It’s a geeks OS for sure. Now I might just have to give Meg a gift card to Target or something and keep this. It’s too much fun to give away. (-:

Froyo

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