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Install Android 5.1 on VirtualBox

Hello all! It’s been quite some time since my last update, but I’m posting quite a doozy today. I spent a good couple of hours recently trying to setup and run Android in a VirtualBox environment. I’m here now to try and alleviate all of the issues I had and hopefully make things a little less painful for those of you wanting to do the same. First off, you’re going to need a copy of VirtualBox installed as well as the “android-x86-5.1-rc1.iso” downloaded from this page. Once you’ve got those handled, you should be presented with a black VirtualBox window, like below. Click the “New” button at the top left and you’ll be presented with the following window. You can name this whatever you want, however I’m opting to name it “Android 5.1”. For the “Type” choose “Linux” and then for  “Version” choose “Other Linux (32-bit)”. Click “Next” and you’ll…


Free credits from OfferWalls, TapJoy, SuperSonic, etc.

If you’re a browser-based game player and have seen games that allow you to earn free credits by simply filling out surveys, downloading software, etc., you’ve probably thought about how hard it is to get these offers to complete. A lot of times, your offer completes with no problem, but the offer provider does what they call “skimming leads” and won’t actually credit you for your completion even though they are earning on the back-end for it. In light of this information, I’ve come up with a pretty great way of getting these offers completed. Granted, there’s nothing you can do to show an offer as completed that the provider has “skimmed”, but with this method, you can complete a ton of offers so that you’ll get credited more often and the skimmed completions won’t seem like as much of a loss. Basically what this guide is going to be…

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OnStar RemoteLink error number 901

I recently purchased a brand new 2013 Chevrolet Equinox that came with OnStar equipped. Upon learning that you can download an OnStar app to your smartphone and start/stop the car as well as lock/unlock the doors, I immediately “geeked out”. After download and installing the app to my Samsung Galaxy Nexus equipped with Android 4.2.2, I was greeted with a “Never updated from Equinox” message at the top of the screen. I thought this to not be much of a big deal and clicked the button to update it only to be greeted with an error that said the following: Unable to refresh data. Unable to perform request. Please try again. (901) I uninstalled the app, re-installed, and entered my account information into the app all over again only to continuously get the same exact error message. I was disheartened and had no other option but to call OnStar’s mobile…

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BOINC, World Community Grid on Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS

A lot of people have heard of the SETI@Home project which uses the BOINC software to download and process tons of information from satellites in the hopes that we can find life on other planets. I used to do the SETI@Home thing 24/7 but have recently come to know of a different project; one which can actually benefit humanity in the hopefully nearer-future. That project is called the World Community Grid. You can check it out by clicking here. Basically, this set of projects puts your computer to work on curing different diseases such as cancer, muscular dystrophy, etc. The full set of projects you can link up to are: Say No to Schistosoma GO Fight Against Malaria Drug Search for Leishmaniasis The Clean Energy Project Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy Help Fight Childhood Cancer Help Conquer Cancer Human Proteome Folding FightAIDS@Home If you’re running a headless Ubuntu Server, you can…


Transmission on Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS

The Transmission bittorrent client is one of the most widely used bittorrent clients for the Linux operating system, especially on Ubuntu servers. I have used it in all of the server incarnations I’ve had installed and have loved it more and more with each little update the software gets. In this guide, I’ll show you the super simple steps at getting a fully functional Transmission client installed on your Ubuntu Server and how you can configure it for your specific needs. First off, we will need to add the apt-repository for Transmission to our repository list, but before we do that, we’ll need to install a small little application that allows us to add apt repositories directly from the terminal. Type the following: sudo apt-get install python-software-properties Now, issue this command: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:transmissionbt/ppa That will give you the Transmission apt repository and allow you to automatically keep your Transmission…