Easy Root Doogee X5 (3G version)

Preamble This works on the Doogee X5 running Android 5.1; the 3G version, i.e. not the X5 Pro (4G version). This method does not involve any risky flashing of unknown binary blobs. It uses the stock recovery and an update zip file to install root and SuperSU. There are of course risks when installing anything…

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One-Click Translate Page Firefox Add-On

New add-on released, awaiting review from Mozilla. Please leave bug reports in the comments. I made this AddOn as a big shortcut to my usual way of translating a whole webpage with google translate, by simply clicking a button once. I found myself quite repetitively clicking on to the URL bar copying a webpage’s address…

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Unbrick Root Vodafone Smart 4 Mini (Vodafone 785)

History Got one of these phones new boxed for €50 unlocked. It’s an Italian Vodafone.it mobile. Has MT6572 dual core 1.3GHz and 512MB + 4GB (2GB /sdcard). Found the phone a little slower than expected, seems to have squashfs installed from errors I was getting (a type of zipped filesystem) :-/ Couldn’t find any updates…

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I have left Hostgator :-(

They were a pretty good and cheap hosting provider in the beginning. Lots of tools set up and ready to go like ssh, git, and wp-cli. But I am just too poor, and can not keep up with their rising charges. They offered me 20% off on my next bill if I stayed, but it…

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Hotdog Field Simulator

Yeah. Forgot about this. http://mcmonkeys1.tumblr.com/post/128417392100/bigblueboo-hotdog-field-simulator

Dodgy Website Visitors

I am seeing an unusually large number of hits on two of my websites from Russian Federation & the Ukraine this month. One specific IP in the Ukraine hit rosrants.com site over 1,200 times in one day, some lad called Igor. I CAN SEE YOU! There’s nothing for you here anyway, and nothing of interest…

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