UPDATE: Decided to make a BMO Noire wallpaper too…
I was recently asked what the text meant on my weather skins and figured I would make a post about it here for everyone to see. Here it is!
SNW (Chance of Snow)
STM (Chance of Storm)
ICRN (Icy Rain)
LRN (Light Rain)
MCL (Mostly Cloudy)
PCL (Partly Cloudy)
Since Google released their Android Design site, I saw they put out the Roboto font for people to use. This would be really easy way to put together a clock widget and a weather widget, so I went ahead and made a few today. Nothing special, but for those that like a simple and clean interface, this works pretty well.
I’m not great at naming things, so I shortened it down and called the collection “Robo”. There are thin (Skim) and thick (Fat) variations of black and white weather widgets at the moment. Right now there is only a thin black or white version of the numbers. These have no backgrounds whatsoever.
To install: The clock skins go in sdcard/data/beautiful-widgets/skins and the weather ones go in sdcard/data/beautiful-widgets/wskins. I’m going to send them to the app creator and hopefully they’ll be in there soon.
As for another project, I told someone I was working on redoing my Fallout skins that I started. I took a break to get these Robo skins out but heres some info about that Fallout project: The project is being redone completely and I’m going to try and use what I can from the actual Fallout 3 game. This whole set will include a newly designed dock, weather widgets, clock and wallpapers (most likely art from the game). I really wish I knew of something out there that could make this stuff more automated for everyone. Maybe it’s a matter of skinning stuff in Sense and making it an actual HTC Skin. If anyone has any ideas on how to basically make this a complete package, I would love to hear more!
I was missing Android and 4G LTE, so I searched around Craigslist to see what people wanted to trade for an iPhone 4s. I found someone with a Droid Bionic and a Lapdock that would trade for my phone (not a bad deal if I say so myself!). Kept having trouble meeting up with them so I went ahead and made a posting saying I would like to trade my phone for a Rezound. Just so happened, had a few offers and finally had 2 people offer up their Rezounds for trade.
Ended up with a Rezound, a 32gb card, 2 case but no Beats headphones. It was either the 32gb card or the Beats headphones and a 16gb card at a later date. I planned on buying a decent pair of headphones and an amp for my desk at work anyways, so no big loss on the Beats.
Overall, I’m really happy with the phone. I prefer AOSP over Sense, but those roms will come in due time. I’m just glad to have an unlocked bootloader and and newer Android phone. Running Ineffabilis at the moment with no problems so far!
Haven’t made anything or posted lately since I sold my Thunderbolt to my brother since he needed to replace his broken Incredible. I took the opportunity to get an iPhone 4S with the money from the sale since it just so happened to be right when pre-orders opened. I’m pretty happy with the iPhone overall, but I do miss the level of customization that Android had to offer. I don’t have any Android phones to work with at the moment, but I plan on grabbing maybe a Droid X on Craigslist eventually so I can get back to work.
Haven’t had much time to work on anything these past few months, but I found a bit of time today to get a few things up. I went ahead and put together 3 different icon sets. These are for people that want to use blank docks and use my icons as replacements. If I’m missing something, let me know and I’ll try and make something up. Going to be down for a while since tomorrow my wife is delivering my second kid, so I wanted to try and post something before things get really busy.