Large Storage VPS for Android Mirror

Been trying to build my own Android build server only to find insufficient resource to do so like here. After some digging around, I found the perfect deal for this to happen. I found Reliable Hosting Services while reading through some blog posts here. The specs I went for is below: 2 CPU Cores 1 GB RAM 200 GB Disk 1000 GB Bandwidth Price: US$ 5/month Got it for cheap using a coupon code available at the blog post link I posted above. [Read More]

Fetching Android CyanogenMod sources on a 512 MB VM

Last night, I synced CyanogenMod’s Android source code into my laptop. It took ~12 hours to complete. The Internet connection I have is 6 Mbps and to download ~9 GB of source code shouldn’t take that long. So I created a 512 MB VM on my Digital Ocean account. I opted for the US$ 5/month VM which is a 1 Core, 512 MB RAM and 20 GB SSD. The VM DOES NOT have any swap space. [Read More]

Compiling nginx 1.4.0 With SPDY on CentOS 6

Just a few days ago, the latest version of nginx at 1.4.0 was released to the public. The version bump adds a lot of new capabilities for your web stack. The most interesting for me was support for SPDY 2 protocol. Excerpts from Chromium SPDY’s page reads below: As part of the "Let's make the web faster" initiative, we are experimenting with alternative protocols to help reduce the latency of web pages. [Read More]

Building Android Gingerbread CyanogenMod 7.1 for Nexian Journey - Mac OS X Lion

Owkay, this is my first shot at compiling and building CyanogenMod 7.1 for Nexian Journey. Been trying to do so for the last 8 hours with only now I’m seeing some light on how to do it properly with Mac OS X Lion. Before starting, you should check out these resources to gain some grasp about the whole process: Google's official documentation CyanogenMod official instructions for Commtiva Z71 Marko Gargenta's fabulous screencast part 1 and part 2 Modaco's tips & trick compiling CyanogenMod in OS X Lion here The Nexian Journey MUST already be rooted, steps are located here Coffee and about 3+ hours to spend when building the first time From here on, the road will be bumpy and I warn you, your Internet bandwidth is gonna play a big part in finishing up all the necessary steps. [Read More]

Sphinx - Fulltext Search Engine - Part 1

It has been a few weeks after my first encounter with this Egyptian named gem called Sphinx. At first glance, it’s complicated when looking at an already made sphinx.conf. However, after careful redesigning and re-tinkering, it turns out to be one of the most flexible and yet light fulltext search engine available today. There are others but nothing as light, fast and sleek as Sphinx. The cold truth is that Sphinx is supporting SQL based databases as far as I know. [Read More]