Previews August 2013

Superman Unchained #4 (p. 103 – SRP: $3.99)     DC Universe: The New 52
Astro City #5 (p. 145 – SRP: $3.99)     Vertigo
Trillium #3 (of 8) (MR) (p. 150 – SRP: $2.99)     Vertigo
X-Files Season 10 #5 (p. 165 – SRP: $3.99)     Idw Publishing
Jupiters Legacy #4 Cvr A Quietly (MR) (p. 222 – SRP: $2.99)     Image Comics
Saga #15 (MR) (p. 226 – SRP: $2.99)     Image Comics
Herobear & The Kid Inheritance #3 (of 5) (p. 281 – SRP: $3.99)     Boom! Studios

CyanogenMod on ASUS Transformer Infinity using Fedora 19

Today I decided to finally make the jump and install CyanogenMod on my ASUS Transformer Infinity.

It turned out to be really easy. I needed some Android tools (adb and fastboot) which are available in the Fedora repositories

sudo yum install android-tools

I made sure to take a backup of all the data I had on the tablet first (books, comics, pdfs, sound files, etc.).

Make sure that “USB debugging” is enabled on the device. On Android 4.2 and newer this requires going to “Settings/About tablet” and tapping “Build number” 7 times (I kid you not). This will cause “Settings/Developer options” to magically appear and “USB debugging” can now be enabled.

When rebooting into the ClockworkMod Recovery (by choosing the “RCK” icon on the boot screen) I had to go into the “Mounts and storage” menu and “mount /data” to be able to make backups and find the zip files.

Then I just followed the official CyanogenMod installation instructions. Remember to download the Google Apps as well to get Play Store, etc.

And that’s it.

Previews July 2013

Btvs Season 9 Freefall #25 Noto Cvr (p. 50 – SRP: $2.99)     Dark Horse
Astro City #4 (p. 134 – SRP: $3.99)     Vertigo
Trillium #2 (of 8) (MR) (p. 139 – SRP: $2.99)     Vertigo
X-Files Season 10 #4 (p. 158 – SRP: $3.99)     Idw Publishing
Saga #14 (MR) (p. 210 – SRP: $2.99)     Image Comics
X-Factor #262 (p. 72 – SRP: $2.99)     Marvel Comics
Herobear & The Kid Inheritance #2 (of 5) (p. 277 – SRP: $3.99)     Kaboom!

Previews June 2013

Btvs Season 9 Freefall #24 Noto Cvr (p. 40 – SRP: $2.99)     Dark Horse
Angel & Faith #25 Steve Morris Cvr (p. 41 – SRP: $2.99)     Dark Horse
Superman Unchained #3 (p. 86 – SRP: $3.99)     DC Universe: Superman
Trillium #1 (of 8) (MR) (p. 129 – SRP: $2.99)     Vertigo
Astro City #3 (p. 132 – SRP: $3.99)     Vertigo
X-Files Season 10 #3 (p. 155 – SRP: $3.99)     Idw Publishing
Saga #13 (MR) (p. 190 – SRP: $2.99)     Image Comics
Jupiters Legacy #3 (MR) (p. 207 – SRP: $2.99)     Image Comics
X-Factor #260 (p. 71 – SRP: $2.99)     Marvel Comics
X-Factor #261 (p. 71 – SRP: $2.99)     Marvel Comics
Herobear & The Kid Inheritance #1 (of 5) (p. 279 – SRP: $3.99)     Kaboom!

Trillium looks to be a great new sci-fi miniseries by Jeff Lemire and there is a new Herobear mniseries as well. Good stuff.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

A nice big bag of cookies

I finally found a nice, simple recipe for chewy chocolate chip cookies.

226g butter at room temperature
200g granulated sugar
210g light brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 eggs
390g flour
2 tsp baking soda
510g chocolate chunks

Cream the butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla extract. Mix well.
Add flour, salt, baking soda and mix slowly until combined.
Add chocolate chunk and mix.

Bake at 175C for 12-15 minutes.

Texas Sheet Cake

From the Homesick Texan blog

Ingredients
450g sugar
250g flour
226g butter
4 tablespoons of cocoa
240ml water
2 eggs lightly beaten
120ml buttermilk
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 teaspoon of cinnamon

Preheat oven to 205 degrees.
Sift the sugar and flour together in a bowl.
Melt the butter on low in a saucepan, and when melted add cocoa and water and heat until boiling.
Pour cocoa mix over sugar and flour and mix well with a spoon.
Add eggs, buttermilk, vanilla, cinnamon, baking soda, and mix well with a spoon.
Pour batter into greased 9×13 inch pan, and bake for about 30 minutes, checking it at 20 minutes.
Pour icing over cake when you take it out of the oven

Icing
113g butter
4 tablespoons of cocoa
90ml milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
240ml chopped pecans
250g powdered sugar

Five minutes before cake is done, bring to a boil the butter, cocoa and milk.
Remove from heat, and mix in sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nuts.
Beat well, and then spread over cake while both are still warm.

Previews May 2013

Angel & Faith #24 Steve Morris Cvr (p. 62 – SRP: $2.99)     Dark Horse
Btvs Season 9 Freefall #23 Noto Cvr (p. 64 – SRP: $2.99)     Dark Horse
Superman Unchained #2 (p. 100 – SRP: $3.99)     DC Universe: Superman
Astro City #2 (p. 145 – SRP: $3.99)     DC Kids
X-Files Season 10 #2 (p. 169 – SRP: $3.99)     Idw Publishing
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #9 (p. 181 – SRP: $3.99)     Idw Publishing
X-Factor #259 (p. 68 – SRP: $2.99)     Marvel Comics

 

Previews April 2013

Empowered Special #4 Animal Style (MR) (p. 57 – SRP: $3.99)     Dark Horse
Btvs Season 9 Freefall #22 Noto Cvr (p. 66 – SRP: $2.99)     Dark Horse
Angel & Faith #23 Steve Morris Cvr (p. 67 – SRP: $2.99)     Dark Horse
Superman Unchained #1 (p. 84 – SRP: $4.99)     DC Universe: The New 52
Astro City #1 Cover A (p. 139 – SRP: $3.99)     DC Comics
X-Files Season 10 #1 (p. 160 – SRP: $3.99)     Idw Publishing
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #8 (p. 177 – SRP: $3.99)     Idw Publishing
Jupiters Legacy #2 Cvr A Quitely (MR) (p. 223 – SRP: $2.99)     Image Comics
X-Factor #257 (p. 62 – SRP: $2.99)     Marvel Comics
X-Factor #258 (p. 62 – SRP: $2.99)     Marvel Comics
Herobear And The Kid Special #1 (p. 297 – SRP: $3.99)     Kaboom!

Some great things this month. Empowered always rocks! Superman Unchained by Jim Lee and Scott Snyder (the title is very, very bad, though). Astro City is back!!! I am and always will be an X-Files fanboy so I am actually looking forward to more stories set in the X-Files universe. And last but not least there is more Herobear.

Previews March 2013

Btvs Season 9 Freefall #21 Noto Cvr (p. 58 – SRP: $2.99)     Dark Horse
Angel & Faith #22 Steve Morris Cvr (p. 59 – SRP: $2.99)     Dark Horse
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #7 (p. 169 – SRP: $3.99)     Idw Publishing
X-Factor #255 (p. 65 – SRP: $2.99)     Marvel Comics
X-Factor #256 (p. 65 – SRP: $2.99)     Marvel Comics

Previews February 2013

Btvs Season 9 Freefall #20 Noto Cvr (p. 46 – SRP: $2.99)     Dark Horse
Angel & Faith #21 Steve Morris Cvr (p. 47 – SRP: $2.99)     Dark Horse
Jupiters Legacy #1 Cvr A Quitely (MR) (p. 188 – SRP: $2.99)     Image Comics
Saga #12 (MR) (p. 219 – SRP: $2.99)     Image Comics
X-Factor #254 (p. 62 – SRP: $2.99)     Marvel Comics

Jupiters Legacy is looking really interesting – I have high hopes that it could be just as good as Saga.