Setting up adb and fastboot for flashing the Nexus 6

Today, I got a shiny new Nexus 6. I finally had to retire my Galaxy Nexus after more than three years of service. It still plays Netflix and YouTubes, but crashes whenever somebody calls... Or texts. What good is a phone that can't receive calls? First things first – I’mma flash this baby. TWRP – check. CM12 nightly – no known bugs – awesome – check. adb and fastboot still on ubuntu since I last flashed my GN – check. Flashed TWRP first – fastboot oem unlock then fastboot flash recovery twrp-2.8.7.1-shamu.img…

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Quick and easy cowl with fuego

One skein of the gorgeous Fuego in Cobalto makes this warm, squishy cowl. I made this for a fundraiser at R—‘s preschool with yarn donated from Wool Is Not Enough. Photos by Matthew Pedley…

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7 Habits of a Recovering Depressive

M— holding O— when he was 5 minutes old. O— was born at 5pm; it was, as far as births go, an easy birth. I thought I was ready to go home that night. My doctor looked at me sideways and ordered me to stay. I ended up staying two nights and went home on day 3 at 8am, chomping at the bit. R— had been staying with Mum and they came over at 9am. The sun was out, and it seemed like a good idea to do the laundry…

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Family Finances Reviewed

Ever since my maternity leave ran out, we’ve been slowly eating into our savings. We’re lucky to have had decent automated savings habits before kiddos, so we have a big buffer, but for a family who ran on a platform of sustainability and responsibility (both environmentally and fiscally), the hypocrisy of the situation was too obvious to ignore. M— keeps reminding me that when I go back to work, things will look up. But taking out a debt against my future self doesn’t sit well with me.…

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Big boy undies, take one

I made these itty bitty underpants for R a while ago, and they’ve seen some good “action”… Pretty sure he wet them on the very first day, and last week while we were visiting granny and opa, he had a number two accident in them! :( They’re made from a couple of my old shirts and are 3% stretchy. The fit is pretty fantastic, even though the finishing is haphazard at best. R is averaging about one accident a week, usually when he’s had a nap in the…

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