Rooted my LG G2

Recently took the time to root my LG G2. I wanted to root it to try out Pirate Box for Android. The pirate box didn’t quite work out for me. However I also found I could change the stock camera to a replacement since my phone was rooted. I heard the LG G2 was capable of recording high speed videos and higher resolutions than what is available on the stock camera. My past couple posts have been evidence of this.

Anyways, asides from my goal of posting to this blog more often, I also wanted to share a couple of pictures from the root and replacement camera.

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Slo-mo scenes from my parent’s house on Father’s Day

Just a few clips I put together. Added in music that was “safe for use” on YouTube, that Google gave me.  The higher frame rates with the music seem somewhat calming.  A nice end to father’s day.  Really glad I edited out the normal audio track from the video. Sounds like sad souls trying to escape my recording medium.

It’s weird looking because of the different frame rates. I’m also not happy with how much express compression YouTube adds to videos

Testing out 120FPS 720P video on my LG G2

Test video filmed at 120FPS rendered in Sony Vegas to output as 24FPS video.

Got the replacement camera mod for my phone tonight. Got it working and it took me a while and some reading why the videos were not looking or sounding like slo-mo to me even though the files said they were recorded at 120FPS. Just needed some video editing. Thanks to the advice of the XDA forums.
I actually don’t know all the technical details about the video I’m uploading currently. I just know it was shot at 720P at 120FPS. I did a few other test videos, but this is my video editor test of correcting the video look and sound.

Time lapse video edit, phone vs. desktop

Testing out ease of use for editing a short video on my phone, turned out not as easy as expected. The upload was more of a hassle than uploading. Had to upload both the videos in this post using my desktop.

Edited this version in Sony Vegas Pro 12 (64 bit)
This was edited on the LG G2 in the video editor included on the phone

I could have uploaded both clips to Youtube from my phone, but the reason I made this video and edits, was to upload something that would be 15 seconds or less to Instagram. Turns out a simple edited video has problems uploading to instagram. I’m not sure if it’s the resolution I’m using or the file format the video editor outputs, but I couldn’t upload this to Instagram. It kept crashing. I gave up trying. Got to editing the original time-lapse clip on my desktop computer, slow it all down as much as possible then uploaded both to Youtube for comparison here. The original clip is 1080P, shot at 1 frame every 5 seconds. Then slowed down in Sony Vegas. The LG video edited on had no slow down feature. Just clip parts off. Plus it can only render 720P output files. Even though the video was shot at 1080P.  You can add in text, which can be great in some situations. I need to look into other video editors for my phone.

Bakersfield “Mini” Comic Con

Just a video I quickly put together this evening of some pictures and videos from yesterdays event.

Bakersfield Comic Con
Event held at the Bakersfield Museum of Art

A birthday post

Happy Birthday!

1 March 1985

Your date of conception was on or about 8 June 1984 which was a Friday.

You were born on a Friday
under the astrological sign Pisces.
Your Life path number is 9.

Your fortune cookie reads: 
A member of your family will soon do something that will make you proud. 

Life Path Compatibility:
You are most compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 3, 6 & 9.
You should get along well with those with the Life Path numbers 1 & 5.
You may or may not get along well with those with the Life Path numbers 2, 7 & 11.
You are least compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 4, 8 & 22.

The Julian calendar date of your birth is 2446125.5.
The golden number for 1985 is 10.
The epact number for 1985 is 8.
The year 1985 was not a leap year.

Your birthday falls into the Chinese year beginning 2/20/1985 and ending 2/8/1986.
You were born in the Chinese year of the Ox.

Your Native American Zodiac sign is Wolf; your plant is Plantain.

You were born in the Egyptian month of Pachons, the first month of the season of Shomu (Harvest).

Your date of birth on the Hebrew calendar is 8 AdarI 5745.
Or if you were born after sundown then the date is 9 AdarI 5745.

The Mayan Calendar long count date of your birthday is which is
12 baktun 18 katun 11 tun 14 uinal 1 kin

The Hijra (Islamic Calendar) date of your birth is Friday, 8 Jumadiyu’th-Thani 1405 (1405-6-8).

The date of Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 7 April 1985.
The date of Orthodox Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 14 April 1985.
The date of Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent) on your birth year was Wednesday 20 February 1985.
The date of Whitsun (Pentecost Sunday) in the year of your birth was Sunday 26 May 1985.
The date of Whisuntide in the year of your birth was Sunday 2 June 1985.
The date of Rosh Hashanah in the year of your birth was Monday, 16 September 1985.
The date of Passover in the year of your birth was Saturday, 6 April 1985.
The date of Mardi Gras on your birth year was Tuesday 19 February 1985. 
As of 3/1/2014 1:59:23 AM EST
You are 29 years old.
You are 348 months old.
You are 1,513 weeks old.
You are 10,592 days old.
You are 254,209 hours old.
You are 15,252,599 minutes old.
You are 915,155,963 seconds old.

Celebrities who share your birthday:

Jensen Ackles (1978) Donovan Patton (1977) Mark-Paul Gosselaar (1974)
Booker T (1965) Russell Wong (1963) Nik Kershaw (1958)
Ron Howard (1954) Alan Thicke (1947) Roger Daltrey (1944)
Robert Conrad (1935) Harry Belafonte (1927) Pete Rozelle (1926)
Ralph Ellison (1914) Harry Caray (1914) David Niven (1910)
Glenn Miller (1904)

Top songs of 1985

Say You, Say Me by Lionel Richie We Are The World by USA for Africa
Careless Whisper by Wham! Can’t Fight This Feeling by REO Speedwagon
Money for Nothing by Dire Straits Shout by Tears for Fears
Broken Wings by Mr. Mister I Want to Know What Love Is by Foreigner
The Power of Love by Huey Lewis & the News Everybody Wants to Rule the World by Tears for Fears

Your age is the equivalent of a dog that is 4.14559686888454 years old. (You’re still chasing cats!)

Your lucky day is Thursday.
Your lucky number is 3 & 7.
Your ruling planet(s) is Jupiter & Neptune.
Your lucky dates are 1st, 10th, 19th, 28th.
Your opposition sign is Virgo.
Your opposition number(s) is 5.

Today is not one of your lucky days!

There are 365 days till your next birthday
on which your cake will have 30 candles.

Those 30 candles produce 30 BTUs,
or 7,560 calories of heat (that’s only 7.5600 food Calories!) .
You can boil 3.43 US ounces of water with that many candles.  

In 1985 there were approximately 3.7 million births in the US.
In 1985 the US population was approximately 226,545,805 people, 64.0 persons per square mile.
In 1985 in the US there were 2,425,000 marriages (10.2%) and 1,187,000 divorces (5%)
In 1985 in the US there were approximately 1,990,000 deaths (8.8 per 1000)
In the US a new person is born approximately every 8 seconds.
In the US one person dies approximately every 12 seconds.

In 1985 the population of Australia was approximately 15,900,566.
In 1985 there were approximately 247,348 births in Australia.
In 1985 in Australia there were approximately 115,493 marriages and 39,830 divorces.
In 1985 in Australia there were approximately 118,808 deaths.

Your birth flower is DAFFODIL

Your birthstone is Aquamarine 

The Mystical properties of Aquamarine

Aquamarine is often used to experience love and mercy. It is said to help ease depression and grief.

Some lists consider these stones to be your birthstone. (Birthstone lists come from Jewelers, Tibet, Ayurvedic Indian medicine, and other sources)

Jade, Rock Crystal, Bloodstone

Your birth tree is

Weeping Willow, the Melancholy

Beautiful but full of melancholy, attractive, very empathic, loves anything beautiful and tasteful, loves to travel, dreamer, restless, capricious, honest, can be influenced but is not easy to live with, demanding, good intuition, suffers in love but finds sometimes an anchoring partner.

There are 299 days till Christmas 2014!
There are 312 days till Orthodox Christmas!

The moon’s phase on the day you were
born was waxing gibbous. 



Joseph – 02-20-2014


Finally made it to my final year of being in my twenties. I don’t really believe in luck. I posted this mostly for some fun and laughs on my birthday. Have a good day.
Currently streaming: Incubus – Make Yourself – acoustic