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DB Legends Manual Account Backup

Legends has some decent account back up tools built into the game. You got Facebook, Google, & Twitter social platforms where you can store your progress in the cloud and have a way to restore if somethings goes bunk. However, there are a few fallbacks (or potentially from the game creator's view, benefits) of the social backup system.

Limited to restoring once every 24 hours

Pretty sure this restriction was put in place to complicate processing of third-party "stone" brokers. Hasn't stopped em & the fact that such services exist indicate the game currency prices are too high. Either way, it can cause some issues. Say for example you get a new phone, transfer your account, and then realize you wanna start your new device over and factory reset. Guess what. You have to wait a day before you can transfer your account & play again.

The limitation will probably never be an issue for the majority of players, but it does have potential to spark up some conflicts.

Can't access your social account

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Android Material 2 Messages (Rooted Devices)

The following assumes you have a rooted device, ADB configured, sqlite database knowledge, and basic command line skills. If you don't know what any of those mean or are uncertain about something, turn back now. Not promising this will work for everyone. Just sharing what worked for me.

Connect via ADB & run commands:

bashsu
cp /data/data/com.google.android.gms/databases/phenotype.db /sdcard/phenotype_m2.db
cp /data/data/com.google.android.apps.messaging/shared_prefs/PhenotypePrefs.xml /sdcard/PhenotypePrefs_m2.xml
exit
exit

Terminal

bashadb pull /sdcard/phenotype_m2.db
adb pull /sdcard/PehnotypePrefs_m2.xml

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Google Saves (Cleaner Pinterest)

Was playing around today in Google Now & ended up coming across all my Google "Saved" items on my phone. I thought these were being added to my bookmarks but when I checked on my computer they were no where to be found. Ended up finding em all at google.com/save!

Google Saves

This is so awesome! It has saved images from search results (I was looking for a moveable cupholder for the couch haha), pages I've added to read later on mobile, lists I've created in Google Maps (Vacations/Places Visited/Want to go), and more. The design is very simplistic & minimal, which I actually prefer.

Google Save List View

You can create your own defined lists, similar to Pinterest Boards, and add items to multiple lists so you can be as organized with em as you want. This is something I have always wanted & the primary function I had for Pinterest. Except this gives you direct links to the content instead of the annoying zoom thing that Pinterest has.

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Bash Aliases

I love being able to create my own aliases with Linux. Instead of memorizing commands I can just add quick calls to the code for things I notice I do a lot! The following are just some basics that save me a lot of time.

Reload profile, shell environment setup

bashalias envsetup=". ~/.profile"

Display External IP Address

bashalias myip="wget http://ipinfo.io/ip -qO -"

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Regex Favs

These are some of my favorite Regular Expressions to use. Code samples are Javascript. Usually I will use combinations of these to get the results I'm looking for. Right now I only have a few, plan on adding more as I come across em & write em.

Tools

Character Removal/Manipulation

Non-ASCII Characters

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Rocket League Goals

Just messing around with the Switch's built in video capture. Joined a bunch of goals from Rocket League into a mini compilation.

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Urban Trial Playground (Switch) & Choosing Games

Picked up this game for Nintendo Switch cause it looked kinda fun & different from a lot of games available on the store. It is a bit quirky/cheezy BUT for the price point ($20.00) I feel like I will get good entertainment value out of it. I've been having really good luck with 20 and under games on the Switch.

Since the Nintendo Switch tells you how many hours you've played for each game (really nice feature that I did not see anywhere on PS4) I started evaluating games based on $/hour of entertainment. No, this doesn't fully quantify the real experience but it does help me with picking new games. But for example, Rocket League, I got for $14.99 on sale & have 165+ hours on it. That's $0.09 / hour for an amazing game I can pick up a match at home or on the go, great time killer since matches are only 5min or so.

Another thing I found to be kinda useful was to cross-reference my friends games and see if the top games they play are similar to mine. If so, I try to see if they have any crazy amounts of hours on games that I don't have. It at least gives me something to look into if I'm on a dry spell for new games.

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