ICS on Desire HD

That didn’t take long…..

Thanks to the excellent Ice Cold Sandwich ROM, I have Ice Cream Sandwich on my Desire HD. So far works smoother and faster than stock HTC Rom and CM7.


Ice Cold Sandwich

CyanogenMod7 on DesireHD

After many months of putting off rooting my phone for fear of bricking it, I finally took the plunge with custom rom’s having become bored with the vanilla HTC Sense UI and frustrated by the vodafone bloatware on the phone.

So tried CyanogenMod 7 and used the Advanced Ace Hack Kit

Root and went perfectly but install of the custom rom failed first time with a constantly looping splash screen.

Turned out I needed to do a complete wipe of the cache and a factory reset of the phone. Re-flashing the phone brought me to a working phone again.

Only prob after that was the lack of Google Market(play) but a quick search gave a solution on the CM wiki


A little tweaking of themes and wallpapers and I’ve got a phone I’m happy with again.

Cm7 DesireHD


Next step will be a decent ROM of ICS.

She is gone

You can shed tears that she is gone

Or you can smile because she has lived


You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back

Or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left


Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her

Or you can be full of the love that you shared


You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday

Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday


You can remember her and only that she is gone

Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on


You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back

Or you can do what she would want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.


written 1981

David Harkins 1959 –

Silloth, Cumbria, UK

Challenges for 2011

Always good to plan but not project..

My challenges for this year will be….

365 photography project – photo a day for the next year.

Relaunch hexagoneye.com as a wordpress photoblog.

Professionally template photo’s, even those that aren’t so great.

Try and sell at least one photo commercially as everything published so far has been for free.

Enter a few more photo competitions as won a prize in the two local one entered so far.

Ride my new bike (thanks Dad!)

Combine bike with photography.

Cycle to work 14 mile round trip.

Fortunately staying sober only has to be done a day at a time.

St Mary’s Church and an 8 year olds home work

Having a veritable photography fest at the moment today Porchester Castle discovering the Roman History of the place. Got these snaps of St Mary’s Church in the grounds of the Castle.

St Mary's Church Porchester Castle

St Mary's Church Porchester Castle

Need sleep

Another period of insomnia, I do hope it doesn’t last many more days its draining me.

Here’s a Painting I did of my eyes at 5am yesterday morning.

Insomnia Nights