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Servants Of Hope: Feeding The Homeless 2015

What an amazing accomplishment, 10 years of giving back. It all started when a couple of friends decided to hand out chocolates and pop at Pigeon Park during the holiday season. Over the last 10 years this simple gesture has evolved into an event that brings the community together in a way that not only fills bellies, but also fills hearts.  In order to truly understand the magnitude of this event, it needs to be witnessed firsthand. I had the opportunity to attend in 2014 and can honestly say that I was overwhelmed by the experience.  While many of us are carried away with all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it’s reassuring to know groups like the Servants of Hope make time in their day to include those who are struggling with homelessness and addiction in the Downtown Eastside. If you have never experience an event like this one, I urge you to add one more gift to your holiday list and donate your time to make the 2015 holiday season a memorable one for the bellies and h

OUYA ROM Upgrade: CyanogenMod

Prior to being acquired by RAZOR (July 27, 2015), the OUYA would normally see system updates rolling out every 4 to 6 months. It's been over a year (Nov. 6, 2014) since we've seen a system update to our beloved OUYA set-top box. With no indications from OUYA or RAZOR as to when an update is coming, I've decided to take things into my own hands. My current problem with the OUYA is that its ROM comes with a proprietary operating system based off Android 4.1 (Jellybean). While this was state of the art back in early 2013, Android 4.1 is no longer being supported by KODI developers. To me, KODI a.k.a. XBMC, is what made the OUYA such an awesome device. So I want to update my OUYA so as to continue being able to use KODI. To solve the OUYA's outdated ROM situation I would be turning to  XDA-developers , the worlds leading mobile development community, and specifically its  OUYA Development branch . Now your probably thinking "Mass, the OUYA isn't a mobile device&quo