Voice Attack Notes for Elite Dangerous

18/04/2015 17:02:25
Luke McGrane

I've been playing Elite Dangerous and wanted a way to quickly make notes with Voice Attack so created a quick test which seems to work for brief information such as trade values. This only supports making one note but could be expanded into a relatively simple menu system if you wanted to or, with a plugin, a comprehensive library of notes.


Notes command list

This is a screenshot of the test profile but if you'd like to download my full, but sparse, Elite Dangerous VA profile which includes the note function you can do so here but NOTE while I've set the note sounds to use Windows defaults the other commands play sounds from the VA sounds directory that you may not have so you'll want to either replace that part of each command or delete it. The sounds I'm using are from TrekCore.com

Things To Do In Your City

29/03/2015 20:20:50
Luke McGrane

Here's a list of things you could do in your city. Some may not apply to your particular locale for whatever reason but this is just a list I thought up while bored and have been adding to.


  • Go-Karting

  • Archery

  • LASER Quest / Paint Ball / Air Soft

  • Bowling

  • Ice Skating

  • Swimming

  • Badminton

  • Watch or play;

    • Tennis

    • Football

    • Cinema

    • Ice Hockey

  • Go to a show at the theatre

  • Walk Around the Town

  • Ingress Missions

  • Visit an Art Gallery

  • Visit a Theme Park

  • Visit a Nearby Castle or Old Building

  • Visit Nearby Caves

  • Visit a Large Shop Such as Ikea and Plan Home Improvements

  • Scuba Lesson

  • Jetski Lesson

  • Kayaking

  • Volunteer at Your Nearest Forestry

  • Evening Classes (Pottery, Creative Writing, Language Studies, etc...)

  • Go to the Gym

  • Join a Social Club (Search on Google for 'MyCityName social club')

Missing Apps on OnePlus or Cyanogen

27/01/2015 18:03:27
Luke McGrane

When apps go missing but you know they're installed it could be because you've set them to 'protected' which is a feature of Cyanogen. To get them back, tap options while on the home screen then the three dots above 'widgets' and tap Protected apps (highlighted here in yellow):

This may present you with an authentication challenge such as a pattern or pin code, enter whatever code you may have set to get past it. Once at the app list you can scroll through and untick the apps that have become hidden so they appear in your regular app list again.

This can be a very useful feature, especially if you occasionally share your phone with people and don't want them accessing certain apps such as online banking. For example, if you wanted to lock out specific Google apps only you can get to them, you could group the icons on your home screen and protect the entire group in one go by tapping the padlock (highlighted here in yellow).

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