Using Drawables In TextViews

A common mistake I notice when reviewing Android development code is the use of more views than what is needed for the design. A good example of this is the use of three views (or more!) to create a very common pattern. For instance, say the following was intended. Developers have commonly implemented this using something […]

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 My New Commuting Bicycle

After having my commuting bicycle stolen outside of a Denver restaurant in autumn of last year (bah!), I’ve been in need of a replacement.  But after the check for my home insurance claim arrived, I decided to hold off from buying a new one immediately since winter was around the corner. Fast-forward to three days ago… […]

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 WarBall and the Muellers

For about 7 years now, my family/friends and I have had fun battling it out in a fantasy football league called WarBall.  To steal some text from the league’s manifesto, “WarBall is a highly competitive, private fantasy football league… If you have the intelligence, strategy, and decision-making to be a true general in the game of […]

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 AdvancedDataGrid CSV Export Utility Class

Recently, I needed a way to export data from Adobe Flex’s AdvancedDataGrid control to CSV-formatted files for use in Microsoft Excel.  Since Flex did not provide a native method, I looked into some existing third-party libraries.  Those did not work out, so I ended up building my own AdvancedDataGrid CSV export utility class. I first experimented […]

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 Improve Visual Studio 2010 Build Times

A co-worker pointed me to a great tip that improved my build times within Visual Studio 2010.  If you work with a large solution/project, this might help you. Under Tools –> Options –> ‘Projects and Solutions’ grouping –> Build and Run –> Check ‘Only build startup projects and dependencies on Run’. Again, this is probably […]

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 I have to give T-Mobile props

Note: This is a test post from the WordPress app for Android. Please excuse any mistakes caused by my “fat fingers.” T-Mobile has been going from city to city, upgrading their network infrastructure to enable HSPA+/4G speeds and become one of the largest (if not the largest) HSPA+/4G networks out there.  I’ve been with T-Mobile for […]

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