Scheduling Commands With Cron On Your Mac

I use a variety of CLI software for day to day development. One I use heavily is Homebrew. I use it to install various libraries and applications on my Mac. Among benefits, it provides an easy way to install and manage software, without the need of administrative access. That’s important to me. However, two caveats of Homebrew […]

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 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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