I usually only blog about technical things but here’s one that is personal. I quit smoking in late 2012 and I have been using nicotine gum to help keep the cravings at bay. I thought that paying ~€33.36 for a pack of 105 gums was decent value until I saw what they cost online…
All Android devices offer the user some form of external storage. The storage may be a separate partition of flash memory in the device or bone-fide external storage like an SD-memory card. As developers we need to be aware of the pros and cons of using this type of storage.
Intro This guide will explain how to share the Android SDK between multiple users on an OS X system. Most of the concepts will be similar on other Unix or Linux systems. Disclaimer I dont think this would work for multiple concurrent users updating the SDK. This blog post is more about the journey of […]
By default OS X assigns special actions to F keys like F1, F2: Brightness F3, F4: Dock, Expose And so on… These are great when you’re browsing and consuming media but when you start working in IDEs and other applications with complex keyboard shortcuts I want the F keys to behave like standard F keys. […]
OS X has had a very useful utility, since 2003, that allows you to easily generate a path to a JDK. The simplest usage of the tool will return the default JDK, which in my case is update 17 of JDK 1.7. ➜ ~ /usr/libexec/java_home /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.7.0_17.jdk/Contents/Home
I had been experiencing this problem recently where I would no longer get search suggestions in Chrome’s omnibar. The type of completion that was not working was the one where you might type ‘great’ and be offered ‘great wall of China’, and not a suggestion from your bookmarks or history. Note that this solution is […]
I’ve been using grails to prototype a crud application today and I thought I’d share some annoyances that I had in getting my terminal just the way that I like it. Firstly I should say that I’m using Zsh with oh-my-ssh which gives you lots of nice things on top of the shell. Get command […]