I successfully installed Android Studio.
One thing that I had failed to do in the past was to get the USB connection working between my HTC Desire HD and my development notebook. It turns out that I needed to download the HTC Sync program. The required drivers are part of that installation.
I then tried building a very basic HelloWorld program to see if Android Studio would be able to launch the application directly to the phone.
I was pleasantly surprised when it worked.
Here is a screenshot using Android Studio using the Android DDMS features
I had the opportunity to attend one of the Google I/O 2013 Extended Events. There were some t-shirts and stickers to be had. Also snacks were available on tab at Starbucks in Schaumburg.
Here are some of the items that attracted my attention.
Some of the functions that I found most interesting were the Geofencing, Authentication, Synchronization and messaging.
This is called Early Access Preview because it is not to version 1 yet. I’m still going to download it and check it out. This IDE is based off of the Intelij IDE. The new IDE has live rendering of the app on the right side which I found interesting. I like to see my app like this in real time.
I think this is an extremely nice feature. This will encourage less experienced developers to ease into the market. I know for me, I like being able to release an Alpha version so that my users can test and offer suggestions for either bug fixes or feature requests. The Alpha users tend to be more sympathetic with regards to dealing with an unpolished app and have a spirit of co-operation instead of just criticizing a new app and giving it one star as a rating.
I have been wanting something like this for a while. An app that shows me what it going on around me. I’m interested to see how this will help me manage travel experience.
I’m very excited to see how I can use this.
This too.. search education
Amana model: NFW7200TW
User Control and Display board
Manufacturer Number: W10273828 (made by Whirlpool)
Google Shopping Price Comparison
I have often used Google Shopping when looking for parts. The things I like about Google shopping are:
Convenient listing of competitors
Price list including shipping or tax
Reviews with counts and Seller Rating
Filters for searching
Here is a screenshot of the Google Shopping page
Here are a few that I looked at prior to trying Google Shopping
$275.40 – http://www.appliancepartspros.com
(good photo of front and back of board on this site.)
Washer Repair Research
I did some searches and found that the motor should be reading 3ohms and not 11ohms. It looks like we may have read the technical documentation incorrectly. The motor appears to be OK.
fixya.com Motor Resistance measurements 3 ohms
It seems to be a common issue for the door to be locked when there is any kind of problem with the machine. This link shows a comment about pulling a small black ring within the machine to unlock the door manually. Another way to unlock the door, if you have electrical knowledge is to apply 120v to the proper terminal. I will not describe how to do that here, but if you know how to read a schematic, you should be able to find the terminal.
Fixya.com door stuck solution
I pushed the code live for the new jeffld.com vCard website. The new site uses responsive design so that it looks well on mobile devices.
This is a screenshot of the jeffld.com page.
Today, I added a sample C#.NET program that demonstrates the use of Regular Expressions in a very simple Windows application.
Here is what the application looks like.
Github Repo for TestRegex
This article inspired me to think about being a mentor, even though the article is about being a mentee. (yes, it is a word)
3 benefits of a mentor (and how to get one) | Simple Mom.
So I started doing some research online and found this.
Mentoring enhances your professional life as well as your protégé’s.
I think about being a mentor and who I need to be a mentor to, such as my Son. Being a mentor helps us both. I can get a better understanding of our relationship through the eyes of my Son by putting myself in his shoes, not literally, but figuratively.
I also think about mentoring and the effect that it has upon my profession. How it will help to create a larger network and to see things from the perspective of others. Maybe they have a fresh view that I would never think of.
I recommend this article in the Chicago Sun Times.
Scott Phelps: Illinois should not mandate inappropriate sex education – Chicago Sun-Times.
Scott Phelps has dedicated his career to helping teenagers resist negative pressures and make good decisions for their lives. He began teaching abstinence in Chicago public schools, and has grown the message to reach teens in all 50 states. Mr. Phelps founded A&M Partnership to equip teachers and parents to help teens make wise decisions that will positively impact their future goals. He is the author of five popular abstinence curricula and travels the country empowering adults to inspire hope for teens to have a healthy future marriage.
The Microsoft Ribbon has been out since 2007, but I still meet people who have been using the older versions and they tell me their story of how difficult it is to use. I agree with them.
When I was forced to migrate from Microsoft office 2003 to 2007 I had a hard time with it. The new interface with the ribbon tool made no sense to me and one of my co-workers pointed me to a tool offered by Microsoft, that is free, that shows you how to do the same thing you would do with the old menus and then animate the action on the new ribbon menu. (I’m probably not describing it well, so I have also attached a link to a youtube video that shows you)
Link to the Microsoft Interactive Guide
Link to the Microsoft Interactive Guide Youtube video that demonstrates using the Guide
The video is only about two minutes long, but you should get the general idea of what it does.
Commenting on a post may depend on what Internet browser you are using. I only tested with Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 7.
In order to comment, you have to move your mouse over the comment. You will then see some options, one of them being the comment link.
when you click the comment link, you should then see a box where you can type your message and a big blue button that says Add Comment.
Also notice that there is a check box for receiving an email every time someone comments. If you use this, you may get a lot of email, but you will also be more likely to be able to respond to posts faster.
I have recently been attending meetups. Mostly for technology but also for career networking.
Here is my meetup profile. jeffld meetup profile