Win 8 Consumer Preview Loaded…Adding VS 11 Beta Ultimate

March 25, 2012

Win 8 Consumer Preview Loaded…Adding VS 11 Beta Ultimate

It’s only 8 Gig.. what could possibly go wrong.

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Win8 Consumer Preview Screen 70 pct

Win8 Consumer Preview Screen 70 pct

I’m hoping there is a way to bind Access Jet databases to textboxes now.

We shall see.

More to come on this as it does or does not unfold

CLR GUI for VS2010 C++

January 16, 2012

Using help from a forum called http://stackoverflow.com , I finally got the String to double and double to String

conversions going.

The CLR gui looks a lil more polished than MFC but requires .NET framework of the correct version when it runs.

The MFC that I got to work first has the String to double and double to string built into the EditText.  You right mouse

and tell what double variable you want the EdtText to use.

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//Here is the conversion part CLR C++ GUI
//CLR isnt too bad… better than MFC yes?

double dblInput1 = 0.0;
double dblInput2 = 0.0;
double dblAnswer = 0.0;
String ^ strInput1;
String ^ strInput2;
strInput1 = this->Input1textBox->Text;
strInput2 = this->Input2textBox->Text;

if (Double::TryParse(strInput1, dblInput1) & Double::TryParse(strInput2, dblInput2))
{
// do something
dblAnswer = dblInput1 + dblInput2;

Answer1textBox->Text = System::Convert::ToString( dblAnswer );
}

else
{
// the text was not a number
MessageBox::Show(“Error”);
}

FHM Men’s Magazine – in Other Countries

December 4, 2011

To be honest, I’ve never bought this on the news stand.

I’ve stopped to take a quick gander…here or there.

There are online versions for many countries and they are slightly different.

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Here are a few I noted.

http://www.fhm-international.com/ Lists all the countries available

http://fhmindia.com/ India – Veena Malik causing a stir for Pakistan

http://www.fhm.nl/ Netherlands

http://www.fhm.com.ph/ Philipines

http://fhm.co.za/ South Africa – Zambia

http://www.trends.com.cn/ China

http://www.fhm-magazin.de/ Germany

http://www.fhm.com.au/ Australia

I Got Bluestack to Work With My Android 2.3.3 App…Sweet

October 13, 2011

I got Bluestack to work with my Android2_3_3 app…SWEET…

It’s WAY FASTER than the eclipse emulator

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Android2_3_3 Proj12 Bluestack Win8

Android2_3_3 Proj12 Bluestack Win8

 

The Android 2.3.3 SDK was as far as I could go without getting an error.

More on this as it develops.

After Disaster Intro Song – “Happy” – Mike Carano

September 3, 2011

The song is here

http://mikecarano.com/Happy_c.Mike_Carano.mp3

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I just hand typed the lyrics here:

Mid—-night…
Comes a li-ttle
fas-ter

Runs another stop sign.
Ha-ppy e-ver
af-ter

When she lets her
guard down…
Laughing at the
stupid things
I say.

Moon—light
Under neath the win-dow
Reflecting in the tear drops
Falling on the pillow
And she asks me
Have you ever been so happy
that it makes you wanna cry?

Have you ever been so happy
that it makes you wan-na cryyyyyyyy?

List-en up
There’s something I should
tell you
I was not al-ways
Like this

I used to be so mis- reble
And ev-ery boy who
touched me
or ever tried to fuck me

I used to be so
fran-tic
at home a-lone on
week ends

Tel-evision by myself
Waiting for the
phone

Feel-ing ug-ly

Have you ever been so lonely
that it makes you wanna die?

Have you ever been so lonely
that it makes you wan-na diiiiiiie?

(Music interlude)

Breaking up is no lon-ger
an op-tion
Resonating …in ….my ….head
My favorite thing
She nev-er
said to me

Shot gun
Marriage on the first date
Vegas
and I could
Not
wait

We talked it o-ver
and saw Tom Jones
in-stead

And he was JUST
mag——nif-i-cent

wo-ah
wo-ah
woah
she’s a la-dy

Keep it goin….

Have you ever been so lonely
that it makes you wanna die?

Have you ever been so empty
that it makes you feel like

Have you ever been so happy
that it makes you  cryyyyyy?

Gone are the sorrows
(ca thunk…ca…thunk)
Gone are the tears
For you
love me tru-ly
True ly….
Dear
(Baaaaaah)

Van with a Seized Motor from Sitting Three Years

August 5, 2011

A van with a seized engine…(from sitting)…

will attempt to turn it back and forth by hand with a long socket wrench

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after some Marvin’s mystery oil and ATF fluid and a dash of PB Blaster in each spark plug hole….

Should be interesting…
Experiences? Thoughts?

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Step one: pray ( a lot)

Step two: Google forums about old car restoration and seized motors

Step three: PB Blaster and Liquid wrench on old spark plugs (about three days – spray and wait…repeat)

On this Chevy van, a reciprocating saw was used a few times to make

some additional space around select plugs for access.

Step four: With a small piece of pipe for leverage, carefully, slowly remove the plugs

I still snapped the ceramic end on three of eight plugs, but the nut part of the plug was fine

Step Five: With a small clear plastic tube in each tube, insert PB Blaster in each cylinder and repeat

over a few days.  Then insert ATF in each cylinder several rounds. And finally add a round of 10w40 oil

Step Six: Go to Harbor Freight and buy a special vise grip with chain attached (used for large oil filters?)

and that was what I had to wrap around behind the main shaft pulleys and the harmonic balancer

in order to (eventually) hand turn the motor.

(on this motor the nut on the main pulley was small 5/8″ and hard turning it would have either loosened it

or snapped it off) [Not a plan]

I gripped a socket and the arm of a 25″ long breaker bar for sockets and eventually turned the motor a quarter turn in each direction.

Then a half turn each way.

Then a full turn.

Then two turns.

*** I didn’t actually need the Marvin’s mystery oil in this case even though I bought some just in case.

Step Seven: Install new plugs.

Step Eight: (I had already blown compressed back through the input fuel pump line back into the gas tank

to clear it and then hand squeeze pump fuel back into the line)

Step Nine: New battery and start it up.

After a few minutes…shut it off and change the oil

Step Ten: Start it up and let it run a few mins at a time to slowly burn/flash off all the ATF in the cylinders (lots of white smoke)

After Disaster – Intro Song – “Happy” by Mike Cerano – Very Cool !!!!

August 3, 2011

Mid – night….comes a lil faster…..runs another stop sign…. It’s After Disaster ___(a show they are doing on Sun and Thurs

nights [typically] on http://lovelineshow.com afterward at midnight pacific

With Loveline Engineer @Andersoncowan , @mikecerano @TylerRuinsRadio

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[You likely have to use the IE browser to hear the

actual show] and old shows are on itunes

*** This is just the really cool intro song

Intro song by Mike Cerano
called “Happy”
http://mikecarano.com/Happy_c.Mike_Carano.mp3

… we talked about it and saw Tom Jones instead….and he was…just .mag—nif—i-cent……(oHhh​ha Ohhha she’s a la-dy)

Enjoy the tune…. and the show….!

A Strange Feature of Wolfram Alpha – Where am i?

August 3, 2011

Wolfram Alpha continues to not impress but this was mildly interesting (although Im not sure it’s always accurate)

http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=Where+am+IF+64.134.170.58

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Just put in your actual IP in place of the one above in the browser URL line and it returns

where it thinks you (or that wifi router) are.

Don’t know your IP?  Use this (http://www.whatismyip.com/)

or google for a similar site.

Ahh, Someone Feeling My Pain… Eclipse, Java/XML and the bless-ed Emulator

August 2, 2011

This needs a repost…or 3
http://nfarina.com/post/8239634061/ios-to-android
Ahh someone feeling my pain….

“You’re going to just hate Eclipse. You’re going to hate it with the heat of a thousand suns.

It’s going to feel slow and bloated and it won’t taste like real food.

Eclipse is a world unto itself.”

Ahh, so this is just chronicling the pain of translating IOS to Java….using Eclipse, Java and the bless-ed emulator.

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Anyone Use a VPN Service?

August 1, 2011

Anyone use a VPN service (that is not their company’s and preferably free or low cost) ?

Any experiences, thoughts or recommendations?

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Denying Friend Requests in Facebook …FaceBaggery

July 17, 2011

I know this will change over time… But as of July 16, 2011, you click “Not Now” (which I don’t like at all)

This still allows that person to see some things on their feed about you….

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Then you have to go to https://www.facebook.com/reqs.php

To see “hidden requests” where you just sent the “Not Now” one….

Then you answer “Do you know this person outside Facebook?”  (I don’t them at all Zuckerberg you idiot)

When you answer No…it says…

“Thanks. This person won’t be able to send you any more friend requests. Undo.”

Man o Man Another 7.3 Earthquake Honshu, Japan

July 10, 2011

Man o man another 7.3 earthquake Honshu Japan @katz515

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/quakes_big.php

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Katz san is on Twitter.

More to come as this unfolds.

Shame on you Ron Paul and Barney Frank – Federal Marijuana Law

June 23, 2011

Shame on you Ron Paul (TX) and Barney Frank (D-MA) for introducing a bill to weaken our Federal drug laws.

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This is an outrage.  Ron and Barney, please get your sorry unAmerican ass on a plane for Amsterdam so you can live with a bunch of loser stoners in a place of low morals, low productivity and low prosperity.

Doesn’t this country have enough problems?  We need more stoner morons?  Really?  No, really?

When was the last time the Netherlands was number one in anything?   Exactly.

The remaining House boneheads that supported this are: Democrats  Rep. John Conyers of Michigan, Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee, Rep. Jared Polis of Colorado, and Rep. Barbara Lee of California

Here’s the story via yahoo news.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_theticket/20110623/pl_yblog_theticket/house-bill-would-repeal-most-federal-marijuana-laws-leave-choice-to-states?bouchon=623,tx

Let’s be clear… loser idiots that really wanna do that stuff already do it…

The ultimate reason for the law is that there is leverage to use to jail these morons when they stop getting stoned in their mom’s basement and start trying to traffic it and use it close to schools and the civilized population that doesn’t want to be around stoner morons.

For every person that can occasionally use this stuff, there are MANY that are horribly enslaved to it and can’t walk away….(a month doesn’t count…it’s straight up addiction in MOST cases) .  I know of several cases where good people are trapped and throwing their lives away on this life crippling junk.  It’s truly sad.

I call for Ron Paul and Barney Frank to step down… MOST of  the American people like a sane and sober society thanks.

Dabbling in Android SDK r11 and Eclipse Ver3.7 Indigo and ADT plug-in

June 15, 2011

Since the Blocks Editor and Android emulator was horribly slow and unreliable… Ive moved on the Android SDK r11 and it’s Android SDK AVD Manager

*** Latest  – I’m using the Bluestack windows based Android emulator to run anything from Eclipse that compiles without errors to an .apk file.  See this posting http://mrobvious.wordpress.com/2011/10/13/i-got-bluestack-to-work-with-my-android-2-3-3-app-sweet/

*** Latest

I have gotten one click event to work, that only writes a Toast message on the screen (Not a textbox yet)

private void showToastMessage(String msg){

Toast toast = Toast.makeText(this, msg, Toast.LENGTH_SHORT);

toast.show();

}

The critical things I’m doing seem to be:

1. [Project] then [Clean...]

2. On the “Run” toolbar dropdown, do [Run Configurations...] then click the [Target] tab

Make sure you have the correct emulator/android version and scroll down to check off “Wipe User Data”

Then ‘apply” and “Run”

This seems to launch and load the emulator in a more stable way. (still pretty slow and some App stopped

unexpectedly, but SOME success too)

*** The state of things:

I have one app that crashes “Stops Unexpectedly” as you launch it (never even shows the GUI)

and the other launches ok and you see the buttons….but “Stops Unexpectedly” when you click on a button.

1. One person suggested there might be errors in manifest…Mine was autogenerated by Eclipse.  Fix what?

2. One person suggested doing [Project] then [Clean...] in Eclipse

3. Another said there were known bugs and alleged workarounds in the windows Eclipse.  Anyone point to links for this?

Has anyone gotten any complete example working on this emulator? 

It’s really starting to feel like this is broken and Google and IBM need to fix.

I have Java 6 and Eclipse Ver 3.7 Indigo loaded

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First off… when you launch Android SDK AVD Manager it tries to download and then install how ever many of the Android emulator platforms for Windows (in  my case although there are Linux and Mac versions)

They are shown as

api12 (really Android Honeycomb 3.1)

api11 (really Android Honeycomb 3.0)

api10 (really Android  Gingerbread 2.3.3)

api9 (really Android Gingerbread 2.3.1)

api8 (really Android Froyo 2.2)

– I guess Ice Cream Sandwich will be 4.0 but it isnt released till fall 2011

** The first weirdness is…All of those downloads show as Linux… except the api8 = Froyo 2.2

** The second weirdness… is… the .zip files download fairly fast… HOWEVER…

the zips extract REALLY slow.

So…. I allowed the SDK AVD Manager to download them  one at a time… then stop the install part and kill the process.

Then I extracted the 3.1 zip in Win7… That and the copy to “platforms folder” took about 2 hours.  There are 4600 items in the “data” subfolder…

The 2.3.3 vintage zips took about an hour and fifteen minutes each…

** Then I relaunched the Android SDK AVD Manager… all the platforms are there now. … and I created an AVD Emulator for each…. So… it appears that all of the zips were windows and only mislabeled Linux.

Android 3.1 Honeycomb AVD Emulator

Android 3.1 Honeycomb AVD Emulator

Now, on the Eclipse Indigo Java IDE side… I launched the Android ADT plug-in that I downloaded but it isn’t recognized yet. (See the green text below..)

So, now I’m exploring how to get an example going in java in the Eclipse IDE and connect to the AVD Emulator….and preferably to connect java examples to the emulator WITHOUT Eclipse which allegedly is possible..

*** I tried adding  ADT Android for Ecplipse Ver 3.7 Indigo again…

This time I did it from within Eclipse Indigo…Using the menu bar [Help], [Install new software] then you have to supply it a URL that I got from this site for Android developers.

http://developer.android.com/sdk/eclipse-adt.html#downloading

  1. Start Eclipse, then select Help > Install New Software….
  2. Click Add, in the top-right corner.
  3. In the Add Repository dialog that appears, enter “ADT Plugin” for the Name and the following URL for the Location:
    https://dl-ssl.google.com/android/eclipse/

Continue following the site steps through 7 and this correctly installs the ADT plug-in into Eclipse Ver 3.7 Indigo IDE.  Previously, I tried downloading the ADT separately and I couldn’t get Eclipse to recognize it using that approach.

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Now (in Eclipse) you can use the menu bar to create a [File], the [New], then [Project], then [Android Project].….workspace and so forth…

See http://developer.android.com/guide/developing/projects/projects-eclipse.html#CreatingAProject

*** Next problem…In Eclipse Indigo… Make sure in the menu bar…

[Window], then [Preferences], then [Android] …put the drive and directory path to “android-sdk-windows ” which should have the “tools” folder under it… Now Eclipse can see the various Android emulator versions that you have downloaded from the earlier work in the SDK AVD Manager.

Now the “Build Targets” area has choices to pick from.

Eclipse Ver3.7 Indigo New Android Project With Build Target Android Versions Avail

Eclipse Ver3.7 Indigo New Android Project With Build Target Android Versions Available

*** If you are creating a new android project… A common error is leaving the “Package Name” blank.  The second error is giving it a simple name… You will likely get an error… “Package name must have at least two identifiers.”

You make a correct Package … evidently… by …

If your project name was “NewProject1″, the Package name would be “com.android.NewProject1″

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*** Another issue…  You get the java compiled without errors and you “Run” an “Android Application”

and it tries to launch and the 5554 Emulator pop up starts and has “Android_” text and then Android in fancy font and seemingly stalls (often without errors) … and you see this on the lower “console” area of Eclipse.

[2011-06-27 21:01:13 - Android2_2_Proj4_Add2NumbersHVGAAbsoluteLayout] ——————————
[2011-06-27 21:01:13 - Android2_2_Proj4_Add2NumbersHVGAAbsoluteLayout] Android Launch!
[2011-06-27 21:01:13 - Android2_2_Proj4_Add2NumbersHVGAAbsoluteLayout] adb is running normally.
[2011-06-27 21:01:13 - Android2_2_Proj4_Add2NumbersHVGAAbsoluteLayout] Performing com.android.Android2_2_Proj4_Add2NumbersHVGAAbsoluteLayout.Android2_2_Proj4_Add2NumbersHVGAAbsoluteLayoutActivity activity launch
[2011-06-27 21:01:13 - Android2_2_Proj4_Add2NumbersHVGAAbsoluteLayout] Automatic Target Mode: launching new emulator with compatible AVD ‘Android_2_2_api8_AVD’
[2011-06-27 21:01:13 - Android2_2_Proj4_Add2NumbersHVGAAbsoluteLayout] Launching a new emulator with Virtual Device ‘Android_2_2_api8_AVD’
[2011-06-27 21:01:23 - Android2_2_Proj4_Add2NumbersHVGAAbsoluteLayout] New emulator found: emulator-5554
[2011-06-27 21:01:23 - Android2_2_Proj4_Add2NumbersHVGAAbsoluteLayout] Waiting for HOME (‘android.process.acore’) to be launched…
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From reading  Google posts, it seems that it’s not uncommon, to have to hit the Run button a second time in Eclipse if the emulator gets stuck trying to launch, install and run the .apk

**** To turn on line numbers in Eclipse

Eclipse Window Preferences General Editors TextEditors LineNumbers

Eclipse Window Preferences General Editors TextEditors LineNumbers

**** Now I’m stuck trying to get button click events to work without crashing.  The xml gui looks fair but crashes on a button click.

Android 2_2_proj4 Initial Screen

Android2_2_proj4 Initial Screen

Then the “Application stopped unexpectedly” on a button click.

Application Stopped Unexpectedly Button Click

Application Stopped Unexpectedly Button Click

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The google posts recommend using LogCat in Eclipse to troubleshoot weird errors like this that occur in runtime and may involve the emulator start.

First, add this to the import list at the top of the Java code in Eclipse:

import android.util.Log;
//import android.util.Log;

I add it again as a comment because… When you hit <shift> <ctrl> O and let Eclipse auto add import statements because it often

will delete unused or what it thinks are unneeded imports.

Second, to get the LogCat showing as a console at the bottom of Eclipse, click [Window], then [Show View], then [Other], then [Android] and

[LogCat].

It seems that there is a FATAL exception in main….which is main.xml …..Not sure if it’s in the emulator or versions of Android…or???

I have one app that crashes “Stops Unexpectedly” as you launch it (never even shows the GUI)

and the other launches ok and you see the buttons….but “Stops Unexpectedly” when you click on a button.

Someone has suggested looking at my manifest file ( “Every application must have an AndroidManifest.xml file (with precisely that name) in its root directory.”) for each app….

http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/manifest/manifest-intro.html

Anyone seeing these errors?  Has anyone gotten a complete app example to load, launch and actually run in the emulator without errors?

Dunno

More to come on this as it unfolds.

Dabbling in Google Android App Inventor

June 15, 2011

You launch this from within the Account Settings area of  your Gmail account.

It uses a simplistic gui physical block programming style that is very similar to MIT’s SCRATCH programming language for kids.

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I started the example that make a kitty.png pic purr a purr.mp3 on a click event.

The blocks are written in Java at the lowest level… even though you assemble the higher level blocks.

Java 6 SDK is required and also contains the JRE.

The “Blocks Editor” is super slow to launch… You click on this file that you download AppInventorForAndroidCodeblocks.jnlp   It opens in java 6.

That launches the android 2.2 emulator and then it takes a good 5 minutes to go from a black screen to a screen with robot and a slide lock… then you drag the slide lock across.

Initial App Inventor Emulator Black Android TextScreen

Initial App Inventor Emulator Black Android TextScreen

Drag Green Lock Right To Unlock App Inventor Emulator Android Phone

Drag Green Lock Right To Unlock App Inventor Emulator Android Phone

Slide Unlock Emulator Ready To Select For Connection After A Few Minutes

Slide Unlock Emulator Ready To Select For Connection After A Few Minutes

I had to stop and restart the .jnlp file a time or two… it’s SLOW and not obvious whether to stop and restart or not.

Android App Inventor Emulator Green Zoom HelloPurrKitty

Android App Inventor Emulator Green Zoom HelloPurrKitty

Since it is horribly slow and difficult to get connection to the emulator, I have moved on for now to trying the Android SDK AVD and Eclipse and it’s ADT Android plug-in for Eclipse… and the emulator without Eclipse if possible.

 

Dabbling in Windows Phone 7 Emulator

June 15, 2011

I’ve been trying this for a few months.  I had done C# .NET and the buttons/labels on XAML with the original Windows Phone 7 emulator.

The VS2010 pro version was required (a free evaluation iso download) and then the Windows Phone 7 development tools iso download.

Note that the .iso is usually a small link at the bottom of the download page.

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Then they added the option to do VB.NET and I did not get that download added.

Then more recently, they released the “Mango” Windows Phone 7.1 emulator.

First, you must download the VS2010 SP1 .iso (it’s for all versions of VS2010 including the pro. )   And then you download the Windows Phone 7_1 Development Tools.

NOTE: 4 Gig of disk space was required on the Win7 partition and supposedly 3 Gig of memory (although i have 1 Gig) It takes almost 2 hours to install the VS2010 SP1 in addition to however long it takes to download the .iso

Windows Phone 7.1 Mango Emulator Not For Resale

Windows Phone 7.1 Mango Emulator Not For Resale

So far I’m getting errors when i attempt to run code on the Mango emulator….

More to come on this as it unfolds…

I have 1 Gig of memory… although officially it needs 3… not sure if errors are related to this

A Soldier’s Angel – Stevie Nicks (In Your Dreams CD)

June 14, 2011

Check out this cool new song from Stevie Nicks.

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Stevie Nicks - A Soldier's Angel

Stevie Nicks - A Soldier's Angel

This is a really cool new song I came across from Stevie Nicks on the In Your Dreams CD.  Lindsey Buckingham plays guitar on this.

tp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFAzUrp__p8&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Here is a posting from someone that saw her show in Los Angeles.

Adam Carolla on Loveline 05/10/2011

May 10, 2011

Get it on!  No choice but to get it on!

Wake the kids and tell the neighbors

@adamcarolla on @loveline Tues 05/10/2011

http://www.lovelineshow.com/

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The Ace man on with Dr Drew…. Queue the Peaches and Herb…

Reunited…and it feels so good…

Adam doing Stinky Pinky? and/or Germany or Florida?

Pandigital 7″ Color Novel Ereader – Android 1.5 or 2.0 ?

April 27, 2011

Pandigital 7″ Color Novel Ereader – Android 1.5 (Black bezel color unit)

has a resistive touch screen which needs a stylus stick..,finger touch has to be very hard.

*** The better version is…

Pandigital 7″ Color Novel Ereader – Android 2.0 Eclair (White bezel color unit)

800mhz Samsung s3c6410xh-53 1009 ARM processor running Android 2.0 (Eclair) on a 7″ resistive touch screen

http://www.slatedroid.com/wiki/index.php/Introduction_to_the_Pandigital_Novel

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Android update

http://www.pandigital.net/android

http://www.engadget.com/2010/08/20/pandigital-novel-review/

Hacks

http://www.engadget.com/2010/07/13/hackers-start-hacking-the-pandigital-novel-e-reader/


Coby7″ Stuck on Android 2.1 Why?

April 27, 2011

Then there’s the Coby 7″ ARM1176 800 Mhz Android 2.1 $140 (stuck on 2.1 why…?)

http://www.cobyusa.com/?p=prod&prod_num_id=10494&pcat_id=1013

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ARM1176 ….. 800 Mhz… RISC cpu

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARM_architecture

Anyone have this? or know what keeps it stuck on Android 2.1 ?

Per comments from others, if you can root the device, you should be able to apply any updates at least… Not sure if these have to be custom developed updates or an actual new version of Android though… Anyone done this?

iPhone 5 Sept 2011

April 20, 2011

iPhone 5 Sept 2011

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iPhone 5 Sept 2011

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110420/bs_nm/us_apple_iphone

Hon Hai Precision Foxcon Wintek Largan

Make Yourself a Stock – It’s Like Twitter

April 18, 2011

Make yourself a stock… It’s kinda like Twitter.

Buy and sell shares of others in Eaves units.

http://empireavenue.com/?t=49oq2nw

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8.8 Honshu Japan Earthquake

March 11, 2011

8.8 Honshu Japan Earthquake and aftershocks

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USGS Earthquake List

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Maps/region/Asia_eqs.php

Live Video in Japan NHK via Ustream —-March 12-15, 2011

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nhk-gtv2

Translated to English via Ustream (after brief ad)March 12-15, 2011

Katz doing an awesome job! @YokosoNews = Katz and also @miyochika

Katz’s site http://YokosoNews.tv/ and links to other English feeds

http://yokosonews.com/live/

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*** Best Live feed below….with Katz san

*** Live feed http://www.ustream.tv/channel/yokosonews

***( New) Tiny Chat http://tinychat.com/yokosonews

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*** New 7.1 Earthquake at Honshu Japan 04/11/2011

Concerning explosion at one of the nuclear power plants

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Another Japanese feed (with diagrams of Power Plant)…dunno -March 12&13, 2011

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/iwakamiyasumi

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Live video in Japan —- March 11, 2011

http://jibtv.com/program/?page=0

Another Japanese live feed via Ustream (after brief ad) — March 11, 2011

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/tomyp

Original Tsunami wave travel map and hours to propagate RT@W7VOA

March 11, 2011

http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/2011/03/11/lhvpd9/01/ttvulhvpd9-01.jpg

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Nuclear power plant info

Very interesting info about how this style of nuclear reactor works RT @iA “Why i’m not worried about Japan’s nuclear reactors”:

http://morgsatlarge.wordpress.com/2011/03/13/why-i-am-not-worried-about-japans-nuclear-reactors/

IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency FB Page for Japan Nuclear Plants

https://www.facebook.com/iaeaorg

Cool down period

http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=000GO8

http://www.businessinsider.com/japan-reactors-pose-no-risk-2011-3

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Volcano Report

Shinmoedake Volcano…yikes…

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/2011/03/13/2011-03-13_hundreds_flee_in_japan_after_shinmoedake_volcano_begins_spewing_ash_boulders.html

Volcano cam

http://kirishima-live.jpn.org/

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***** Person Finder ******

http://japan.person-finder.appspot.com/

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Pictures Before and After via ABC News showing devastation

http://www.abc.net.au/news/events/japan-quake-2011/beforeafter.htm

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RT @W7VOA ————–March 11, 2011

RT @TimeOutTokyo: Shelters have been open to people stranded in Tokyo tonight. The full list here. http://bit.ly/idHCRT #quake full link below

http://www.timeout.jp/en/tokyo/feature/2530/Japan-earthquake-live-report

Chilean Miners Rescue

October 9, 2010

Drill finally reaches trapped Chilean miners 10/9/2010 !!!!

Wow, that’s awesome. …. THANK YOU GOD !

Sounds like there’s quite a bit more tricky work to do yet though to get them out.

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Here is the story from MSN… (Yahoo was asleep on this one)

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39558833/ns/world_news-americas/?GT1=43001

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Chilean Miners Rescue Live CBS ustream http://www.ustream.tv/cbsnews

Here is the story from CBS on Ustream..

http://www.ustream.tv/cbsnews

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via NYTimes http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/12/latest-updates-on-the-rescue-of-the-chilean-miners/

Grand-ma !! My Rudy Remix Short Vid

June 30, 2010

Grandma !!

My Rudy Remix Short Vid on animoto.com

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Smoke More Butts - Grandma!

Here is what I did on animoto to compliment the Rudy Remix audio of AaronVaiasicca that he did for Loveline.

Rudy is the cholo character portrayed by (KROQ) Psycho Mike Catherwood on the show.

Here is the second try:

http://animoto.com/play/JXAjowUN3sgeGBdtu3HuSw#

Twitter is Over Capacity 06/14/2010

June 15, 2010

Usually it’s jaiku.com that has all kinda “Whoa” and “Ooops” 500 server errors…. since Google bout them and then made Buzz similar to it.

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Fail Whale Twitter June 14, 2010

Fail Whale Twitter June 14, 2010

Twitter 404 Server Unavailable June 14, 2010

Twitter 404 Server Unavailable June 14, 2010

But tonight Twitter is so # Fail Whale ‘d, that I can’t even log in.

http://status.twitter.com/

More to come on this as it develops.

WordPress.com Was Briefly Hacked May 24, 2010

May 24, 2010

WordPress.com was in control of hackers for a short period on Monday, May 24, 2010.  I was about to log in when i saw this screen.

Wordpress.com Dutch Hack

Wordpress.com Dutch Hack ?

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At any rate, the site appears stable and normal now and back to English.

More as this one develops.

So it’s May 21, 2010 ? See What Date IBM Has

May 22, 2010

So it’s May 2010?

See when the IBM career fair is?

Do the zoom on this (Will have to left click twice to zoom)

http://twitxr.com/meontwitxr/updates/334042/

_ 2009 ??

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Here is the site til they fix it.

http://www-03.ibm.com/employment/us/

Here is the new active page but the old one is still out there.

http://www-03.ibm.com/employment/?cm_re=wspace-_-horznav-_-learn

Where are the jobs?  See how many US Twitter/Facebook links there are…

http://www-03.ibm.com/employment/news/social_networking.html

I Can’t Even GIVE My Money to Amazon.com on the iPad

April 25, 2010

It’s official…   There’s plenty of money in the account…  I WANT to purchase and download the “Digital Download Version” of the movie “Office Space” and due to #Apple Fail on the FLASH part and no intervention on the Amazon.com website to make an alternative <BUY> button that isn’t FLASH…  I can’t place an the order…to give Amazon money…to buy Office Space.

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Then someone on Twitter said…Oh, there’s an app for that….  OK… fine.

Now, here is what happens when you try to use the Amazon iPad App.

Amzn App Cant Buy Digital

Amzn iPad App Cant Buy Digital

You have to click on the pic above once and then again to zoom it to see “This mobile application does not currently support digital downloads….”

Really?  Then Mr.. Bezos your iPad app is a big fat FAIL.  You should have to explain this negligence of money gathering to your shareholders.

So….  I  STILL dont have Office Space on my iPad.

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Then someone will say…just downlaod it to your computer and use iTunes 9.1 to load it onto the iPad……….  Really?………..  No, Really?

There is a sync service issue that is keeping iTunes 9.1 from seeing my iPad on XP pro OR Win 7.

Ummm  Yeah…  Hi, This is Bill……..Bill Lumberg

Ummm Yeah

So….can Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos agree on a method?  Please.

O, and Steve…. I really really need to sync the iPad to windows….  iTunes is broken…. Please fix.

More on this as it develops

Arizona Takes a Stand for US

April 24, 2010

Governor Jan Brewer and the Arizona Legislature passed a law to assist in deporting the invaders of the United States  (more specifically in this case Arizona).

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I applaud their back bone in at least attempting to remedy the gross neglect of at least three recent presidential administrations and the sitting Congress.

It’s about time.

By the way…. it was the lack back bone on this issue by John McShame that cost him the election in 2008.

I wish the conservative candidate J.D. Hayworth the best in his senate race against John McShame in November 2010.

Something Else I Can’t Buy On Amazon.com…

April 23, 2010

I just finished griping about not being able to buy the movie “Office Space” on Amazon.com … Oh, it exists alright…

But the <BUY> button is in.. what?…  you guessed it FLASH #Fail

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Now…  I can’t buy the digital download for Kid ‘n Play ‘s song Äin’t Gonna Hurt Nobody”.  Can’t get the single, the Face The Nation CD or the House Party Sound Track.

….Looks like I can order the old physical CD now… but I can’t get the bits…from the 80′s… which in light of Earth Day…

getting the download bits would be FAR MORE EFFICIENT and far more GREEN, but alas I can only order a physical CD and am LUCKY evidently to be doing that.

Like the song has been banned in the United Socialist States.

Nice.

Reid and Martin….no doubt NOT pleased and a few dollars poorer as a result.

More to come on this one as it develops.

iPad – Wifi – Varies Greatly

April 18, 2010

Wifi varies greatly.

Here are a few examples from ATT at a Barnes and Noble..
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IMG_0023_SlowestWifi

Slowest Wifi

IMG_0022VerySlowWifi

Very Slow Wifi

SpeedTest.net app is a huge help in assessing the wifi environment, so you know what you can realistically download.
ie. Don’t attempt to download a 550 Meg TV show or iTunesU University lecture…unless you have hours on your hands.
With wifi like you saw above you could download a small free app or do email, web surf or Twitter.

Here is the best I’ve gotten so far and the upload was still terrible (think NO Skype here)

But with the faster download bandwidth, you could get the TV show or university lecture in a reasonable amount of time (think 5 or 10 minutes)

IMG_0018_FastestWifi

Fastest ATT Wifi

More on this one as it develops…

iPad at Two Weeks In

April 17, 2010
  1. I still haven’t gotten windows iTunes 9.1 to recognize the iPad on XP or Win7 (Thankfully they set mine up at the Apple Store.)
  2. If you search for say “free” apps in the app store and download one, you have to start over at the beginning of the search results when you try to resume.  It has no memory of where you left off.  That gets old quickly.
  3. Wifi quality is all over the place.  While most apps are small, some are not.  (Think Xe Elements…which is a huge 1.6G BEAST)  That failed download on crappy wifi is one of many reasons I now NEED to synch to broken iTunes 9.1 for windows
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  5. Each character of your passwords is visible for a second or so as you type them….  HUGE security fail
  6. Unless you are only typing a sentence or two, you have to get the $69 wireless keyboard.  That is available at BestBuy thankfully.
  7. I got an antique folding plate stand for a traveling iPad stand…which is another must have if you want to get anything meaningful done.
  8. Guess what… I CANT buy the movie “Office Space” on Amazon.com … because the <BUY> button is in what..you guessed it… FLASH #fail

Harvesting Seed from Annuals ( Flowers / Plants )

April 11, 2010

Harvesting seed from annuals …

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Here is what allexperts had to say on this one.

http://en.allexperts.com/q/Annuals-706/2008/8/HARVESTING-SEEDS-ANNUALS.htm

Of course perinials come back up every year (in most cases) on their own.

Annuals… you need to gather and save the seed.

Virginia Stands for Freedom – Healthcare Act

March 25, 2010

Hats off to the Virginia Legislature and Governor Bob McDonnell on passing and signing the Virginia Healthcare Freedom Act

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http://www2.wsls.com/sls/news/state_regional/govtpolitics/article/gov._bob_mcdonnell_signs_virginia_health_care_freedom_act/88835/

Props to WSLS 10 TV in Roanoke, VA and for Michael Savage for the scoop on this one.

Oddly enough the normal media outlets…. seething in Liberal Democrat corruption didn’t report this.   Shocking.


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