11,000 Terminal Commands
Commandlinefu.com lists over 11,000 terminal commands for fun and practice, with ongoing user submissions of new commands daily.
About That Annoying Google Birthdays Calendar
Some of the things Google does on the application side can be mind-boggling, like the new Social Birthdays Calendar that displays inescapably at the top of your Google Calendar. Who wants that??? Here’s how to get rid of it.
Specifying Screen Sizes in Android Development
This is the “new” way to manage application resources for multiple screen sizes, introduced in Android 3.2. It’s one of those things I wanted to personally bookmark by posting to Twitter with a #tweetref hashtag.
An exciting article on IBM’s High Concentration Photo Voltaic Thermal system (HCPVT) that is capable of concentrating the power of 2,000 suns. As a bonus, it can also produce filtered drinkable water in the energy conversion process. Includes a video.
Java Among Us
This article titled Where is Java Used in the Real World was more informative than I had anticipated. Lists several sectors and technology spaces where Java plays a big part. Android apps, for instance, which we already knew. Java is also big in the embedded space. It shows how capable the platform is, you only need 130 KB to be able to use Java technology (on a smart card or sensor). Originally Java was designed for embedded devices.
A Conceptual Future IKEA Shopping Experience
Interesting concept of possible future shopping experiences at home furnishings stores like IKEA. Micro-stores might house a limited inventory but with large interactive screens and other services to browse and order from the entire catalog. Designer-led shopping with product storytelling, recommendations, and beacons guiding shoppers throughout the various departments, gophers to retrieve merchandise, mobile payments, and a “living wall” with shared community product pin-boards and information.
Auto-Complete Code Statements in IntelliJ IDEA
Non-coders might not think this merits its own link, but coders will appreciate its awesomeness. To automatically complete a statement in IntelliJ IDEA or Android Studio, start typing and press Ctrl+Shift+Enter. The closing punctuation is added, and the caret moves to the next editing position. Like I said, AWESOME!
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