Greetings from Vermont! In this NixMashup, Beyond Meat. Android Libraries for Developers. My Next Router. A Photo Gallery On Your Watch. Thinking in Cron. More IntelliJ Tricks Learnt. The Internet of Everything 2015 Slide Deck. Now Running Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca. Google Plus Login Coming Soon. Ubuntu Unicorn, The Complete Install.
A lengthy write-up on Beyond Meat, a company at the cutting edge of vegetable-based meat replacements. “More protein than beef. More omegas than salmon. Tons of calcium, antioxidants, and vitamin B. In their secret R&D lab, the scientists at Beyond Meat concocted a plant-protein-based performance burger that delivers the juicy flavor and texture of the real thing with none of the dietary and environmental downsides.”
Android Libraries for Developers
A list of 46 libraries for Android developers, with screenshots. Most if not all of the libraries are on GitHub, a resource I personally have been using in Android development than ever before. To return the favor, NixMashup Links for Android available on GitHub as well.
My Next Router
I’m not embarrassed to say that I’ve been a happy user of the classic Linksys WRT54G router since 2006. Computer hardware and peripherals never did much for me. I’m a software guy after all. I may finally be ready to upgrade when the Linksys 1200AC unveiled at CES2015 is released. Key selling points, the iconic WRT54G look, an affordable price, 1.3 gigabits per second, and open-source software under the hood.
A Photo Gallery On Your Watch
MyRoll is the first photo gallery app for Android Wear. The more sweet applications like MyRoll I learn about, the more I can see myself using a SmartWatch as part of my day. Certainly gives me more motivation to extend NixMashup Links to Android Wear.
Thinking in Cron
Here’s a good article on Xmodule describing how to use the Linux default task scheduler, Cron. With both command-line and GUI examples.
More IntelliJ Tricks Learnt
Part 2 of two blog posts from Trisha Gee on IntelliJ power tips in “New IntelliJ Tricks I Learnt Part 2.” I’ll have to say that spending my days in Android Studio after a long time in Eclipse has re-acquainted me with the awesomeness that is IntelliJ IDEA.
The Internet of Everything 2015 Slide Deck
A 64 slide presentation from Business Insider that will reinforce the fact that the IoT Market in devices and applications (and development) will radically exceed what we’ve experienced in personal computers, smartphones and tablets combined.
Now Running Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca
I upgraded my primary development PC to Linux Mint 17.1 a few days ago. Flawless! It may be my imagination, but with the Gnome and Cinnamon updates in 17.1 my desktop application fonts and trim look much sharper. The link is to a Rebecca Review with ample screenshots. Here’s a Mint Upgrade tip: If you’re waiting for the 17.1 to appear in the Mint Upgrade Manager like Ubuntu 14.10 appeared in the 14.04 Software Updater, stop waiting. An upgrade option to Rebecca 17.1 is displayed under the Upgrade Manager Edit menu. I discovered that by accident and is how I upgraded to 17.1.
Google Plus Login Coming Soon
This is a reference to an article on adding Google Plus Login to your Android Application. I added “Coming Soon” to the title because I plan on adding Google Plus Login to NixMashup Links for Android and I want a quick link back to this article.
Ubuntu Unicorn, The Complete Install
Each and every screen you’ll see (or your Dad, or Aunt Sally) when installing Ubuntu Unicorn 14.10. Ubuntu is a pretty OS, and so are its installation screens.
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Today’s Vermont Photo is provided by Nicholas Erwin, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license.