Friday, June 28, 2013


Roman Nurik in Mid May re-announced ActionBarCompat but did not give an ETA on the new version. However, if you examine the source code of IOSched APP your will the directory of actionmodecompat.

It appears that on can use it with the old version of ActionBarCompat, ABS,and 3rd party ActioBarCompat versions.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Offtopic:We The People

Many of Americans like myself at some point in their lives took an oath to protect the constitution as part of their military enlistment. We took it and still take it seriously.

Than we have the Obama and US congress jackasses committing perjury in pursuit of making the NSA scandal go away. The same excuses used to set up policies to pretend the spirit of the law to achieve some objective to nullify fear rather than preserve the constitution during the financial crises are once agin used to hide both the President's and US Congress failure to protect the US Constitution.

We cannot let this tragedy stand and we cannot let our Democracy of Freedom in the International arena be sullied by a bunch of perjury-infused cowards who have no back-bone to choose justice over approving illegalities.  Mr President Obama and US Congress you make want to wretch. This is not over Mr President, and you better hope that history is kind to you as I think history will not be so kind as in the past when someone trampled the constitution it came back to bite them on the ass.

Mr P{resident, we are somewhat of tired of being lied to as like we are children lacking in the complexities of language. And most of us with technical training can spot the lies about what is technologically possible and when it does not match policy. If this set of trends continues Mr president you will serve to destroy the only bright spot of the US economy the Internet Industry and it will never recover from the betrayal of privacy and trust.

Mr President, you offer of a false choice of giving up the US Constitution to save less than 0.1% of the US population when in actuality by defending the US Constitution you are able to save 99.99 percent of the US population. It works this way because despite Bush stating that extremists abhorring freedom and not believing that statement, that exposure to freedom and public discourse blunts the weapons of extremists everywhere..namely terrorism that they use.

Mr President, many of us would like to be the position to have to make a choice between protecting the US Constitution and and protecting the perjury-infused cowards as its what makes us product Americans when we make the choice to protect the US Constitution.  Please rethink your choices.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

AndroidStudio intelliJ

Okay, so making my way to AndroidStudio from Eclipse Juno. Some brief notes.

Android Studio is based on community edition Intellij13, which means if you want the more full power version you probably should download Intellij13 community edition. First step in intelliJ is the registering the VCS user root, ie your user folder to into settings and choose vcs and choose add root on the warning notice.

Want higher than 12 sized font choose a non default font and it takes the higher size than 12 just fine as long as you have an Oracle JDK installed.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Design Voice

Growing up I always had these well-meaning teachers that would tell me what essay to write or what poem to write,what music to play, what research to do, what to make, etc.   It made schooling a hating experience.

The design guidelines for both iphone apps and android apps are not rules, they are guidelines to be ignored and discarded so that we can get to a more effective communication app or whatever comes into your head.

What made computers exciting for many of us was the aspect of the possibility to build anything without rules standing in the way. When you accept that challenge and responsibility fully, your own design voice magically appears.

Here is not coloring in the lines that everyone says, here is to throwing out the rules.

Monday, June 3, 2013

FlatUI Experiment

A flatui experiment, switched over my jekyll powered github site to flatUi:

Decided to give zone tiling a try and see what may turn up.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

abusing MS Zones and flat UI

Why is everyone scared of experimenting with MS Zones and flatUI?
Certainly we can do a better and a more informed and intelligent job than MS's own website, right?