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Fix "Damaged app" Message

November 17, 2015Category: IT
TL;DR : Use xattr -rc /location/MyApplication.app (see here ). I use to save all my apps on my NAS. The other day I wanted to use an old app for colour palette. I've downloaded it from my NAS and...: “MyApplication” is damaged and can’t be opened. Delete “MyApplication” and download it again from…

Got an OnePlus Two - Cleaning it up

October 15, 2015Categories: Hardware, IT
Today I got a OnePlus Two without an invite, from one of the many crazy providers with European warehouses. Woo-hoo. Unfortunately, recent reports state they come with malware. Since this phone will not be used by me, I'll clean it up. Here are the steps I took: Preliminary steps First, booting up…

Addendum to Installing CyanogenMod 12.1 on a LG 802

October 13, 2015Categories: Hardware, IT
Today I got sufficiently annoyed with the stock version of Lollipop on my phone and decided to try (again) CyanogenMod (no longer alive). I've tried to follow the steps in the wiki, but got into problems, so here's my alternative experience. Preparation Make sure you install TWRP or CWM so you…

MVP in Android - A Summary

September 14, 2015Category: IT
These days I'm reading on architectures. I had a look at MVC, MVP, MVVM and how they are applied (adapted to?) to Android applications. Here are some short points about MVP. Model-View-Presenter has been adapted to Android and is advocated by more experienced people than I. It is interesting to…

Architectures in Android Applications - Quick Notes

September 14, 2015Category: IT
I'm looking at architectures MVP, MVVM, MVC ... applied to Android applications and I find the current state of things a bit of a mess. Everybody has their own preferred architecture, finds another one and claims it's better and refers to Uncle Bob . It's funny at some extent because it's like…

My Ultimate LG G2 Unbrick Tutorial

May 25, 2015Categories: Hardware, IT
Yes, I (still) have a LG G2 and it's an amazing phone. Battery lasts forever (at least with my usage), has a great screen, you can, if you want install custom ROMs (cyanogen anyone?)... However, sometimes you need to get back to Stock ROM, particularly from times when you get into a soft brick. My…

Material Palette Resources

April 7, 2015Category: IT
Today I wanted to change the colours of my app (still in alpha). Since I want to be material , I went looking for material links. Here are some things I found: A Stack Exchange question on how to programmatically generate a monochromatic palette materialpalette.com - cool material picker…

Change the Display Name in Google Groups

April 6, 2015Category: IT
By default, the groups you're subscribed to show your user name (e.g. the first part from your email address -- before the @ symbol). To change this to show your full name (if you want it), follow the steps below: Click on the group's name Click on Members (on the right on my screen) Click on your…

Punchcard-ish Graph from Google Analytics Data

March 18, 2015Category: IT
The other day I wanted to see when users are actually using my website. The most obvious way (to me) is to have a github-like punchcard graph. My alternatives were to either write a program or use Excel. To cut a long story short, I chose to use Excel. If you have enough users, Google is enabling…

Tweak LEDs and Buttons on a Synology Box

March 17, 2015Category: IT
A while ago I got a Synology and I noticed that my baby is attracted by its blue LED button in particular and the blinking lights, resulting in pushing the power button multiple times etc.... Yes, I know, I should put the box out of his reach, and I thought I did... Then, i looked on the internet if…
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