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Use a Java Enum with Strings

March 10, 2015Category: Software
In my project I wanted to log messages using predefined categories. Traditionally, I do it via classes (if the messages are specific to the functions provided by that class): or an interface (pretty much the same thing): These solutions are prone to errors (e.g. when performing copy-paste and…

My first proper job offer

March 4, 2015Categories: IT, Software
Well, this is a trip down the memory lane... My first offer was as a Software Design Engineer in Corvil . Yeah, they're still alive and going strong :) And here's the proof in the form of my Corvil job offer :) ps: Yeah, I know, the salary wasn't too interesting, but I was more idealistic at the…

Opinionated List of Bootstrap Resources

February 13, 2015Category: Software
Once in a while I need to write up HTML and CSS to put some pages out; usually in front of a Django site. To make things easier, I've been using bootstrap and ended up collecting a bunch of relevant links. Here they are... Easy design bootstrappingdesign.com - A design course to DIY (free…

Git Tagging a New Version

February 5, 2015Category: Software
Here is my way of generating version numbers of an application: The version number convention is: Major - a major version represents fundamental changes to the application, important feature(s) etc. Minor - a minor update means new feature extensions (e.g. adding new visual effects to an app) or…

Python classes to generate CSS

February 4, 2015Categories: Idea, Software
A while ago I got fed up with CSS and its cumbersomeness. As my poison of choice is python , I was thinking it would be quite useful to have a bunch of classes capable of generating CSS automatically in python. One could have a base class, a set of properties, a name-value dictionary and a way to…

List Alarms in Android

January 21, 2015Category: Software
The other day I thought it would be a good idea to list set alarms in android, so I whipped up the following code: Its idea is that we iterate through the alarm clocks set by the AlarmManager. This works quite OK, but it doesn't show periodic alarms :(, so it's of no immediate use to me. Therefore…

Decoupled Analytics

January 8, 2015Category: Software
While writing my first app, I've decided to try some analytics services. The most obvious one is, of course, Google Analytics (well, it's an android app after all!). Then, I found out that other services can provide analytics too, like Mixpanel . Unfortunately, most code I found online advocates…

Add a Toolbar to a PreferenceActivity

January 6, 2015Category: Software
When trying to move a playground to Material Design , I stumbled upon the new Toolbar widget, which is supposed to replace the ActionBar (well, that's my understanding from all the posts I've read). Thing is, the Toolbar is designed to be added to an Activity . To do that, the Activity class…

Brand Colors

December 19, 2014Category: Software
A while ago I've found a list of common brands' colors. Here it is:   #121212     Squarespace     #464646     WordPress (grey)     #9c0000     Readability     #c4302b     YouTube     #c41200     Yelp     #cc0000     Red Hat     #cc0000     Staples     #cc0000     Virgin Media     #d7584f…

Make Dialogs Obey Your Material Theme

December 18, 2014Category: Software
Material design is nice. Flat, with well determined contrast rules... and most applications I've seen look excellent. I wanted my application to loon nice too and it does (well, almost right now :) ). One thing that is not in line is the dialog style. If you're here, you know that if you only set up…
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