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Find Where Your Network Drives Map to

November 27, 2014Category: IT
The other day I was at home in a somewhat odd situation; I had a VPN connection but I could not, for the life of me, remember the mappings of the network drives from the other side. Also, of course there was no documentation how to do it. A kind soul showed me how to do it in windows. On your work…

Fix Missing Icons in Yosemite Finder

November 14, 2014Category: IT
Today I've found that I was missing some icons in Finder: Not nice. However, after scouring the internet I found the simple solution: Reboot in Safe Mode (use this link ) Log in as yourself Reboot normally Log in as yourself ...and voila! You have the icons back! References All credit goes to…

House: A Grand Project

October 25, 2014Categories: House, Project Management
And now, something different... We have decided relatively soon we want to build a house . We had several reasons for doing this in Belgium: Prices are high : Depending on area, prices are quite high; in a "good commune", you easily reach 500k for a house and 300k for an apartment. Taxes are high…

Android Dimensions - Pixels, DIPs...

October 16, 2014Category: Software
Building a mobile application is generally fun. New technologies, things to think about like memory constraints and threads... However, one thing that bugs me is a clear indication on how to build pixel perfect apps. IOS has a limited number of resolutions, plus their strategy is "normal size" or…

Android: Make Your Notification even Sticky-er

October 16, 2014Category: Software
In my previous post , I've expanded things to make a notification sticky. This worked in my tests until yesterday, when I've found a new case where my notification would go away: Build an sticky notification as per the two previous posts Activate the notification - this will trigger the activity…

Android: Make Your Notification Sticky

October 14, 2014Category: Software
Following my quest from the previous article , I realised that my app would not be in the foreground, like an email, browser or a game might be, but it would work without any GUI, using something like a cron job. This is all nice and lovely, but I'm not fond of applications doing stuff behind my…

Android: Notifications with Custom Layout

October 14, 2014Category: Software
In the previous entries, I have managed to display a notification and make it sticky . Now, since the app I'm developing is supposed to be visible mainly through this notification, I wanted to see if I can customise the actual content. Yes, I know there are options by default, like: Small and…

Android: Display a Notification

October 13, 2014Category: Software
One of the applications I'm thinking about I want it designed like the notification-based applications you see out there (Light Flow from reactle comes to mind). To be able to do this, I first need the app to display a notification on the device as a first step. The code to trigger a notification…

C Optimisation - 2005 style

October 10, 2014Category: Software
TL;DR : This post is about an experience I had in 2004 and it’s part of my consolidating technical posts I wrote in time. It may or may not be relevant to today’s technologies. I was trying to optimize a bit of code and found out that 2 if() statements are quicker than a case with true/false. and an…

D-BUS: DBUS and Mad scientists... - 2004 Style

October 9, 2014Category: Software
TL;DR : This post is about an experience I had in 2004 and it’s part of my consolidating technical posts I wrote in time. It may or may not be relevant to today’s technologies. For the last while I was poking around with the glorious D-BUS ... As it's always the case with new cutting edge…
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