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The Sudden Need Syndrome

April 24, 2015Category: Project Management
The sudden need syndrome is the situation you find yourself just before your holidays, when everyone needs you to do something urgent. I'm exaggerating a bit, but you get the point :)

Fix CodeIris plugin in Android Studio

April 16, 2015Category: Software
TL;DR : For the combination of AS 1.2beta and CodeIris 1.13 beta, go to your .AndroidStudioPreview12/config/plugins/CodeIris-Idea/lib and remove your groovy-all jar file. I wanted to get an UML representation of my classes and one plugin I found was CodeIris . Unfortunately, when I tired to…

Handling Change Requests

April 12, 2015Category: Project Management
As a project manager, I'm striving to improve the workflow for every stakeholder, in order to optimise their efficiency and involvement. Therefore, I devised a process for handling requests. The process The handling process is quite simple: Generate Request The Business Manager collects business…

Synology and "Sparsebundle is Already in Use" Error

April 9, 2015Categories: Hardware, Software
Today one of my Sinology drives failed. When I've replaced it, I got an error from my Mac's Time Machine about a " sparsebundle is already in use ". I saw a discussion saying the solution was to close/reopen TM connection. With Synology, I only needed to disable and enable the service off the…

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…

Old Stuff - Dell X200 Battery ACPI

April 4, 2015Category: Hardware
Recently I've found an old USB stick, with some information dating from 2003. One of the things I found is an AML on how to get ACPI to show the battery status properly. Here it is , in case it helps someone:

Rot Algorithm in Python

April 3, 2015Category: Software
A while ago I wanted to send a bunch of emails to building companies in order to get some quotes and/or information. Unfortunately, the website in question (pagesdor.be) doesn't provide emails in clear text to allow me copy/paste. Instead it uses a Rotating cypher algorithm (I guess it must be…

Old stuff - Homeworld 2 Cheats

April 3, 2015Category: Gaming
A while ago I played Homeworld . While I enjoyed most of the game, some levels were taking too long... Soo, I had this on an old stick lying around... Modify RU's This procedure involves editing a game file; create a backup copy of the file before proceeding. Use a text editor to edit the "persist…

Better Toast in Android

April 2, 2015Category: Software
In my previous post , I've presented a Toast solution via a Handler and a Runnable . While that solution was a nice one and serves pretty well, I still got an exception. Therefore, I've decided to implement a builder-type wrapper to cover all situations: Direct : just display a Toast…
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