Saturday, May 16, 2015

What I Listen To- May 2015 Edition

Perhaps it speaks to my ridiculously high levels of nerdiness, or my equally high levels of getting distracted, but I made a graph which organizes the music I listen to, by language.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Issues with CyanogenMod 11S on the OnePlus

I recently purchased a new OnePlus One to use as my daily phone. Prior to this, I had been using a HTC 8X with Windows Phone 8.1.1, which I acquired in November 2012. Essentially, an eternity ago in the tech world. The OnePlus One runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat (CyanogenMod 11S), meaning that I now have a chance to use Android on my phone. While I do enjoy the Android experience for the most part, there are a few issues with it so far.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year 2015!

Happy New Year to all readers of Technological Ramblings, and be sure to have a great 2015! In 2 minutes.

In two more minutes as of the time of writing this, Spain, France, Germany, and most of Europe will enter 2015. As for me, I still have 7 hours to go!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Dell Venue 8 3830 Bugs & Issues

I am currently using a Dell Venue 8 3830 as my main tablet, and it is a fairly decent tablet, running stock Android 4.4.2, BUT there are 3 bugs that are really irritating me.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Just Do It

This year, 2014, I have published my first (and second, and third) project to the world.

Prior to this, I had released a few small games, but those were effectively demos. Yes, the two full projects I published in 2014 were also small: a stopwatch/countdown/timer, and an audio recorder. The difference is that these are real products. They need to work properly, and delight actual users. Their purpose is achieved if they improve people's workflow. I think we succeeded (and the reviews prove it), but that is a different point.

Developing a product like that is an amazing experience, and it is entirely feasible for anyone to do. Kerinova is small right now, but I am very proud of the work I am doing as part of it. That takes a lot, because I am constantly critiquing everything I do. I am working this month on two bigger software projects, and I am excitingly anticipating their release.

It is an amazing experience, and I encourage everyone and anyone who has an idea for an app or game to just do it. Learn how to program and start developing your dream app or game. It is possible, and while it may seem intimidating at first, I promise you it is very possible, and fun! There are many resources available online to learn how to code, and of course, I am available to help.

One of the aspects of the Software Industry that I love, is that it is a great equalizer. The tools and resources to begin creating, are available online for free! Anyone can create apps, from ages 6-124!

If you have any extra time this coming year, start developing your dream app or game. Just do it. Make it your New Year's Resolution for 2015!

Go forth and conquer, and such.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7" First Impressions Update

I had a rather successful Grey Thursday yesterday, in terms of shopping. I purchased a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7" for $149. That is down from the normal price of $199. Yeah, shopping on Black Friday isn't the smartest thing, or even the savviest thing for deals, but the hype caught up with me. Anyway, I now have a new tablet for Android development. Let's get into the first impressions.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Intel Galileo Gen 2 First Impressions

I have purchased the Intel Galileo Gen 2 board for use in some hardware projects, and it arrived last week. This board is Arduino compatible, has an x86 Intel Quark SoC, and can run OS's such as Linux or Windows IOT. Here are my first impressions.