Tag Archives: Linux

Secure Android Development, project preparation, a cold and a new year

It’s been a mixed start to the new year. Watching what I eat for the rest of January, damn you Christmas. Back at work after three weeks off, achieved nothing and left by eleven. My ego got the better of … Continue reading

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[Insert project title here]

An Android fitness tracker application. Feedback from the preparation forum was positive, there is enough scope to expand or contract the project as needed. Importantly, it is “substantially within the sphere of information technology”. Taking approaches from IT Systems Planning for … Continue reading

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Install Android Studio on Ubuntu

Android Studio is a great development environment and is available on Ubuntu. I’m using Ubuntu Mate 16.10 “Yakkety Yak”.   First install a Java Development Kit (JDK). OpenJDK is pre-installed or you can use Oracle Java 8 (there is a … Continue reading

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Developing concurrent distributed systems (M362)

I’ve just started this Open University module. From the module description’s computing requirements: If you have an Apple Mac or Linux computer – please note that you can only use it for this course by running Windows on it using … Continue reading

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Samsung RV511 backlight and Fedora 20

Put Fedora 20 on my Samsung RV511 yesterday, everything worked out of the box except the backlight. Using the keys or the slider moved the animation but didn’t change the brightness – which was set to nuclear eye ball toasting … Continue reading

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Tomighty

If you’re a fan of the Pomodoro technique – there’s a fantastic little timer applet for the notification area called Tomighty.

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Developing a developer

Still some way to completing my degree part-time (at the end of this academic year I’m half way). I’m not soliciting my services – just looking for advice from the community and if anyone has a few minutes it’d be … Continue reading

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Best Linux comment ever

Extract from an article over at “The Art of Manliness” that gives instructions on editing hosts to block time wasting sites: Linux If you’re using Linux, you’re probably a geek and don’t need some guy who blogs about manliness to … Continue reading

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Linux is not a get of jail free card

I’ve been having line problems with my ISP – British Telecom. To cut a long story short we see a 75% speed drop, phone BT, jump through umpteen hoops and they reset the profile at the exchange. The fault is … Continue reading

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Samsung ML-1915 with Ubuntu

I picked up a cheap laser printer, a Samsung ML-1915. It isn’t automatically configured by Ubuntu 10.10 as it requires the Samsung Unified Linux Print Driver. The page explains what to do but in synopsis, you need to add the … Continue reading

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