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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

We Work Tech Meet Up in Hollywood

A fireside chat with Grindr's Lukas Sliwka covered the following:
  • Scalability from PHP to Java and Ruby on Rails.
  • Do not reinvent the wheel
  • Sanitizing member profiles
  • Approving user uploads
  • User analytics to user preferences
  • Pattern recognition and heuristics
  • Shortened deliverable cycles.
  • App ratings and client app crashes

Friday, April 18, 2014

More Enhancements to the W.A.R. app at Google Play

The Widespread Augmented Reality networking app at Google Play allows both photos and notes to be posted at geographical points of interest.

The Camera activity implies an intent with:

Intent intent = new Intent(MediaStore.ACTION_IMAGE_CAPTURE);
intent.putExtra(MediaStore.EXTRA_OUTPUT, pictureFile);
startActivityForResult(intent, TAKE_PICTURE);

The EXTRA_OUTPUT is passed as the "data" argument to:

@Override
protected void onActivityResult(int requestCode, int resultCode, Intent data) {
super.onActivityResult(requestCode, resultCode, data);

The data is then passed to the activity ImageView field with the following conversions:

case TAKE_PICTURE:
       
        try {
        Uri picFile = data.getData();
        String picPath = picFile.getPath();
        yourSelectedImage=BitmapFactory.decodeFile(picPath,ops);
        getChosenImage().setImageBitmap(yourSelectedImage);

The Note activity is proprietary, for now. Notes are saved as images and BLOBs and therefore not susceptible to nosy bots or web crawlers.

Sign up with an anonymous handle at SpiderOnFire (a reference to enhanced web crawling).

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Recover Full Capacity of USB Drive

1) Type "DISKPART" from the Command Prompt 
2) Type "LIST DISK" to see what number your USB drive is listed as.
3) Type "SELECT DISK 2" 
4) Type "SELECT PARTITION 1" 
5) Type "DELETE PARTITION". 
6) Type "CLEAN". 
7) Type "CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY" to create a new, full-size partition.
8) Type "EXIT"
Now create a boot disk with http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/bootdisk.html

Thursday, April 10, 2014

W.A.R. Party enhancement

Major enhancement to Widespread Augmented Reality app with the Gallery button: W.A.R. Party