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I've been programming professionally in C#, ASP.NET, Perl, JavaScript and VB6 (!!!) since 2003. Emacs and FireFox are my preferred environments. After that, I like to throw wikis at problems to make them go away. And if they don't go away, at least we've got the page revisions under version control!

You know what they say about bad code? It's anything YOU wrote, or anything I wrote more than 6 weeks ago.

:::sigh:::

I keep trying to add days to that equation....


Jan
9
comment What does “to root a phone” mean?
I have no idea. It was a gentle nudge to posters to provide links to answers, instead of relative terms that change based on external ordering parameters.
Aug
12
comment What are the alternative Android app markets?
Cyrket had an up-again-down-again history. What will happen tomorrow?
Aug
12
comment What are the alternative Android app markets?
Cyrket is now dead, alas. [somebody edited my post to reflect this, but I think the update should be a comment or an update -- not a change in my original wording, especially since the edit was inconsistent]
Dec
30
comment HTC Sense restarts frequently on Hero 2.1 - can low memory cause this?
This has been happening to me more and more often (multiple times a day). However, my Incredible was rooted more than a year ago, so hasn't installed any updates since then. Not sure if there's a connection.
May
13
comment rooting of galaxy 5 in india? What about warranty?
Not quite a duplicate, as this is addressing an edge-case of a warranty scenario where a carrier is not involved. Hrm.
Jan
6
comment Why does my YouTube app have performance problems and outright failures?
Could you rephrase "Why does my YouTube app suck" to me more like a question that would contain answers that could solve your problem? The body of the question has some good points.
Dec
22
comment How can I run Android applications on my PC with the Android emulator?
would upvote for "Personally I think the overall user experience of playing Angry Birds on the emulator won't be great" alone. !!!
Dec
22
comment Have you got flash to play on your stock Froyo yet?
Are you sure, Al? The question is tagged 2.2-Froyo. 2.2 had the flash update.
Dec
22
comment Is there a black list of applications that drain battery fast?
NB: if such a list exists, this question is a good place to link to it. If such a list does not exist, this question is NOT a good place to create it. Just sayin'.
Dec
22
comment Why is Android claiming I have multiple Flickr accounts, and not allowing me to upload to Flickr?
Only one account was listed. I don't know what was wrong, but I deleted the account, re-created it, and gallery was then happy. Bizarre
Dec
21
comment How do I find a list of open applications / switch to open applications
And the list of apps isn't always accurate; when I access gmail from the notication bar, switch to another app, and bring up recent apps to go back to gmail.... it's not there. Aaaaargh! I can't believe I actually think something from WinXP works better!
Dec
15
comment how to force the phone not to use wi-fi to upload video to youtube?
If the WiFi connection is turned off when the app starts up, there is no WiFi connection to be detected when the app is running. If there is no WiFi connection, WiFi cannot be used for uploading. Or for anything else.
Dec
15
comment How do I type umlauts and other special characters with Swype?
Durrr! I remember this from the stock keyboard app, but I didn't know it was available in Swype... I'm so used to just swooshing my fingertip around...
Dec
15
comment How do I get my rooted Incredible to install the latest Verizon update?
Yes, it's the stock ROM. I rooted so I could take screenshots, basically. And so I could say I rooted my phone. !!! Srsly, have to re-install the ROMs for all of this? Ouch.
Dec
15
comment How do I type umlauts and other special characters with Swype?
tag-soup. Not sure where to go with this one
Dec
8
comment Can I install apps on phone without using the Android Market?
"Huawei Device" - is this a phone, a tablet, or what? Do you have a model number to throw at us?
Dec
2
comment Is there a way to color code events in de default Calender application
To sum up -- for one google account, a "calendar" represents a tag, if you will.
Nov
26
comment Is there any way to change the emoticons in the standard android sms app?
Handcent STILL uses those d--n robots! grrrrrr....
Nov
26
comment Why do my Android text messages (SMS) take minutes to send?
dang! maybe try @FoleyIsGood's suggestion: android.stackexchange.com/questions/3013/…
Nov
26
comment Is there an Android PMP equivalent of the iPod Touch?
I keep forgetting about the Nook.