OS X Lion GM Seed

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Well, a clean install of the Lion GM seed and the results is in. Looks good, seems much more stable and much needed settings for stuff such as Mission control and Launch pad has arrived in System Preferences.

Lion is right now actually usable, it doesn't crash as often as it did in some of the dev previews. Still no crash on different hardware (iMac 2011, MacBook PRO Late 2010).

A lot of my standard apps behaves a bit flaky, such as Firefox, but Mozilla and the other's will hopefully fix this before the actual release.

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How AllTele failed one customer really bad

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[EDIT]
OK, so after a lot of back and forth with the higher up's at AllTele the matter has finally been sorted out. I've got my connection back up N running and a good sorry for all the hassle package to seattle the matter.

I've revised the content in this post to reflect what happend and what's been done to correct it. The communication is in Swedish.

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Manually Fixing Android Eclipse Projects

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I've spent a couple of hours migrating from IntelliJ to Eclipse and the bad part is that IntelliJ's Eclipse support plugin sucks if you want to export Android projects.

So after some googling around I came up with the following solution, manually editing the project files.

Take notice of the different buildSpec's as well as the natures defined. Eclipse does not have a UI to edit and add natures so this is a good way of rescuing a project file or just update a project to support Android builds.

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Commander

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I've spent some time on the Commander project this weekend, a lot of nice changes have been implemented and one of the bigger changes is the new Command API that let's a user/developer to write his/her own commands and plug it in. The built in commands uses this as well. I will continue on this for a bit more, but it seems to be working.

You can read about all the changes on Github

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How to render smooth Gradients with Android

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If you're like me, you've probably noticed that when making gradients with Android, they might get rendered badly, it's not as smooth as it can be, especially when using the emulator.

To get nice and smooth gradients, you just need to add one line of code to you're Activity.

// Call this in you're onCreate() for ex.
getWindow().setFormat(PixelFormat.RGBA_8888);

The above code snippet will enable a much better and smoother look of you're gradient(s). But please be advised that this isn't a silver bullet, the downside is the following.

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Clipboard Dialer 1.8 and 1.9

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Well, this was a fun exercise... I've added Swedish translation to my Clipboard Dialer application. It took two tries to get it to work right with Android market etc, but you always learn something new =)

Soo, to recap from my prev. post about v. 1.7, the only new in 1.8 and 1.9 is that it translates all texts etc to Swedish if that's you're locale.

Download it from Android market or just update it from the Market app on you're phone!

Enjoy!

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Latest ATI driver is broken

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FFS! AMD & ATI, how F'ing hard is it to test the releases BEFORE releasing to the general public. You just made me waste 2h of my life on rolling back and getting in depth on what you guys managed to screw up so I could fix it.

So, to everyone else, here's the deal. The latest ATI driver and catalyst control center (11.5), they forgot to sign the driver for Windows (at least for x64, haven't tested the 32-bit), making it not to install properly unless you've explicitly allowed the OS to install unsigned drivers. And you should not have that option enabled anyway.

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Android & IntelliJ Git ignores

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Add the following entries to your .gitignore if you're using IDEA IntelliJ for Android development.
Since the ignore list will ignore jar files, you'll need to use git add -f if you need to add any lib's in the form of jar files.

# IDEA Ignores
*.iml
*.ipr
*.iws
.idea/
local.properties

# Generic Android ignores
bin/
target
gen/

It's also published at the awesome site gitignore; http://gitignore.com/posts/idea-android-development/

Enjoy!

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Commander BETA 5

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I'm please to announce the release of Commander BETA 5. This release brings a lot of bug fixes and a couple of new features.

New features

  • Added support for drag & drop of files / folders from Windows explorer
  • Added support for drag & drop of text from other applications
  • A Clipboard manager. Access it using CTRL+SHIFT+V select from the available clips and insert
  • Context menu for the command window
  • Proper full screen support and multi-monitor support
  • A new command echo system allowing for extensibility and the possibility for dev's to write command extensions. (More on this later)
  • Command history / auto complete window; Activate with CTRL+Space

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Commander BETA 3 - Updated

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OK, so I've gotten some time to continue with the Commander application. The fixes and new features have been pushed to github.

The following new features has been added:
* URL/URI Recognition with click to open support
* Added setting for the prompt. Change to whatever color you like.

The following bugs have been fixed:
* Possible to input text inside the prompt.
* Possible to clear screen when in interactive mode.
* Output was sometimes "cut" when the read buffer was re-created.

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