Monthly Archive: March 2010

AndroiDev: TextView.setText crash 6

AndroiDev: TextView.setText crash

One thing I yearn for when I am programming is a debugger like Perl’s interpreter. If you had a bug in your code, it would tell you almost exactly where it was, and even suggest fixes sometimes (Ex: You probably forgot a semicolon at the end of line X). Unfortunately, that isn’t the case with most languages. In the case of Android, it throws typically Java error messages, which 90%...

Bad Company 2: Easy ‘Demolish Part 2’ Achievement 6

Bad Company 2: Easy ‘Demolish Part 2’ Achievement

I’ve been playing Battlefield: Bad Company 2 quite a bit. In fact, I’m getting close to 100%ing the achievements. Normally, I’m not an achievement whore like some of my game playing compatriots, but BC2 makes it fairly easy (and enjoyable). This past evening I was working on finishing ‘Communication Issues’ and ‘Complete Blackout’ (destroy the M-Com/Satellite boxes) and I found a really good guide to the locations. During that I...

Review: Perfect Dark 0

Review: Perfect Dark

Perfect Dark recently (17 March 2010) arrived on Xbox Live. This game was originally published for the N64 and came with a 4 MB RAM expander for said device (later it became available with just the game). If you didn’t have the RAM expander, you were limited to only part of the Combat Simulator (see the wikipedia entry for more information on said limitation), so to me that means it...

Ride Friday: Alhambra Valley Rd 0

Ride Friday: Alhambra Valley Rd

View Larger Map General Area: Back side of Pleasant Hill, Pacheco and into El Sobrante Difficulty: Easy Ride Length: ~20mn one way Special Note: None. Route Points: Point A to Point B – This is actually Reliez Valley Rd. It is a bit windy but has a number of stop signs. It really isn’t anything special, just a means to an end. Point B to C – This is the...

Starting Android Development 3

Starting Android Development

A long time ago (like last year) in a state far far away (Nevada), my job wasn’t terribly busy so I got permission to start learning iPhone development. I went ahead and purchased The iPhone Developers Cookbook, setup the MacBook Air and got started with learning. Of course just a few days later I got busy and have stayed busy up until recently. Once I got unbusy I started to...