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(mis)adventures in software development...



01 May 2014    Android

How to make a Samsung Galaxy S3 play nice with Eclipse on Windows

How to debug and run Android apps on a Samsung Galaxy S3 device with Eclipse on Windows.

Using Eclipse on a Windows development machine, I’d managed to get USB debugging working on various Android devices with various versions of Android without too much drama. But I ran into some difficulties when I tried to debug an app on a Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300T with Android 4.3).

I think I’m beginning to detect a pattern emerging — the more recent the Android version, the more (unnecessary?) development hoops to jump through. (Because Security! Apparently.)

So …

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19 March 2014    Web Development

The winding road to a workable writing workflow

It’s hard to imagine now that early incarnations of this blog started as a Wordpress site.

Not that I have anything against Wordpress itself, as such. It’s just that I’ve developed a deep dislike for PHP (the underlying technology used to develop Wordpress). And I’m not the only one.

My brief experiences with PHP were enough to realise it’s pretty damn horrible. I feel I know enough about PHP to know I never want to …

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