Monthly Archive: July 2013

Jul 19

School of Code: Making A Website

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My super-smart engineer brother-in-law wants to make a website for his upcoming wedding. He spent the last few years of his career ensuring the core processors of your iPhone worked correctly, and he recently moved to a systems position. Changing from hard-core chip fab excellence to a jack-of-all-trades is no easy feat. He first needed …

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Jul 18

Corporate Metrics

Corporate metrics are a necessary but terrible mouse trap. Rule benders will bend the rules, and creating a mouse trap to catch a rule bender inevitably turns into a rube goldberg machine. This machine eliminates autonomy and freedom of choice. It transforms personal pride, integrity, and accomplishment into a generic store-brand product of mediocre quality. …

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Jul 05

Styling the Contextual Action Bar ActionMode Divider or Splitter for Android

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My coworker and I spent a good deal of time this morning attempting to change the style / color of the Android ActionBar’s Contextual Action Bar divider between the checkmark action button and the rest of the bar. You see this divider or splitter in the image below on the right side of the red …

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