I've released my first Android-ported app to the BlackBerry App World.
Loan / Emprunt is a very simple loan calculator, available in both French and English. I wrote it for my Dad last year, and figured it wouldn't take much to port.
I was right. It took nothing. The push of a button, and a slight modification to the about screen to remove a reference to Android. I just needed to check whether the app was running on a BlackBerry or not, using:
I did have to wait for the PlayBook to arrive. I simply couldn't tell if it was working right under the emulator. Everything flashed all the time.
I haven't yet decided if I'm going to release it in an Android-compatible format or not. But as usual the source code is available. [@043]
- Avoid cutting yourself when slicing vegetables by getting someone else to hold the vegetables while you chop.
- Avoid arguments with the females about lifting the toilet seat by using the sink.
- For high blood pressure sufferers — simply cut yourself and bleed for a few minutes, thus reducing the pressure on your veins. Remember to use a timer.
- A mouse trap placed on top of your alarm clock will prevent you from rolling over and going back to sleep after you hit the snooze button.
- If you have a bad cough, take a large dose of laxatives. Then you'll be afraid to cough.
- You only need two tools in life — WD-40 and duct tape. if it doesn't move and should, use the WD-40. If it shouldn't move and does, use the duct tape.
- If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem.
In an efficient and safe effort to save us from the ill-effects of plastic waste, Akinori Ito has developed a machine which converts plastic back into oil.
The machine produced in various sizes, for both industrial and home uses, can easily transform a kilogram of plastic waste into a liter of oil, using about 1 kW·h of electricity but without emitting CO2 in the process. The machine uses a temperature controlling electric heater instead of flames, processing anything from polyethylene or polystyrene to polypropylene (numbers 2-4).
1 kg of plastic produces one liter of oil, which costs $1.50. This process uses only about 1 kW·h of electricity, which costs less than 20 cents! [@021]
I still use Mozy and Acronis for my online/offline backup needs. [@625]