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December, 2011


What are your top commands?

Sometimes it is interesting to navel-graze. What commands do you type the most? history | awk ‘{a[$2]++}END{for(i in a){print a[i] ” ” i}}’ | sort -rn | head Here’s mine: 95 ll 93 git 67 cd 37 vi 29 identify 15 find 12 agvtool 11 history 11 exit 10 cat “ll” is an alias for ls -l Interesting that I’ve …Continue reading →

App Development in the Real World

When developing applications for mobile phones, it is easy to get tricked into thinking the emulator will accurately represent how a user will interact with the application. This is dangerous for a few reasons. I ran into one reason today: real devices move around. They rotate, yaw, pitch and jiggle. The emulator does not. Sure, you can rotate it and …Continue reading →