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Especially this week, I’m so grateful to have an awesome partner - a bit ornery - but is one of the fastest coders I’ve ever worked with.  I have a much greater appreciation for engineers who can distill down a bunch of ideas into prioritized things to a) try out b) polish or c) deny. And engineers who have open minds when crazy product guys or designers start blathering off.

Easier to try than to talk about it… - Alaric Cole

Especially this week, I’m so grateful to have an awesome partner - a bit ornery - but is one of the fastest coders I’ve ever worked with.  I have a much greater appreciation for engineers who can distill down a bunch of ideas into prioritized things to a) try out b) polish or c) deny. And engineers who have open minds when crazy product guys or designers start blathering off.

Easier to try than to talk about it… - Alaric Cole

We left the boxes in the village. Closed. Taped shut. No instruction, no human being. I thought, the kids will play with the boxes! Within four minutes, one kid not only opened the box, but found the on/off switch. He’d never seen an on/off switch. He powered it up. Within five days, they were using 47 apps per child per day. Within two weeks, they were singing ABC songs [in English] in the village. And within five months, they had hacked Android. Some idiot in our organization or in the Media Lab had disabled the camera! And they figured out it had a camera, and they hacked Android.

Nicholas Negroponte 

Technology is becoming the universal language.

(via brycedotvc)

This is all sorts of incredible. (And amazing in that terrible and awesome way).

haseman:

I switch between the development and release version of Tumblr fairly often (mostly to test builds before I send them to co-workers)
Doing an ‘adb install -r’ (replace the existing app with this one) doesn’t work if the signature of the the existing app doesn’t match the new one. This forces me to do an uninstall and reinstall of the tumblr app for each switch.  Uninstalling the app will remove any icons from the home screen. Constantly dragging the icon out to my home screen started getting on my nerves, so I threw together a simple app who’s only purpose is to sit on my home screen and launch the ‘under development’ tumblr app. Here’s the method if you want to roll your own.

public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
   super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
   Intent intent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_MAIN);
 intent.setComponent(newComponentName(“com.your.package”,“com.your.main.LauchedActivity”));
   startActivity(intent);        
   finish();
}

In other news.  We’re looking for beta testers for tumblr Android.  If you’ve got a device and you’re interested, please let me know.

haseman:

I switch between the development and release version of Tumblr fairly often (mostly to test builds before I send them to co-workers)

Doing an ‘adb install -r’ (replace the existing app with this one) doesn’t work if the signature of the the existing app doesn’t match the new one. This forces me to do an uninstall and reinstall of the tumblr app for each switch.  Uninstalling the app will remove any icons from the home screen. Constantly dragging the icon out to my home screen started getting on my nerves, so I threw together a simple app who’s only purpose is to sit on my home screen and launch the ‘under development’ tumblr app. Here’s the method if you want to roll your own.

public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

   super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);

   Intent intent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_MAIN);

 intent.setComponent(newComponentName(“com.your.package”,“com.your.main.LauchedActivity”));

   startActivity(intent);        

   finish();

}

In other news.  We’re looking for beta testers for tumblr Android.  If you’ve got a device and you’re interested, please let me know.