Shameless Plug: Northeast District (GA) Health Inspection Records App

So, I wrote a native Android app. It’s my first Android app and it’s now published in the Android market. This app helps you find the latest health inspection scores and health violation details of the restaurants in the following counties in Northeast District of Georgia, US: Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Greene, Jackson, Madison, Morgan, Oconee, Oglethorpe and Walton. If you have an Android device with Gingerbread and up, go ahead and give the Athens GA Northeast District Health Inspection Records app  a whirl. Bug reports are greatly treasured. 🙂

Find Your Samsung Galaxy S4 Screenshots?

In case you didn’t know how to take screenshots on your brand new S4, here’s how:

  1. Press and hold the center key (at the bottom of the phone) AND the unlock key (right) at the same time.
  2. If your sound is turned on, you’ll hear a shutter sound.Your phone screen will also flash indicating that the screenshot was taken.

I have a 64GB microSD card in my phone which I use for my video/files/pictures. However, the screenshot utility saves the screenshots to the device’s built-in storage system. Specifically, it’s the Pictures/Screenshot folder if you’re browsing your phone’s content on the same phone or a computer. Here’s what it looks like when I browse my phone’s contents from my computer:UUxAPwBBzV


Don’t upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10 (yet)

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my HP dv7 3080us laptop. This laptop’s a few years old but it’s (still) a beast. Ever since I installed this version of Ubuntu, I’ve run into problem after problem. For the first time in a long while, I’ve come to regret upgrading to a new Ubuntu version. The main problems I’ve run into:

  1. Suspending my laptop causes it to crash [this almost never happened with 13.04]
  2. Sometimes, locking my laptop causes it to crash
  3. Crashes more frequently on cpu-intensive tasks like compiling than 13.04 did

As a developer, this is pretty freaking inconvenient. I’m not sure how this release got out of the gate but I sure hope that Canonical knows that no matter how pretty they make Ubuntu, it will turn off users if we can’t use it! As always, I’m dutifully submitting crash reports and even volunteering for further bug triage if necessary. Hopefully there is someone at then end of that line listening.

In summary, stick with 13.04. I wish I did. 🙁