GMail Filter, “hacking little things in life”

You can do really fun things with gMail, and see some amazing things features that are not well known to us. Take few minutes every day to keep yourself organized and efficient!

You can hold shift!

1) Click on one item 2) hold shift and 3) click on the last item. Just like in your OS, you can select multiple items.


Filters can be applied to the Advance search in real time.

from: Used to specify the sender
Example: from:amy
Meaning: Messages from Amy

to: Used to specify a recipient
Example: to:david
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Wedding WordPress Theme blog

CaptureI have been given a task to build a Wedding website for a dear friend. While researching for his wedding website, I wanted to blog my find with the fellow readers and share the development process. It is quite surprising to find that the wedding website generate large source of revenue for the web development industry. Newly-engaged are willing to pay if the website can tailor and really spark their life’s happiest moment. Continue reading

GroupTweet made for professional look for club tweets

Once you are added as a contributor for GroupTweet, there are two ways to send a message to your group Twitter Site.

1. Send a direct Message to @your-group-name
groupchat_instructions1 groupchat_instructions2_1

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Switch Audio Between Speakers and a Headset

Soundswitch has developed a tool that allows you to quickly switch between your headphone and the speaker.

Instead of unplugging and waiting for your laptop/desktop to adjust on the change, Soundswitch runs a script that changes the default sound from one source to another.

Choose your main source(this would be your default/monitor speaker)

Choose your secondary source(this would be your headset)

To change the sound, left-click on the icon to switch between source 1 and source 2.
You can visit the site to find out more here.

Window 8 Sleep button on Start Screen

New Window 8 requires 4 steps as compared to Window 7’s 2 step hibernate/sleep/shutdown. Not only is this considered horrific in the UI/UX perspective, it takes a very long time to load the side panel on the right.

settingsfll power_settings

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Toastmasters at IBM

IBM Toastmasters Club
Hone your communication and leadership skills the fun and effective way.
You’ll notice your abilities improve during interviews, presentations and event planning.

Question: What are the FEATURES/QUALITY of Toastmasters which appeal to you as an intern?

I remember when I started IBM, I was full with excitement, determination, and I was ready to become a better me by the end of my internship. What I’ve realized soon enough was to get what I want, I had to go and find it myself. I needed help, and ToastMasters reach out and helped me take that first step. Continue reading

The effect of social media in presidential campaign

How Obama is effectively using social media for his presidency against Romney

In today’s world, information is transmitted instantly and interactively through the numerous social media platforms on the Internet. Social media can reach millions of young and eligible voters in an efficient and cost effective way. Before Obama’s campaign in 2008, radio and TV were the main channels of communication to the voters. The numbers and ages of the people that they were able to reach were limited, and often younger voters were disconnected. U.S. Census Data reported that approximately two million more young Americans between the ages of 18-30 voted in the 2008 presidential elections in comparison to the 2004 election [8]. Continue reading

AVD (Android Virtual Device) for Windows user

Table of Content

1. Setting your AVD (Android Virtual Device)

2. Using your android development mode instead of AVD

3. OEM Drivers

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CSC490 Capstone proposal


Google Documentation

[2012-10-15] It’s been two weeks since I’ve started working on the eJuke project with three other members. I’ve learned quite about android development, and how similar the layout is to the HTML/CSS design I’ve taken in my Web design course. In terms of actual programming, I’ve encountered some problems that I haven’t dealt with before. For example, when the user clicks multiple times, the app tries its best to load all the activity, and goes into “frozen” state. I’ve found that this is actually an android bug(from google), and I would have to put flag to go around this problem.

I’ve also recently touched on the android activity, and need to @override start, pause, resume, stopped to allow multi-tasking.

Meanwhile, I did include this neat Toast which displays quick output on the android screen, which I thought was nice.

[2012-10-22] Few new things I’ve learned today. Android manifest, android:windowSoftInputMode=”adjustPan” allows the softkey to show without moving the view and android:windowSoftInputMode=”statehidden” hides the keyboard on screen. I found there is another problem, with adjustPan, the view isn’t scrollable, which is also current android bug. There are workarounds, but there should be different way of solving this problem.

Lastly, I got marquee working!


In Java:


More to come!

[2012-11-04] Finally, nice and quick way to get rid of the title bar, add this:

public void onCreate(...) {

Also realized how simple JSON is compared to using XML and DOM. Must learn more.

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Apple versus Samsung war

Apple versus Samsung
Apple claims that Samsung Electronics copied the iPhone and iPad through the release of the South Korean firm’s Galaxy line of mobile phones and tablets. Jury awarded Apple $1.05bn in damages after deciding a number of Samsung phones and tablets had infringed various software patents as well as mimicking the iPhone’s appearance.

In another point of view, Apple lost a claim against Samsung in Japan, providing a breathing room for Samsung, and score a few outright wins in the dozens of cases being fought in courts around the world between the two.

Does this look familiar? Apple’s next step? blocking eight Samsung phones from the store shelves. Judge Koh, has scheduled the next hearing at her federal courthouse in San Jose on September 20th and again for December 6th.

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