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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IBM Case competition 2012:

Who is this for?
Old and new IBM interns were asked to form a team of 3-4 to tackle a current or emerging problems that arise in the industry.

What is it about?
Inspired by the Smarter Planet initiatives, students are given a chance to crack a challenging case problem while incorporating IBM technology into practical solutions. Students will have more than 1 week to develop a 10-minute presentation, followed by a 5-minute Q&A in front of a panel of IBM judges. Through the competition, students will build on their presentation, problem solving and consulting skills.

Why should I join?
To Build Skills – Teamwork, Presentation, Problem Solving
To Impress – Judges, Managers, Peers

IBM Case Competition: Team 7
Taehoon Kim, Harshil Mehta, Harris Rasheed, Anurag Chaudhury
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Life hack

Creating a list of Life hack that I’ve stumbled across…

  • Have your workspace for Netbean/Eclipse/etc in your Dropbox and sync it to your  devices(laptop/desktop/other). In turn, you will get your workspace in sync and have a revision via cloud in Dropbox. This saves you hours setting up a revision for each of your IDE & web project.
  • Need that extra 3-6gb from your SSD or HDD? Turn off hibernation
    1. Click Start, and then type cmd in the Start Search box.
    2. From the result list, right-click Command Prompt, and click Run as Administrator.
    3. When you are prompted by User Account Control, click Continue.
    4. At the command prompt, type  powercfg.exe /hibernate off and press ENTER.
    5. Type exit and then press ENTER to close the Command Prompt window.
  • Setting VLC to show foreign languages
    Under tool > preference > subtitles & OSD
    Set default encoding from Default (Windows-1252) to Korean (EUC-KR/CP949) and Font from default Arial to Arial Unicode MS
  • More to come…

The Next i2i Workshop: Making Beautiful Products with UX/UI Design

Our next i2i workshop takes place this Thursday, May 31st, at 2 PM. Surely, you’ve seen beautifully designed products like Tony Fadell’s Nest, or Apple’s iPhone. These successful products have (and will) leave a mark on each user, because “good design is long-lasting”. Whether each of these products’ derivatives evolve the design language, or naturally stick with the user, the designs are innovative, attractive, and are great examples of what a product should look like.

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IBM JA Titan program : 2012 Competition Recap

On May 2nd 2012, approximately two hundred high school students (grade 10-12) took their knowledge to IBM and applied their skills at the JA Titan Challenge. During this one day event they executed each aspect of a virtual company’s strategy as they competed in an on-line simulation to become the JA Titan of the Industry.

Sponsored by David Drury (General Manager IBM Global Technology Services) and David Robitaille (Canada IMT Executive, Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs), the day was packed with an opening ceremony, workshops, and finally the Titan Challenge: Competition Game.

Sixteen IBM mentors from different fields and varied expertise shared their experience and taught students to think outside the box. Mentors were the key to success in this event, as they were responsible for teaching the students the JA Titan guidebook and basic concept of business management. In a span of 3 hours, students were challenged with topics such as pricing/BEP (break even point), charitable giving, R&D (research and development), marketing, and capital investment. Some common tools such as Sale/Price = unit and Supply & Demand graphs were covered during the session. Continue reading