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Images are tough on Android. Here's how the DwellableTrends folks handled it

Big fan of how they down-sampled their images with options.inSampleSize (yay dithering!)

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Did you love Compressor Head season 1 and 2? 
Then check out this nifty behind the scenes video; Want a season 3? Then share Compressor Head with everyone you know. g.co/compressorhead
 
New Compressor Head: Behind the Scenes

Go behind the scenes in the final installment of Compressor Head Season 2. Spend some time talking magic, mania, math, and movie making with Director Brian Grady and the Head himself +Colt McAnlis

What's your favorite Compressor Head episode so far? http://goo.gl/Bel1dN

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MEMORY APP videos were updated!
I took some time this month and updated a few of the MEMORY based videos to take into account the whole ART / DALVIK thing.. Sadly though, when we do this, it NUKES all the view counts & comments.

So i'm gonna need everyone to go watch those videos 4,000 times to put us back at the numbers we had ;)

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It is sad that GC didn't end the horror of memory leak. 😰
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How to batch your data for efficient transfer
Batching your content is critical for reducing the overhead of network xfer. Not only for raw bandwidth consumption, but also for improved battery health! +Reto Meier breaks it down... boss like.

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Every wanted to know how Arithmetic Compression works? Learn more now that Compressor Head EP5 is available.

Also, thanks to Ms. Frumpkins for her cameo appearance......
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+Emanuele Di Saverio+Don Key​ THANK YOU! 
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How to NOT measure performance
I was in the middle of writing a bench-marking framework today, and this article became very, very relevant to me.

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Everyone knows computer science is not a real science. As my officemate put it to me, you know it's a fake science if they had to put science in the name. But what did we do to deserve such a bad scientific reputation? One thing that the fields dear to my heart (architecture and programming ...
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Images are tough on Android. Here's how the DwellableTrends folks handled it

Big fan of how they down-sampled their images with options.inSampleSize (yay dithering!)

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This works SO well.  I needed to do this in one of my apps because I was getting out of memory issues when I took a photo from the camera and displayed it.
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Saddest thing I saw today: Bald guy drinking alone in a hot tub. Also, mirrors are assholes..
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Hummm.. I've been to your house you cannot get a minute alone if you tried.. A minute alone for you should have been a great day and a drink on top of it yeah its the best... Great Irish day ... Erin go bragh!!!
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COMPRESSORHEAD, EPISODE 6 is live!
Finishing out season 2 of compressorhead takes us into Dynamic Statistical Encoding; which provides a way to optimize & update your VLCs based on how the data in your stream changes over time.

Oh, and +Joanna Smith​ has some kind words to say... well.. "somewhat kind"... really, she's just mean to me..
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Today in Android Performance Patterns: Battery Perf 101

Battery is the most precious resource to Android users right now. The world is more mobile, but it’s frustrating when you can’t make it through a full day without needing to recharge your phone. Don’t be “that dev” whose app chews through the users’ battery like free donuts.

Take the advice of this video, where +Colt McAnlis introduces the basic concepts of battery performance on Android, and points out a few simple pitfalls to avoid while writing your application.

Watch more Android Performance Patterns here: http://goo.gl/4ZJkY1
Join the G+ Community here : http://goo.gl/g7mxmI

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How to batch your data for efficient transfer
Batching your content is critical for reducing the overhead of network xfer. Not only for raw bandwidth consumption, but also for improved battery health! +Reto Meier breaks it down... boss like.

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Sync adapters are awesome! Preach it +Reto Meier 
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How to NOT measure performance
I was in the middle of writing a bench-marking framework today, and this article became very, very relevant to me.

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Everyone knows computer science is not a real science. As my officemate put it to me, you know it's a fake science if they had to put science in the name. But what did we do to deserve such a bad scientific reputation? One thing that the fields dear to my heart (architecture and programming ...
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A potential reference to the Halting Problem? Maybe there needs to more work done on blind spots in mathematical principles that were clearly shown in Gödel's Incompleteness Theorems. Perhaps giving ourselves a better, non-axiomatic foundation to work with will take care of the Halting Problem as it is relevant to us, thereby allowing us to benchmark systems perfectly.

Then again, that would be another tear-down of Mathematics, as done at the beginning of the 20th century. However, such an unpopular advocation might need to be confronted in order to make another intellectual leap with computing, or even logic itself!
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Developer Advocate
Employment
  • Google
    Developer Advocate for Games, 2011 - present
  • Blizzard Entertainment
    Senior Graphics Programmer, 2009 - 2011
  • Microsoft Ensemble Studios
    Graphics Programmer, 2005 - 2009
  • SMU Guildhall
    Adjunct Professor, 2005 - 2009
  • TKO Software
    Graphics Programmer, 2005 - 2005
  • Petroglyph
    Programming Intern, 2004 - 2004
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MainRoach, DuhRoach
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"If at first, the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it"
Introduction

Colt McAnlis is a Developer Advocate at Google focusing on Games and Performance; Before that, he was a graphics programmer in the games industry working at Blizzard, Microsoft (Ensemble), Petroglyph, and an Adjunct Professor at SMU Guildhall. Recently, he’s a UDACITY course instructor on HTML5 games and a Book Author. When he's not working with developers, Colt spends his time preparing for an invasion of giant ants from outer space.


You can follow him on G+, Twitter, Github, Linkedin, or his Blog

Education
  • Texas Christian University
    Computer Science, 2001 - 2004
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