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The NSA hACK
So why is NSA making the attempt to collect all communication?  We have two data types, un-encrypted and encrypted. Which you think is the ruse here? If I encrypted something with one key and send it one time to only one person, its secure. Well sort-of as ...
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I have a Secret
I have a secret but the secret is not the content of the secret but the packaging of the encryption used to encrypt the secret and the generation of the keys used. The war on NSA over-stepping their mission is about to take a new turn, its been 5+ years of ...
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Gradle AutoCodeQA Progress
So I have been composing notes on the particular build system I use for android development at: GWSAndroidReadMeTemplate and what is exciting is now I am to the point where I can put the codeqa tasks in automate it for use with dagger android projects. A li...
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Microsoft doesn't hire more Girls because their scared of Girls
Microsoft doesn't hire more Girls because their scared of Girls beating them in a field that they thought was their place to hide. The day is coming when a Girl will lead a company that will put Microsoft out to pasture..
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FYI, "girls" is kind of insulting, they prefer to be called women.
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Typeface Loading
I wrote a small article on Typeface Loading and it does have code: Typeface Loading
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Angel.co Clowns
In marketing to statrt-ups to gain the next gig you have to watch out for Angel.co clowns. What are Angel.co Clowns? They are the clowns that you do not want to work for in that they will put up a job ad with listed stock options of 0.1% and salary of $80,0...
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Yahoo YOU SUCK!
Yahoo, I can guarantee that if you proceed with auto-registering yahoo as my search engine via java updates that I will never mother fucker use your services! EAT SHIT AND DIE YAHOO!
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The CodeQA Trick,Android and Gradle
Okay, so I will give the mock-like code to enable codeQA on your buildtypes/buildvariants: gradle.taskGraph.whenReady {taskgraph -> if(taskGraph.hasTask(preBuild)){ //than we do codeqa on main sourcesets } if(taskGraph.hasTask(preDebugBuild)){ //than do cod...
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Some Start-Ups Suck
What really sucks about searching for remote 1099 contract android developer opportunities is that most Start-ups lie about things, such as they will list a gig or position with a salary and no-equity but in fact they have no funding to make good on such an...
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Debugging Android Libraries
In a library you are coding stick publishNonDefault true in the library build file. Now stick the hugo plugin dependency in the root build file and apply the plugin in your library build file. Now oh the magic..set the compile project to use path and config...
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Android Bug canvas.drawText
Okay this is for the Android Bugs canvas.drawText and canvas.drawTextOnPath for text sizes below 1f and above 256 on 4.x and 5.x devices with hardware aceelration on.  You guys ready? Use canvas.drawPath instead. Evidently, we are dealing with some changes ...
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Github Repo Makreting
Well, the leads have doubled by 200% and qualified leads are rising as well. All I had to do was change the readme's of the github  repos to address the audiences I was attempting to reach. Basically, that means I should have a new start-up gig by the end o...
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Android Dev Guru
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I am what may be nicknamed a four horsemen:

-C/C++ to Java and MVC scripting

-Business, even have doen MIS and commanded $1 million dollar budgets

-Startup maven, know where trends are going

-Can also build server hardware if required


Links to demos, source code repos, portfolio stuff, video, etc is at:

http://about.me/fredgrott

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Android Mobile programming
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Java, html5, css3, xml, python, ruby, perl, android app development, javaEE, jython
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  • startups
    Android Mobile programming, present
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