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Jerrell Mardis
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+1 the original post for a great design! Thanks +Virginia Poltrack​​
 
As Google I/O quickly approaches we are hard at work getting everything ready for a great I/O Extended.

A few days before I/O for the past few years a huge gathering of GDG Organizers from all over the world takes places in Mountain View. Every year there is an awesome shirt design that wins. This year GDG Chicago is proud to be able to put up a shirt design.

If we win I'll have some of these shirts to give away to the people of GDG Chicago. So +1 this if you like free shirts! +1 this if you like the awesome design +Virginia Poltrack created! or just simple +1 this post!

The more +1's we get on this post the better off we are so please reshare and ask others to +1 this post as well.
#gdg   #io15   #shirt  
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Great camera
 
First pic with the +Samsung Mobile #GalaxyS6. The camera on this thing is a monster. Incredible #macro performance. Spent the day shooting with it (full camera review tomorrow or Thursday), and it's one of the most fun cameras I've used with output that HANDILY rivals my favorite Nokia/Lumia shooters. I mean, just look at those little #bokeh balls... From a phone...
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It's REALLY good...
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I'm curious to see the results of this survey.
 
Want to do a short Android survey? I've been idly curious about the different Android components people use.
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Android ComponentsI am curious which Android components people choose to use willingly and which they choose to avoid whenever possible.
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I have so many opinions about Google #helpouts. Still waiting for my first positive experience with it.
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Yes, guidance on open sources and API, expert speakers on coding for a cause, etc.  Sponsorship is welcome also.
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Better gradient scrims

While material design tends to discourage the use of gradient scrims in favor of color blocks and flat color scrims, gradients are sometimes the best available option. When you do use them, make them as subtle as possible by minimizing their total opacity and elongating them to lower their contrast.

Another approach I've been thinking about is using different gradient functions. The attached images show what a cubic gradient extended to twice the length of the linear gradient would look like. The result is a much smoother transition (first image) with an overall similar darkness profile to the linear gradient over the shorter distance (second image).

While custom gradient functions aren't really available in most graphics frameworks, you can approximate them using multi-stop linear gradients. I'll be writing up a sample implementation for Android soon, for use in Muzei. Stay tuned to code.muzei.co if you're interested!

EDIT: Muzei implementation here: https://github.com/romannurik/muzei/blob/master/main/src/main/java/com/google/android/apps/muzei/util/ScrimUtil.java
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Why is it so hard to switch between #AndroidWear devices…grrr.
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+Jeremy Shore​ drinking pop at +GDG Schaumburg​ Garage meetup earlier tonight.

That's right I said "pop" not soda! :-)
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+Jeremy Shore Ha! You liked it
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This is pretty interesting
 
Deciding which Image Loader Library to use on your android app project? Check this out. My article about Picasso-competitor Glide, an Image Loader Library recommended by Google. =)
In the passed Google Developer Summit Thailand, Google introduced us an Image Loader Library for Android developed by bumptech named Glide as a library that recommended by Google. It has been use
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Every time I add a torrent via Chrome I have to click OK on a dialog to add the torrent to my queue in Gearshift. Is there a way to add the torrent automatically and avoid that step?
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Because I want to select where the file will be downloaded, and/or add it paused
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  • Night Owl Solutions
    President, 2013 - present
    Making the mobile world a better place, one Android app at a time.
  • Redbox
    Sr. Software Engineer, 2013 - 2013
  • Trustwave
    Senior Software Engineer, 2008 - 2012
  • AT&T
    IT Analyst, 2006 - 2008
  • JLN Consulting
    Developer, 2005 - 2006
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Software Engineer · Android Developer · Gadget Geek
Introduction
Android developer at Redbox and an all-around gadget enthusiast. Founder and Co-organizer of the GDG Schaumburg.
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My Android app, Ride Metra, is the highest rated Metra app in the Android Market.
Education
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
    Computer Science, 2001 - 2006
  • The Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg
    Digital Graphic Design, 2012 - 2012
    Received a certification in Digital Graphic Design.
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