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Patrick Brennan
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Attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Lives in San Francisco Bay Area
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I think everyone in America should watch this.
How did the government come to spy on millions of Americans?
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Can one have "implicit trust" in anything/anyone - except family - anymore?  I used to try to protect against privacy invasions on the computer/internet, but it takes a lot of time and energy.  I've reversed my approach now to limiting what I use each for.   Maybe we have to go back to paper and pen.  Sad but perhaps wise.   
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Cool beyond cool.
 
Play “Space War!,” One of the Earliest Video Games, on Your Computer (1962) #OpenCulture http://buff.ly/1fN1A3F
Archive.org continues adding to its Historical Software collection. Last year, they made available Donkey Kong, Pac Man, Frogger & other video games from the Golden Age, not to mention some classic software programs like WordStar and Visi-Calc.
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That's just amazing!
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Good design is important, especially on mobile.
Acompli designer Beth Miles discusses tradeoffs in creating an iPhone email app that allows triaging, viewing conversations and reading individual messages.
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It will be if and when there is a definitive answer! :-D
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Acompli is the mobile email app you have been waiting for, especially if you are an Exchange user. Check us out on the Google Play Store and on iTunes, as well, for you iOS users!
Mobile email just got a promotion. Do more with the only inbox that surface...
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Patrick, congratulations, I'm sure your efforts had a major impact on Acompli's success.
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The Mobile Email App That Wants to Make Your PC Obsolete. Yes!
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Terrific article. :-) sounds like you picked the right startup!
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For my project, I have a Spinner tied to the ActionBar, following the recommendations here (http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/ui/actionbar.html#Dropdown) . I have implemented a custom Adapter for the Spinner, which extends BaseAdapter and implements SpinnerAdapter. I did this as a custom Adapter because my Spinner has a requirement to display expanding/collapsing nodes with carats, and special checkmarks to indicate the user's choice of node within a tree to select. All of this is working fine, except when the user presses a node to select, I don't know how to dismiss the Spinner. It just hangs around until the user collapses it by pressing the top view (the button used to expand the Spinner in the first place), or by pressing the Back button. I have custom ViewGroups being inflated within the Adapter, and some of their children have their own click handlers. Is this messing up my Spinner? When I replace my custom views with plain vanilla TextViews, then the Spinner works as expected, but this doesn't fulfill my requirement. Spinner has an internal member which implements a function called dismiss(), only I never have direct access to the Spinner's dialog. I'm sure I've overlooked something. Can someone fill me in?
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That's a good approach in general, but not quite what I was looking for. In any case, thanks for the clarification. I did find an answer to my problem, however. See http://stackoverflow.com/a/23528048/2855492 .
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I like Parkinson's law - very interesting.
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It did. Turns out we were calling Adapter.notifyDataSetChanged() way too often. Cutting down on this helps a lot. Thank you!
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Senior Software Engineer
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  • Microsoft
    Senior Software Engineer, 2015 - present
  • Acompli
    Senior Software Engineer, 2014 - 2015
  • Amazon Music
    Senior Software Engineer, 2012 - 2014
  • TiVo
    Senior Software Engineer, 2009 - 2012
  • Electric Cloud
    2008 - 2009
  • BlueShift Technologies
    2006 - 2008
  • Convoq
    2003 - 2006
  • Adobe Systems
    1999 - 2002
  • MaK Technologies
  • Papyrus
  • AAEC
  • Parametric Technology Corporation
  • Computervision
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  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
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