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Run and save a whole screen full of separate timers. * Cooking two things at once, need more than one timer? Start two! * Time a whole class full of runners starting and finishing at different times. * Time everyone in your standup meeting and be the jerk that points out how long that other jerk takes in the standup. Time anything you want in the little timer boxes. Save your timers for later automatically. Shut down the app or your device, and t...
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Hey 朋友s and friends, I made an app that is basically just a bunch of timers!  If you'd like to beta test it on Android before it is released here's the link:

https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.smilingrob.timerboxes

I've been sitting on the iOS version for a month, but I wanted to release the Android and iOS versions simultaneously.  So during my free time I finally got the Android app working last night.  I'll probably release both of them Friday afternoon this week.  I'm not sure what the iOS link will be yet.

It's certainly not the greatest idea for an app, but it's simple.  So that's why I'm not charging anything for it.  The main reason I made it was to see how hard it is to create one app across two platforms using native code for both.  On iOS I used Swift, and on Android I got it working from Gingerbread 2.3 and up, so it even works on my awful Droid Charge which Samsung never updated.

The answer is, it was not that hard finishing it.  In fact I think it was easier than learning how to work around some framework that magically supports multiple platforms.  There were certainly tricky things I had to do on both platforms to get the timers to update every 1/10th of a second on your screen while not dragging the performance down and draining your battery.

Let me know if you try it out, email me all the things you didn't like about it!
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I would add a help file to your app explaining how to add or delete timers
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This shouldn't be possible' the 8088 is ridiculously old.

8088 Domination: Video capture from an IBM PC 5160: http://youtu.be/MWdG413nNkI

This is the computer he's using http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_Personal_Computer_XT
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So awesome!
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Mount Rainer behind Seattle's stadiums on highway 99 south.
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"If you can see Mount Rainier it's going to rain" :)
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Learn to play one of my favorite songs, from Super Mario Brothers 2.  This version especially is an awesome one.

http://www.soundslice.com/tabs/14/adrian-holovaty-super-mario-bros-2-tab/ via. http://www.holovaty.com/writing/bdfls-retiring/ via. https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=7051121
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You Can Learn Anything: http://youtu.be/JC82Il2cjqA

Whenever someone gives up and thinks I can solve something because I'm "smart" that they can't, it frustrates me trying to convince them they could do it. I'm not trying to be humble, I honestly believe you can learn anything. With one exception, if you don't put some effort into it then you can not learn anything. So turn that sentence into a positive one, "If you do put some effort into it then you can learn anything."
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So true!
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defaults write com.google.Chrome AppleEnableSwipeNavigateWithScrolls -bool FALSE

Prevents going back a page when doing the two finger swipe/scroll.
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275 new Android viruses
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Not sure what a virus writer would get out of your game console.  Not as valuable as the kinds of things on your mobile phone, like access to your email account, bank account, private business docs, etc...
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What's the distribution of U.S. pro-sport uniform numbers?  It's not a "uniform distribution" :)
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Very few, if not zero, of my friends have had their gmail accounts hacked.  But almost all of my friends with yahoo accounts have been hacked.  

I'm guessing it's because Google takes security seriously including things like this change to forced HTTPS on gmail: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2014/03/staying-at-forefront-of-email-security.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FMKuf+%28Official+Google+Blog%29
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They're literally explaining common grammar errors.

I really like the illustration of 'there', 'here', and 'where' with a common ending. That's a great way to explain it to people.
You learned this in the third grade. Unless you're in the second grade. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/gloveandboots Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/sub...
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Started on a TRS-80.  Now I develop on Linux, OSX, Windows, iOS, and Android.
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Great place, shard bathroom, dinner a bit pricy we paid $50 each with a glass of wine each, nice view, not so great breakfast. Also sound leaks from the hallway.
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Fantastic service, stepped in off the street, got what I needed, and stepped out. I would recommend this place to anyone.
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Great service and clean.
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The Duck Curry was the best curry I have had in a long time, but the service was even better.
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