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Neville Samuell
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Hey there PhoneGappers. I've got a fairly simple app I'm working on for Android and I was considering switching to PhoneGap to simplify publishing on multiple platforms. My app isn't particularly complex except for a bit of speech to text (audio recording) and photo editing (photo capture and basic markup like a pen tool). I think the former shouldn't be a problem, but the latter has me a bit concerned; has anyone here ever done a photo editing app using PhoneGap APIs? I saw that someone had written an Aviary plugin (https://github.com/cmcdonaldca/Cordova-Aviary-Plugin) which would probably suit my needs, but not if it's going to be laggy...
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View from the crowd at the NASL Season 3 Finals I'm Toronto!
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I'm playing less and watching more now but I'd be up for it :-)
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Watching Proleague again, forgot how much I love the Korean commentary and presentation :)
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Sure, randomly replacing words and phrases with French doesn't actually work, but I'm still enjoying the vocabulary practice...
 
Learning a new language isn’t easy, especially if you can’t immerse yourself in an environment where the language is spoken.

A new extension called Language Immersion for Chrome tries to simulate being immersed in a foreign language by combining Google Translate with your normal browsing patterns. Depending on the language you select and your existing comfort level, the extension will automatically switch certain words and phrases on web pages you browse to the new language, providing a painless way to immerse yourself in a language without interrupting what you were doing online.

You can get Language Immersion for Chrome here: http://goo.gl/yKvIt
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This is pretty interesting. I suppose it only applies to new buildlings?
While this is the first city-wide mandate involving green roofs, Toronto's decision follow's in the footsteps of other cities, like Chicago and New York.
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You guys might find this a bit interesting... TIL that $eval() is 4-5x slower than eval(), and that $parse doesn't support expressions like "i++", "a -= b", etc.
This post is the first in what we hope to be an ongoing series written by our Engineering team about what we're learning at Pathgather. If you're not a web developer who is familiar with AngularJS, you'll probably find this post a bit... technical. Hopefully you'll learn something new! AngularJS is a pretty magical thing. It brings a lot of helpful magic to the table: declarative templates, automatic data-binding, etc. But sometimes,...
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Yup! See https://github.com/angular/angular.js/blob/master/src/ng/rootScope.js#L929:

$eval: function(expr, locals) {
  return $parse(expr)(this, locals);
},
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True or false: there's no simple library to perform remote sync between Android and a web app (preferably using Ruby on Rails). Basically just something I can use to keep a local database in sync with a remote one via a RESTful web API.

Any thoughts?
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Thanks for all your help, new Android friends :-)

I have implemented a RESTful client but I don't like it much, hence why I'm looking for better libraries to help. 
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Good stuff
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Jelly bean thieves!
 
Jelly Bean is so ridiculously hot that the JB statue overheated, and his head partially melted and popped off.

And then we think somebody stole one of the jelly beans. People: please don't steal our jelly beans.

Anyway, they've got the poor guy coned off now, for your safety but mostly for mine. But fear not, the designer is already working on a bug fix.
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I laughed a bit, then realized the UI was well done.

http://wherethefuckshouldigotoeat.com
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Very cool
 
Great to see +Planetary Resources -- a company I invested in launch officially today. Their first mission: to mine asteroids for the benefit of humanity!
Check out the video below.

What could you do with a huge amount of currently rare materials on earth? Or a lot of raw material for building things in space?

http://www.planetaryresources.com/
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    Mechatronics Engineering, 2005 - 2010
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