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Homemade banoffee pie from the weekend
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Breathing Earth

Notice the green and dessication belts moving too. Cool. 
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It's a Byrne/Cook morning.
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Popped up t'Shard today. It's quite high. Fortunately they had the foresight to install some windows.

HDR shots from GF2. The rest are from my Nexus 5. See captions for details.
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I enabled the ART runtime on my shiny Nexus 5. Good grief is it fast. It's like a  turbo button. Certain apps that took up to 10 seconds to open on my Galaxy Nexus now take 2-3 on my Nexus 5, and with ART enabled they take barely a second at all. 

Given that it's  such a phenomenal speed difference, cynical me is wondering which HW manufacturers can/will have ART as an option when they provide 4.4 updates for their "old" phones...

I can't wait  to see  what ART does on the Galaxy Nexus, assuming someone manages to port a good 4.4 build over.
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I thought the "problem" with ART is that it requires both storage for the "precompiled" (“Ahead Of Time” (AOT)) stuff, and that there was a delay when using an ART app for the first time.   It is possible that it has bugs in it, which is why it isn't enabled by default.  http://readwrite.com/2013/11/07/how-google-may-be-planning-to-make-android-apps-faster-with-art seems to have a good handle on it. 
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A fascinating piece about automated ticket gates, which are exactly 50 years old this week. I love +diamond geezer's blog, it's excellent, and should be added to everyone's RSS list.
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Photos from my old and rotten Galaxy Nexus versus new and shiny Nexus 5.
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I'm jelly. Would be interested in more general comparison if you have time to share. Will probably upgrade my GNexus soon.
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Following up on yesterday's protip, today we've posted a few more guidelines for creating beautiful Android app icons on the Android Developers blog. Have any specific #AndroidDesign or #AndroidDev questions or comments related to app icons? Let's hear them in the comments below!

For those in a hurry, here's a quick excerpt of some of the key guidelines from the blog post:

• Launcher icons are 48dp square and should be provided for MDPI, HDPI, XHDPI, and XXHDPI densities — at the very least XHDPI and XXHDPI.

• The 512px Google Play listing icon should have the same content as the launcher icon, except for minor additional badging.

• Launcher icons should be designed specifically for Android. As per the Pure Android design guidelines, avoid mimicking visual elements and styles from other platforms.

• Launcher icons should be three-dimensional, front view, with a slight perspective as if viewed from above, so that users perceive some depth.

• Launcher icons should have a distinct silhouette, meaning that you should avoid simple square/circle icons and instead opt for unique shapes.
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A tall, geeky man.

Creator of 'de_dust', 'de_dust2', 'de_cbble' and some other stuff. Created 'Container City' for Brink. Eats bananas.

Occupies spare time taming Android.
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Helped demolish the prospects of many adolescents through the medium of an addictive online multiplayer FPS.
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Woodbridge, Suffolk - Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire - Southampton, Hampshire
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So when you’re doing Scrum (or another iterative process) the constant pressure to deliver business value can be a bit relentless and a side

Bomb the Bass
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Bomb the Bass is an electronic dance music band consisting of English musician and producer Tim Simenon. As a name, Bomb the Bass came from

MailCircle
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MailCircle allows you to see your unread GMail count from the lock screen and notification tray on Android 5.x (Lollipop) devices.

Desert Golfing
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To see a world in a bunker of sand And a heaven in a wild cactus, Hold infinity in the pocket of your shorts, And eternity in Desert Golfing

10 Tangy Blue Cheese Recipes | Yummly
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Blue cheese is an acquired taste. It can be understandably worrisome to first-time eaters because of its pungent scent and appearance, but f

ROM Customizer
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This app lets you manage your rooted android phone easier and faster than ever. Requires a rooted android phone!Functions: * ROOT Browser/Ex

Crappy Doom WAD Quadruple Feature #5
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This is the fifth quadruple feature we had throughout this series! And yet again, we play through four crappy Doom WADs! DvZ.pk3 (Doom VS Zo

Swimming part 2 (now with snakes)
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After ten minutes of slipping and sliding I reached the other side of the river and the boys took he to their grandparents house. I was appr

Alf for LOVEFiLM
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Alf for LOVEFiLM lets you manage your LOVEFiLM UK DVD lists from anywhere. Alf is not affiliated with nor endorsed by LOVEFiLM.Streaming mov

Google Earth
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Fly around the planet with a swipe of your finger with Google Earth for Android. Explore distant lands or reacquaint yourself with your chil

Client + Server - Passwords
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This has been live on our servers for a while, but is now announced and open for general use. Here’s the short version: If you have an Andro

The Making Of: Sienna on
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Introduction. Back in January 2004 I told someone I had no plans to make any more Counter-Strike maps. None. Nada. I hadn't released a new m

The Making Of: Dust 2 on
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Introduction. Despite the success and overwhelming popularity of Dust, the thought of making a sequel took a long time to cross my mind. Alt

The Making Of: Dust 2 on
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Introduction. Despite the success and overwhelming popularity of Dust, the thought of making a sequel took a long time to cross my mind. Alt

Tinfoil for Facebook
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Tinfoil for Facebook is for those users that require a Tinfoil Hat when logging in to Facebook. It creates a sandbox for Facebook's mobile s

Interview with Simon Woodroffe, founder of Yo! Sushi - Ecademy
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Below is an interview with Simon Woodroffe, founder of Yo! Sushi - provided by www.expertsonline.tv. Click here to watch or listen to this i

Dirty Bomb: Shaped by Gamers
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Learn about Echo, the innovative analytics system powering Dirty Bomb, and how you can help shape the game right now during the Closed Alpha

Flickriver: Most interesting photos from Sugru Hacks pool
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Flickriver - view images as a 'river of photos' and more...

McPixel
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Saving the day the McPixel way! Saving the day the McPixel way! McPixel is a save-the-day guy that you guide through short challenges in an

Quiet and open on a Sunday! Massive burgers, too.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Excellent and extremely fast service, but the portions are huge! Ignore what the menu says about getting "several" plates for a full meal - 2 each is easily enough! The paella is a meal in itself! Amazing atmosphere and very friendly, entertaining staff. Great value too. Highly recommended.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Excellent cheesecake
Food: GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Came here the morning after Hurricane Sandy made landfall after since most if Times Square was still shut down. From outside looked a bit dodgy (the dirty, battered statue held together by tape!) Went away with a slice of pizza and a hot box of freshly cooked food which were both delicious. And a bargain!
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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Food: Poor - FairDecor: Poor - FairService: Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Came here the morning after Hurricane Sandy made landfall after since most if Times Square was still shut down. From outside looked a bit dodgy (the dirty, battered statue held together by tape!) Went away with a slice of pizza and a hot box of freshly cooked food which were both delicious. And a bargain!
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago