When I moved from WordPress to Jekyll, I lost out on some of the auto-thumbnail functionality. Whilst I could manually create thumbnails and header images, I started looking for a more efficient solution for my Windows 10 machine. Enter Microsoft’s PowerToys’ Image Resizer.
Settlers 3 is a PC strategy game from the late 90s that I spent countless hours in. It included a very detailed manual on the disc, full of images, tips, and stats. I’ve begun playing the game’s 2018 remaster, and discovered the manual’s original site format was not available anywhere online… until now!
As mentioned in a previous post, I finally took the time last weekend to migrate this blog across to a simpler, free solution. This decision wasn’t taken lightly, so I wanted to expand on some of the reasons behind the move, in case others are on the fence. Heads up, this is a rant post!
You are now reading these words from a Jekyll-powered site, not Wordpress! But what does that actually mean?
On a project recently the Room database consisted of a single table with many fields, some of which were Lists. This was fine, and easy to work with until… it wasn’t. We started seeing an error in Crashlytics caused by certain columns exceeding size limits. Uh oh.
Recently, I merged a repository’s main branch into an older feature branch, only to get a mysterious InvocationTargetException during compilation:
Recently a colleague and I worked on an issue where a displayed URL was intended for another region entirely, but all the strings were seemingly in the correct XMLs. This was… very odd, yet the eventual solution does make sense!
A Friday afternoon, after work hours. You and a colleague are merging the final few pull requests before giving a build to weekend testers.
Creating a MVVM RecyclerView grid with quick drag and drop item swapping, Room / LiveData support, and more!
As part of my current project BocaBase, I needed a grid of items that could be swapped around easily. Whilst there were a few answers on StackOverflow, most of them resulted in flickering animations, didn’t work with Room / LiveData / MVVM, or were awful to use!
Like many others in the world, I’ve been working from home for just over a year now. I use my personal machine for Spotify / background TV during the workday, and I’ve ended up with a bizarre workflow that involves hopping between my personal Windows and work MacOS machine all day!
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