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Tech Tuesday: Coding on the Go

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For months I’ve tried to write-up my experience trying to turn my Note 10.1 tablet into a coding machine. I’ve had this post sitting in my draft folder since February every so often I pull it out and try to finish writing it. every time so far I have saved incomplete. Of course my circumstances have changed a bit since I started writing this, but I still think there is useful information for others in this post. So this last weekend I finally sat down and finished it. So I’ll be writing up a post to discuss what’s changed and why I’m less interested in finding development solutions for Android.

One of the reasons for replacing my Nexus 7 with the larger Note 10.1 was that I wanted to use my tablet for more than entertainment. From blogging to note tacking it has severed me well over the last 6 months, What I have yet to find a way to do productively and consistently is write code. To be fair up until the beginning of the year I haven’t made that a priority, I was content with using CodeAnywhere to make minor tweaks to projects, that was until it failed me completely when I was trying to write a procedure to review my picture of the day posts from 2014, ever since then I’ve tried to find alternatives. I’ve even been in contact with CodeAnywhere support, who’ve been reasonably responsive when dealing with a non paying customer, but ultimately it’s not reliable enough to be my primary mobile solution or even move up from the free service.  So where does that leave me?

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POD: Profile Picture for Ruby

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Today I captured this picture of Ruby,  when I showed it to Melissa she said it looked like  profile picture.  So I set one up for her, @thedogRuby. I’m not sure if I’ll post anything on it, but it’s there if I want.

POD: Blue Jays Spirit

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Today at the kid’s school was Blue Jays Spirit day, so the kids got all dressed up.

POD: International Coffee Day!

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Well Since today is International Coffee Day, I thought I’d use a picture of my morning coffee for my picture of the day.

 

POD: Late Night Coding

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Tonight I spent the evening after the kids went to bed coding.  I post this as the day runs out and I don’t have a clear Idea when I’ll be done for the night.

POD: Evening at Starbucks

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Tonight I found myself sitting at Starbucks  looking into my laptop screen trying to decide what to work on. Instead of the usual coding project, I pulled up my blog and began working on a few blog posts I hope to post in the coming weeks. Of course I’ve tried to get the posts I worked on tonight posted for the last few months. Here is hoping that this time will be different. While sitting there writing I snapped today’s picture of the day.

 

 

POD: Jacob’s Poké Ball

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The other day Jacob came home from day camp with this creation. His very own Poké Ball. It’s amazed me how into Pokémon my boy has become. I think it’s finally dethroned Power Rangers for his favourite toys right now. Of course between Figures, Video Games, TV shows and the Card game there is a lot of different things to entertain him.

POD: Is it the Minecraft or Microsoft store

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Tonight I had an appointment at the Microsoft Answer Bar for some warranty service. The service was excellent as always, and Jacob seemed happy to spend the appointment entertaining himself on the different computers and XBox around the store. He can’t wait till he goes for Microsoft Camp in a couple of weeks.

POD: Build Your

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Today I headed down to the Build Tours toronto stop to learn what’s coming in Windows 10.

Geek Musing: Joys of Programming

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I am a programmer, ever since I wrote my first basic program on the Commodore 64 when I was 6 years old, I have loved to program. I do it at work, I do it at home, j have even spent the last 4 months trying to find a way to do it productively on the go(More on that soon). Over the years the type of programming I’ve done has changed, most recently I’ve been focused primarily on web-based projects. Last week I started a new project for a client, a simple desktop application for searching an online database we have developed for a client. It’s not a complicated app, just a simple search with a basic list of results, but I couldn’t stop working on it.  It was great, over the course of a weekend I went from nothing to an application ready for testing and final tweaks.

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