... my attempt at documenting my adventures as a developer.
I regularly come across, or generally do quite interesting things in my day job, so when I have some time I try and write about them. Hopefully you'll find some of the Articles handy.
I've recently been playing with some new technologies, primarily MongoDB and ElasticSearch.
Now the way I learn a new technology is to give myself a project to do, and make it, in this case I've made a lyrics/tab/music video site called Mewzik. I'm actually pretty happy with it, especially it's performance, there is no caching used at all because quite simply, it doesn't need it!
This is the latest (188.8.131.52) touch recovery for the Samsung Galaxy S3 (I9000) in an Odin flashable tar file.
You can download it from Here.
These are the steps I took using Cygwin to create the tar file, should you wish to create your own Odin flashable tar file for a different device:
Barclays mobile banking does a whole host of checks to ensure that you're not running the app on a rooted android device. This is very annoying for the vast majority of android power users!
I've been messing around for ages, trawling forums, trying to get it working and finally I have, and wanted to share how it is done.
This is tested on my phone which is CM10.1 Android 4.2.2 on Samsung Galaxy S3 (I9300).
Follow these steps
I understand why Barclays want to protect their customers, but they're alienating a large number of Android power users.
So I decided to completely redesign Jambr.
The old version felt far too templated, and also a bit "old", I decided to strip it down to the rather basic, but very clean and fast loading layout you see in front of you now.
It isn't just a visual redesign either, I've started a new project at work which is primarily C#, as you can tell from my other posts I generally use VB, therefore I decided what better way to get back into the C# syntax mentality than to recode this entire site from top to bottom in C# 4.5.
Naturally i've made some improvements along the way. The site loads extremely fast (sub 100ms with caching disabled) and scores an attractive 95/100 on the PageSpeed Insights (the other 5 points are Googles fault!).
I also took the opportunity to try out some of the new lightweight ORM's that are knocking about since .NET 4.0, I've ended up adopting Dapper.NET, I'll probably do a quick article it when I get a minute as it is excellent.
Any bugs, please leave me a comment.
Well it turns out that you have been unable to login using External Login Providers (such as google, facebook, twitter and so on) if you were using Firefox.
Basically, when you have an image input button in your form, like this:
<input type="image" src="/path/to/your/image.png" name="postname" value="postvalue" />
In firefox (and possibly some other browsers), the value isn't posted back.
<script> function submitimg(myvalue) $('#postname').val(myvalue); $('#postname').parents('form').submit(); </script> <input type="hidden" name="postname" id="postname" /> <img src="/path/to/your/image.png" onclick="submitimg('postvalue');" />
So to summarise - sorry if you have been unable to Login!
It was brought to my attention that the site wasn't rendering correctly in IE7 or IE8 any more, I found the cause of the problem and fixed it so all should be working again.
I do however strongly recommend that you Upgrade your Browser to something else if you're on either of these version of Internet Explorer!
You can now subscribe to the news RSS feed and post comments on posts.
I've also fixed a few bugs in the Facebook login process which meant users were unable to register. Please let me know if you experience any more issues.
Well as promised, I have added more login methods to Jambr to save you from creating an account directly.
You can now log in using any of the following:
Please let me know if there are any others you would like me to add that implement OAuth or OpenID and i'll get them added!
I have just added the ability for you to add comments to Articles posted on Jambr.
As mentioned in my previous post, you do need to Log In to do this. You can either create a Jambr account, or you can log in with another service provider (currently I have enabled Google and Twitter, Facebook login will be coming very soon).
I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the Articles that I post!
Well development is in full flow here, you'll notice Articles are now SEO friendly URLs and "Blog" has been changed to "News" as it is more suited to the task.
Within the next week you'll be able to comment and discuss on articles that have been posted, but in order to do this you'll need a Jambr account.
Naturally this can be done by Registering, but I will also be adding the ability to login via Facebook, Twitter or Google.
I've just finished the Google implementation today so head over to the Login page to create your Jambr account by linking to Google.
I finished the Articles section of Jambr today.
You can't add comments yet! But I can start posting articles you may find interesting.
I've started with a quick post on Setting up and Installing MiniProfiler, so why not have a read.
As of 16:06 on 18/12/2012, Jambr is officially live!
Those of you who know me, know that I have been developing for almost 10 years, but due to the nature of my work I haven't been publically able to show what I do.
I decided that needed to change, that I needed to give myself an online presence, and in doing so Jambr was born.