Repair Your Own BlackBerry

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It seems to be a bit of a theme at the moment, and this one is hardware related. The scrolly-wheely-thingy on my Curve 8900 was giving me hassles. Remember the days of the scrolly-wheell mouse? And how it all got tangled with grit and dust and hair… ew! Well, the same thing happens with the… Read more »

Not All Divisions Are Equal

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If you don’t need to pay attention to a particular detail every day, it can sneakily bite you in the derriere. Division is one of N culprits floating around the programmer’s haven. And this little guy thrives on C# .NET code. Let’s take something simple like You’re expecting something similar to a “can’t divide by… Read more »

Repair Your X10 Android

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Yes, I broke mine. Good and proper. Hey, I’m a mobile dev. If I don’t get to break a phone once in a while, I’m not doing my job properly 😉 Problem is, the X10 I have (had?) has only a virtual keyboard :/ So the first thing you need to do is install the… Read more »

Manage Cookies with BlackBerry Java

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When interacting with [generally and widely interpreted] web services, you may be required to communicate state (usually a login authentication token). This [usually] takes the form of a cookie and in our interconnected wide world of interwebs, browsers handle cookies just fine; custom-built clients not always. On the BlackBerry, if you’re putting together a Java… Read more »

Radio Streaming

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So of late, I’ve had the opportunity to work with the 2oceansvibe crew and one of the best advantages of the gig has been listening to 2oceansvibe Radio while coding. Major Plus! So as it is, there’s practically no excuse for not getting in on the coolest radio station this side of the sun. They… Read more »