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This is a link to the Android application manifest (ApplicationManifest.xml) documentation page. Includes the debuggable setting, and all other settings for that matter.

This link contains a nice collection of articles about being a good product manager, including a PDF titled, “Good Product Manager/Bad Product Manager,” by Ben Horowitz.

This is a good article on how to capture audio sound/output on a Mac, such as sound that's playing in a web browser. I don’t condone this for illegal activities, but I just captured some audio from a movie as part of a joke for a friend (after which I’ll delete the audio).

This is a collection of resources that may help show a block of variable-size text in an Android TextView, where I programmatically adjust the font size so the text doesn’t have to scroll:

This link may help in the problem where I want to adjust my Android TextView font size based on whether its ScrollView is scrolling, i.e., whether the text fits on screen without scrolling.

This other link may also help.

This link may help in the problem where I want to adjust my Android TextView font size based on whether its ScrollView is scrolling, i.e., whether the text fits on screen without scrolling.

This link may help in the problem where I want to adjust my Android TextView font size based on whether its ScrollView is scrolling, i.e., whether the text fits on screen without scrolling.

I’ve had to become a fan of Tom Izzo at Michigan State, mostly because his teams usually beat the Rick Pitino teams of the University of Louisville. (It’s kind of like the New England Patriots; I can’t say I like them, but after all they’ve done over all these years, I have to respect them.) This story tells a little bit about his basketball program.

This was a nice short article on how to make Android checkboxes larger, and different colors and shapes.

Solution: Put android:launchMode="singleTask" for your activity (or activities) in the manifest (AndroidManifest.xml). That does the trick. Whenever an NFC intent is dispatched by the system, always a new Activity will be created. This is unique for NFC intents. So setting android:launchMode="singleTop" will not work, nor will setting flags in the PendingIntent.

Apple has some good, free Swift programming language resources available at the URL shown, including the main Swift book, a book on how to use Swift with Objective-C and Cocoa, and the Swift standard library reference.

The Android Cookbook source code examples are at the URL shown.

The volume of comments and Twitter traffic in reaction to last week’s Monday Note, The Fantastic Apple Car, was just one small rivulet in this week’s gusher of rumors, jokes, and proclamations about Apple becoming a car manufacturer. Bloomberg takes the car as fait accompli, telling us that “Apple…is pushing its team to begin production of an electric vehicle as early as 2020”.

The URL shown has worked out well so far for letting me add an “Image Chooser” to my current Android application.

In case that URL every goes away, this code is needed to launch the Intent:

Intent i = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_PICK, android.provider.MediaStore.Images.Media.EXTERNAL_CONTENT_URI);
startActivityForResult(i, RESULT_LOAD_IMAGE);

This method isn’t what I need for my purposes, but I’m using it as a starting point:

The people at Lion’s Roar compiled a list of their favorite ten Buddhist books. They’re not my favorite ten books, but it’s nice to see someone else’s perspective.

I never thought of the Dalai Lama as being “relentless,” but Newsweek thinks he is:

“Simple (micro)service which demonstrates how to accomplish tasks typical for REST service using Akka HTTP. Project includes: starting standalone HTTP server, handling simple file-based configuration, logging, routing, deconstructing requests, unmarshalling JSON entities to Scala's case classes, marshaling Scala's case classes to JSON responses, error handling, issuing requests to external services, testing with mocking of external services.”

“But by 1940, all of his books had gone out of print in war-torn England, and all remaining copies in Japan were destroyed in the great fire of 1945, which consumed three quarters of Tokyo. In 1946, Christmas Humphreys, president of London’s Buddhist Society, set out to undo the damage and traveled to Tokyo, where he began working with Suzuki on translating his new manuscripts and reprinting what remained of the old.

This link contains a list of Android Fragment class lifecycle methods. See that link, but here are the key notes:

The core series of lifecycle methods that are called to bring a fragment up to resumed state (interacting with the user) are:

There’s a good Cloud Atlas infographic at the URL I linked to, showing the struggler, villain, and savior in each story line.