Maximize Android Battery Life – 3 proven strategies 5

Maximize Android Battery Life - 3 proven strategies
I have had android phones since the the original HTC Google Nexus (2010), coming previously from a blackberry curve , I have always been disappointed with battery life. Where my pseudo “smartphone” blackberry curve could go 3-4 days before a charge, my new nexus at the time struggled to get in a a whole 24-hour day. It was no surprise a full-screen ...

Pro tip Staying tied: Running prevent shoe laces coming undone 5

Pro tip Staying tied: Running prevent shoe laces coming undone
Here’s a quick little tidbit that I just came across. One of the most annoying, and irritating things about running (particularly in races) is when your laces come undone. No matter how many knots double, triple, some laces (I’m talking about you Suacony Kinvera) just seem to yearn to beak free and get loose at the most inopportune ...

Future of high-speed travel is not by air but by “rail” 8

Future of high-speed travel is not by air but by
The more you live the more you realize how things change. While your going through it,change sometimes seems to take forever but only when we reflect back does it seem so obvious and apparent. Oddly  one area of change that hasn’t progressed much since my birth in the early seventies is that of high-speed travel, ...

Why no Prize-linked savings accounts… 2

Why no Prize-linked savings accounts...
How many of you out there have heard of the Powerball ? Megaball? MegaMillions? or any other of the hundreds of lotteries and games? now, how many have heard of prize-linked savings accounts? Not many, there’s a simple reason, that’s because they don’t really exist here in the U.S. (there are a couple experiments see ...

Code Sample: PHP Backup MySQL and files to Dropbox 16

Code Sample: PHP Backup MySQL and files to Dropbox
Most web hosts have the ability via their control panel to offer an entire site backup , and this is the minimal functionality you  should consider. Generally there’s a site backup link within the control panel that create a tar ball (.zip file)  of the entire site and its contents. then you can email,or simply download ...

2013 Sports calendar and goals

2013 Sports calendar and goals
2013 Sports Calendar My tentative 2013 race & event schedule. Races marked with an *   indicates races I have already registered or will  be definitely doing, others listed are events I’m considering but undecided, popular races sell out quickly (sometimes within minutes of open registration). .. Schedule may change due to unforeseen circumstances.. RUNNING *  Mar-17 NYC 13.1 half NYC ...

Twitter like alerts via simple Jquery and PHP 3

Twitter like alerts via simple Jquery and PHP
One of the minor challenges of creating a web application , is to indicate that something was successfully or unsuccessfully  completed when transitioning to a new page or screen. I find it’s very important and reassuring to let user’s know what has happened , whether it worked or whether there was a problem. Typically a simple status message would ...

Update: When on Robots do all the work? on 60 Minutes…

Update: When on Robots do all the work? on 60 Minutes...
Lo and behold to my surprise yesterday, when 60 Minutes ran a story on exactly the topic I posted about a few months back, What happens When Robots do all the work? Pretty much this 60 Minutes  story touched on all the points I discussed on my original blog posting. I recommend you watch the video here: ...

Tomorrow’s world: BBC infographic

Tomorrow’s world:  BBC infographic
Interesting infographic about the future Having just recently posted a blog entry on the future of work.  I was reading my Flipboard feed and came across this interesting infographic from the BBC Future web site.  I found it amusing and interesting because some of the predictions (And that’s what these are) some of them coincide with my ...