Saturday, 25 February 2012

[Android App] Nascar Schedule 2012 Updated

Version 1.1 has been released for my Nascar Schedule 2012 App. The update adds the timings for all races. (ET - Eastern Time)


Available in Android Market

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

[Android App] Unofficial F1 Schedule 2012 Released

Unofficial F1 Schedule 2012 v1.0 Released

2012 Schedules for F1, GP2 and GP3.

Features of Unofficial F1 Schedule 2012
  • All rounds of every 2012 F1, GP2 and GP3 Races
  • Free!
  • Race Descriptions are displayed when you select a row
  • Compatible with Android 1.5+
Screenshots of Unofficial F1 Schedule 2012

Unofficial F1 Schedule 2012 Main Screen




Monday, 20 February 2012

[Android App] Touring Car Schedule 2012 Updated

I have released a minor update for the 'Touring Car Schedule 2012' app that is now available in the Android app market. I noticed that the Italian flag was displaying incorrectly...should have spotted it straight away!


Links to all my Android apps are on the right-hand side of this blog. All the apps are free and should run on Android 1.5+

Touring Car Schedule 2012 WTCC View

Friday, 17 February 2012

Portable Apps - Weekly Roundup


Updates for 11th Febraruy to 17th February
If you haven't heard of portable apps before, a large collection of applications (both freeware and open-source) are provided in a format suitable to be put onto a memory stick. I have also used them for network deployment, for example running VLC Portable from a network folder.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Eclipse - Android Emulator Tips

Just a couple of quick tips on using the Android emulator within Eclipse.

Taking a Screenshot

With the emulator running..

  • Goto 'Window'
  • Select 'Show View'
  • Select 'Other'
  • Select 'Devices'
  • You will see a new 'Device', shown in the image below
Eclipse Device View
  • Click on the camera icon...
Emulator Screen Capture Tool

Rotating the Emulator View
  • Press CTRL + F11 to rotate the screen

Friday, 10 February 2012

Portable Apps - Weekly Roundup


Updates for 4th Febraruy to 10th February
If you haven't heard of portable apps before, a large collection of applications (both freeware and open-source) are provided in a format suitable to be put onto a memory stick. I have also used them for network deployment, for example running VLC Portable from a network folder.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Connecting to the Android Emulator using adb

Assuming you are carrying out Android development using Eclipse and have fired up your application with the emulator you can access the adb shell on the emulator by carrying out the following steps
  • navigate to the android sdk platform-tools folder in your command shell
  • make sure you have the emulator running
  • run adb shell from your command shell
  • you are now connected and can use normal linux commands to navigate around
The most common tasks I can think of for using the adb shell are to install additional apk files and to download and upload files to the emulator.


To upload a file to the emulator do
  • adb push <path-to-local-file> <path-on-the-device>

To download a file on the emulator do
  • adb pull <path-on-the-emulator> <path-to-local-file>

I have created a couple of Videos to demonstrate this in action

Part 1 - Connecting to the adb shell


Part 2 - Uploading and Downloading files to the emulator




Sunday, 5 February 2012

Using VNCed Part 4

This fourth part of the quick guide to VNCed covers...
  • Using the 'Caster' server program to send messages to connected PCs. This is intended for sending messages to multiple clients at the same time.
  • Carrying out two-way chat with a connected client



Saturday, 4 February 2012

Portable Apps - Weekly Roundup


Updates for 28th January to 3rd February

If you haven't heard of portable apps before, a large collection of applications (both freeware and open-source) are provided in a format suitable to be put onto a memory stick. I have also used them for network deployment, for example running VLC Portable from a network folder.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Using VNCed Part 3

This third part of the guide to VNCed covers
  • Saving a screenshot in PNG Format
  • Saving a screenshot in JPEG Format
  • Recording the screen of the connected VNC session. This generates an .SWF output file.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

IPCop with Cop+ Addon - Cloned Virtual Machine Fail

If like me you may have to setup multiple IPCops for different content filtering (especially in a School environment). If you do, don't make the same mistake as me when cloning a Virtual Machine using VMware and forget to update the following...

#nano /etc/dansguardian/dansguardian.conf
find the following line
proxyip = <insert your green interface ip here>

In forgetting to update this line after cloning the VM, the firewall was actually forwarding on requests to the original firewall. This was despite me updating the green and red ips and updating all instances of the IP change in the web-gui. 

I only noticed this problem after trying to configure OpenDNS to provide an additional layer of filtering on the cloned Firewall. Upon trying to verify the IP, OpenDNS was reporting the wrong external IP...doh!

For my setup I was using IPCop 1.4.21 and Cop+ 3.0.2