From iPhone to Android: The Hardware and Software Transition

Less of a rant, more of an analysis. This is based off of the Samsung Captivate running Eclair(2.1) on the AT&T network. You may see slight differences in other android phones. Initially, you wont notice much a difference. You lock with the button on the right side of the device. This is much like the lock button on the top. The device is unlocked by swiping, but in any direction. Navigation through interfaces is very similar.

I’m going to give a quick rundown of: the home screen, general settings, email, applications, and the market.
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I’m a Technology Architect for Rockfish Digital. I’ve been there since 2007. I love coding and spend most of my time in C# and JavaScript. I’m a firm believer in the Full Stack Developer.

A Geek Shirt For Saturday! I Void Warranties!

Another shirt from Think Geek! The I Void Warranties shirt is probably one of my favorite shirts I’ve collected. I’ve gotten a lot of laughs from this shirt. I think it’s because it’s so very true for me. I’m rocking out at B&E Paintball today and I felt it was appropriate to wear this!

I’m not one to appreciate warranties at home. I greatly value them in the professional world however. As a kid, I ripped apart any and all mechanical or electronic toys I had. I had boxes full of motors, circuit boards and batteries. I learned at my first IT job that laptops were generally only as good as their warranty. My brother and I had warranty issues on both of our first “new” computers.

Warranties are definitely a double edged sword. Get a 5 year warranty on a laptop and throw it down the stairs 4 years into it. You could get a new laptop of same value then for “free”, but guess who pays for it? All the other customers that purchase from that brand.
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I’m a Technology Architect for Rockfish Digital. I’ve been there since 2007. I love coding and spend most of my time in C# and JavaScript. I’m a firm believer in the Full Stack Developer.

From iPhone to Android: Why I Chose Android

First, I would like to start off by saying that a lot of this is just my opinion. Take it or leave it.

I started working at my current job in November 2007. After starting, I learned that that they would purchase an iPhone for you after six months of being there. This was when the original iPhone was out. Back then, the iPhone was a status symbol. It was an expensive phone that you’d usually only see business people using. I kinda flipped out when I saw that 20 out of 25 people working there had iPhones.

I’ve always had a desire to fit in and be cool. Read my Geek Blog to hear more about that. I was really excited to hear that the iPhone 3G was going to be released after my six months. I felt like I would finally be in the Mac is Cool Club… boy was I wrong…..
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I’m a Technology Architect for Rockfish Digital. I’ve been there since 2007. I love coding and spend most of my time in C# and JavaScript. I’m a firm believer in the Full Stack Developer.

Geek Shirt Thursday: Soul Mates

I’ve been a fan of Lord of the Rings since before the movies were announced. I was definitely excited when Shirt.Woot.com released this shirt. I haven’t seen many other LOTR shirts, but this one is definitely my favorite. I love seeing the purely evil Sauron and the Ring depicted as a small somewhat innocent creatures.
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I’m a Technology Architect for Rockfish Digital. I’ve been there since 2007. I love coding and spend most of my time in C# and JavaScript. I’m a firm believer in the Full Stack Developer.

Productive Keyboard Shortcuts

Over the last year or so I’ve been looking for quick and easy ways to become more productive while coding. After using WinSplit for a little bit, I learned that keyboard shortcuts are great way to quickly increase productivity.

I’ve compiled a list of shortcuts for the following programs: Visual Studio, Firefox, Outlook, and Windows 7
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I’m a Technology Architect for Rockfish Digital. I’ve been there since 2007. I love coding and spend most of my time in C# and JavaScript. I’m a firm believer in the Full Stack Developer.

The State of Halo Part 3 of 3

This is the last installment of my State of Halo series. I’ve covered all of the released games with the exception of Halo 3:ODST. I’m going to break my rules and do a separate post for Reach. There is too much cool stuff with ODST to not cover it.

Halo 3:ODST was released in 2009 as an “expansion” for Halo 3. It shipped with a Halo 3 map pack disc that included all down loadable maps for Halo 3. Most players felt like the game was a rip off. Most avid Halo 3 players already had all the maps. The campaign can be completed in about 6 hours and the new game mode “Firefight” wasn’t ideal for players with small friends lists.
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I’m a Technology Architect for Rockfish Digital. I’ve been there since 2007. I love coding and spend most of my time in C# and JavaScript. I’m a firm believer in the Full Stack Developer.

Video Game Shirt Friday: School

I’m a big fan of the Mario Kart franchise. I’m always excited to see a Mario Kart themed shirt on Shirt.Woot. You can still get this shirt on the reckoning wall for $15 at the time of this posting. The first one I saw was this one. If you’re a fan like me, you love and hate the blue shell.
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I’m a Technology Architect for Rockfish Digital. I’ve been there since 2007. I love coding and spend most of my time in C# and JavaScript. I’m a firm believer in the Full Stack Developer.

Geek Shirt Thursday: Bridges and Boxleitner

I have to admit, this is probably the most clever shirt I own. Obviously it’s a fun copy of the Harley Davidson Logo. Lets face it. I’m probably the last person you’d ever see wearing H.D. apparel and look tough. I’d totally rock a light cycle though.
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I’m a Technology Architect for Rockfish Digital. I’ve been there since 2007. I love coding and spend most of my time in C# and JavaScript. I’m a firm believer in the Full Stack Developer.