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Pandora's Mobile App is Truly Terrible

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Truly...

How hard is this? You query a server for a file, you wait until you receive the file, then you play it. When it's done, you get another one. Every few songs you query your ad server and play some nonsense. Not that complicated.

In pseudocode that might look like:

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Belated Five Year Pin

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Well, damn it. Completely missed my Dream.In.Code birthday. Shame on me and a pox upon my house.

I have to say, five years later, I really enjoy coming to the site to learn, program, and interact with a large swath of the software, web, and misc developers floating around the world. Without being too cheesy about it, D.I.C. has played a large...
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An Exercise in Frustration

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or How HBO and Comcast Are Screwing Their Paying Customers

As you may be aware, I recently got a Samsung Galaxy SIII...
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4G LTE

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Sprint is finally rolling out their 4G LTE network in the Baltimore area!

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I was standing in line at ye olde local Qdoba, when I did see the blessed 4G indicator on my beloved Galaxy S III.

Lo' and thus it was:

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Samsung Galaxy S III: Initial Impressions

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I've had the device for about a week now and so far...awesome!

Specs (courtesy of Samsung's website):...
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Hello Android

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It was finally time to get a smartphone. A shiny new Samsung Galaxy S III is on its way to me as we speak, so what better time to download the Android SDK and run a Hello World app on an emulator!

Behold!

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I found the set up tutorial to be surprising easy to follow with the exception that if you're running through eclipse, make...
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Algorithmics for Hard Problems

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I just finished up the Spring semester. Took a class called "Design and Analysis of Algorithms". [Got an "A", yeah!] Great course, great instructor, but the book...
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Bro Down and Crush Some Code

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CNN had this gem on brogramming two days ago:


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Quote of the day: Bro Down and Crush Some Code

Glorious. Us fellas at the office spent the entire day telling each other to bro down.

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On a more serious note, it's actually a decent article that quotes some even more hilarious stuff including SXSW panels such as...
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The Virtues of a Programmer

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I read this a while back, forgot about it, and stumbled upon it again this afternoon while cleaning up Firefox bookmarks. For your reading pleasure, the virtues of a programmer:


Laziness...
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This is Why You Comment Your Code

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Earlier today I was working on an application that does a lot of specific byte manipulations. Each step depends on the correct output of the preceding step and thus if 0x00 is 0x01 you get the wrong answer. So, there's this one piece of data that comes from a file that is supposed to be written in a very specific way: it is plain ol'...

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