Updating navigation drawer icon to the material theme

Over the last couple of weeks many of the Google Android apps have been updated to support the Lollypop material theme. One of the noticeable changes is the new spinning…

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Updating Android apps to use the material theme

With the release of the Android Lollypop SDK, Google have also updated the support libraries. The good news is that the AppCompat library already contains support for the new material…

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View source of any JAR in Android Studio

Although most of the good Android libraries are open source, occasionally you get stuck with a third party JAR or two that doesn't have source available, or good documentation, or…

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An engineering project with a difference

Usually most of my projects involve many long days in front of a computer screen. Actually, this one was no exception! I was becoming increasing frustrated with my 6 year…

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M-5: Hardline water cooled gaming PC - Intro

M-5 The name M-5 comes from an episode of the original Star Trek series titled "The Ultimate Computer". Admittedly, I've never actually seen the episode, but I felt the title…

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