Doing a table join in Android without using rawQuery

Android has some really nice SQLite helper classes and methods. And the ones I like the most are the SQLiteDatabase.query, SQLiteDatabase.update, SQLiteDatabase.insert ones, because they take away quite a bit of pain for typing out SQL commands by hand. But...

Using NVIDIA Optimus switchable graphics with GTX 860M on Ubuntu 15.04

Right since NVIDIA named their switchable graphics solution as Optimus the whole graphics scene on Linux has been a veritable bedlam of Transformer names. I have been a fan of Bumblebee from the early stages of it’s development, and on...

Reimagining the PTO : A messenger and a friend

The acronym PTO, to most people from a generation, would mean the Post and Telegraph Office. The “messenger” of the nation (talking about India here) during the 80’s and 90’s when the modern India was being built. From Bollywood films...

Sublime Code Snippets : Autogenerate Java key constants - an example

I largely use Jetbrains products for my day to day development work (which is mostly Android). I really love the Live Template feature that is available on IntelliJ, for example if I type psfs and press Tab I get the...

Jekyll:Syntax Highlighting in Github Favoured Markdown codeblocks

You are using Jekyll to host a blog on Github pages. And you need to add Syntax Highlighting to your code. And you want to mark your code blocks using the triple backtick format of Github flavored markdown. Now that’s...