emTr0.com: April 2013

Monday, April 22, 2013

Battlefield 3: How to Unlock the M1911 S-TAC Guide (Updated w/ Note)

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This is so far the best guide to unlocking the M1911 S-TAC in Battlefield 3. Good luck if you go for it, I definitely will.

Check out the guide at Chadder's and his games blog.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Gittip (Now Gratipay) Is A Platform For Sustainable Crowd-Funding (Updated w/ Note)

NOTE: This post was imported from my old WordPress blog (emtr0.wordpress.comusing a transfer/conversion tool (thanks About.com!). Some content may not show properly or make sense. After much consideration, I've decided to switch to Blogger for various reasons. That's not to say I won't change my mind again but I want to give Blogger a shot. Thanks for visiting!

I came across a fairly new site today called Gittip, a great website that uses "crowd-funding" to help its members pay bills or reach other goals. Here's their official description:
Gittip is a platform for sustainable crowd-funding. Use it to set up a 25¢ per week (or more) anonymous gift to someone you think does great work.

Gittip is a way to give small weekly cash gifts to people you love and are inspired by.

Gifts are weekly. The intention is for people to depend on money received through Gittip in order to pay their bills, and bills are recurring.

Gifts come with no strings attached. You don't know exactly where your gifts come from, and the maximum gift from one person to another is $24.

Gifts are public. The total amount you give and the total amount you receive is public. Participants on both sides of the equation are rewarded publicly for their participation. (You can opt out of publicly displaying your total giving.)

Pretty awesome idea. Check mine out at gratipay.com/emTr0.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Sams Teach Yourself Java In 24 Hours - Covering Java 7 & Android (Updated w/ Note)

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  Sams Teach Yourself Java in 24 Hours (Covering Java 7 and Android) (6th Edition)

Sam's teaching me Java again. I tried to learn before and took a few classes in college but wasn't able to stick to it. Whether it was because of the material I was using or the lack of enthusiasm/effort from my professor, this time I'm reading Sams Teach Yourself Java in 24 Hours, the sixth edition, which covers Java 7 and Android development.

I don't remember what books or material I was trying to learn with before but Rogers Cadenhead and his team definitely know what they're doing. So far I've read through to chapter 7 which is about 7 hours worth of reading, and I plan to finish all 24 hours/chapters. As I've told Rogers on Twitter, his book keeps me more engaged and interested than other books I've tried to learn with.

If you're thinking about learning Java and want to eventually learn Android, I definitely recommend Sams Teach Yourself Java in 24 Hours since it teaches both. Let me know what you think of it.