Indian Curd

So it came to my attention that Indians have a whole different meaning for the word Curd. An Indian friend called my curd that I had for lunch “yogurt”. I was confused and corrected his awful mistake. Now he was confused and didn’t know that there even was a difference...

Thailand’s Anthem Freeze

I have seen so many unusual things during my trip in Thailand. One of them was the way how Thais behave when the national anthem is played. Apparently in Thailand, you will hear the Thai national anthem played every day at 8am and 6pm. Every TV and radio station plays...

Firebase and Dexguard

When migrating from GCM to FCM I discovered that the application crashes when I made a build with dexguard on. I got a cup of tea and sat down for this one. First I wanted to know what the exception was, therefore I made an debug build with the...

TIL – Albeit

Today, I learned… the word ALBEIT. Apparently, you will learn this word instantly when you turn 30. It means the same as Although but then fancier.   Unlike although, albeit cannot introduce a dependent clause, but can only introduce a noun phrase, adjectival phrase, or adverbial phrase....

Android API – Log.wtf()?

We all know there are some methods and/or values in the Android API that sound funny and seem to have no purpose. Lets deep dive into a single method and find out its history. For this blog we will have a look at the method: Log.wtf() This method is...

Android API – isUserAGoat()?

We all know there are some methods and/or values in the Android API that sound funny and seem to have no purpose. Lets deep dive into a single method and find out its history. For this blog we will have a look at the method: isUserAGoat() This method is...

How I got free legs space on the plane to Thailand

Before my trip to Thailand began I checked if I could get some extra leg space for in the plane because I’m almost 2 meters long. The airline operator for my trip was Qatar Airways. I logged in on their site and selected “seat map” to select a good...

Completed Kotlin for Beginners

Every Android develop knows it by now. Google is supporting Kotlin for the developing for Android. You can’t go around it, you see it in meetups, presentations, demo’s and tutorials. It was time for me to dig into Kotlin myself. I started on the Kotlin website where you can...

Associate Android Developer

It was almost the end of 2017. I didn’t want to close this year without the feeling of achieving something big that could help my career as a developer. On paper I call myself an Android Developer even though I never did an exam for this. After googling around...