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Message started by curious_aardvark on Jun 3rd, 2012 at 1:39pm

Title: Slinging.org android app :-)
Post by curious_aardvark on Jun 3rd, 2012 at 1:39pm
don't get too excited.
all it does is create an icon that is a shortcut to the site on your android device and opens the site in a full screen, clean environment.

It's a start -  and now I've got a decent android tablet, I'll be playing around with app software :-)
Would be nice if I could change the apps icon, the appsgeyser site doesn't let you do anything like that.
That'll have to be slinging.org 2.0  ;)

Anyway, here's version 1.0.

Click here for the first slinging.org app

And all you folk with apple kit:-   :P [smiley=grin.gif]

Once I've figured out all the angles, I'll probably see about getting it published on google play (the new, more confusing, name for android market)

Title: Re: Slinging.org android app :-)
Post by Mauro Fiorentini on Jun 3rd, 2012 at 5:57pm
:o
You DEFINITELY deserve that glans  ;D
Seriously, thank you for what you're doing to promote the forum!
Mauro.

Title: Re: Slinging.org android app :-)
Post by curious_aardvark on Jun 4th, 2012 at 7:31am
it's a start :-)

Title: Re: Slinging.org android app :-)
Post by bigkahuna on Jun 4th, 2012 at 9:04pm
Very, Very impressive! I like it. ;)

Title: Re: Slinging.org android app :-)
Post by xxkid123 on Jun 5th, 2012 at 4:45am
Brilliant*, downloading it right now.

New android users: download app, tap the downloaded file (should be slinging.org.apk). You might get a message box that says your security settings don't let you download non market sources. Hit okay, it'll direct you to your app settings area. Hit the check box that says "allow unknown sources". Hit install, then okay. From then on it'll be like any other app :)

Screenshot of GD:
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg545/scaled.php?server=545&filename=44372117.png&res=landing

So far the only main benefit is that the keyboard is a lot more responsive. Otherwise a few aftermarket browsers might be a bit faster, but rendering won't be as good  :)

Wow I just used brilliant instead of 'dope' 'nice' or 'cool' I feel so British new hehehe......crap I need to get sleep before I post something really bad.  :P

Title: Re: Slinging.org android app :-)
Post by Steven on Aug 7th, 2012 at 4:25pm
8-) Nice app

Title: Re: Slinging.org android app :-)
Post by xxkid123 on Aug 7th, 2012 at 6:28pm
Hmm, is there any chance of getting tapatalk to work on our forum? It's a paid app, but I recall certain forums have been able to use tapatalk's technology and make standalone apps that are free for users.

Title: Re: Slinging.org android app :-)
Post by curious_aardvark on Aug 8th, 2012 at 10:13am
doubtful.
the forum software is very old.

I have looked into upgrading - but never yet seen a forum where that didn't cause major problems.
So kind of put that on hold for the time being.

Title: Re: Slinging.org android app :-)
Post by Sasquatchslinger on Aug 8th, 2012 at 2:40pm
Do you guys merchant a tech. Guy I run a website for my troop and server that the website is on I build my own computers repair and upgrade I could help 8-)

Title: Re: Slinging.org android app :-)
Post by Masiakasaurus on Aug 8th, 2012 at 9:14pm
Can you repeat that with a little more punctuation? I don't know what you're saying.

Title: Re: Slinging.org android app :-)
Post by Sasquatchslinger on Aug 9th, 2012 at 9:56am
Sorry I'm crap with grammar. But the problem you are having is the HTML code is not up to date. But I can help with that as I habe said I run multiple servers for websites. So I could help with upgrading and mostly any other website issue. I might only be 13 but I am a total computer geek.

So there's the grammarized version

Title: Re: Slinging.org android app :-)
Post by curious_aardvark on Aug 10th, 2012 at 7:42am
lmao - thanks, but it's not just an html issue and like I said - if it's not broke, I'm not going to try and fix it :-)

For the record I've been building and fixing computers professionally, almost twice as long as you've been alive.

Ah for the era of the truly floppy disc when the os and all the programs fitted onto 180k piece of shiny disc shaped video tape (brief pause for a long nostalgic sigh.....................................)

At the moment the forum is nice and clean, no spam, no other issues I'm aware of. And that's how I like it :-)

It's not that I question your ability, well maybe a bit  ;)
modofying forum software requires a level of precision and attention to detail, that I've never encountered in any teenager.

PLus I just don't care about tapatalk :-)  

This forum is non-profit, so we don't actually go looking for lots of new members. They come to us, we're unique. If you have an interest in slings - eventually you'll end up here. There's no other alternative.

And if you look at tho forum traffic, we have stupid amounts of visitors.
The other thing is that adding extra html to a site or forum is a great way to add security bugs. Which we definitely don't want.

Title: Re: Slinging.org android app :-)
Post by Sasquatchslinger on Aug 10th, 2012 at 7:58am
OK no problem But I have a challenge for you me and my girlfriend built a 12 clynder Stirling engine and it powers a old computer beat that use it during blackouts and such for emergency communication

Title: Re: Slinging.org android app :-)
Post by Mauro Fiorentini on Aug 11th, 2012 at 8:26am

Curious Aardvark wrote on Aug 10th, 2012 at 7:42am:
At the moment the forum is nice and clean, no spam


Aaaah the Winter Crusade...


...we're all loyal to the Forum, My Lord.
Greetings,
Mauro.

Title: Re: Slinging.org android app :-)
Post by curious_aardvark on Aug 12th, 2012 at 1:06pm

Sasquatchslinger wrote on Aug 10th, 2012 at 7:58am:
OK no problem But I have a challenge for you me and my girlfriend built a 12 clynder Stirling engine and it powers a old computer beat that use it during blackouts and such for emergency communication


good for you :-)

How old a computer ?

I did actually add it up. Had my first 'computer' (museum piece) when I was 14 - so almost 30 years ago.
a zx81 with a whole 1Kilobyte of ram ! Added a 16k ram pack that would overheat and cause the computer to die after about an hour.
Amazing how little has changed really - the biggest problem with modern pc's is still over heating.
Probably built my first pc from scratch (with bits that shouldn't really have worked together - but I couldn't aford bits that did , so built it anyway) about 20 years ago.

Title: Re: Slinging.org android app :-)
Post by Sasquatchslinger on Aug 12th, 2012 at 4:23pm
2000-2004 we had great fun building it best thing at a good rate that you can do is play solitaire so email and the Linux OS works great on it

Title: Re: Slinging.org android app :-)
Post by Sasquatchslinger on Aug 12th, 2012 at 4:28pm
Once I get enough money I will put pics of the gaming pc I'm building using the obsidian 650 case looks amazing gonna fill all thousand harddrive bays to sigh I love being a computer geek no matter what everyone else says (I'm bullied a lot so this four helps a lot I get to be my self and not act )

Title: Re: Slinging.org android app :-)
Post by curious_aardvark on Aug 13th, 2012 at 8:04am
1000 harddrive bays.
And you wonder why I have my doubts  ;)


Quote:
- Drive Bays: 5.25" x 4 & 3.5"/2.5" x 6


So assuming you just use solid state drives and don't use an internal dvd drive - you could fit in 10 max :-)

Actually it will be interesting to see what you come up with - most people have absolutely no idea how to build a gaming system. They just go for the most expensive, newest bits of kit they can afford.
Which is completely wrong.

You have to balance the entire system so that you have minimum bottlenecks. Matching similiar speed components is far more important than just buying the most expensive kit you can.
Stability is also much more important than most people realise. What use is playing halo 7 at 10,000 frames per second (see hyperbole is catching) if it crashes every 5 minutes ?

So yeah, interested in what you build :-)

Title: Re: Slinging.org android app :-)
Post by Sasquatchslinger on Aug 13th, 2012 at 9:38am
I was going to use 1 mecanical 1TB drives and eventually fill the rest with SSD s and yeah I've built multiple gaming computers so this isn't my first Tim e in th's rodeo and I hate when a kid in my class buys a 1000-2000$ but I build mine for 1000-1500$ and It's way better and they say there's is better well mine is cleaner has more air flow and is more custimizable because I know mine inside out and can repair my own way cheaper then having a company do a crapp y job for 100$

Title: Re: Slinging.org android app :-)
Post by Sasquatchslinger on Aug 13th, 2012 at 9:39am
I was exaggerating FYI because there's more th en some cases I've seen OK  :-[

Title: Re: Slinging.org android app :-)
Post by curious_aardvark on Aug 15th, 2012 at 9:06am
lol you're talking to someone who used to have to take hacksaw to cases because they weren't designed properly and when you fitted a drive the lid no longer fitted.

I've also ducktaped, velcroed, hot glued and epoxy resined drives into place in my time.

Cases are almost never designed by someone who has ever built a computer :-)

OH yeah and your signature quote - should actually read: J RR Tolkien - not gandalf.
 ;)

Title: Re: Slinging.org android app :-)
Post by mitchrobinson on Aug 23rd, 2012 at 6:36am

Curious Aardvark wrote on Aug 15th, 2012 at 9:06am:
I've also ducktaped, velcroed, hot glued and epoxy resined drives into place in my time.


Yes but have you installed case fans using twist ties? ;D  Nix the hacksaw and go for a single speed Dremel.  It is the most perfect tool for case modifications out there; you will not be disappointed.  

Drilling additional screw holes and cutting vents in the side panel directly above(or next to) the CPU fan for an additional case fan is a great Dremel project to try.  Extending the life of your CPU and reducing strain on the CPU fan will pay for the Dremel itself.

Sasquatchslinger:  All those thousands of dollars can be wasted in a matter of seconds if proper cooling and airflow is not allowed as well.  


Curious Aardvark wrote on Aug 15th, 2012 at 9:06am:
Cases are almost never designed by someone who has ever built a computer


And are NEVER deburred it seems.  We all have scars to prove it!  ;D


Title: Re: Slinging.org android app :-)
Post by Sasquatchslinger on Aug 23rd, 2012 at 1:46pm
Mitch that's my biggest concern and why I chose this new case because there's a lot of room in it and I'm putting in aftermarket fans in it.

Title: Re: Slinging.org android app :-)
Post by mitchrobinson on Aug 23rd, 2012 at 2:46pm
If you're willing to sling that kind of dough into a project pc, you may as well try some kind of water-cooling system.  Haven't tried that ever as water and electronics are like matter and anti-matter! :o  But people who use them say there is NO alternative.

Title: Re: Slinging.org android app :-)
Post by Sasquatchslinger on Aug 23rd, 2012 at 3:11pm
I have been testing water cooling in curb computers so I can know if it is safe or not has been going good and I'm dumping a lot of money in it because it is my first build since 2008

Title: Re: Slinging.org android app :-)
Post by curious_aardvark on Aug 24th, 2012 at 6:49am
you pretty much only need water cooling if you're overclocking the processor.

Which always adds instability into a system, no matter how cool you can keep it.

Used to do that sort of thing way back when. But processors are so quick these days that it's never necessary. The processor is never going to be your bottle neck.

Title: Re: Slinging.org android app :-)
Post by Sasquatchslinger on Aug 24th, 2012 at 7:59am
Yeah I'm not over cloking but I'm going with the i7 2200k processor fron intel

Title: Re: Slinging.org android app :-)
Post by cavemanzhi on Feb 15th, 2013 at 1:56pm
Looks good on my home screen C_A!  8-)
2013-02-15_10_47_55.png (274 KB | )

Title: Re: Slinging.org android app :-)
Post by curious_aardvark on Feb 16th, 2013 at 3:01pm
cool :-)

I could do with getting hold of some kind of android development system so I can at least change the bloody icon :-)

Got so many irons in the fire at the moment though, that I can't see the flames !
So it'll have to wait :-)

Title: Re: Slinging.org android app :-)
Post by squirrelslinger on Feb 27th, 2013 at 8:46pm
LOL, I edited the computer I am using. hard drive used to be a crappy 50gb model, origional, POS. upgraded to 500gb 2 years ago, planning to put a 1tb in it. running Ubuntu(with some slight edits) and quad I7 cores. I get laughed at at school sometimes, but when some kids see the sims I am running off of me flash drive, their laughter changes to "how in ******** did you do that? Where did you get that?" I wound up putting fruit ninga and a bunch of other Ipod games on a TI-84 silver plus graphing calc and might be renting it to people, cause they LOVE it! I get bugged every day in every class- "did you bring your calculator?" In my CTA class, I got practically mobbed once i finished the projects. It is rather hilarious.
-Squirrel

Title: Re: Slinging.org android app :-)
Post by Intifada on Apr 23rd, 2013 at 10:01am

Curious Aardvark wrote on Aug 12th, 2012 at 1:06pm:
I did actually add it up. Had my first 'computer' (museum piece) when I was 14 - so almost 30 years ago.
a zx81 with a whole 1Kilobyte of ram !


There you go; another thing we have in common! The ZX81 was the first and last computer I ever did any programming on. The screen would display, 'Hello, what's your name?' and depending on which of my friends or relatives answered, it gave out a typically juvenile response.
Watch out, Bill Gates.

Title: Re: Slinging.org android app :-)
Post by curious_aardvark on Apr 24th, 2013 at 12:10pm
lol yeah programming on a zx81 was brilliant.

I even wrote a text based adventure game with basic animated block graphics and a randomly generated maze component. Even wrote a  (very) basic space invaders game.

And then sound and colour came along and it just got too complicated and I couldn't be bothered any more :-)  

Although I did used to spend entire days typing in programs on my dragon 32. That even had 3d games, way too complicated for me to write my own programs though.

And now things are going backwards - things like the raspberry pi are making programming simple again.

Would I swap my nintendo 3ds for old 4 bit games - not bloody likely :-)
Glasses free 3d is brilliant. Bugger all decent games mind, but the few that are good do seem to be very good.

And the lack of anything much worth playing (have never and wil never, be a mario fan) is saving me a lot of money and time. lol

Title: Re: Slinging.org android app :-)
Post by lobohunter on Jul 16th, 2013 at 4:14pm
o.k c_a i am impressed thanks

Title: Re: Slinging.org android app :-)
Post by curious_aardvark on Jul 17th, 2013 at 7:16am
lol you're welcome mate.

If I ever get the inclination I've got a proper piece of software I could improve it with.

But it's on a long todo list that includes: learning all about 3d printing, starting a food alchemy & bbq business, earning a living, sorting the bloody forum out. and so on...

Title: Re: Slinging.org android app :-)
Post by lobohunter on Jul 30th, 2013 at 8:28pm
oh yeah well me and my girlfreind power our with self powering fans and hamsters lol

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