How to Fix Network Connection from Android to Windows 10 share

I’ve been using ES File Explorer on my Android box plugged into TV (and also on my phone) for years; without any issues connecting to Windows 10 share of my desktop computer, when it all suddenly stopped sometimes working in March 2016. It took me a while to figure why I cannot connect to my Win 10 network share from Android anymore, but I’ve fixed the problem eventually, posting it here, just in case it helps someone.  [Read more…]

Local vs Distributed Databases

In this article, we’ll analyze the situations in which it is more appropriate to implement a distributed database instead of a centralized (local) database. But before we do so, let’s see how the two of the database concepts differ. [Read more…]

How to test Google Adsense in DEV and UAT environment?

Testing of Adsense  server in development is tricky, as it’s against Google’s TOS to click on any of your own ads. In any case, UI developers need to see the ad units in order to properly setup layouts and this is how you can enable Adsense and make ad units visible in your localhost testing environment. [Read more…]

Storing arrays in computer memory [exercise]

I’ve got this interesting exercise to share with everyone. See if you can figure this out on your own first… Suppose a homogeneous array with 8 rows and 6 columns is stored in column major order starting at address 20 (base ten). If each entry in the array requires only one memory cell, what is the address of the entry in the third row and fourth column? What if each entry requires two memory cells? So, the problem #1 is following: Identify the address of the entry in the third row and fourth column of the array, in the given problem. And the problem #2 is to: Identify the address of the entry in the third row and fourth column of the array, in the given problem if each entry requires two memory cells. [Read more…]

Fix bad fonts in Chrome

Since Chrome vs 52 Google uses DirectWrite exclusively for font rendering on Windows, which may create font rendering issues for some of you. This is how you can fix the problem with the font display in Chrome. [Read more…]