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QR Code to My First Sudoku Mobile App

Posted by theBlaine July - 31 - 2011 - Sunday 1 COMMENT

This is the QR-Code to my first Sudoku app in the Android Market. I built this out of a tutorial in one of my Android Dev books.

Click to enlarge and scan.

Link to the app in Android Market

How big is ONE BILLION?

Posted by theBlaine April - 2 - 2011 - Saturday 2 COMMENTS

You hear the word all the time, billion… but how big is one billion? It’s a 1 followed by nine zeros (1,000,000,000). That doesn’t seem very big, but it’s 1,000 MILLIONS. If you wanted to spend one billion dollars… You could spend a million dollars a year for 1,000 years OR you could spend a million dollars a MONTH for 83 years and 4 months. That’s a long time!!

I thought I would break ONE BILLION into chunks we can all understand, in units of seconds and miles (time and distance).

How long is a BILLION seconds?

  • 1,000 seconds (1 thousand) = 16 minutes and 40 seconds
  • 1,000,000 seconds (1 million) = 11 days, 13 hours, 46 minutes, 40 seconds
  • 1,000,000,000 seconds (1 billion) = 31 years, 251 days, 13 hours, 34 minutes, 53 seconds

If you counted up to ONE BILLION, one number per second, it would take you almost 32 years without ever stopping (not even to sleep)!!

How far is a BILLION miles?

The average distance between the Earth and the Moon is about 238,857 miles. If you traveled ONE BILLION miles you would be able to go to the moon and back to Earth about 2,093 times (it took Apollo 7, first landing on the moon, about 3 days and 4 hours to go one-way to the moon). That is the same distance as traveling around our ENTIRE planet more than 41,158 times along the equator.

If you were on the Space Shuttle travelling at full speed (which can travel at speeds up to 17,500 MPH; that is more than 23 times the speed of a 9mm bullet leaving a gun), it would take you 6.52 years to travel ONE BILLION miles.

So how big is ONE BILLION? PRETTY DAMN BIG!!!


My name is Blaine, and I’ve just F*&CKed your mind. No need to thank me!

I have been Androidifed

Posted by theBlaine February - 19 - 2011 - Saturday ADD COMMENTS

I found a cool new app for my phone that lets me build an avatar out of a Android character. And now I’m trying to post it using the WordPress app on my phone. So this is my first real post to my web site all from my phone. Read the rest of this entry »

How to make a QR-Code for your Android app

Posted by theBlaine January - 23 - 2011 - Sunday 3 COMMENTS

Here is how to make a QR-Code that points to an app in the Market on an Android device. By scanning the QR-Code with the barcode scanner on your phone you will be sent straight to that app on your phone so it can be installed. Read the rest of this entry »

How to make a QR-Code

Posted by theBlaine January - 23 - 2011 - Sunday 1 COMMENT

I wanted to create QR codes for my website so you could download various apps I build for the Android OS. A QR code is the ‘barcode’ you see sometimes that you can scan with your Android’s barcode scanner. It will take you directly to the app in the Market on your mobile device. I did some searching and came across this fantastic QR-Code Generator!! Read the rest of this entry »

Web site change!

Posted by theBlaine January - 17 - 2011 - Monday 1 COMMENT

As I’m sure you have noticed I have completely redesigned the look and feel of my website. Of course, the downside to that is now I have the tedious task of populating my site with content again.

You may have also noticed that the theme of my site is now all about ANDROID!! Why? Well it has become my latest hobby and I’m hoping that I can gear this site more towards my development efforts in the mobile app world. Read the rest of this entry »

QR code to ToughGuy app

Posted by theBlaine November - 2 - 2010 - Tuesday 3 COMMENTS

This is the QR-Code to my Tough Guy app in the Android Market.


Link to the app in Android Market

Link to the app in AndroidZoom

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About me

Hi, my name is Blaine Sherman (aka theBlaine). I am a 37 year old Network Administrator by day and a mobile app developer and web app developer at night. I am a proud father of a 16 year old daughter and a mellow cat named Tough Guy. Welcome to my new web site. It is geared towards application development, but will also include tid-bits about my life and my whacky family!! I hope there is at least one thing entertaining or educational you can get from my site. If not, oh well, you will get over it!! Thanks for stopping by my little spot on the Net. ~ Blaine Sherman

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