Computer Crash!

Unfortunately, the server hosting this website crashed last week and the last backup that I ran only had information through December. In other words, the posts that I made about Germany have been lost.

I’ve put up a new server hosted by Amazon Web Services – I am always impressed by how easy it is to setup one of these things. I put up an Ubuntu 12.04 instance, copied over my WordPress backup, reinstalled WordPress and then put up a new instance of Redmine, which I use for project management. All of this took just a few hours.

Anyway, the new server should take the problem of crashing out of my hands – Amazon backs everything up so I shouldn’t have another problem like this again.

Android Emulator Freezing with Ubuntu in VirtualBox

I recently got back into Android programming and came across a problem that caused me to burn a lot of hours, so I figured I would post it here to help out.

Basically, whenever I would run any Android emulator in Ubuntu (x64 or x86, 11.04 or 11.10, but likely others as well) the emulator would just hang. Most posts on the topic said “wait longer” because it was just trying to start up for the first time. In my case however, it had to do with the fact that I had “3D Acceleration” checked in my VirtualBox settings. Simply unchecking this box allowed the emulator to run correctly.