Android RecyclerView OnClick Events

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This one boggled me for the longest time. However, you can simply add your on click events right in your RecyclerView Adapter.

I was overthinking this stuff. Anyone have any issues with this? Seems to work just fine for me.

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Running the Mt Ashland Hillclimb: 13.5 miles long, 1 mile up!

Mount Ashland Hillclimb

So I’ve been a bit out of the running scene. I’ve managed to have a slight pain in my Plantar, so I haven’t been putting in the miles… I wasn’t going to do this race even though I signed up for it 6 months before with all the ambition in the world to dominate myself in it. I just hadn’t been feeling like stressing my feet more than I should and end up with some kind of “life long debilitating deal” that will not allow me to continue a semi-active life… After watching every known yoga video and physical therapist on YouTube talking about Plantar Fasciitus, I took full responsibility to heal up as well as I could and just maybe run this race. I stopped running long distances in mid June and began stretching, massaging and strengthening my feet as best I could. I ran shorter distances in a variety of shoes and even a few runs in my Xero 4mm sandals to keep my feet strong and flexible.

August 10th, 2016, I wasn’t going to run it. August 13th, 2016 I showed up with all the other runners to get jazzed up to run uphill for 3 hours (for me at least)! I call this my couch to half marathon. I did it. I finished and that was my goal. Hopefully next year I can actaully have miles on my feet before this race and best myself by 30 mins or so. If you want a good challenge, check out the Mount Ashland Hillclimb run!

Show Your GPX on a Map with WP GPX Maps

If you track any of your activities with a gps, then you most likely are able to export the tracks into the GPX format. You can easily show these tracks in WordPress with the WP GPX Maps Plugin. This was a great find to easily show my GPX tracks right inside blog posts. Thanks to the Authors!

Here is a simple track shown with the extra easy and fun WP GPX Maps plugin:

30K Lost Creek Trail Run – Running in Southern Oregon

Trail Run

I’ve been running for the better part of a year now and am really enjoying it. Since the start of this path in my life, I’ve set goals. My first goal was to run a 10K, so I signed up for and ran the Santa Cruz Trail Run. Next I was set on running a half marathon (13.1 miles), so I found one while in Grants Pass and ran it, though I’ve completely given up on road running since finding the flow in the woods! Next up was the 30K. I had been running long runs in the 20 mile range, this fit in just perfectly and the trail is amazing, so I thought I’d share the loop. If you are a trail runner, this is a super fun race to get in on. They even have a 50k if you are inclined.

Next up is the 50k! Now to find one that looks amazing and go for it!

Bolt Mountain – Running in Southern Oregon

View from Bold Mountain

Early on in my training for the Mount Ashland Hill Climb, I decided to run the Bold Mountain trail. This is a an out and back 6.5 mile run. Parking is either just inside the Fish Hatchery Park day use area (need a day or season pass) or just outside on the side of the road away from neighbors driveways.

The first 1 mile or so is flat and mellow, then it heads up hill for the next 2.5 miles. Mile 2 is the rocky section with a bunch of baby heads and looser large rocks. I would say this trail is not for the “unstable” runner, especially on the way back down. My favorite section of this trail happens as you hit mile 2.3 or so. It turns around the west side of the mountain and into a forested / tree covered section of the trail. I’ve seen Eagles fly out of here in the morning as I’m slogging along. Once you reach the last turn before the summit you are welcomed again to a wide open view of the valley’s below on both sides of Bolt Mountain. By the way, I ran with a handheld 20oz water bottle, but was out of water when I got back to the car. There is no drinking water around that I know of…

FYI, This is a multi-use trail. I’ve seen and ridden bikes on it, though I have yet to see anyone on a horse.

Editing Dreamweaver Templates and CSS Style Issues

*Note: is is for .php templates…

When a content editor is using Dreamweaver templates to edit the static website you are developing, it is always a chore (until now!) to have the design view show all of the editable content areas when css might be used to hide a block for example. The key I have found is to simply make the stylesheet only render on page load.

For example use:

…rather than just using the standard:

In design view the content editor will only be able to focus on their content since all the css will be turned “off” in effect.

Hope that helps someone.

Getting Back into the Swing of Things

During the holiday season, Thanksgiving through New Years that is, my fitness and focus on fitness tend to decline (unless there is a lot of snow “powdayz!”). I am seeing a pattern here 🙂 I think I am going to just go with it. For about 1 month out of a year I am going to take a break and NOT WORRY ABOUT IT. That’s hard for me… I love to feel like I am staying in shape, more than that, I love to be in shape… ready to tackle most anything with my buddies or, sadly, possibly in an emergency situation. It’s all about being prepared. Always training.

It’s a metaphor for more possibly. Maybe it’s a time of fasting and resting. There wasn’t a single prophet in the Bible that didn’t fast at some point. Ok, yea, Its a time of fasting from exercising. I feel better about this already.

January is here though. The fast is done and it’s time to get ON IT! I was looking on Ultra Sign Up last night for races and events around my area here. There are some great runs coming up…. signing up… see you out there!

2016 Design UX/UI Predictions Short List

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I was dwelling on what 2016 will be like in the UX / UI worlds. My predictions are:

  • Flatish
  • Long Drop Shadows
  • Simplify (overall designs)
  • Easier Flow (internet design based feng shui?)
    • Better “don’t make the user think”
    • More data, less fluff
  • More refining of larger frameworks like bootstrap, material, foundation etc…
  • Accessibility and Web Standards will refine designs across the board for all devices and persons

I’ll see how these predictions happen in 2017!

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