The First and the Groundhog day.

Technically it is second of January and the Groundhog day in United States, so my calendar tells me, but I will consider it second of January when I wake up next.

The Bill Murray’s Groundhog day is one of those stunning classics that make you both happy and sad at the same time. There is no way of telling if what we consider as reality might in fact be just another day in the Groundhog day.

Yesterday I finished the Localization chapter of the Big Nerd Ranch Guide. The next chapter which is the 16th of total 35 chapters is ActionBar. I am excited about this chapter. ActionBar is part of Action that along with Navigation drawer is two of the most used UI elements of Android. It is essential part of user interactions.

I have also switched to Android Studio. I plan to quickly finish the BNR. The reason is that the book is sort of old. I don’t want to spend too much time worrying about stuff that I might not make use of in immediate future. I might also drop Lollipop or Android 5.0 compatibility which seems to only create problem at the moment.

I reinstalled my server with a new StartSSL certificate. I am still not sure if I am upto the task of managing a server. A server can be too much work. Maintenance is not a problem but setting it up properly so that it doesn’t get breached is an important problem.

I am especially looking forward to using more of WordPress 4.1 with its distraction free mode. The top bar and buttons are still available which looks like a distraction to me.