History

Yugioh Companion Version 4.7 Released

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17/03/2014

V4.7 Adds missing cards and images and includes the new Cyber Dragon Cards. It also includes a new Life Point Counter that can be accessed via the settings.

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Yugioh Companion Version 4.6 Released

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27/01/2014

V4.6 Adds the latest set, Legacy of the Valiant.

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Yugioh Companion Version 4.5 Released

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20/01/2014

V4.5 Fixes a bug with some 5 and 6 inch screens.

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Yugioh Companion Version 4.4 Released

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15/01/2014

V4.4 Updates the database to include the new limited list. It also includes updates to the home screen. The home screen now goes into portrait orientation. On large screened devices additional cards show up, allowing for quick access to popular tools.

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Android 4.4 KitKat: What’s New

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14/01/2014

My latest article has been published over at http://mobile.tutsplus.com. It talks about the new version of Android (KitKat).

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Quick Ubuntu Web Dev Server

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17/12/2013
Tutorials

I found myself setting up yet another web dev box. This time I decided to document the process to save myself the the constant Googling when I have to repeat this task.

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Yugioh Companion Version 4.3 Released

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07/12/2013

V4.3 Add's the latest card sets. It also add's a new feature that allows to export your players and decks to file and import them back. Allowing for backup's, device transfers and sharing.

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Yugioh Companion Version 4.2 Released

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15/09/2013

V4.2 Fixes the vampire lord image bug and adds a new and improved card image library.

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Yugioh Companion Version 4.1 Released

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03/09/2013

V4.1 is a large update with a lot of changes.

The latest set Judgement of the Light has been added to the database.

The new ban list has been added.

New Icons have been added, and resolutions have been improved.

The Deck Stats in the Deck Tools can now be used in Portrait.

The Results section has had a lot of work done it. It can now be used in Portrait and has been Fragmented.

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Yugioh Companion Version 4.0 Released

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23/06/2013

V4.0 The banned list has had a lot of work done to it. The background of the list has been coloured based on the card type.It has also been optimised for large screens with a dual pane layout.

There is now a new menu called etools, there are several features to this.

Quick match has now been moved to the Match section.

The database has been updated and now includes Number Hunters.

Several bug fixes have also been implemented.

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New article published on Remote API Calls

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06/06/2013

I've had an article published over at http://mobile.tutsplus.com. It talks about how to create a custom API to allow an Android application to communicate with an external MySQL database.

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Yugioh Companion Version 3.9 Released

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27/05/2013

V3.9 updates the database, it includes Lord of the Tachyon Galaxy.

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Back Up

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25/05/2013

The site is finally back up after being down for several weeks, my hosts went down for better part of a week and nuked all my data in the process. It then became apparent that there backup procedures left a lot to be desired and I would have to restore everything myself.

Which then led to me shopping for a new host, and finally restoring everything.

It was an absolute ordeal, but it highlights the importance of knowing what your getting from your hosting provider, especially if you're getting it cheap. In a lot of cases you don't know what setup their running, what there doing for backup's etc, their certainly don't tell you and always cover themselves in the small print.

You get what you pay for and if your only paying for hosting chances are your getting just that and that alone.

Yugioh Companion Version 3.8 Released

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06/05/2013

V3.8 updates the database, it includes Hidden Arsenal 7 and also fixes a bug which was preventing around 120 cards from being added to the database.

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Yugioh Companion Version 3.7 Released

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02/05/2013

V3.7 is a large update with plenty of improvements... The deck editor has been redone to include fragments which will allow for portrait rotation, better use of large screen devices and a more streamlined editor for standard phones, making it possible to edit a deck with one hand.

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Tabager Class

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12/04/2013
Tutorials

A while back I did a series of articles for a website, the site was a tablet ROM community. The intention of the articles was to demonstrate the basics of creating an Android app to a community of highly skilled people but with little coding experience.

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Making an Android device kid safe

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05/04/2013
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No money, no time, no additional equipment. But there's a birthday boy desperate to get on his new Nexus 7 that He's just got and you've had zero time to e-safety up the home.

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Yugioh Companion Version 3.6 Released

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13/03/2013

Version 3.6 Fixes issues with FC crashes on certain tablets and also fixes the problem with images loading on devices running 2.3

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Yugioh Companion Version 3.5 Released

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21/02/2013

Version 3.5 is a minor update to 3.4 which corrects layout issues with the life counter buttons on devices with an Android version of 2.3 or lower...

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Yugioh Companion Version 3.4 Released

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19/02/2013

3.4 The database has been updated to include the latest releases... A lot of work has been done to the interface, although it looks the same it has been re-done from the ground up to improve upon performance and device compatibility.

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Yugioh Companion Version 3.3 Released

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18/12/2012

3.3 Includes the game rules which can be accessed from the duel tools. Currently its not very flashy, but its all there, its local and very small on space. The database has been updated and the ban list also...

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How to move a Fog Server

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27/11/2012
Tutorials

So you've set up fog a test machine and decide you can’t live without it, or the current hardware is getting on a bit and you need to move to new hardware. Well it can be a daunting thought, especially for those who like me aren't very strong with Linux. After finally accomplishing this feat I will attempt to outline the procedure.

I will be assuming that you are running Ubuntu, you may need to change some of the code for a different distro.

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AD Computer Shutdown

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22/11/2012
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AD computer shutdown allows you to remotely shutdown a group of computers from an AD OU. Its very flexible and you can add as many OU's as you want, as well as customise the shutdown options such as a message to the user and period of time to wait.

Its very use full for a large network and to be run as scheduled task to shutdown the machines at the end of the day.

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New Script Added - Disk Space

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20/11/2012
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Disk Space is a simple script for receiving email alerts for hard drive space. You set up an array of machines to query then through WMI the hard drives are checked. The results are then surrounded with HTML tags and sent to a remote SMTP server, which can be configured at the bottom.

Its a great to have running as a scheduled task, so that you can have a quick glance in the morning when going through your mail.

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MTG Life Counter page created

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09/11/2012

A new section has been added to the Android area, for the MTG Life Counter application...

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Yugioh Companion page created

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07/11/2012

A new section has been added to the Android area, for the Yugioh Companion application...

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New Site

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30/10/2012

The new site make over is complete, I'm fairly happy with it and will try and keep it updated on a fairly regular basis as and when I do something I feel the need to note down how, as it was either a pain, I had to spend ages searching around different places for the information, or was just plain great.

I fear this could end up looking like a glamorous and somewhat self indulging notepad, but it will be interesting to see. Ill also be interested in just how many people stumble across it.