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Video Conferencing Solutions

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, video conferencing is now a big need, so I decided to do some research and come up with a list of video conferencing solutions. I haven’t tried any of these, except for Skype–and that was with only one other person. I would welcome your comments describing your experience with…

RJ Dynamic DNS Client

Having written a dynamic DNS client for Google, I found it easy to expand it to cover other dynamic DNS services. So basically, I took my Google Dynamic DNS Client, renamed it to reflect a generic support for other dynamic DNS services and added support for a number of services. If your service isn’t in…

Xamarin Forms Alternating Rows for ListView

When building a new Android app with Xamarin Forms, I needed to create alternating color rows for a ListView. I quickly came across a posting that made the job easy, but there was a problem with it. It used a Grid layout, and defined the layout twice identically, except for the background color. The problem…

Windows to Linux: More Tablet Frustrations

Since converting a Windows tablet directly to Android proved impossible, or at least so difficult as to not want to experience it again, I decided to pursue trying to convert the Windows tablet to Linux, and from Linux see what can be done to convert to Android. I stumbled onto Anbox as one possibility, so…

Installing Android on Windows Tablet: A World of Frustration

I have an old HP Stream 7 tablet that had Windows 10 on it. It was pretty much useless to me (Windows is kind of lousy for a mobile environment). I suppose I could have made use of apps from the Windows Store, but I was curious about converting the tablet to run Android instead.…

Google Dynamic DNS Client

I found a need to automatically update the IP address for a dynamic domain set up through Google Domains. The Windows clients I could find seemed a bit confusing to use. Most charged a cost after a trial period. I found the specifications for the API for Google Domains and realized I could build my…


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