Monthly Archives: September 2010

android custom component

I recently created an android custom component. To get started, I simply wanted to use the android framework’s CheckedTextView as the starting point. This is because I had an existing project having walked through a tutorial video on In the tutorial, CheckedTextView was used to create a custom list item for a ListView. I […]

MCPO Rich Dowdy, 1934 – 2010

It is with heavy heart that I say farewell to Master Chief Petty Officer Rich Dowdy. He passed Thursday, September 2, 2010 at the U.S. Naval Hospital at Balboa. I married into the family thirteen years ago. The first time I met Rich Dowdy, he gave me the hairy eyeball. Somehow I passed muster, even […]