PhoneGap: Installing mobiScan Barcode Scanner Plugin by Manatee Works

Alright, I’m not going to lie, I have this weird fetish for barcodes. I just think it’s so interesting how you’re able to encode something by just following a simple set of rules. I’ve recently started working on a mobile app that required I have a barcode scanner within the app. Now I looked at the original phonegap barcode scanner plugin and thought “well this will work perfectly” and it does. I have no complaints about it. Then… Manatee came out with a plugin for a barcode scanner and I thought SWEET another barcode scanner plug in. I love it… but, I did have a few problem installing in.

First off, when you download the plugin, you can actually see that they basically just give you a whole project to start off with. Now for me, I’m using Eclipse for android development (I don’t have a mac for ios).

First thing you should do it import the existing project into eclipse.

Now… You might be treated with an error like:

That’s ok though. Just go ahead and press ok.

Your eclipse might still be showing on the left panel a red x over the project. We don’t like that 😦 So to solve that. Right click the project -> click properties -> click android

Now, make sure you checkmark the “Project Build Target” After that, click Apply and ok.

Now, I would just suggest cleaning the project (Project -> Clean). Then just go ahead and build and run it. After that, the default application should work fine and dandy. It’s just the basic phonegap homepage with a big ol scan button to initialize the scan.

I plan on possible creating more blog posts on this plugin as currently there isn’t that much documentation on it. We shall see how it goes.

I hope you got your barcode plugin to install!

❤ barcodes.


Sudan Officials Claim Capture Of Israel’s ‘vulture Spy’

vulture spy isreal

TEHRAN (FNA)- Sudan captured a vulture which Israel fitted with spy equipment
According to the online edition of the Egyptian daily El Balad, the vulture was captured in the town of Kereinek in the Darfur region in Sudan’s West and that the finding prompted Sudanese authorities to announce Israel was using vultures to spy on their country, Haaretz reported.

The equipment fitted on the vulture was solar-powered and allows broadcasting information gathered, including images, via satellite uplink, the paper said. It also had GPS installed.

The report further states that the Sudanese security services were able to determine that the equipment found on the vulture came from Jerusalem’s Hebrew University and had a logo of the university on it.

The raptor had a leg band with labels that read, in Hebrew, “Israel Nature Service” as well as “Hebrew University, Jerusalem.”

This means the equipment installed on the vulture was mounted on it in Israel.

An ecologist for the Israel Nature and Parks Authority, Ohad Hazofe, is quoted as telling Ynet, the Israeli news site, that vultures are routinely tagged and fitted with a GPS chip for research purposes.

“This is a young vulture that was tagged, along with 100 others, in October. He has two wing bands and a German-made GPS chip,” Hazofe said. The device, he added, had no photography capabilities.

“This is equipment that can give out distance and altitude readings only,” he said.

My take
He had 2 wing bands…. and a German-made (JEW)PS. har har har. Some people…

Unions No Longer Serve A Purpose

unions suck

Alright, I believe that the time of unions has passed. They no longer serve a real purpose. Now there was most definitely a time when unions were actually doing good in improving the workplace environment. Just look at the early industrial revolution when the work environment within factories was just downright horrible. In todays environment though, the workplace isn’t like that.

Unions try to convinve they community that they are good for the community and that they are a necessity. Oh really? Let’s look at just some of these unions and what they’re doing to uh “help” the community and what not.

First, up let’s look at the ILWU (International Longshore and Warehouse Union)
Now these guys recently went on strike maybe a couple weeks ago… This union basically controls the ports in the LA/Long Beach area. That area recieves almost a billion dollars a day in imports into this country. And the ILWU just decides to go on strike because their jobs are being outsourced… So… It’s all about them, and their jobs… yet us and the economy, are missing out on billions in imports. Yeah… that’s cute.

Now let’s look at fast food.
mcdonalds unions pfft
Believe it or not, some McDonalds workers in new york actually want to unionize. They believe they aren’t getting paid enough. Are you kidding me… You work in freaking McDonalds, if you want to be paid better, get a better job! What I love about this… is that if you want to unionize at a fast food place… it doesnt take a rocket scientist to know how to serve food, give some new guy 30 minutes, and he’ll be an expert at the job. Fast food workers can be replaced on a dime… So go ahead and unionize, see how long your job will last.

Let’s go look at SEIU now.
Now this is just a thing of beauty. Over thanksgiving break, the union over in California at LAX decided to host a “huge” rally right on the roadway to try and bog up traffic for thanksgiving commuters. But don’t forget people, the unions are good for our community. This rally… we’ll just let it go since it’s good for us.

Now… my favorite. Let’s talk about this Right-to-Work Law going on in Michigan. Take a minute to think about this, the same state as the birthplace of the United Auto Workers, is passing Right-to-Work laws… If that on it’s own doesnt say that unions no longer serve a purpose then I don’t know what would. Now there is a lot of unions out there right now in Michigan protesting at the state capitol about this law and it’s a little crazy there. Teachers even took off work to go protest and school had to close. BUT HEY, don’t forget, it’s all about the students, not the teachers. Oh please, how downright pathetic.

In summary
In this day and age, unions ruin business. They just downright ruin it… and if you don’t believe me, just look at Hostess.

John McAfee Has Been Arrested, But Not For What You Think

You might be thinking, oh he was finally arrested for the murder that happened to his neighbor in Belize but no, He was arrested in Guatamala for illegally entering the country. Who would of thought that… Anyways, I dont really have anything else to say about this story other than McAfee is a nut. You can read more information about the arrest and the Belize story on Fox News

It’s The ‘Boob Blitzkrieg’


A high-flying lawyer fled naked in terror after his girlfriend used her 38DD breasts to try to kill him, a German court has heard.

According to the UK Daily Mail, Tim Schmidt, 30, said buxom girlfriend Franziska Hansen, 33, mounted her assault while they were having sex because she was jealous of his successful career.

She denies a charge of attempted manslaughter with a weapon, after the incident in the town of Unna in May. According to her, it was a sex game gone wrong and Schmidt panicked.

He told the court he was admiring her large cleavage up close when she suddenly thrust his head between her breasts and gripped hard. Smothered Schmidt began panicking as he struggled for air, he claimed.

Schmidt told the court: “She was sitting on me naked and I was kissing her breasts. Suddenly she grabbed my head and pushed between her breasts with all of her force.

“I couldn’t breathe any more, I must have turned blue. I couldn’t tear myself free and I thought I was going to die.”
He managed to squeeze free from his girlfriend’s clutches and run naked into the street. A neighbour allowed him to call police from his home.

Hansen later admitted the plot during a phone conversation, he claimed. She telling him: “Treasure – I wanted your death to be as pleasurable as possible.”‘

The pair had reportedly been passionately in love and moved together to Unna when Schmidt got his first law job. He thrived in the new role, in contrast to his partner who struggled to adapt to life and failed to hold down a string of jobs.

Schmidt said: ‘It is clear she wanted to kill me.

‘She even admitted it to me on the telephone. I asked her why she wanted to smother me to death with her breasts and she told me: “Treasure – I wanted your death to be as pleasurable as possible,” reported the Mail.

My Take: Why is this guy complaining that he had his head “thrust” in between her breasts? Sounds like a dream come true to me.

YOU suck at driving

angry driver

Alright so I’m not necessarily talking about you specifically… but if you fall in to this following category, I have some news for you.

So i’m noticing this new phenomena out on the roads where people are stepping on the brakes, while going through a green light. A green light people. Why the hell are you stepping on your brakes during a green light?!

Now I can understand the situation where you could possibly be unsure if the light is about to go red and you just let go of the gas. That’s all you need to do. You don’t also need to step on your brake. You make it difficult for us normal drivers out there by acting completely dumb behind the wheel.

So if you’re one of these people slamming on your brakes at a green light… I have some news for you.

And if you aren’t, I challenge you to go out today and tell me you went the whole day and you didn’t see this happen. Just try, because I know it’s going to happen.

Mother Wants Oak Trees Cut Down For Kids With Allergies

stupid lazy

One Canadian mom says she’s going nuts over her children’s food allergies.

Donna Giustizia, a mother of two, says the oak trees near her teenager’s school in Vaughan, Ontario, are a health hazard, and even though the school is nut-free, she says school administrators aren’t protecting their students.

“A false sense of security is putting a sign on the door that says ‘nut-free,’ and there’s nuts all over the place,” Giustizia told The Star.

Giustizia says the trees around St. Stephen Catholic Elementary School are a deadly threat for kids with anaphylactic food allergies — allergies that cause shock.

She appeared before the Vaughan, Ontario, City Council last week to plead for the removal of the trees, saying : “The acorns are not only presenting a risk to the tree-nut-allergic students, but it is also becoming a great cause of anxiety among all students with nut allergies.” Giustizia also said, according to The Star, that “acorns can also be used to bully and torment children.” More at ABC News

My take: This lady is downright crazy. If her son is allergic to nuts, would he then be allergic to her? I mean seriously come on… If you don’t want oak trees anymore, move to Arizona.