Unjoining a FireChat on Android

I just installed FireChat on my Android phone. I joined a chat room, then left. Then I saw that it was still shown in a list of “Joined” rooms. The next time I opened the program, it practically forced me to join another room.

When I would go back to the main screen, I didn’t see any options to un-join one of the rooms that I no longer have any interest in.

I tried to swipe, and found that the name of the room would move a bit when I swiped, but nothing happened.

I closed and then re-opened the application and then all of a sudden I was able to swipe to the left, even when my finger wasn’t on the text name of the room. If I swiped far enough, it removed the room from my joined list. So keep in mind that it’s a little buggy, but you simply have to close and re-open the app, and then swipe to the left completely to unjoin the room.

Psychology as a Path to the Heart

As a very mind oriented person, I sought psychology as the antidote to the trappings of my own mind. I knew that the way I saw things, the beliefs I had, needed some sort of adjustment. I didn’t need to know about how the brain works as an electro-chemical machine, although such things can be…

A Letter to My Former Self

This is a work in progress. I just heard about this massacre in Isla Vista recently, with a friend posting an article on Facebook regarding¬†the misogynist extremism that largely influence this event. At first I thought that the author of the article was reaching to label this as rooted in misogyny. After it was pointed…

Ableton Live Newbie

In the past I’ve developed music using the IK Multimedia’s Total Studio bundle combined with Cubase. The fruits of those efforts resulted in a number of tracks that I’ve posted in my Music section¬†from 2007/2008. I moved to Berkeley, California in 2009, dabbling with music a bit using Garageband, and later again some more tracks…

How to Transfer Music to your iPhone

This article is for new iPhone users. At some point you’re going to want to put music one your iPhone to listen to. You can do this without having to buy music from the iTunes store, if you have music available on CDs or in MP3 files. What you do is install iTunes software (downloaded…

Sit at work? How to Improve your Health

I found this video in an article by Sarah Chang. As a person who sits all day at work, this is a useful reminder with tips on how to improve your health by adjusting your work setup. If you use a Mac computer at work, I recommend Time Out software to remind you to get…

Being Afraid to Love Yourself More

James Harmon, an artist from Austin, Texas, posts some nice things on Facebook often. A friend of mine shares these quotes often. Recently James posted the following. Sometimes it can be very tempting to cling to another person to fill a void in your life, you know? But it’s like putting Micky Mouse band-aids on…

Smoking for normalcy?

An interesting question came to me this morning. Do I smoke cigarettes, or do anything else, to create a sense of stress that feels “normal”? Do I do this because feeling healthier is alien and subconsciously I try to avoid that feeling?

Confidence and Attraction

For the longest time I’ve been convinced that women are attracted to confident men because they’re not nice, a sort of the polar opposite of feminine. But how can women want sensitive men? If this isn’t masculine, is this a contradiction? I just had an “Ah Ha!” moment where I realized that this isn’t some…

The Psychological Impact of Having the Advantage

Makes you think about people who are born into privilege. Matches up with how things are in general as well. They can’t help but justify what they’ve received, as if they’ve earned it…worked “hard” for it. They have no idea how much more effort is necessary to achieve.