Cookie management and saving state in Android apps.

I just wrote my first Android app using the ADT plugin for Eclipse. This particular app I wrote interacts with existing web services we deployed on our main production servers. I was having the hardest time maintaining a session state during web service calls on the back-end. All I needed was the following one line of code in my onCreate function of the Activity which calls the web service that sets up the session:

CookieHandler.setDefault(new CookieManager( null, CookiePolicy.ACCEPT_ALL));

Presto! State saved across all subsequent web service calls.


Windows boot up .. 70,000+ updates?!?!?

I normally leave my Windows 7 PC up and running at the office for various reasons. The other day I came into work and we had lost power. I was greeted with the following update message while booting:

2014-07-07 10.15.25



Now, to be fair, it ran through all these updates in a flash which was nice. I’m assuming this happened because I always turn off auto updates because I loath when Windows decides to reboot me to do an auto update and I loose work. Anyone else notice these fly-by recently or was it just catching up on updates?