For those in the embedded Linux world, Busybox seems to be the
single most important thing to have in their filesystem other than
OS itself. This is something I just recently discovered as I
started rooting my Android devices. Prior to Busybox I’ve
been stuck using my laptop to edit files, then using
adb commands to get things to the right location on
the device. When I was really stuck, I’d end up using
adb shell and the simplified utilities that are in
/system/bin. But now with Busybox I have access to all
the commands I’m accustom to using in a full Linux/Unix
The jury is still out on whether I can productively write
anything on a mobile device. I just received a Galaxy Note,
installed Hackers Keyboard, and installed Writer app. The Note
provides nearly an extra inch of keyboard while the Hackers
Keyboard provides all the typical keys on used to on a desktop.
Lastly was finding an app that highlights my favorite plain text
writing language, Markdown.
This issue came up in my day job where the client didn’t
like our password reset passwords. They said it was too random and
people can’t remember it long enough between reading it in
there email and entering it into our app/website.