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Dear Android UI Folks,

The Wi-Fi settings panels on Android L on  Nexus 7 could really use some love.  This is kinda embarrassing...
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Wasn't talking about 5.0.2. :)
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Hey, Lazy Plus,

I've got one of these shiny new Thinkpad X1 Carbons (2015/3rdGen with the non-awful keyboard), and Ubuntu is crapping out initializing the display -- splash screen appears, then goes black, then brief chunk of garbage (looks like lcd controller setup getting clobbered), then blank display.

Any hints for debugging this, reverting to some kind of vesa graphics mode, or text only?

Embedded Linux on devices with a serial port is, in many ways, so much less of a pain to debug than linux on a laptop...  bleargh.

#thinkpad #ubuntu #notworking  
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Looks like the 3.13.0-44 kernel (latest one for ubuntu 14.04.1) does not have the i915 driver issue -- can boot without nomodeset and suspend/resume and changing to/from vts works reliably. 
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Anyone know of a decent ARM Cortex M3 or M4 based MCU family with high speed (480Mbps) USB in a small (lqfp/vqfn 32/48/64) package?
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+Brian Swetland You will still need an external PHY with the F4s. I thought that you wanted everything in single IC from your original post.
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http://www.zachtronics.com/infinifactory/

So very enthused about this!
Infinifactory is an upcoming sandbox puzzle game by Zachtronics, the creators of SpaceChem and Infiniminer. Build factories that assemble products for your alien overlords, and try not to die in the process. Coming to Steam Early Access in late 2014! Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date ...
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dammit! I haven't even finished factorio!
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An old friend of mine is kickstarting an RPG dungeon crawler.  Looks neat!
Battle creatures, collect loot, master magic, and build a Wizard Tower sanctuary in a rogue-like, dungeon-crawling, town-building RPG.
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Darkest Dungeon hit Steam Early Access for Kickstarter Backers (available to everyone Feb 3), and it is spectacular (and brutal).  Love the art style and sidescrolling roguelike party-based despair.

http://www.darkestdungeon.com/
http://store.steampowered.com/app/262060/

It is early and the game has crashed a couple times (always during new party member recruitment so far), but I am having fun (though not making much progress, because it is just brutal or I am unlucky or maybe I'm just bad at it).

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjiBB3nBR-w
Gameplay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCNMdv_9Gro
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Is anyone out there a maintainer of the synaptics xinput driver (or do you know someone who is)?

It treats buttons 4/5 and 6/7 as special scroll buttons which generate press-release event pairs.  Unfortunately these are plain 'ol regular mouse buttons on the 2015 Thinkpad X1 Carbon, and this behaviour makes them unusable.

Further, the driver does not seem to generate any events at all for the middle button.  Lenovo thoughtfully included all 3 buttons, but only 2 are seen (and they generate incorrect events...)

Much sadness!

#linux #synaptics #xinput #broken  
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Moving to 14.10 seems to have resolved my wifi unhappiness, but perhaps it's intermittent and I just got lucky so far post-upgrade.  I have seem some brief pauses (often right after resume) followed by dmesg chatter about GPU command ring stall and restart, so I'm guessing the broadwell generation GPU stuff is not quite stabilized.  Still, things seem to be coming together.
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+Michael Powell witness my horribly horribly inefficient solution to "Shuttle Maintenance" in Infinifactory (can't wait for video uploads to work).

#infinifactory #statemachines #overthinking  
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Yes.
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Oh frabjous day!  Lenovo is rolling back to a keyboard + pointer design that doesn't suck and moving to the 5th gen i-series processors in the new X1 Carbon.  I can finally upgrade my laptop!

http://www.engadget.com/2015/01/04/lenovo-thinkpad-x1-carbon-2015/
You haven't known a fanboy until you've met a ThinkPad fan. The brand's loyal following (many of whom started as IBM users) can be very resistant to chan
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadwell_%28microarchitecture%29
Looks like even the i3s this generation have HD6000 variants.
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Last week, Cartoon Network ran a 10 episode cartoon mini-series (11 minute episodes, two episodes a night) called Over the Garden Wall.  Created by Patrick McHale, with contributions from additional Adventure Time alumni (Steve Wolfhard, Natasha Allegri, Tom Herpich), some awesome voice acting including folks like Christopher Lloyd, John Cleese, and Tim Curry, and full of quality fairy tale fun and creepiness.  It follows brothers Wirt and Greg, and Greg's frog of indeterminate name, lost in the woods in The Unknown, trying to find their way home, and finding adventure along the way, aided by the grouchy bluebird Beatrice, and crossing the paths of many other colorful characters along the way.

The first episode is available on youtube:
Chapter One Full Preview I Over The Garden Wall I Cartoon Network
As is a slice of episode six:
Over the Garden Wall New York Comic Con Sneak Peek – Chapter 6 | Cartoon Network

The entire series is available from Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, and Google Play for $10.

I really enjoyed this.  There's a lot to be said for an original show with a solid beginning, middle, and end.  I hope CN explores the mini-series format more in the future.

http://www.amazon.com/otgw/dp/B00OFQ9WSG/
https://play.google.com/store/tv/show/otgw?id=YZ9XgU-B558
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Watch with care
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Did I miss a memo?  Sony's exiting the laptop and desktop computer business?  This was the result of a search for "laptop" on store.sony.com when I couldn't find a category for computers or laptops...
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I found laptops on this website 
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  • Google, Inc
    Senior Staff Software Engineer, 2005 - 2014
    Android Kernel Engineer / Platform Architect / Systems Team Lead
  • Android, Inc
    Senior Robot Wrangler, 2004 - 2005
    Android Engineering Team. Platform prototyping.
  • Danger, Inc
    Senior Kernel Engineer, 2000 - 2004
    Hiptop OS, Virtual Machine, and Core Libraries.
  • Be Inc.
    Kernel Engineer, 1998 - 2000
    SCSI subsystem and drivers. USB stack and drivers. Misc kernel engineering.
  • Neoglyphics Media Corp
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    Web backend glue.
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