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Question for Glass developers or anybody in general - have you seen that WIFI on Glass is crippled since the last update?

I'm developing an app for Glass which I can't get to work. It has a socket connection which is simply hanging. I've tried this in two different apps, a Glass app and a Android app, both debugging on the device (same socket code otherwise). When the Android version is run on the desktop in a simulator it works fine, but hangs on the socket in the device. This occurs across two different latest vintage Glass devices. 
 
On investigating I tried an "adb shell" and "ping <my ip>" address and am getting 25%-50% packet loss. I also tried this on two different WIFI networks - same results. 
 
I think the WIFI is broken on 17 - can others confirm?
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+Dan McLaughlin I'll try that when I get home (left my USB cable at home)
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XE 16.1 is caught in a startup infinite loop. Help! The splash screen keeps cycling. #glass 
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Yup. Interested to see how this plays out
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A Glass question for once ... Glass is now eating up mobile data bandwidth, 1GB in the last week! I can't find any settings for this and am not sure how it turned on. Never had a problem with this before, any ideas?

Old Galaxy Nexus (Nexus 5 coming in this week)
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Most users probably aren't going to go through the hassle to set up some kind of DIY cloud or local storage solution, and the moment viewing system is a whole different problem to tackle if you eschew Narrative's app and backend.

That said it would be really really nice if they would release open source code to interpret the sidecar files, so in case they go out of business our files won't just become useless.
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Notes on getting Glass prescription eyeglasses. 

I'm still in progress for getting some prescription eyeglasses. I'm developing for Glass, but don't use it much because of contact lens issues, and feel that the "bare" version looks too geeky for daily use. With lenses it looks more acceptable. 


My prescription is approximately a -8 in each eye, due to having a genetically long eyeball. I get all my eyeglasses at Zenni, but unfortunately they don't take frames so I needed to take my Glass frames (the squarish ones, I forget the style name) to my optometrist, Sausalito Optometry. 

They've been there for two weeks now and I called to get the story. The lab they sent them off to has done a lot of Google Glass prescription frames, presumably because there's only a few labs for the Bay Area and they're getting all that business. However they've not done one with this strong a prescription yet. I specified the highest index plastic, but they've already done two tries at it and failed. 

The problem is the curved frames that Google provides. Most eyeglass frames are relatively uncurved, but for whatever reason Google put a big curve in this which is making it really hard to fit a lens that won't pop out. They're going to try one more time with a new blank type (I wasn't able to get more technical details than that) and I'll find out by next Wednesday if they were successful. 

Obviously I hope they're successful so that I didn't waste money on frames, but it's a warning for those with stronger prescriptions that it may not be easy. 
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+Dan McLaughlin we are a minority, so I can understand focusing on lenses that would have the highest purchase/adoption rate yet still cover a significantly broad gamut of users. Unfortunately it sounds like we may be outside that span!
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It appears that the GDK will be released publicly later today, so those who can't attend will get it as soon as we do. 
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Cool!
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OK the GDK is REALLY cool, what I've been waiting for ...
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Why did I find this an unusual admission from Apple, even if it is in developer documentation? And distressingly, the fatalistic view that "We don’t want it to happen, but it does anyway."

"Let’s face it; applications sometimes crash. We don’t want it to happen, but it does anyway. Often, certain parts of an application are more prone to crashes than others. For example, the stability of any application with a plug-in API is inherently at the mercy of the authors of plug-ins."
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I'm still in Pending for Google IO, at this point it's probably a no-go. Congrats to +John McLaughlin and everybody else who got a ticket!
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+Eric Schrag indeed. ;)
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Glass OTA updating killed my movie

So this morning my kid had a funny song he made up on the spot that he wanted me to record while I was waiting to drop him off at school. So I fired up a Glass video and off we want. He was pretty excited about it and at the end of the day wanted to see it and write down the words. Unfortunately it was damaged and unrecoverable. 

Turns out I got the "mystery XE16" update at the end of the recording. All I know is the movie shut down, Glass rebooted, then did an update, and rebooted again. I had assumed it had saved my movie in progress but no, it was a hard kill. 

OK Glass team - that's wasn't nice. Make OTA updates less draconian. 
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+Jason Hsu We're "Explorers", a fancy word for "Alpha Testers" or maybe beta if you like. The usual social contract for that is to provide feedback and don't lambast the developers for mistakes, or changes as things develop. 

Once a product is released I fully agree with you, it's open season. 
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OK We're so busy going through the practice session for a hackathon (coming up with ideas, rating them, etc) we haven't even looked at code yet. So if you aren't at the Hackathon you can be, er, actually hacking before we are and working with the code. Enjoy! :)
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Not a lot of "old timers" here at the hackathon (yeah, Glass hasn't even been released a year yet). I've seen +Cecilia Abadie, +Jenny Murphy, +Alain Vongsouvanh +Julian Beltran +Tejas Lagvankar ... anybody I've missed?
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Pics or it didn't happen! I have to admit, though, it's the bricks that I'd be angry if I missed out on. They'd better not give you guys bricks.
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I just got an invite to get a custom URL, you'll now find me at https://plus.google.com/+DanMcLaughlin ... hoy!
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+Kevin Kunze From the sound of it, Dan hasn't been wearing them long-term like the rest of us have.
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