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Lane Greer
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So I just updated my 6P to Android 7.0 and I have to say, the Nexus Launcher is pretty disappointing. Has anyone figured out how to retain the "Swipe Left for Google Now" feature? I've enabled it in the Nexus Launcher settings but it doesn't work.
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+Chris Perry is right. You can't uninstall your current active launcher. He pointed that out to me as well.
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Hey community. I've been running a pretty stable environment of CouchPotato, Sonarr, and Emby on Ubuntu 15.1 for a while now. About a month or so ago I ran out of storage and because of the age and stupidity of the Dell PERCi6 raid card in my server, I had no way to make any changes to my HDD configuration without deleting my virtual disks and reinstalling.

SO... I just decided to nuke it all and start over. I bought a used Qnap NAS and another hard drive for my server. Installed mergerfs and snapraid on my server, and moved to Ubuntu Mate 16.04. The reconfig was a bit of a beast and I'd love to be able to dummy proof myself more in the future.

Do any of you guys have experience running these application in Docker containers that you can backup and just pull back down and reinstall in the future? If so, what are the pros/cons of moving to Docker for all my media applications?
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I run it in a lxc guest. But to be more portable, I would use KVM. Have not really bought into docker yet.... I bet there are already dockers out for it though... 
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I'm in the process of upgrading my media rig at my house to incorporate mergerfs and snapraid, add in NAS storage to supplement my server storage, and move my tv from sickrage to sonarr.

I have never really don't a lot of backing up but considering the configuration that has to be created and fstab entries for mergerfs and snapraid I really want to get some full backups scheduled. I'm wanting to do daily snapshots, weekly backups, and monthly backups (that will be compressed every month). I'm moving ahead with rsync and have been doing some reading. Right now I'm running with

$rsync -avz--progress --exclude-from=excludes.txt / /mnt/nas/rsync

where i'm telling it to exclude /mnt (where all my mass storage is mounted), and /home/user/parity (my snapraid parity drive)

Do you guys have any recommendations about other things I might not want to sync?
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freenas and its snapshots 
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If you like connundrums, take a minute and read this... I'm not a total noob but I'm not making kernel mods either.

Ok. I'm going to do my best here to explain what I've done to my system, even through I don't truly understand it myself. I just want to know if the potential solution I'm thinking of is sound.

I have a Dell r710 Media Server in my house. I recently set out to migrate from the crappy Perc i6 raid controller to a combo mergerfs and snapraid. At the same time I just wanted to clean some things up. Change the distro on the server. Integrate a new NAS i bought. A number of things.

So... I installed a fresh Ubuntu Mate 16.04 on the server and partitioned 4 partitions. 1G primary ext4 for /boot, 46G primary btrfs for /, 140G logical btrfs for /home, and the rest for swap.

I made it through the install of emby server, sonarr, jackett, and couchpotato and just about completed my configs. Then in install mergerfs and snapraid. I had everything just about ready to take live but I hadn't actually rebooted yet. I wanted to make sure my fstab was going to mount everything back properly and all my crontabs were going to start executing at their perscribed schedules. Really just a sanity check.

I powered down and powered back up and BOOM. Blank screen. No Grub. Nothing. I plugged in my Ubuntu thumb drive and booted to live just to poke around in my fs to see what's going on and my /dev/sda (/boot) directory was EMPTY! No idea how that happened.

Now I've been tinkering with boot-repair and trying to get everything back up and running and as far as I've been able to get is getting into Grub, past Grub, and now it's booting to Busybox.

I'm just about fed up. I'm wondering if I'd be better off to just rsync my /home and /root (sans-/boot) up to my NAS and then do a clean install. Then restore my rsync back down to overwrite the fresh system except for leaving the fresh /boot directory with all the right content in it. What does everything think? Am I nuts? At this point I'm just trying to save my sanity.
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I do this a lot. I name the host machine the same name, give myself the same user name. I drag/drop my user data back in, and I have a shell script that installs the apps I use. All of the dot folders in my Home folder contain the settings and data for each of the apps. First time I run them after an install they find the appropriate dot folder and away they go.
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The new Google keyboard just changed my life. When you are typing and you really need to go back like 18 random spaces and delete a type-o and you try like crazy to get the cursor in the right place....

Now, with the update today you just drag your finger on the space bar and it will move your cursor!!! Mind Blown!

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Writing something to try it out thanks!
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Anyone in here running CouchPotato on an Ubuntu rig? I'm running into issues and I'd really just like to completely nuke my CP install and start over, but now when I just remove the .couchpotato directory and reinstall from git, the python command just hangs. No idea what's bogging it down.


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Hey All,

Ran into an interesting bug recently. Seemingly for no reason Android Auto just stopped outputting any audio other than media. It would play music/podcasts but the audio alerts like when you tell it to "Call my wife" would not reply with "Calling Hannah Greer" or driving navigation would not play anything even if I unmuted the navigation prompts.

I tweeted to Android and they just said they recommended I do a factory reset on my phone. I hate that response but I figured, "What the hell?". I wiped my phone and everything went back to normal, but then about a week later it happened again.

I reached out to Android on twitter again and again they recommended factory reset. This time I wasn't going to do it again. I started poking around and eventually figured out the root cause.

I have an Android Wear device and I had selected the option to "Mute audible notifications when Android Wear is connected" and when you throw Android Auto into the picture, muting notifications actually mutes all audio output prompts in Android Auto.

Just be aware if you experience this. Chances are your phone notifications are muted or your device is on "Do Not Disturb" mode.

+Android Central +Android Authority #android #nexus #androidauto +Android Auto
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Hey Everyone. I've run into an interesting snag and I'm wondering if anyone could give me a hand.

My ideal server for my house would be Ubuntu Server 16.04 with a Cinnamon front end. I started down that road and got server installed and started installing cinnamon and Mate (just for options) but then when I went to install xorg I'm getting a "Server terminated with error (1)."

I"m able to start x from root but not as a user. I know it's a permission issue, but I can't, for the life of me, figure out what it might be. Any thoughts? What would you like me to pull for you?
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Thanks guys. I finally decided that because my end result was to be an Ubuntu install without the bloat of unity so I just installed ubuntu mate and added cinnamon. It would have been fun to figure it out with server, but if rather get on with rebuilding my htpc. I have about 4 T of content to move, scripts to migrate, and applications to install and configure. Life's too short to muck with xorg. Thanks again!
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I really love this company. I've bought many devices and cases from them. I actually never travel without at least 3 of their products in my bag. Usually 2 batteries (large and small) for my devices, and 2 or three cords. They really do make the best charges, batteries, and cords on the market, and their speakers don't suck either!
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I continue to be impressed by these guys' products. Best phone accessories out there. Their battery packs are second to none.

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Google Apps Domain Administration, GNU Linux Server, bash, Customer Success, IT infrastructure consulting and project management, drums, percussion, hammered dulcimer, acoustic guitar, graphic design (Adobe Suite)
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Westminster, CO - Lakewood, CO - Irving, TX - Lakewood, TX - Dallas, TX - Grand Prairie, TX - Abilene, TX - Stone Mountain, GA
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“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” -A.W. Tozer
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PLEASE READ: If you are going to add me to your circles and want me to add you back, please have a picture of yourself as your profile picture and some information about you in your profile. I hope that's not asking too much.

I am a normal guy living my life in love with my college sweetheart and wife, Hannah. We have two awesome dogs, Brody Bear and Cocha. Check out my photos to see them.

I am bound to my GOD by the sin He saved me from, and no amount of generosity or philanthropy will free my from dependence on His grace. That is my blessing.

Stuff I'm into:

  • Boutique Fine Wine (primarily French, German & Spanish)
  • Craft Beer (I like balanced beer. Not a huge fan of over malted stouts or over hoppy IPAs. Life is about balance and moderation and my taste in beer is similar)
  • Whisky - as a general rule I try to keep my cabinet stocked with one single malt Scotch whisky, one blended Scotch whisky, and one Kentucky Bourbon at all times. They're all fantastic but I just depends what kind of mood I'm in.
  • Music - if you want to know the kind of music I'm into just search Google+ for #eclecticcollection. I post stuff pretty regularly under that hashtag. 
  • The merger of society and technology for the purpose of the enrichment of life in general. In the words of Google CEO, Larry Page, "Technology sould do the hard work, so you can get on and live your life."

Favorite Quotes:

"I fear the man who drinks water and so remembers this morning what the rest of us said last night." ~Benjamin Franklin~

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    Bachelor's of Business Administration, 2003 - 2007
  • Abilene Cooper High School
    General, 1999 - 2003
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Not a single booth near an electrical outlet. Just wanted to have some dinner and do work on my computer and apparently IHOP doesn't want to enable people to acquire regulars. Oh well. Won't be coming back here.
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I'm a grad student at GA Tech and this is the hotel where we have all our meals. Everything is great. Food is fantastic. Getting drink service is a little chaotic but I'll cut them some slack. They pump a ton of people through this dining hall.
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Fantastic restaurant with attentive staff, thoughtful cocktails, great wine list, and really impressive menu items. Good atmosphere. We usually sit on the patio and have always had a wonderful time. One of my wife and I's favorite places!
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Great restaurant in downtown historic Woodstock. Food was pretty average Italian but pricing was great, service was great, and overall it was a really fun time!
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Gorgeous hotel! Really loved my stay. Room was amazing. There isn't really much to do nearby, but I would certainly stay there again.
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The teriyaki beef is some of the best I have ever had! It's a hole in the wall, sure, but this place makes fantastic food and serves huge portions.
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