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Martin Bartlett
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Attended Kings Manor School, Shoreham, Sussex, England
Lives in Serris, Seine-et-Marne, France
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Martin Bartlett

Samsung Note Community  - 
 
Am I alone in thinking it somewhat ominous that the latest 4.4.4 ROM for N7000 is very specifically marked FINAL?
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We've been too busy with catching up on 5.1...  Although if you read through this community you will see discussion of the "FINAL" builds.

Long story short - our build/download system has a script that cleans out old files including old nightlies.  Problem is we want to keep at least one 4.4 build around in case of issues and for devices that don't move to 5.1.  Naming it something other than NIGHTLY should stop the cleaner bot from nuking these builds, and FINAL was pretty good for 4.4.

That said, it's highly likely FINAL will apply to all Exynos 4210 devices unless a new maintainer steps up that is able to do some serious kernel rebasing.
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Latest google camera running on latest (and previous back to november at least) OmniROM as video camera freezes then causes the camera to be inaccessible until reboot.

Anyone else seen this?
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Aha - interestingly, the STOCK Camera works! The way to get that is to

1) uninstall GoogleCamera (you'll need something that can uninstall system apps, like App Master, from the Play store).
2) Extract /system/app/Camera2.apk from the most recent nightly Omnirom zip
3) Copy that to your SD card
4) Install it (you'll have to activate "Unknown Sources" in security settings)

Of course there will be tons you can't do ... like ... um... and, well ... um..., and also ... um... - hey I just wanna take photos and videos and don't need flashy filters etc! I.e. I miss nothing and at least it WORKS!
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Martin Bartlett

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http://omni.cmxlog.com/4.4/n7000/ doesn't seem to be working (other devices are). Any ideas?
OmniROM 4.4 Nightlies Changelog for Samsung Galaxy Note
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Same for the oppo find 7
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On the tendency of API designers, when first coming to REST, to drift back into the world of SOAP and RPC:

Imagine we are a race constrained to 2 dimensions that has suddenly found a portal to a third dimension. We're used to assuming that we can only build circles, squares, and triangles.

Well, we could go ahead and continue to build circles, squares and triangles in our new world!

But we'd probably want to take a step back every time our instinct told us to do this, and consider whether we'd actually be exploiting our new world much better if we built a sphere, or a cube, or a prism ...or even (because we CAN now!!!) a cone, or a pyramid, or a cylinder.
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If Pharrell Williams was a programmer:

"It might seem crazy what I'm bout to say
WSDL and SOAP, they've had their day
With REST and JSON movin in
We're sayin' adieu to SOA

Because I'm API
....
"

(Grooooooaaaannnn)
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Straight red card! 
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New AWS Europe Region! Frankfurt! http://urly.fi/ifo
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AWS Solution Architect certification exam aced!!!
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Little chance of that - they needed two forms of picture ID. The centre does exams for lots of big IT companies (IBM, Citrix, MS,...). One of those companies (not sure which) uses facial recognition software to check that the right person is taking the exam - I know this because one poor sod could not get himself recognized by the camera the centre was using!
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HOW IS THIS EVEN POSSIBLE!!!! (Only for techies):

1 Android Tablet (Sony Xperia Z), 
1 Google Chromecast, 
1 Galaxy Note Phone set as a hotspot, 
1 HDMI->VGA converter with sound output (so takes HDMI signal - with sound and video - on input, sends video to VGA output, sends sound to standard mini-jack output), 
1 pair of earbuds.
1 mains power supplies for all powered items

Connect all that up at home (note: phone hotspot, NOT home wireless network) - cast screen from tablet, play a video - sound comes clear through converter sound output (whether or not VGA display is connected). Reliably. Every time I have tried over a number of days.

Connect all that up at another place in town (again: phone hotspot, NOT the local wireless network) - cast screen from tablet, play the same video - NO sound through converter sound output (whether or not VGA display is connected). Reliably. Every time I have tried over a number of visits.

I've spent hours at the two places trying to understand the difference in config. There isn't any - NONE WHATSOEVER. If you say "it's the phone signal" - well, that's better at the "other place" than at home. And, of course, when NOT casting the screen, the sound works on the tablet in both places. Device mutual proximities? Same at both places (very close).

Of course, next test is to not use the VGA converter but use a native HDMI display at both places - already done that at home and it works fine - but I'm suspecting some condition that I cannot see is causing no sound to be sent to the Chromecast from the tablet, or to be output from the Chromecast - but what the HE...CK could that "condition" be (remember, this isn't intermittent, it's reliable behaviour at both locations).
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Merry Christmas from the Bartletts
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Loved the ending, Gaby you finished it off in great style! BRILLIANT!
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I don't read text, I just watch picture. I saw Microsoft Looooves Linux.
Martin loves Linux, so now Martin looooves MS and now we can use Excel :)
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Ah - perfect!
Online regular expression testing for Java using java.util.regex.Pattern
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Nice!  Now I'm torn between that and QuickrREx plugin for eclipse.
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Super-irritating thing that happens every time I update - apps that have been moved to the SD-card have to be reinstalled (despite the fact that their folders still exist on the SD-card). They survive across reboot but not an OmniDelta update.

Any takers?
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internal - and the move is done using the standard "Move to SDCard" button in the application manager
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  • CSC
    Senior Technical Consultant, 1988 - present
  • American Express, Barclays Bank
    Systems Programmer, 1987 - 1988
  • Sun Alliance Insurance
    Programmer, 1984 - 1987
  • Barclays plc
    Teller, 1979 - 1984
  • South Eastern Electricity Board
    Trainee Accountant, 1978 - 1979
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Serris, Seine-et-Marne, France
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Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, England - Camberley, Surrey, England - Austin, Texas, USA - Brighton, East Sussex, England
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Bass-playing, Java-programming, Christian
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Born in Shoreham, Sussex, England in 1960. Went to Kings Manor School then decided not to got to UNI and started training as an accountant. Gave that up for banking, then gave that up for computer programming. Lived in UK till 28, then moved to the US, then to France (with a short stop over back in the UK). Through all that, played, and still play, bass guitar in a variety of groups. Most importantly, though, became a Christian in 1990! Have 5 kids and two grand-kids (at the moment!). Now been married to Lisa for over 20 years.  
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  • Kings Manor School, Shoreham, Sussex, England
    1971 - 1978
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