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Eric Schrag
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Android Coder, Snowboarder, Hockey Fan, Hockey Player. Shuffle as needed.
Android Coder, Snowboarder, Hockey Fan, Hockey Player. Shuffle as needed.

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Am I crazy, or does Lollipop consistently fail to put stacktraces into logs? Debugging has gotten way worse in 5.0 as far as I can tell. Is there a work-around? Am I the only person this happens to? Are these questions rhetorical?!

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I bet +Kelly Merrell​ wishes he was stuck in Chicago with +Dapp Ollone​ and I.
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Trying to use some Renderscript in order to play with Picasso Transformations today, I discovered a bit of nastiness - despite the Renderscript documentation saying "We strongly recommend using the Support Library APIs for accessing RenderScript because they provide a wider range of device compatibility," the documentation also says three paragraphs later that "Use of Support Library RenderScript APIs is not currently supported with Android Studio or Gradle-based builds."

I'm a little bit stunned. "We strongly recommend you use these APIs that are supported in neither the 1.0 release of the IDE we have created, nor the new build system that is meant to be the best"? Completely bizarre.
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Thought you would appreciate this end game, +Drew Jacobs​.
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Lollipop's lockscreen feels like a total mess to me. I'm wearing Android Wear, and you know it. Why am I shown an unchangable giant clock? I have a watch on! Why do I have to mess around with a crappy MediaStyle notification for Spotify, instead of using their much-more-tappable lockscreen widget? Why can't I have my DashClock Widget back so I can see things I care about?

The interactions feel so wrong, and I really loved 4.4's lockscreen, and I would love to have it back. The only thing Lollipop has that I love is Smart Lock. Nothing else makes me happy I took the OTA update.
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Things I miss from Gmail while I'm trying Inbox:
* A convenient Trash button
* Images hidden by default
* Priority Inbox
* Things I can make use of in the margins
* Any sort of power-user settings at all
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I think I'm less impressed with Inbox than most people. I had a very nicely tuned Gmail workflow (which thankfully still exists!) and Inbox completely shatters that workflow with Bundling. I've turned Bundling off for now, and I think I can see a way forward where my flow gets more efficient than it was with Gmail, but I'm just not certain it passes the xkcd test of "how much time should you spend automating?"
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Gave a talk last night at University of Delaware's ACM chapter on Android. I ended up putting together a demo app and giving a free-form talk on the idea of "From Hello World To A Real (Toy) App." It was a lot of fun, and the students there were great. I'd do it again for sure.
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UPDATE: in order for the support Toolbar to work, you must use Theme.AppCompat, otherwise it won't display properly.

I think appcompat-v7 21.0.0 might be a little half-baked. The top is the standard Toolbar from 21, the bottom is a support-v7 Toolbar. They both receive identical setNavigationIcon() and inflateMenu() calls. Sigh. Off to file a bug.

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I didn't know +Dapp Ollone was a craft brewer.
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