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Old February 29th, 2012, 10:25 AM   #8451 (permalink)
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Is everyone feeling better now after getting the AF plague?

Also if you are green and are in the lounge, does it make you a lizard?

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My Dad has had the dev release for a while and I've used it. Hated it. I kind of feel like Sheldon on Big Bang Theory. It's TOOO user friendly. It makes it more difficult to get to some of the things knowledgable Windows users make use of on a daily basis. To me it seemed like a crummy attempt to overlay a simplified touch-like interface over Windows to make it more user-friendly.
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I pretty regularly type out a response, read it over, and just delete the whole thing for exactly this reason.
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Is everyone feeling better now after getting the AF plague?

Also if you are green and are in the lounge, does it make you a lizard?
All better! Thanks. How are you feeling?

Lizards are cute (for the most part) so I can go with that.
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I pretty regularly type out a response, read it over, and just delete the whole thing for exactly this reason.
I do that all the time. Type, edit, delete this sentence, reread it, then post it. When I do it in this thread, by the time I think it is right I'm three pages removed from the post I was responding to.

Oh, and you would think that I could catch my spelling errors with all that pondering, but alas.
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Ughh looks like someone beat me to that Car Accident Reporting app.

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.caraccidentsidekick&feature=search_ result
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Old February 29th, 2012, 10:34 AM   #8458 (permalink)
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I do that all the time. Type, edit, delete this sentence, reread it, then post it. When I do it in this thread, by the time I think it is right I'm three pages removed from the post I was responding to.

Oh, and you would think that I could catch my spelling errors with all that pondering, but alas.
Yeah, this is going crazy fast, I can already see that I'll never keep up. By the time I get out of class this afternoon, I'll have 25 pages to read.

I will make a valiant attempt, though, because I have been so glad to find such a friendly community. Seems like 99% of the net is clogged with trolls, so it's kind of amazing to find nice people somewhere, and I want to make the most of it.
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Old February 29th, 2012, 10:37 AM   #8459 (permalink)
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Ughh looks like someone beat me to that Car Accident Reporting app.

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.caraccidentsidekick&feature=search_ result
So make yours more. More user friendly, more options..... That looks like its put out by a lawyer or in conjunction with one.
(I don't have anything against lawyers but its a bit odd to read that you can have your info reviewed for free...sounds like fishing for business to me)
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All better! Thanks. How are you feeling?

Lizards are cute (for the most part) so I can go with that.
I am doing a lot better, Thanks. But the head cold part is still lingering on.
I have been so busy at work and at home trying to catch up from being down for the few days that I was sick.

The worst part is that I did not get to see Ghost Riders 2 yet.
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Yeah, this is going crazy fast, I can already see that I'll never keep up. By the time I get out of class this afternoon, I'll have 25 pages to read.

I will make a valiant attempt, though, because I have been so glad to find such a friendly community. Seems like 99% of the net is clogged with trolls, so it's kind of amazing to find nice people somewhere, and I want to make the most of it.
Actually it is busy in here today, a lot more than normal.
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Old February 29th, 2012, 10:41 AM   #8462 (permalink)
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Ughh looks like someone beat me to that Car Accident Reporting app.

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.caraccidentsidekick&feature=search_ result
I noticed that it was updated today, I bet a google search led the dev to all our great ideas here.
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Old February 29th, 2012, 10:46 AM   #8463 (permalink)
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LOL. I'm sorry BB, I know it was mean of me to post that. It's like waving a plate of barbeque ribs in front of a starving person and telling then they can't have them.
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LOL. I'm sorry BB, I know it was mean of me to post that. It's like waving a plate of barbeque ribs in front of a starving person and telling then they can't have them.
Nah, its pretty funny to me. Especially considering how many times I've left double entendre knowing nothing could be answered. Turn about is fair play.
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Old February 29th, 2012, 10:48 AM   #8466 (permalink)
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So, I hope we get to welcome new people into the Watering Hole with the 100 off of this great phone today!

Also: Anyone notice how little VZW reps push the Galaxy Nexus, when I told them I knew what I wanted they still tried pushing the Razr on me.
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So, I hope we get to welcome new people into the Watering Hole with the 100 off of this great phone today!

Also: Anyone notice how little VZW reps push the Galaxy Nexus, when I told them I knew what I wanted they still tried pushing the Razr on me.
+1 for hoping to welcome new people!

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Old February 29th, 2012, 10:55 AM   #8468 (permalink)
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So, I hope we get to welcome new people into the Watering Hole with the 100 off of this great phone today!

Also: Anyone notice how little VZW reps push the Galaxy Nexus, when I told them I knew what I wanted they still tried pushing the Razr on me.
I have come to the conclusion that this is actually evidence to back Moto's claim that Verizon is the one who really likes locked phones.

I think Verizon is pushing the Razr because it's less open, and therefore they think if they can get a Razr in everybody's hand, less people will be "stealing" from them by tethering, etc.

Which is ridiculous, of course, for a half dozen reasons, but it's also how corporations think.
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Good morning all. Thought I would update youse on my Nexus saga. I don't remember if I mentioned that I had two one-way audio issues yesterday? Once when I called my mother in the early afternoon and once last night talking with a friend. Those dropped calls, along with the reddish display, and having to compare two job offers (long story for another post), I just didn't have the mental energy to call Verizon last night.

Before calling Verizon this morning, I went to unlock my phone and it didn't respond to touch. Weird... tried it again, and the phone rebooted itself. I've never, ever had that problem before and thought it strange. I called Verizon and explained, again, my story to the rep. I explained that I've sent back three "certified like-new" replacements and I want a new phone. He checked a few things and said, let's do a few troubleshooting steps with your phone. I have to admit, I rolled my eyes but said okay, I'll play the game.

He had me power it off, wait about 10 seconds, power it back on, and he made a test call to me. No issue. So he says he feels confident my problem is fixed. I said the polite version of Whiskey Tango Foxtrot? He told me there were several complaints of dropped calls and other issues related to my tower yesterday afternoon and those problems were fixed at approximately 8:30 AM today... which was almost exactly the same time my phone locked up and rebooted. He said that when we rebooted the phone, it automatically updated to the latest towers, roaming capabilities, etc. I said I don't have to do *228, option 1 to update my towers? He said no, LTE phones do that automatically upon power-up.

I said fine, I'll give it a try but the first time I have the one-way audio issue again, I'm calling back and I want a new Nexus. He said no problem, he made the notation on my account for an early upgrade and I said I don't want another phone, I want the Nexus and he said no problem. I didn't think about it until after I hung up but I hope "early upgrade" doesn't mean I'd have to pay for a Nexus. I don't think so, and I really don't feel like calling Verizon back right now to confirm.

Could the problems with the tower have been the root cause of my issues? It's possible because I live ~3 miles from where I work - probably less as the crow flies - so that means I'm on the same tower at work and at home, and that means 95% of the phone calls I make are when I'm connected to the same tower. I explained to the guy that I've been having these problems since Day 1 with my Nexus and he said it's possible that these problems existed for a while but no one reported them before now. Doesn't say much about me since I've been complaining about this for a while now.

That's the latest. We'll see what happens! Not holding my breath lest I turn blue, but I'm still willing to play the game.
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Man what a drama your phone has been -- hope it all gets fixed.

Does anyone use a specific e-Reader app on their phone? Thinking about trying out Aldiko on the Playbook, but I heard good things about MoonReader as well. Any insight? Thanks.
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Could the problems with the tower have been the root cause of my issues? It's possible because I live ~3 miles from where I work - probably less as the crow flies - so that means I'm on the same tower at work and at home, and that means 95% of the phone calls I make are when I'm connected to the same tower.
I hope your all set. I will say that the tower thing is the most plausible thing I've heard to date. It is a whole new network deployment plus managing 3G / 4G switchoff. I very well could be a bug on the Rx/Tx side of things.
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Does anyone use a specific e-Reader app on their phone? Thinking about trying out Aldiko on the Playbook, but I heard good things about MoonReader as well. Any insight? Thanks.
I'm a Google Books man myself. Probably doesn't help you in your quest to find one on the Playbook though does it?
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Does anyone use a specific e-Reader app on their phone? Thinking about trying out Aldiko on the Playbook, but I heard good things about MoonReader as well. Any insight? Thanks.
I've used Aldiko and I really liked it, though now I'm mostly using Nook.
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But not the hippopotamus (that being me). Getting the AF plague a tad late here. I start work in 4 hours. Hope some vitamin c will do the trick.
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Might stick to Aldiko since I learned they have Aldiko sync which syncs your progress throughout multiple instances of the app via Dropbox - pretty nifty.
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But not the hippopotamus (that being me). Getting the AF plague a tad late here. I start work in 4 hours. Hope some vitamin c will do the trick.
Try to get some antibiotics from your doc.
I am on antibiotics and the head cold part is still lingering on.
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I stumbled across Aldiko when trying to find a reader that could open my own epub files. I'm no connoisseur of e-readers, but Aldiko seems as good as the Google and Kindle apps I have tried in the past.

As an avid reader, I still find that I prefer holding a book in my hands to an e-book whenever it's practical.
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Old February 29th, 2012, 01:26 PM   #8482 (permalink)
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He had me power it off, wait about 10 seconds, power it back on, and he made a test call to me. No issue. So he says he feels confident my problem is fixed. I said the polite version of Whiskey Tango Foxtrot? He told me there were several complaints of dropped calls and other issues related to my tower yesterday afternoon and those problems were fixed at approximately 8:30 AM today... which was almost exactly the same time my phone locked up and rebooted. He said that when we rebooted the phone, it automatically updated to the latest towers, roaming capabilities, etc. I said I don't have to do *228, option 1 to update my towers? He said no, LTE phones do that automatically upon power-up.
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I truly hope that fixes it for you. I guess it's plausible that it's a tower issue. However, I would think if it's a tower issue, nearly everyone using that tower would experience it, and there would be more people screaming about it.

I think mine was definitely a phone issue. I had the one way audio issue quite a few times on my new phone, even after replacing the sim card in it. However, it's yet to happen on this phone, and I've made a few hundred calls on it. Same towers, same locations. I live in Huntersville, work in Charlotte, and I don't experience that problem at all anymore.

Anyway, good luck on getting your phone working for you! I just know when you do get it 'just right', that you'll be very glad you stuck with the Nexus!
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I live in Huntersville, work in Charlotte, and I don't experience that problem at all anymore.
I live in Huntersville, work in Charlotte, and still have that problem. That should tell you the towers are likely not the issue.

If I thought I could swap out the hardware like NCTurner did and get a good one in return, I'd do it. But after reading (un)Lucky's journal entries, I think I'll just stick with what I have and hope the "voice privacy" suggestion helps for my limited calling habit.
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Anybody in here change their DPI? And if they do, any idea how to keep the softkeys centered? I change my DPI and the softkeys all slide off center to the right...
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Anybody in here change their DPI? And if they do, any idea how to keep the softkeys centered? I change my DPI and the softkeys all slide off center to the right...
What ROM you on? I thought this only happened with gummyNex? I thought I read AOKP fixed this issue.

Not sure though cause I am on gummyNex with stock DPI.
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Literally hundreds of people have used Aldiko based on my recommendations beginning in July 2010.

A short while back they "updated" it with feature changes until I couldn't stand it for the lack of utility so I bailed on it.

This last week, chanchan05 (member here) turned me on to this and I cannot say enough good things about it -

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.mantano.reader.android.trial

All of the Project Gutenberg features work, just enter this url as one of your feeds - PG Mobile (that's m dot gutenberg dot org)

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Lucky Armpit - I regret saying this, but I'm having trouble with the tower theory.

It's possible that trouble has existed on that tower and no one has complained until quite recently. But I'm not seeing one-way call issues elsewhere on our forums, and I while there's lots that I don't see, I do see more phone forums than many. Because you're not the only one here reporting the issue, this leaves us with two scenarios:

Either there are several areas having this issue and no one has reported them to Verizon yet and no one except a few Nexus owners have brought it up on our forums - or - there was a short run of Nexii with a bug.

I could be wrong, I often am, I hope for your sake that I am, but I'm going with choice 2, especially as he made no attempt to ask you to try for a few days now that tower service has happened.

I'll keep a good thought and hope that your next phone works just fine, I'm sure you want that more than me!

As for the coincidence in time between that tower going screwy and your phone rebooting, I'd like to know more about that. When you're on 4G, both your CDMA and LTE radios are both fully active - I imagine that some set of signals might confuse a phone until it reacts that way, but if so - wow!
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Literally hundreds of people have used Aldiko based on my recommendations beginning in July 2010.

A short while back they "updated" it with feature changes until I couldn't stand it for the lack of utility so I bailed on it.

This last week, chanchan05 (member here) turned me on to this and I cannot say enough good things about it -

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.mantano.reader.android.trial

All of the Project Gutenberg features work, just enter this url as one of your feeds - PG Mobile (that's m dot gutenberg dot org)
Giving this a shot tonight - thanks Early!

PS: Do you know if there is a way to sync read status across devices? This may be the only saving grace for Adilko unless I decide to do all my reading on my Tablet in which case I will just find the best single device reader.
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What ROM you on? I thought this only happened with gummyNex? I thought I read AOKP fixed this issue.

Not sure though cause I am on gummyNex with stock DPI.
I am on Codename 1.4.0 with a theme.
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Giving this a shot tonight - thanks Early!

PS: Do you know if there is a way to sync read status across devices? This may be the only saving grace for Adilko unless I decide to do all my reading on my Tablet in which case I will just find the best single device reader.
Unlike Aldiko sync being supplied by a third party, Mantano sync is being built-in to the reader itself.

It's under beta right now, but you can join -

https://mantano.zendesk.com/entries/20687662-sync-annotation-and-current-read-page-between-devices

pastafarian mentioned that it FC'd on his Honeycomb tablet but I don't have details.
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Anyone notice that TSF Shell is available...for $17. I guess it doesn't work/work well with ICS?

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New toy came today! Also thanks for the link Early -- definitely going to look into this. That reader is real nice though - especially since it hides the softkeys when reading.

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I know we share our GNex photos here, so I thought I would share a couple. 1st one is from yesterday as Evan had to come to work with me for a few hours, and yes, that is an extremely oversized donut, I wanted to post it last night but I was busy. The second is from my commute home tonight. No problem for me with my GNex camera.



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They make them at a local Mom & Pop that I have been going to for years. It's nice, they see me walking by the window and have my coffee ready when I get in. It is actually faster for them to throw it together, but I feel guilty getting called out of line though.
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Night 4 of cooking. They actually told me they liked this one. Cavatappi, broccoli rabe and chicken in a creamy pesto sauce. With salad and garlic bread. Pinot Grigio for Pop and I, milk for Ann.


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Night 4 of cooking. They actually told me they liked this one. Cavatappi, broccoli rabe and chicken in a creamy pesto sauce. With salad and garlic bread. Pinot Grigio for Pop and I, milk for Ann.


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I live in Huntersville, work in Charlotte, and still have that problem. That should tell you the towers are likely not the issue.

If I thought I could swap out the hardware like NCTurner did and get a good one in return, I'd do it. But after reading (un)Lucky's journal entries, I think I'll just stick with what I have and hope the "voice privacy" suggestion helps for my limited calling habit.

I agree with all if you, Lucky, NC and esmith: could still be equipment, software or tower; hard to say. My one way happens only when I am on my home tower on OKI. Traveled to Dallas over Christmas, no issues. Came across the state on 40 last week, spent the weekend in Raleigh, no issues. Currently in the High Country, no issues. Also, a way back, there was a question about the nexus being used on an extender. I can confirm that the nexus will connect to an extender, no issues here either.

Esmith, what is the Voice Privacy suggestion you are using? So far I have not had the issue in about three weeks, so here is hoping.

On another note, we are having a wicked thunderstorm up here at Mt Mitchell tonight. Sitting in a cloud with lightening dashing around, torrential rain and booming thunder, are we sure it is still February?
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