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Autophone Status Update 2015-02-23

Autophone is one of the few test frameworks for measuring page load performance and testing video playback on real Android devices. Although Autophone failures will not cause checkins to the tree to be backed out, developers need to be aware of Autophone and how to respond when their patches have been identified as regressing Autophone. … Continue reading "Autophone Status Update 2015-02-23"

How to work around SOAP request protocol error with VMware-vSphere-Perl-SDK-5.5.0

During a move from vSphere 5.0 to 5.5 I ran into errors using the Perl scripts provided with the VMware vSphere Perl SDK for 5.5 on Fedora 20. The symptom was the following response to calling SOAP request error - possibly a protocol issue: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <soapenv:Envelope xmlns:soapenc="" xmlns:soapenv="" xmlns:xsd="" xmlns:xsi=""> <soapenv:Body> I … Continue reading "How to work around SOAP request protocol error with VMware-vSphere-Perl-SDK-5.5.0"

Splitting and Packing Android Boot images

After wandering twisty little passages, all alike concerning rooting Android devices I decided the best way forward for devices with unlocked bootloaders was to root via modifying the default.prop values in the boot image. There are a number of different scripts available on various sites which purport to unpack and pack Android boot images, but … Continue reading "Splitting and Packing Android Boot images"

Simply No Excuse

Almost 13 years ago, I was a member of Netscape’s Technology Evangelism team tasked with helping promote a web based upon standards that could be accessed by anyone, using any browser on any operating system. Netscape is no more and the web is a much different place than it was in late 2000. In 2004 … Continue reading "Simply No Excuse"

Autophone Status Update 2013-11-02

7:15 AM PT – Swapped Kingston Class 4 4G sdcards for 00_23_76_96_cc_6f_nexus-one and c8_aa_21_ac_0c_b5_droid-pro after repeated failures checking for the device root. 19:00 PM PT – Both 00_23_76_96_cc_6f_nexus-one and c8_aa_21_ac_0c_b5_droid-pro showed an inability to properly detect and use the external sdcard. I cycled through most of the previously used sdcards attempting to find ones that … Continue reading "Autophone Status Update 2013-11-02"
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