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Archive for November 2012

Morrow Mountain State Park Photos

November 17, 2012

Back in October, my girlfriend and I visited Morrow Mountain state park, located near Albemarle, NC. I just finished posting a small photo album of our visit. As usual, I recommend the park if you’ve never been; it offers some great scenic, hiking, and boating opportunities.

Googlebar Lite 4.9.3

November 11, 2012

I was alerted yesterday to the fact that the newest version of Googlebar Lite had a few locale issues. I have corrected these, and a new version is now available. If you spot any more problems of this nature, let me know.

Googlebar Lite 4.9.2

November 10, 2012

A new release of Googlebar Lite is now available. Here’s the change log for this release:

  • Improved the customizability of the search box keyboard shortcut.
  • Changed the default search box focus key from ‘S’ to ‘O’ (to avoid a conflict with the new developer bar).
  • Improved the use of the nsITransferable interface, to be compatible with the upcoming changes to private browsing.
  • Bumped the maxVersion to 25.*.
  • Bug Fix: A new tab is no longer opened if the user has the “Open search results in a new tab” option checked, and the current tab is on “about:newtab”.

CoLT 2.5.9

November 5, 2012

A new build of CoLT is now available. Here’s what’s new:

  • Added a Catalan (ca) localization
  • Updated the Arabic (ar) localization
  • Bug Fix: Once again altered the insertafter attribute of the Copy Page Title and Location menu. It should no longer appear above the Copy menu item when text is selected.
  • Bug Fix: Corrected the changes to the nsITransferable interface made in the previous version (the initial recommendation from Mozilla was incorrect)

Zoo Pictures

November 5, 2012

Last month, I visited the North Carolina zoo. I took along a new 50mm prime lens with me, and took a few photos. This small photo series is the result. I still have a great deal to learn about using the 50mm lens, so bear with me as I learn.

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Fixing Location Services in Android

November 5, 2012

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus running the Ice Cream Sandwich version (4.0.4) of Android. For some unexplained reason, the location services feature stopped working a few months ago, but only for what seemed like a few applications. Google Plus no longer knew my location, Radar Now no longer knew it, and the stock web browser was also clueless. Google Maps, on the other hand, knew right where I was. Since I use the tablet in the house, GPS isn’t much help. I frustratingly was unable to fix things, until today, when I stumbled on a solution. Here’s how I did it:

  1. I opened up Settings » Location services and unchecked the Location and Google search option
  2. I rebooted my device
  3. Back in Settings » Location services, I rechecked the Location and Google search option
  4. I then toggled the Use wireless networks option, and answered a prompt that appeared about using my network location in third-party apps (or something similar; I don’t have the exact message in front of me).
  5. Success!

Using GPS to lock in on my position worked outside, but that alone didn’t seem to set things right. Disabling the above option, rebooting, and then re-enabling it seemed to do the trick. Hopefully this will help anyone else who might have a similar problem.