Pioneer AVH-4100NEX Review

I love technology.  With the plethora of development boards out there and DIY projects there is a lot going on.  While I’ve been finishing out my masters class I have not had time to play with anything.  Fortunately as I finish out the program Pioneer has released their line of Andorid Auto compatible receivers.  I now get a nice new toy in the form of the AVH-4100NEX.  Here I chronicle my experience with it over the next few months.

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Unprivileged containers in Debian sid

When building OpenXT I was in need of an LXC container to use as a build machine.  I wanted to start looking at unprivileged containers and it took a while to get it working.  There are still some limitations in what I got working but it took long enough that I figured I would blog what I did to remind me and assist others.

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Syncing m4a and ogg to Android via WMP

Recently I decided to finally stop just copying my music files to my Droid Razr Maxx HD. I wanted to create some playlists, clean up my music library, and then just sync the results to my phone. Most of my music is a mp3 with ogg/vorbis in a close second. Only in the past few months did I start buying music via iTunes and get a few m4a files.  Little did I know I was heading towards a failed sync and being notified that “The Player might not support the file type”. Continue reading

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Cannot boot ubuntu VMs after kernel update

Two posts in one day.  I think there are pigs flying by my windows.  After running the updates on my freshly installed 10.10 server VM XenServer was no longer able to parse the grub file.  The message was strangely familiar to a previous problem of the lack of support for Grub2. Continue reading

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Error from bootloader: too many bootable disks

While checking something for a co-worker I ran into an issue recently reported in one of my comments.  Seems that it is possible to not be able to boot a PV ubuntu VM with an ISO mounted.  This is because the CD VBD is marked bootable.  The full error is “The bootloader for this VM returned an error — did the VM installation succeed?  Error from bootloader: too many bootable disks.”  The fix is the same as for the xe-edit-bootloader error I reported previously.


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Gingerbread bluetooth issues

I decided to give Gingerbread and the latest Liberty ROM a try yesterday.  Unfortunately it seems that GB was still not quite ready for prime time use by me. Continue reading

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Bye Bye Godaddy!

My sites are slowly being moved over to Dreamhost.  Hopefully this will eliminate the slowness some of them have experienced.  Being that they are all so small it was quite frustrating!

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Adding your own certificate to the XenClient Synchronizer

The Synchronizer for XenClient comes with its own certificate.  However most final installations will want to have their organization’s signed certificate so it is trusted automatically.  My lab environment is very simple.  There is a root CA and no intermediate CAs.  There will be differences in a properly designed environment with intermediate CAs that might change a few steps.

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Adding custom root certificates to Android

While trying to setup a NetScaler VPX to allow my Droid X to connect to my Citrix lab environment I ran into a certificate issue.  I am using an in-house CA and apparently Google has not developed any easy means (that I could find) to import a third-party root CA.  To me this is vital to a business scenario.  Fortunately a guide Citrix has written has one method to add the certificate.

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Droid X = Good, Blur = Bad

I decided that I was tired of waiting for LTE phones and went to Verizon Wireless to upgrade my phone.  I opted for the Droid X because I am now ok with only a touchscreen keyboard.  After running Sapphire on my Droid since I got it I was quite used to a vanilla Android experience.  Then enter MotorBlur…. Continue reading

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