[Help] Loop a video fullscreen

Tasker: Total Automation for Android - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 14:33

I am trying to find the most reliable way to have a video play on my tablet fullscreen on loop with no controls showing. My original idea was simply a webpage and leave chrome open but I wasn't aware that extended desktop doesn't hide the URL bar.

The only issue is that the video updates every hour and needs to be redownloaded. I can handle that with tasker or a web page. But whatever is showing the video needs to be able to refresh it when tasker says so. Tasker will poll a web page to check when to update the video. This can also be handled in javascript if the best solution is to display a webpage fullscreen.

  • Chrome - shows URL bar
  • VLC - can't set loop via intent (or can I?)
  • tasker scene - no video option, display web page doesn't allow video player to work properly

Tasker will also be turning the screen on and off periodically. I am not worried about locking out user input, it is assumed that no one will be fiddling with it.

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Visual Studio 2017 15.9 is here! Fire up your Windows on Arm laptops. All four of you

The Register - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 14:23
Final update of beloved development adding ARM64

Microsoft devs rejoice! A new version of Visual Studio 2017 has arrived replete with fixes, tweaks and ARM64 support.…

The week in networking? It's SD-WAN all the way down

The Register - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 14:00
Also: Huawei cloud lands in Africa, Nokia OpenStack, Cisco Nexus BIOS bugs

Riverbed made two announcements covering its SteelHead SD-WAN solution this week – a bunch of enhancements, and subscription pricing options.…

I've reached a million downloads in my first app!

Developing Android Apps - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 13:55

So this November I wanted to get into android developing as a hobby and I saw WhatsApp was releasing stickers in the beta so I took my chances and went for it. Mainly because there was even a template on GitHub and I could learn how everything's done by myself. I already knew a bit of Java and Android dev so it wasn't hard to set it up and upload it to the Play Store.

The first week it got less than 1K downloads. It was only avaliable on WhatsApp's beta so nobody had heard about it yet. The day it got released in the Stable version I got 20K downloads. I couldn't stop watching the numbers get higher and higher.

You can hate me if you want but I also learned to put ads (took me wayy too much) to get my Play Store 25$ license back and maybe save up for the iOS store (99$/year is a lot). It was just a banner in my activities so I haven't won much (not even enough to get the Apple License with 1M downloads).

Fast forward to today, I've been getting about 130k downloads per day with a peak at 210k. Here's the graph to see how much it blew up. It's been really stressful to be honest, I was always thinking about the app and updating it and such for the new users. But it paid off! I reached 1M downloads today and it felt like seeing my son graduate (well not that much but you get what I'm trying to say). But damn, it was my first project so I'm super new to all this. I don't really know what to do now.

I'm not sure I'm allowed to post the app's link but I'm just sharing my experience so It's not even important. Specially because of /u/alonski22's post. You can ask me anything you want in the comments :)

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Categories: Android, Linux

How to get phpPgAdmin to work on 2nd instance of Apache


So I have this server. Right.

It has an unpopulated database. Right.

I installed phpPgAdmin and it works fine with password. Right.

Now, the apache server is configured with mod_jk reverse proxy.

Now, cannot get to phpPgAdmin.

I downloaded tarball httpd, unzip, ./configure --prefix=/usr/apache_for_phpPgAdmin

make, make install. Right.

Changed Listen to 8081. It works! web page comes up x.x.x.x:8081

Changed document root to /usr/share/phpPgAdmin


403 Forbidden

You don't have permission to access / on this server

Thanks for your help!

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Linux and Anime fan..

Linux - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 13:07
Categories: Linux

Built in shell commands in bash script

Linux - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 13:05

Is there a way to write built-in shell commands like 'ls' to code in bash script so that it lists the directories and files if the bash script is run? When simply writing 'ls' in the script, it says 'command not found.'

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The Quantum of car lists: Storage firm drives into autonomous vehicle data logging

The Register - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 13:00
Sells 'intelligent' chassis, removable drive magazine, StorNext base station

Quantum has stepped sideways into the autonomous vehicle testing market with a data logging system integrated with its StorNext multi-tiered workflow file management product.…

Quickbooks Enterprise hosted on Linux

Hola amigos, currently have one client using Quickbooks Enterprise on Server 2012 and it keeps locking up with "Transaction Delayed" error. I have tried everything in my arsenal and Quickbooks support is less than satisfactory with this error, no one I have talked to has seen it before.

I prefer Linux in all scenarios, and according to Intuit you can host the database server manager on Linux, they even have install instructions:

These instructions seem to work alight, until the very last step of hosting multi user mode. I have tried on Fedora, CentOS, and OpenSUSE. Intuit says it is supported, but will provide no support. So is anyone successfully hosting the database server manager on Linux? If so, what OS and Quickbooks version? Thank you!

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Newbie here, have questions about a database setup using MariaDB MaxScale and Galera

At work I am exploring solutions to leverage linux. In my test environment today I used a tutorial to set up some CentOs7 servers with mariaDB in a Galera cluster with a MariaDB MaxScale Server. Everything is working fine, but I'm not sure I understand how this all works for the enterprise.

From what I understand the MaxScale server will act as a proxy between the application and the Galera cluster? So when i want to use the database I should point the application to the IP or hostname of the Maxscale server, and the MaxScale server will determine which DB server to write to based on availability and whatever other rules I set up. Is this correct, or am I off base?

If this question would be better suited somewhere else, please let m know.

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Docker Packages Removed from RHEL 7.6 Workstation?

Linux - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 12:26

After a recent upgrade from 7.5 to 7.6, all docker packages are gone in my Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation version. Then I called Red Hat customer support and was told that: Yes, docker packages were removed from the Workstation version and now are available only in the Server version. Then how about the current Workstation customers who still rely on docker? Forced to pay more to upgrade to Server version, or install docker packages from external sources? What kind of logic is in such a decision made by Red Hat? Even if the company wants to rip more revenue from the container technology, wouldn't it be better by leaving the basic functions in the Workstation version and move those "advanced" functions to the Server version, instead of cutting it off completely for the Workstation version and its current customers? Regardless the possible reasons behind, this is a bad move for existing Workstation customers.

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What language/framework/software to use to create a mobile homescreen widget ?

Developing Android Apps - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 12:07


I've been looking for a calendar widget (not an app, but something that stays stuck to my phone's home screen all the time) for a very specific use case, and found none that fitted my needs. I decided to just try and make one. I've been experimenting with PWAs as of late so I think I'll expand my horizons yet more.

Thing is, it's easy to find info on what to use to develop apps, but there's very little info on what can be used to make the widget that goes with that app. What is normally used ? Is it good old Java by default, or can it be done with JS or something else closer to front-end web development ?

Links to tutorials are obviously welcome, but even just knowing what to look for would help me tremendously.

Thanks all !

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Microsoft Surface kicks dust in face of Apple iPad Pro in Q3

The Register - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 12:00
Hold on Redmond, don't light those fireworks yet, the dominance will be shortlived

Microsoft's Surface line leapfrogged Apple's iPad Pro as the detachable tablet of choice for tech distributors in Western Europe but that top spot definitely won't be sustained, or so IDC says.…

Simple benchmarks on Linux on Dex

Linux - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 11:58

LoD Benchmark

Galaxy Tab S4

It seems really great. But no GPU Acceleration and have shmget error.

Does anyone know about shared memory error, " QNativeImage: unable to attach to shared memory segment", QxcbShmImage: shmget(0 failed (38) for size 627800 (430x365) ?

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