Friendly Austin hit 900 Members :)

We’re about 8 months in and this week we hit 900 members.

We are reaching a critical mass of 1000. Now we’re working on planning the rest of 2016 and enhancing our social media on Facebook and Twitter.

Lastly, Friendly Austin is now working with It’s Time Texas and is excited about what they have planned for 2016.

Thank you! <3

Click this link to join Friendly Austin!

Friendly Austin hit 500 Members :)

After starting about 4 months ago, last week we hit 500 members.

We are reaching a critical mass of 1000. Now I’m working on planning the rest of the year and getting the group setup on Facebook and Twitter.

All I have to say is thank you! <3

Friendly Austin

Austin, TX
933 Friends

Friendly Austin is a group dedicated to developing friendships and sharing healthy experiences with each other.We will be exploring all that Austin has to offer including:Hi…

Next Meetup

Hike the Violet Crown Trail (3-5 Miles)

Saturday, Feb 13, 2016, 10:00 AM
21 Attending

Check out this Meetup Group →

I started a Meetup Group – Friendly Austin!

After being an event organizer for a few Meetup groups in Austin, I decided to start my own! It’s mainly focused on outdoor activities and music events, but will probably end up having a little bit of everything!

Please join if you’d like!

Friendly Austin

Austin, TX
933 Friends

Friendly Austin is a group dedicated to developing friendships and sharing healthy experiences with each other.We will be exploring all that Austin has to offer including:Hi…

Next Meetup

Hike the Violet Crown Trail (3-5 Miles)

Saturday, Feb 13, 2016, 10:00 AM
21 Attending

Check out this Meetup Group →

First Code Contribution to Ubuntu was Approved!

Yesterday my first merge request to the Ubuntu project was approved! It is small, but feels great. It’s an automated test that tests the deletion of a playlist from the Ubuntu Music App.

Screenshot from 2015-03-24 17:59:49

Thank you to everyone who has written and published tutorials on how to get up to speed with Ubuntu QA and automating with Autopilot! The Orange Notebook was a great resource. Thank you to everyone who helped me with fix the formatting issues I had. Working on a project this size, I now realize how important it is to keep code structure and syntax consistent.

Link to the commit on launchpad:

https://code.launchpad.net/~darran-kelinske/music-app/lp_bug_1428454/+merge/253566

 

 

How to fix a few Autopilot Issues

There are changes in Autopilot and with these changes you will need to upgrade your test scripts.

Issue 1: AttributeError: type object ‘AutopilotTestCase’ has no attribute ‘register_known_application’

To fix this we need to modify the test script from something like this:

from autopilot.testcase import AutopilotTestCase
from autopilot.matchers import Eventually
from testtools.matchers import Equals, Contains

#register firefox as an application so we can call it
AutopilotTestCase.register_known_application("Firefox", "firefox.desktop", "firefox")

class FirefoxTests(AutopilotTestCase):

def setUp(self):
super(FirefoxTests, self).setUp()
self.app = self.start_app_window("Firefox")

To this:

from autopilot.testcase import AutopilotTestCase
from autopilot.matchers import Eventually
from testtools.matchers import Equals, Contains

class FirefoxTests(AutopilotTestCase):

def setUp(self):
super(FirefoxTests, self).setUp()

       if "Firefox" not in self.process_manager.KNOWN_APPS:
            self.process_manager.register_known_application("Firefox", "firefox.desktop", "firefox")

#make sure firefox is up and loaded
self.app.set_focus()
self.assertTrue(self.app.is_focused)

Issue 2: AttributeError: ‘FirefoxTests’ object has no attribute ‘start_app_window’

We need to change something like the following:

self.app = self.start_app_window("Firefox")

to

self.app = self.process_manager.start_app_window("Firefox")

 

 

 

How to Fix a Linksys EA4500 that’s not Transmitting at Wireless-N Rates

I had an issue where the EA4500 was not transmitting Wireless N rates. I did some searching and found that when you disable WMM the router will only transmit at Wireless B/G rates on 2.4 GHz.

Just re-enable WMM and you will get your Wireless-N speeds back.

To re-enable Wireless-N rates:

Login to your Administration page (typically at 192.168.0.1)

Click “Media Prioritization”

Click Settings

Finally, enable “WMM Support”

 

Screenshot from 2015-03-14 18:05:57

 

 

 

 

 

How to Fix Traktor Freezing when Plugging in a Traktor S2 (OS X)

While running the latest version of Traktor and OS X I noticed that Traktor would freeze when I plugged in the S2.

This might be obvious for some, but I had forgotten that the S2 contains an update utility that updates the firmware on the S2. After updating the firmware all my freezing issues went away!

Do the following to update the firmware on the S2.

Plug in the S2 to your PC using USB. Turn the S2 on by pressing the power button on the back of the S2.

Open the Device Updater using Spotlight (command + spacebar).

The Device Updater will inspect the version of firmware running on the S2 and the latest firmware available for the S2.

Screen Shot 2015-03-09 at 4.58.48 PM

Update the firmware and the freezing should be fixed!

Where is Darran?

Greetings All,

I have recently resigned from ServiceMesh to focus on family, community, and personal health. November 22, 2013 was my last day with ServiceMesh and I am very grateful for my experience with ServiceMesh.  We had a successful exit with a sale to Computer Sciences Corporation.

Since resigning I have spent a considerable time with my family over the holidays, explored technology communities around Austin at Tech Ranch Austin and Capital Factory, attended a few small business sessions at BiG Austin, and caught up with old friends. I’ve also spent some time volunteering with Coats for Kids and Keep Austin Beautiful. Lastly, I have made a concerted effort to spend more time exercising (mainly swim, bike, run) and practicing piano. These are two areas that I had not dedicated the amount of energy I had planned on this year and I am looking forward to making these foundational components of my lifestyle.

Thank you to everyone who has been part of the experience,

Darran