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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Android Update Brings IPv6

I was disappointed with AT&T not providing the Android 4.1.2 update when other US-based carriers made it available, especially since we got the 4.1.1 update pretty early. Even more disappointing was when this was finally available - around the beginning of August - my device never upgraded. A Google search the other night showed it was available and when I manually checked for updates - sure enough, it was.

I will say I'm pleased with the update. Multiwindow is pretty cool even if not standard. It doesn't support all apps - and even some common ones I use that would be nice to use in multiwindow mode - like Google Keep.

The best part is that IPv6 now seems to work! At least over WIFI. I have IPv6 running at home and was (again) disappointed when my wife's iPad and iPhone could get to IPv6 sites and my Android couldn't. But after the update, I tried What Is My IPv6 Address from my Android and got an IPv6 address back (you'll see your IPv4 address if IPv6 isn't working)! I confirmed with my favorite IPv6-only site Loops of Zen.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Reach the Beach Relay - 2013

This year was a bit different. We only had 6 people, but only 2 of those 6 (Ashley and I) were willing to do the ultra. So we opted for a "half-team" option where RTB matched us with 6 people in a similar situation. As always, it was an adventure. We started counting and recording "pieces of flair" (i.e., "road kills") - number of people passed while running.

Massakruliks - Half Team

197/474 - 5/8

Distance Difficulty Gain Loss Net Flair Time Pace
Leg 8 6.61 Moderate 101 125 -24 +9 43:30 6:35
Leg 20 6.83 Hard 725 826 -101 +23 45:20 6:38
Leg 32 6.69 Moderate 324 413 -89 +15 45:55 6:52
20.13 +47 2:14:45 6:42

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