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Android tablet connected but Market not loading? Set your time and date

This cost me far too much of my time yesterday night: I had reconnected my Android Tablet (Galaxy 10.1) after running out of battery for quite a while and connected to my wireless and surfed the web – all fine – except for “certificate errors” on a few pages. This is nothing new, SSL is broken far too often sadly enough.

When connecting to the Market to download new apps or get my Google Mail or Reader items it always told me though that I was offline. Looking at Android forums I got a lot of wrong advice like “Going back to Best Buy”, “Deleting cache and force-stopping Market and rebooting the device” or “doing a factory reset”.

The fix is simple:

If your Android tablet throws certificate errors when surfing and can’t connect to the market, your time and date are wrong and set in the past. This breaks the SSL negotiation. Simply fix time and date and it works without you losing data.

This should be part of the error message when you get certificate errors.


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Save the Date: MDN Hack Day Comes to NYC on March 24

A bunch of us Mozilla Developer Network folks — web developers, technical writers, developer evangelists and cat herders like me — will be hosting MDN’s first Hack Day in the great city of New York.

Like many teams who work together at Mozilla, we’re geographically dispersed, and manage to meet in real life a few times per year. The U.S east coast is a relative mid-point between Western Canada, California, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas and Tennessee on the one hand, and France, Great Britain, Sweden, and Switzerland, on the other. So we’re headed for Brooklyn and the Big Apple!

On Saturday, March 24, we’ll be at New Work City, a splendid coworking space, which aims “to make the world a better place by empowering people to make a living doing things they love.” (That sounds like us!) We’ll open with a series of short talks about our projects and technologies, and after lunch we’ll hang out and hack, closing the day with demos.

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We know that New York City is home to a flourishing tech scene with a thriving startup culture, influential venture firms, and lots of opportunity for developers. The hacker ethic is alive and well in NYC through the work of many collaborators, including: our Mozilla Foundation colleagues at The Hive Learning Network; WebFWD partner General Assembly, putting together a campus for technology, design, and entrepreneurship; and The Creators Project, which will be in San Francisco the weekend before, March 17-18, with a spectacular audio visual installation and other works of astonishing goodness.

We’re eager to meet, explore, and share some of the stuff we’ve been working on: HTML5, gaming, developer tools for Firefox, the evolution of Jetpack, open-source documentation, and roadmaps that support brand new open platforms and projects. We hope you’ll come check out what we’re building on the open Web and see if we can work together.

Mozilla is a non-profit with a mission to “to promote openness, innovation and opportunity” and a manifesto describing the “principles that we believe are critical for the Internet to continue to benefit the public good.”

Let’s hack together — in a city that embraces innovation — and never sleeps. Space is limited, so sign up now, and we’ll save you a t-shirt!

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