If you've got an Android smartphone or device, it's quite probable that you've come in contact with a way of configuring WLAN access by scanning a QR code. WiFi password handshake via QR code is also quite common when your DSL router is a fritzbox - so you might know it from there. I don't […]
Web images, HTML and high DPI displays - or, how do you develop, write HTML, for "retina" displays, displays with more than the usual 72 dots per inch (DPI)? Images on mobile device displays sometimes look blurry. That's because smartphone displays are, for example on a Samsung Galaxy, 360 pixels wide - but, here's the […]
Recently, I did some development of a webapp which was using threejs for display of geometry in a WebGL view. The prototype worked great when I decided to move it into a cordova based webapp, to remove the need for a webserver, and make it self-contained, it stopped working. The surprise: what was working in […]
Wer möchte kann seine Webcam abkleben - das kann helfen, wenn man unter Paranoia leidet und sicher sein möchte, dass auch kein Flash Plugin oder anderer Software Fehler ermöglicht, dass jemand über das Internet auf die eigene Webcam zugreift und heimlich mitschaut, was man macht... Also, Post-It raus, zuschneiden und fertig:
With apple-touch-icon vs. apple-touch-icon-precomposed, the difference is that apple-touch-icon is a square bland rendition of your logo or icon, without any shadows, rounded corners or glass effect applied - iOS will do that for you, in case it want to (looking at you iOS 7) - while apple-touch-icon-precomposed is the icon just as it will […]
In one sentence: Make sure you have "third party cookies" enabled/allowed in your browser settings! I can't stress this more, I lost hours of bug hunting until I finally thought of this setting, which was the root of my problem. It was this Mozilla bug report which directed me into the right direction. It tells […]
I've encountered a strange error when I bundled a well-working Userscript with Scriptify into a Firefox Extension: The summary: this is not a Scriptify issue! The verbose explanation: My userscript was using the @require marker to use jQuery and it's matching engine to do some of it's magic. Problem was - as soon as my […]
Just in case you haven't noticed: upon install, Scriptify will add a bookmark to your browser, pointing to the internal docs at: scriptify://locale/help/main.xhtml (Welcome to Scriptify)
Userscript are a great way to add functionality to your browser. And many people have Greasemonkey installed. But if you want to reach people without GM installed with your script, you need to wrap it up as a real, native, full-blown Browser Add-On, for example a Firefox extension, an .xpi file. The BabelExt framework, once […]
Embedding Video natively into HTML is a dream come true, finally, with HTML5. But the video tag has it's own quirks. While Firefox mostly asks for ogg/theora video+audio and "just works", serving the right video to Apple+Safari users or users with Opera, IE, etc. on all sorts of hardware/devices gives us cause for new headaches […]
When it comes to life-logging, I've already outlined how important it is from my point of view to make it *reasonably*. Even the CEO of Memoto, reminds us to keep it easy, so we don't invest more time in logging than in living. And that's important from the maker of a camera that takes pictures […]
Got that?! (In case you want to do one of these really creative timeline cover images...)
Life logging. Yes, I know. Some people tend to overdo it, but hey, there's an interesting concept here - easily capturing what you did, when, where and what you feel about it, if it was a good experience or a bad one, musings, etc. Most people using facebook kind of do it already. But there […]
Today, after I moved the database around on MySQL for one of my WordPress installs, I was suddenly greeted with this error after logging in: "You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page." Following some of the guidance on the Codex' Login Trouble page brought no resolution, some even felt simple-minded, like deactivating […]
Off-topic, but related, somewhat, to defunct websites: Help, my Google AdSense account is active, but the ad units placed on my site don't display ads! Hilfe, auf meiner Website werden keine AdSense Anzeigen eingeblendet, die Werbung wird nicht angezeigt! It's quite probable you knowingly or unknowingly violated Google AdSense program policies: AdSense program policies Google […]
As a privacy concerned person you might walk away from Google as your primary search engine. You just don't feel comfortable about how they store or keep your searching habits? You have switched to Linux as you regard it as more stable, more secure and more streamlined than other OSs? You promote the open-source movement […]
Today, lucky visitors had the chance to see the maintenance crew of German nightlife and entertainment guide virtualnights.com do their work:
Today, the largest search engine in the world - Google - went down - well, sort of... Actually, due to human error, on all search results Google tagged the entries with "This site may harm your computer". The error appeared for about 40 minutes, was dicovered quickly and then removed. As in the official statement, […]
Among the searchengines who officially support XML sitemaps according to the sitemaps.xml standard currently are: Google (related help blog post with details) ping url: http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/ping?sitemap= Yahoo (related help) ping url: http://search.yahooapis.com/SiteExplorerService/V1/updateNotification?appid=SitemapWriter&url= API subscriptionId required Ask/ IBM (related help) ping url: http://submissions.ask.com/ping?sitemap= Live Search/ Microsoft's MSN related help) ping url: http://webmaster.live.com/ping.aspx?siteMap= Yandex (related help) subscription required […]
Although this was only a temporary problem, wikimedia was down - due to a database connection error, see...
Email is as old as the internet, but it needed Google to make it fun? Come on! I can't believe this. There is no real Gmail rival, not even a Gmail clone! The thing people like the most about gmail seems to be the ability to dynamically sort and search emails in an advanced way, […]
Today, launchpad.com went down for a scheduled maintenance.
the nicely designed and very useful TV listings service couchville.com is from now on officially dead.
not even the open source community is safe from errors or downtimes. This time the almighty error 500 struck elephantsdream.org, home of blender.org's first open source movie...
After a fresh install of WordPress and the first posts you did to find your way around the admin panel and basic functionality of WP, some users start to fiddle with the knobs and begin to customise the appearance of their blog. While this is OK for the human reader of your blog, it might […]
A subsidiary of the German OTTO Versand had some troubles, imwalking.de down.
On January 13th, 2008 the flickr.com image hosting service server was down.
One of the best social video sharing platforms on the net closed it door in October 2007.
youtube was growing and got issues. Down splash with the legandary explanation diagram.
on August 15th, 2006 youtube.com was down... not the first time.
on July 25th, 2006 the popular film content site broke down...