Fixing WhatsApp image dates after Android Migration

Recently I've had the issue to have a completely unsorted Photo Library in Android after migrating to a new phone. The reason is that WhatsApp images are copied into internal storage and end up with the last modification date when they were copied, thus conglomerating together when they should be spread out over time. The […]

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WordCamp Europe 2016

This year, 2016, the Vienna WordCamp team (which includes me) was able to get WordCamp Europe to come to Vienna. So may I present to you: WordCamp Europe 2016 in Vienna from June 24-26 Unfortunately it is constantly sold out, but there is a waiting list, should you still decide to come. Looking forward to […]

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Bookmarklet: Add URL to Links

A quick one: If you need a website text for copying it as plaintext, you can prepare this by using this bookmarklet: add URL to links (drag to your bookmarks bar) add URL to links with CSS: text cannot be copied (drag to your bookmarks bar)

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Stack Overflow: Ways out of the negativity

This is in response to the Stack Overflow Meta question: Why is Stack Overflow so negative of late? In my opinion the problem that Stack Overflow is currently facing is caused by a lot of new users that are characterized by user Mysticial as "help vampires". They care nothing for the site and just want […]

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Fix qTranslate with WordPress 3.9

When updating a blog of mine to WordPress 3.9 the page wouldn't load anymore because of qTranslate not able to cope with the update. In the error log it says: PHP Catchable fatal error: Object of class WP_Post could not be converted to string in ../wp-content/plugins/qtranslate/qtranslate_core.php on line 455 The error is caused by this […]

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Thinkery API launched

Just a quick note, we made the Thinkery API public. If you don't know thinkery.me, it is a simple yet powerful tool for storing both notes and bookmarks. The contents of the saved page is stored in your Thinkery which you can keep even if the webpage goes down. With #hashtags you can easily categorize […]

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Genial Daneben Analyse

Zur Abwechslung mal ein Post auf deutsch. Ich bin Fan der (inzwischen abgesetzten) Fernsehsendung Genial daneben. Es gibt da eine Genial Daneben Datenbank mit (nahezu) allen Fragen, die in den Sendungen vorkamen. Ohne konkreten Nutzen habe ich diese Daten aus der Text-Form in eine echte Datenbank konviertiert (Script hier) und bin zu folgender Tabelle gekommen. […]

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Android WebView: Web page not available

Just a quick note in order to save someone else searching for a solution to this problem. When you want to display HTML content in an Android WebView do it like this: String html = "my >b<HTML content>/b<. 100% cool."; WebView webView = (WebView) findViewById(R.id.myWebView); webView.loadData(">?xml version=\"1.0\" encoding=\"UTF-8\" ?<" + html.replace("%","%25"), "text/html", "UTF-8"); If you […]

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hckr news

Just wanted to point you all to Wayne Larsen's alternate interface to Hackernews, called hckr news. I really like the clean and fast interface, compared to the everlasting old interface on the original page (even though you can of course use User CSS to pep it up a little). Wayne also created browser extensions that […]

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Use an authenticated feed in Google Reader

You currently can't subscribe to an authenticated feed (for example in Basecamp) in Google Reader. If you want to do it nonetheless you can use this script of mine which will talk to the server that needs authentication, passing through all the headers (so that also cookies and "not modified" requests will come through): download […]

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