2016-11-24 @ 12:15: Updated dancing dots Fun

I added JS based event handlers to allow changing the audio stream by the mouse wheel and to toggle play/pause by the left mouse button. The animation and the stream stays plain HTML and CSS.

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2015-05-24 @ 17:18: dancing dots BrowsersFun

Recently, I did some nice experiment with HTML 5 and CSS on the mediaplayer site. No animated GIFs, no JavaScript, no Java and no Flash have been used. The stream is embedded using the audio HTML tag, while the rest makes use of the CSS animation property. Works fine in Firefox and Webkit based browsers (Chromium, Opera, Safari, …). Enjoy! 🙂

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2014-11-27 @ 19:25: How to recover saved passwords from Gnome Connection Manager BugsSecurity

About two weeks ago I found a bug in Gnome Connection Manager 1.1.0 which allows you to recover saved passwords (e.g. in case you forgot them). To my mind this bug is kinda harmless as long as no one gains access to your gcm.conf file. I informed Renzo Bertuzzi, the author of GCM, and he immediately came up with a fix. Thanks for that! However, since no update is available, yet, I will disclose this bug to the public.
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2014-08-22 @ 10:31: Opera? Next! Browsers

For a long time I used Opera as my main browser, but then some jerk had the idea to totally mess it up by replacing it with Chromium with mouse gestures added. Well, no, that’s not totally correct. They also managed to remove the bookmark manager and introduced the useless stash instead, which doesn’t allow to import your old bookmarks from Opera 12 and/or other browsers (e.g. Firefox). And please, don’t force people to use Opera Sync. I don’t want my bookmarks to be synched to the cloud. So, why should anybody want to use Opera anymore?

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10:21: Google issues Bugs

For some time (three weeks, I guess) I’m experiencing issues with some Google services like their web-based mail client for example. After logging in I cannot open my account details or log out. I click on my account icon, but nothing happens. It used to show a drop-down menu, but that doesn’t appear any longer. I have to go to YouTube and log out there, or clear cookies in my browser in order to destroy my session. This issue occurs independently from whatever browser on whatever OS I use and it’s really annoying. Google!? Can you here me? Please fix this asap! >:(

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10:09: How to fix your Kobo ebook reader if it’s not responding anymore BugsDoxTools

If your Kobo ebook reader suddenly stops responding due to too many ebooks you may want to try the SQLite Database Browser, which is a great piece of open-source software, to cleanup the Kobo’s database by removing all references to any ebooks. Since you only remove the references the ebooks will still be available, but the Kobo is forced to reindex the ebooks. For a clean shot you may want to move the ebooks to your harddisk before cleaning up the database. Maybe it’s also possible to force reindexing by just deleting the database, but I guess this will be the same as resetting your Kobo to factory defaults, which is not desired, and I haven’t tried this, yet.

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2011-11-24 @ 21:26: again, I updated the HOSTS files DownloadsNetworkSecurity

What more to say? Enjoy!

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2011-10-27 @ 20:23: monthly words of wisdom Fun

real eyes
realize
real lies

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2011-09-10 @ 09:59: Win a free Apple iPad 2 Fun

Just grab a coin and rub here ▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ to see if you’re the lucky one. 😛

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2011-08-04 @ 15:33: major HOSTS file update DownloadsNetworkSecurity

I updated the HOSTS file, added compatibility with Android OS and added a simple install script to control the HOSTS file on Windows. I didn’t create an APK since you need root-access on Android to update the file and I think if you’re already root you won’t install this file using an APK. 😉 Just push it to /system/etc and you’re good to go. No need to reboot. Changes apply immediately.


I tested the script on Windows Seven x32 only and I appreciate to hear your experiences when running on any x64 version of Windows. Anyway, enjoy!

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