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05. August 2013
Splitting Giga-sized WAV before using Audacity
I recently was recording a concert lasting two hours. The resulting 1.2GB wav file seemed to me too clumsy to treat with audacity. With the help of splits(.exe)  the file could be simply cut into e.g. 500 MB chunks, which were more easier to handle.
Software (wiki) - urs @ 13:37:53
07. July 2005
Opera with BitTorrent Client
The newest Opera Browser comes now with a BitTorrent Client [1,2].
Software (wiki) - urs @ 14:03:21
26. June 2005
del.icio.us direc.tor helps to browse and search for bookmarks at an amazing speed :
Software (wiki) - urs @ 14:13:33
del.icio.us direc.tor is a prototype for an alternative web-based rich UI for del.icio.us. It leverages the XML and XSL services of modern browsers to deliver a responsive interface for managing user accounts with a large number of records.  http://www.kanai.net/weblog/archive/2005/06/24/17h01m54s
21. March 2005
Google Desktop Search going for Thunderbird
Google Desktop Search is now indexing also:
Technology (wiki) | Software (wiki) - urs @ 22:33:41
Various plug-ins seem to result from the Google Desktop Search SDK. There is e.g. an OpenOffice document indexing plug-in .
- Netscape Mail / Thunderbird
- Netscape / Firefox / Mozilla
14. February 2005
QEMU Accelerator Module
Not only with a new website but also a new product; QEMU Accelerator Module is now available .
Software (wiki) - urs @ 22:48:36
The QEMU Accelerator Module increases the speed of QEMU when a PC is emulated on a PC. It runs most of the target application code directly on the host processor to achieve near native performance. It is very useful when you want to run another Operating System (for example Windows) on a Linux desktop. The QEMU Accelerator is free to use, but it is a closed source proprietary product. But if you or your company is willing to invest into the Acceleerator, the author might open source it.
10. February 2005
Dev-Cpp - a C/C++ programming language IDE
Magnus Manske  hat mich auf Dev-C++ aufmerksam gemacht:
Open Source (wiki) | Software (wiki) - urs @ 23:09:33
Bloodshed Dev-C++ is a full-featured Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for the C/C++ programming language. It uses Mingw port of GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) as it's compiler. Dev-C++ can also be used in combination with Cygwin or any other GCC based compiler.Wirklich beeindruckend. Eine FAQ dazu gibt es hier .
24. January 2005
wget to POST data
[via Bertrand, 1] With wget can you can also POST data, as long as you use a more recent version:
Software (wiki) - urs @ 17:19:10
wget --post-data 'really_long_set_of_options' http://foo.com/cgi/barIt is either possible to send a string from command line or to read data directly from a file:
--post-data=STRING use the POST method; send STRING as the data. http://codeconsult.ch/bertrand/archives/000452.html
--post-file=FILE use the POST method; send contents of FILE.
22. January 2005
Modify a comment in a JPEG image
Imagemagick offers a way to add a comment to a JPEG directly from a file:
Software (wiki) - urs @ 20:40:05
convert -comment @file.txt in.jpg out.jpgThe trick is to use an "@" before the filename.
13. January 2005
I have some more Gmail accounts to give away. Just leave a comment and your email below.
Technology (wiki) | Software (wiki) - urs @ 21:14:19
27. December 2004
circle.ch was off for some hours for technical maintenance. Thank You for waiting. ;)
Technology (wiki) | Software (wiki) | Humor (wiki) - urs @ 17:18:54
19. November 2004
QEMU version 0.6.1
QEMU version 0.6.1 is out . Many bugs have been fixed and new disk image formats have been introduced.
Open Source (wiki) | Software (wiki) - urs @ 14:28:42
16. November 2004
Outlook calendar to RSS
Yet another way to share Outlook calendar events is to have a look at Blogwave  in conjunction with a calendar adapter :
Software (wiki) | Content Management (wiki) - urs @ 23:22:31
BlogWave is an "RSS Generator": a tool which can pull information from a variety of sources and publish it as RSS. This process is very easy to configure and can be scheduled to run automatically. For example, using BlogWave you can create an RSS feed from Sharepoint announcements on your company's internal site. Or you can publish event logs as RSS.Other approaches are outlined in CalendarTools.
06. November 2004
Bluebottle OS by ETH Zuerich
Jack  worked out to run Qemu to boot a curious OS inside; Bluebottle . It is a system to be hosted by the ETH Zürich. I haven't heard of it yet.
Intellectual Property (wiki) | Software (wiki) - urs @ 13:07:18
Bluebottle is a powerful operating system based on the Active Object System (Aos) kernel. It provides a compact runtime environment for the Active Oberon language, which supports active objects directly, and enables the construction of efficient active object-based systems that run directly on the hardware.Maybe it is due to its "oldfashioned" license  in times of Open Source why I havent noticed the OS yet. Kidding ;-) And no, Oberon isn't dead yet.
22. October 2004
tel.search.ch with vCard export
Every week a new feature ;) tel.search.ch now follows with a vCard export feature of the resulting addresses . vCard files can be imported into Outlook, Thunderbird and the like.
Software (wiki) - urs @ 12:11:53
Read at 
Software (wiki) | Content Management (wiki) | Privacy (wiki) - urs @ 12:09:57
What information does Google receive? The last paragraph seems the tricky one. From reading that sentence it looks as if Google has access or is able to access or/and collect address information on your computer. The term "without your explicit permission" looks like the enduser is only a click away from letting Google effectively use that information. We will probably see/read more in the blogosphere sooner or later. ;)
By default, Google Desktop Search collects a limited amount of non-personal information from your computer and sends it to Google. This includes summary information, such as the number of searches you do and the time it takes for you to see your results, and application reports we'll use to make the program better. You can opt out of sending this information during the installation process or from the application preferences at any time.
Personally identifying information, such as your name or address, will not be sent to Google without your explicit permission.
Update: http://www.kso.co.uk/de/blog/2004/2004.10.18.html has just another view of the circumstances; on an OS that only pretends security, there is nothing really protected.
19. October 2004
Gmail invitations - 2nd edition
I got some more Gmail invitations. Use the contact form below, if you like one. I will post an update here, if they are gone.
Software (wiki) - urs @ 08:00:44
18. October 2004
Lockdown in sector 4
While trying to login to Gmail I got a lockdown message, which is actually not yet to be documented  as far as I can see:
XML (wiki) | Software (wiki) - urs @ 14:51:28
Our system indicates unusual usage of your account. In order to protect Gmail users from potentially harmful use of Gmail, this account has been disabled for up to 24 hours.It is only a guess but the "unusal usage" might be related with my Gmail atom feed tryouts . Any ideas?
16. October 2004
New map service by search.ch
Software (wiki) - urs