GoogleCL on Synology DiskStation

Some time ago I decided I would not upgrade my SOHO server (the dearly beloved Zeus, a Windows 2003 box acting as a file/print/mail/etc server) but to move these services to the cloud. Despite my mainly Microsoft oriented professional background, I choose Google Apps rather than Microsoft Office 365. I buried the server, reluctantly concluded not to use […]

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RU #Pwned?

Hackers hack systems. Their mission: harvest accounts, credentials, e-mail addresses, passwords. It’s a very lucrative business. You don’t want your accounts to be compromised, do you? PwnedList collects hacked accounts, automatically (from known hacker groups) and manually, i.e. the two-headed team regularly imports dumps of hacked accounts found on the world wide web into their […]

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BMI on #RunKeeper

Another suggestion for the clever girls and boys at RunKeeper: why not introduce a Body Mass Index measurement? Next to the weight and body fat (BF) measurements – which are indeed ideal quantities to report on – a private BMI ticker would be significantly interesting. This private ticker could be colored from green (value from 20 to […]

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I ♥ #RunKeeper

Since more than five months now, I’m a very loyal, energized user of RunKeeper. Both the site and the app have compelling, best-designed UIs, functionally and graphically, a pleasure to work with. I’ve tried many other apps out there, including Endomondo and MapMyRUN, but I keep coming back to RunKeeper. In some strange kind of way RunKeeper acts […]

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Google Search URL with Google Chrome

Google Chrome is a great browser. It’s simple, fast and supports near real-time synchronization of its settings between instances (bookmarks, extensions/apps, themes, preferences). One annoyance I recently ran into using version 8.0.552.237, is the fact that {google:baseURL} is influenced by which proxy server is used. Suppose the proxy is located in Luxembourg. When searching in Google, from http://www.google.com or […]

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