Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Download Google Location History Reporting

To download your Google Location Reporting History please make sure the following:

  • Location Reporting History is enabled on your device.
  • You are logged into your Google Account.
  • Click the following links to download your personal Google Location Reporting History.
  • All times are in UTC.

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Long duration (3 day) time-lapse photography on Android with Tina Timelapse

Time-lapse photography is a cool thing to play with and can be useful in many situations such as watching plants grow or paint dry or clouds fly past - all very interesting things when it happens hundreds of times faster than in real life!

But how to do it on the cheap with a spare android device and how to surpass the issue of running out of space?

Very high load on Ubuntu 12.04 Virtual Host with idle KVM linux guests

I have just managed to resolve an issue where my Ubuntu 12.04 64bit virtual host machines were running at an extremely high load even though everything on them (host and all guests) were running idle. The answer was all about VirtIO drivers. Read on for more...


Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Google Analytics Dashboard failed on blank screen with AdBlock Plus

In a recent post I mentioned that advertising on websites can be costly in terms of download bandwidth and CPU processing time. Particularly I have a little Samsung Netbook with a dual-core Atom processor, have an automated ad-blocking service is a must on that device in order for it to remain usable.

Even more recently I noticed my Google Analytics account stopped working and I could no longer log into the dashboard to view the statistics.

I had to find out more...

Monday, 20 May 2013

Bootstrap by Twitter front-end framework


Ok, I'm sold. I'll be switching my projects over slowly, I've already started with OnlyCentral.com and an administration panel. Will be switching my companys tools over as well!
http://twitter.github.io/bootstrap/

What is Bootstrap?

"We are happy to announce Bootstrap, a front-end toolkit for rapidly developing web applications. It is a collection of CSS and HTML conventions. It uses some of the latest browser techniques to provide you with stylish typography, forms, buttons, tables, grids, navigation and everything else you need in a super tiny (only 6k with gzip) resource. Check out Bootstrap on Github."
https://dev.twitter.com/blog/bootstrap-twitter

In short, it makes your life easier for both simple and complex web development along with providing fantastic cross-browser and mobile support - for no extra effort by you the developer!

I'm sold..

Saturday, 18 May 2013

How advertising is killing the internet

Recently I have become increasingly annoyed at advertising on the internet.

Things that should be banned include:

How to use your Android phone in a foreign country

Smartphones are the best thing since, well, I don't know when but damn are they handy!

Recently during my trip to Istanbul and Gallipoli (Turkey) I found myself in a country which only spoke English when there was money involved. Wanting to learn more about the country, the places I found myself and the food I was eating I decided to try out my Android smartphone, a Samsung Galaxy Ace 2.