Archive for the ‘Off-Topic’ Category

ReplyButler 64 Bit

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

The new version 4.04 of our text phrase tool ReplyButler is available and has several small new features and improvements. The most important: ReplyButler now supports both Outlook 2010 64 bit and the Click-To-Run installation mode.

Furthermore it now has a hot-key for the text phrase library dialog and the options hot-key now works everywhere (even in the Outlook main window). Plus some small improvements and bugfixes.

For users of plentyMarkets there are also new features and improvements: GLS is now recognized as package service and automatically linked in the info window to their tracking page. The orders are now shown in reverse order, starting with the latest one and the program now includes more text phrases.

More information about the ReplyButler, the free text modules and plentyMarkets integration can be found on the product page.

New look

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

Hi, I’m test-running a new look, the “Baltimore” photo theme. Do you like it? 😉

GoogleEarthTweaker 1.10: Move solved riddles

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

The new version has a great new feature: It can move solve riddle (“unknown”) caches to their real location (instead of the usual dummy location). This is just great for planing trips, ’cause you can see in Google Earth where the box *really* is located.

To use this feature, you have to create a simple text file (for example with the Windows text editor “Notepad”). Each line contains the GC-Number and the North and East or West coords, separated by semicolons. For example “GC1234;N49 12.345;W002 12.345”. Please note that this coordinate format is mandatory. GoogleEarthTweaker does not support other formats here, sorry. The next and final step is to simple enter the path and filename into the respective edit box in the dialog (or use the […] button to select the file). That’s all. The file can contain as many lines/caches as you can solve.

Enjoy your caching trips!

(Oh, by the way: The moved riddle caches will be marked with a red circle arround the cache in Google Earth. This way you know, that this icon showsreal box coordinates.)

You can download the latest version here.

OT: Free Dhiraagu WiFi

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

An off-topic post once again…

I still got 2 WiFi scratch cards here, which I won’t be needing any more. Each for 120 minutes internet access on the Dhiraagu net. So, if you need them, here you are:

UserID C001929, Password LHNDE6
UserID C001928, Password OOCAP5

(Please don’t use them just for the heck of it. They’ll get void 5 days after the first login.)

Happy new year!

Monday, December 31st, 2007

Happy new year and a great 2008!

OT: Exchanging the HDD in a P7010 Lifebook

Saturday, December 29th, 2007

Yeah, off-topic, I know. But I like my Lifebook and changed the hard disk today and had a hard time finding a how-to for this. Fujitsu-Siemens doesn’t bother to tell you.

So here’s how to.

Before you start:

  • Make a backup
  • Get some non-magnetized screwdrivers
  • Don’t blame me if something goes wrong. This goes without any warrenties. 😉

Step1: Remove the battery and press the power button for a few seconds to remove any remaining energy.

Step2: Turn the Laptop around and remove the 3 screws at the front.
Lifebook P7010 Harddisk

Step3:Turn the notebook around again and carefully pry open the wrist-rest. Don’t pull it away too strong, the touch-pad is still connected with some cables!
Fujisu P7010 open

Step4: You can see the harddisk at the front right. It’s only held by the ATA cable. Carefully pull it out and exchange the disk. Don’t damage the HD pins, or you won’t be able to revert back in case of problems.
P7010 hard disk

That’s it. Oh by the way: Both Easy2Sync for Files and Easy2Sync for Outlook have “Copy” modes that can be used for a backup. (Not so off-topic after all 😉

Have a merry Christmas!

Monday, December 24th, 2007

Have a merry Christmas!

GoogleEarthTweaker 1.08

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

A new version of my Freeware tool to convert GPX files to GoogleEarth KML files (and make the icons look nicer and filter your find and and and) has just gone online.


The new release simply fixes a bug that could happen with coordinates that have only zeros after the degree sign.

You can find GoogleEarthTweaker on the Download page.

New GoogleEarthTweaker

Friday, March 9th, 2007

A new Version (1.06) of GoogleEarthTweaker has just been released.

With this program you can convert Geocache GPX files to make them look “nice” in GoogleEarth:


You can get the latest version here (free): Download

Berlin in 3d

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

Is Berlin too far away for you? You can still visit it now, with GoogleEarth. As Golem reports, there’s quite a lot of 3d data available that can be viewed in Google’s software. Quite amazing.

Geocaching with GoogleEarth and GoogleEarthTweaker

Thursday, January 18th, 2007

You can use our Freeware GoogleEarthTweaker to view Geocaches as nice icons in GoogleEarth (GPX files from a premium account are required). When you convert the files with GET, you may notice that some custom icons appear. GET auto-detects some special cache types:

Church caches:
Church cache

TB Hotels:
TB Hotels

Train stations:
Train station cache

Highway caches:
Highway cache

Night caches:

Download GoogleEarthTweaker here.

Yet Another Update

Tuesday, January 16th, 2007

No, not Easy2Sync this time. Most people probably won’t even know WordPress but in fact you’re using it right now. It’s a blogging system, quite popular. And because it’s popular, some people may try to attack systems running it. And that’s why there is the second update within a few weeks. Well, that seems to be the world we live in nowadays…

How to use GoogleEarthTweaker

Saturday, January 13th, 2007

If you’re into Geocaching, you might be interested in GoogleEarthTweaker, a Freeware program that I wrote. It allows you to convert GPX files (pocket queries) into nicer KML files with nicer icons. To do that, simply drag the GPX file (or the zipped GPX file) into the main dialog of GoogleEarthTweaker.


There are however some tricks:

  • You can choose the icon types. Leave them as their normal cache icons by default or use other special icon types for special pocket queries. For example red bars for disabled caches or green checkmarks for caches that you found.
  • If you want things automated, you can also use a batch mode. Simply drag a GPX file onto the executable file to see the details.
  • If you have many GPX files, there will be quite a mess with the GPX/KML file mix in your Windows explorer. So, simply create a subdirectory with the name “To GoogleEarth”. If GoogleEarthTweaker detects that directory it will store the created KML files not in the directory where the GPX file came from, but in that subdirectory. Then, to import the files into GoogleEarth, simply go to that subdirectory, select all the files here and drag them in the GoogleEarth window.

Try it!

Happy new year!

Sunday, December 31st, 2006

Hope you had a great 2006. 🙂

Happy Christmas!!!!

Sunday, December 24th, 2006

No words required, I think… 😉