Logbook - page 6

  • First steps with Firefox OS

    I have started with some Firefox OS app development experiments. It looks promising and I think this is one of the big mobile platforms in the future. You can read more under Computer -> Firefox OS.

  • Ha, Skype (Microsoft) is evil!

    A German IT news site now has the proof: Skype, which is owned by Microsoft now, is reading our messages. Read the article here: http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Skype-with-care-Microsoft-is-reading-everything-you-write-1862870.html.

  • efaLive 2.1 BETA available!!

    I just released a BETA version of efaLive 2.1! It is based on the brand new Debian 7 “Wheezy” GNU/Linux. This is the first international version. Try it! Here the details of changes:

    [N]: New; [E]: Enhancement; [F]: Bugfix

    2.1-2.0.7_18 BETA (released 11.05.2013):

    • [E] [4745] Support for German and English in live mode, for many more languages as installed system
    • [E] Based on new stable Debian distribution (Wheezy)
    • [E] Update efa2 to 2.0.7_18
    • [E] Update efa to 1.8.3_19 (deprecated)
    • [E] Support for broadband connections
    • [E] Improved network configuration
    • [E] [4746] efaLive, efa and efa2 are now Debian packages, improve update
    • [N] Support for dynamic DNS services
    • [F] [5676] Fix window move bug
    • [F] [5778] Another solution for permanent backups

    For more information on efaLive, check the efaLive page.

  • Africa twin is getting older

    Last weekend my Africa Twin has become 100.000km older. On the picture you can see the many zeros on the counter. The good old twin now has 200.000km on the clock. Ok, a few more, because for a few thousand km the tachometer did not work. Happy anniversary, Twin!

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  • efa2 migration finished

    The efa2 migration for our two boat houses is done. It was some work to clean up the data from our two boat houses. The two logbooks got inconsistent over the time.

    I wrote a small Python script to synchronize the the data of two logbooks. The script just copies all entries from one logbook to the other one, if they do not exist there already and vice versa. This fixed almost all of my over 200 error received during import of two logbooks from the same year. The rest was hand work. There were names written different in the two logbooks, for example. This can’t be fixed automatically.

    For now efa2 runs very well in my club. There were minor problems I have to investigate further. But none of them is mission critical.

    You can find the script here. Each year or tuple of logbooks needs one call of the script. So if you have two logbooks logbook1_2012.efb and logbook2_2012.efb you have to call the script like this on Linux: ./efa_sync.py logbook1_2012 logbook2_2012. You have to strip the extension of the file name. This needs to be done, because the script automatically opens several of the data files, which have different file extensions. The script should work on Windows as well, but I did not test that.

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