Captain Herrmano’s Mystery Box – a Reverse Geocache

Captain Herrmano's Mystery Box
Today we’ll be talking about Captain Herrmano’s Mystery Box, a piece of hardware that I built over a year ago. But what is this box, what does it do, who was it built for and who is this Captain Herrmano anyway? This will be the topic of this article.
What is Captain Herrmano’s Mystery Box?
The box is a so-called “reverse geocaching puzzle”. The inspiration for this project was a reverse geocaching box built in 2009 by Mikael Hart. Unlike Mikael’s version of the box, it’s not enough to simply find and visit the target place. To unlock the treasure of Captain Herrmano, the player has to solve more tasks.
The special thing about this box is that it interacts with the player, and not just via text – it also has sound and light feedback, as well […]

Update: Cloud Downloader 2.4

 
Cloud Downloader 2.4The following post will be very brief but nevertheless it will bring you some nice news. With immediate effect version 2.4 of my Cloud Downloader is ready for download.
In this version there are no new features, but some important bug fixes. Since Soundcloud has once again screwed up their website, as well as their API, some playlists and profiles couldn’t be loaded with the 2.3 version any longer.
That’s why there is the new 2.4 version. So everything should work again. As always – if you find errors or have suggestions, let me know!
Get the new: Cloud Downloader 2.4
I’m looking forward to get some likes and tweets from you. ;-)

Update: 404Checkr 1.7.5.0

 
404Checkr - RunningQuick interim report – as of today there is a new version of my mass linktester called “404Checkr”.
For those who can not remember anymore, let me explain it in a few words – the 404Checkr was released about a year ago by me. By means of this tool one can easily and very quickly test lots of links for their validity. Thus, for example, one can easily check out which webpages of a linklist are still online and which aren’t.
In the current version (1.7.5.0) I have added four new features:

The 404Checkr now brings its own system to resolve domain names. Thus it can be taken to find the IP from a server by using its domain name. So servers can be tested even if Windows isn’t able to resolve the domain […]

How to get Whatsapp notifications on Sony Ericsson Liveview

LiveView Custom Notifications Whatsapp
Today I want to introduce you to a small plug-in for Sony Ericsson LiveView.  The LiveView makes it all really worthwhile for me. The plug-in is a “CustomNotifier plugin” and is available free at the Google Play Market, however, cannot be found easily through a normal search. (Unless you are versatile in Chinese.) That is the reason; I recommend you download the plug-in by following this link here. What is the plug-in capable of?
The CustomNotifier plugin, can as the name already implies, display any notifications on the LiveView. More specifically, pretty much every notifications of your Android device can be displayed.
Thus, for example, it is also possible to display notifications from your Whatsapp on the LiveView, without using a special Whatsapp plug-in. Since the configuration of CustomNotifier plug-in is not […]

How to install and configure Roundcube

 
how to install roundcubeToday we’ll be talking about installing the webmail client Roundcube on your website or web server. However, before we begin I’d like to say a few words about why a webmail client is a good idea in the first place and why I decided to use Roundcube. If you’re just interested in the installation procedure, you can skip directly to the next paragraph (“Basic requirements”).
Why install a webmail client? I can answer that question only for me and my specific case. I have several email addresses – one is a Gmail address and the others are addresses for my websites and blogs that all have the format @website-name.net.
So when I want to see my emails, I don’t want to open five different websites and three programs. I’d like for everything to be in one place. […]