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Sometimes your calendar might stop synching with Exchange.
Well, maybe I’ve got a solution for you:
If you go to Settings, Applications, Active Services, Calendar Storage and select Clear Data, your calendar might start all over with syncing, but it will synch from now on.

If you happen to have the webmail functioning in your orginization, wipe the android device and setup in syncing again in your phone. Sometimes this will work.

Hope it helps you out a bit.

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I know several people who got very wealthy over the last few decades. I know a few people who got very wealthy over the last few years too. No matter how slowly or quickly they did it, they both have one thing in common. They both bought into a position that grew in value.

Let’s take a step away from talking about iPhone App Programmers, Android Programmers, Magento Programmers and the new Google Glass for a moment. You’ve all heard of Samsung and LG. You’ve also heard of Hyundai and Tae Kwon Do. Well, all that happened after 1980.

Before 1980, you could buy a house on it’s own plot of land in the middle of Seoul for about the cost of a house in the slums of Alabama. About the cost of a Hyundai today would buy you a house. Today, you can’t buy that house. They don’t exist. They’ve all been mowed down and converted into skyscraper apartments that each cost more than $1 Million.

What happened in the last 20 years?

The whole country decided to take a capitalist economic position with dictatorial political leadership. So Samsung and LG and Hyundai rose from selling rice to selling smartphones and automobiles that rival the world’s best. To do that, they had to bring in engineers and experts from around the world. That is how the cost of real estate exploded and that is how the poor rice farmers in Seoul became near-billionaires.

They were in the right place before a major transition.

If you were one of the first 500 iPhone app programmers that Steve Jobs and Guy Kawasaki personally invited to develop for the iPhone One, you were also in the right place before a major transition.

Now, if you build an ios app for iTunes, you’ll have to invest about $30,000 in marketing to maybe have a shot at breaking 100 downloads. That’s because Steve spent millions of dollars marketing the iTunes store in the beginning. And only 500 apps where there to benefit from all that attention. Now, there are over a million apps.

So where should you go now?

Google, Android, and Jelly Bean are all positioned for a major transition in the world: VUI with Google Glass. If you build an app with voice user interface capability on Google Glass, you’ll be able to control your TV, computer, car air conditioning, garage door opener, and anything else that currently has a control panel. Google Glass will build a UI control over everything- even your microwave oven.

What that means is that even if you’re sitting on the couch and you can’t read the display on your microwave, with eye-tracking, Glass will know you’re talking to your oven when you say, “reheat pizza.”

The next blog post will present the biggest opportunities for Jelly Bean programmers who want to build an app for Google Glass. For that next blog post, visit https://janvanderwijk.wordpress.com/ again in a few days. If you want an alert, subscribe at http://sparkah.com/private

I know several people who got very wealthy over the last few decades. I know a few people who got very wealthy over the last few years too. No matter how slowly or quickly they did it, they both have one thing in common. They both bought into a position that grew in value.

Let’s take a step away from talking about iPhone App Programmers, Android Programmers, Magento Programmers and the new Google Glass for a moment. You’ve all heard of Samsung and LG. You’ve also heard of Hyundai and Tae Kwon Do. Well, all that happened after 1980.

Before 1980, you could buy a house on it’s own plot of land in the middle of Seoul for about the cost of a house in the slums of Alabama. About the cost of a Hyundai today would buy you a house. Today, you can’t buy that house. They don’t exist. They’ve all been mowed down and converted into skyscraper apartments that each cost more than $1 Million.

What happened in the last 20 years?

The whole country decided to take a capitalist economic position with dictatorial political leadership. So Samsung and LG and Hyundai rose from selling rice to selling smartphones and automobiles that rival the world’s best. To do that, they had to bring in engineers and experts from around the world. That is how the cost of real estate exploded and that is how the poor rice farmers in Seoul became near-billionaires.

They were in the right place before a major transition.

If you were one of the first 500 iPhone app programmers that Steve Jobs and Guy Kawasaki personally invited to develop for the iPhone One, you were also in the right place before a major transition.

Now, if you build an ios app for iTunes, you’ll have to invest about $30,000 in marketing to maybe have a shot at breaking 100 downloads. That’s because Steve spent millions of dollars marketing the iTunes store in the beginning. And only 500 apps where there to benefit from all that attention. Now, there are over a million apps.

So where should you go now?

Google, Android, and Jelly Bean are all positioned for a major transition in the world: VUI with Google Glass. If you build an app with voice user interface capability on Google Glass, you’ll be able to control your TV, computer, car air conditioning, garage door opener, and anything else that currently has a control panel. Google Glass will build a UI control over everything- even your microwave oven.

What that means is that even if you’re sitting on the couch and you can’t read the display on your microwave, with eye-tracking, Glass will know you’re talking to your oven when you say, “reheat pizza.”

The next blog post will present the biggest opportunities for Jelly Bean programmers who want to build an app for Google Glass. For that next blog post, visit https://janvanderwijk.wordpress.com/ again in a few days. If you want an alert, subscribe at http://sparkah.com/private

Did you ever feel the desire to show some commands in Unix or Linux to colleagues? Just to demonstrate things? Or, did you ever felt the desire just to show off 
:-)

You can use websites like http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/ or other screencapture software. Maybe the use ffmpeg in Ubuntu/Debian helps you out (p.e: ffmpeg -f x11grab -s wxga -r 25 -i :0.0 -sameq /tmp/out.mpg) But it creates video’s which must be uploaded and may become large. A lot of work and it takes a lot of time to create.


http://www.playterm.org/ Could help you out even more. A nice website where you can upload your cool terminal adventures. Type in ttyrec in your terminal, then perform some cool skills in your terminal and to complete this, just type exit. Upload the tty file on http://www.playterm.org/?upload=now and wait to get in the wall of fame on playterm!


ttyrec can be installed in Ubuntu by using apt-get.


However, there is also a nice alternative, which also works great: shelr. 


See http://shelr.tv . Full explanation here: http://shelr.tv/about


Happy shelling! ;-)


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t’s been a long time, but this time a short one .

If you happen to own an iPad or any other IOS device, the following apps come in use: “corntab” ,”LCR” and Simple CHMOD”

Yep you’ve read it right: CoRntab. With this one can create a crontab entry by just selecting the date and time.

LCR is the Linux Command Reference. A great help at finding out the proper syntax of a linux command.

Simple CHMOD helps you out figuring out what parameters to use with chmod. 

I have several machines at home. Some of them have Windows installed and some of them are happily running Linux (Ubuntu or BackTrack). I'd like to stay control of these machines. I'd like to have the logging of these machine at one place. That's where syslog comes in :-)

Since if have Windows 2008 r2 running in my network, I'd suggest Kiwi Syslog Server. It's installatie is very very easy. Just accept the defaults and it is running in no time.

For the Windowsclients you can install the free Correlog client : http://cnet.co/qekJ4D. Watch out you do not install the Babylon garbage...

On the Linux client you can install de syslog-ng client.
In Linux execute
apt-get install syslog-ng
If you'd like to setup the logging to the Kiwi Syslog Server, just edit the file /etc/syslog-ng/syslog-ng.conf as follows:

Search for d_net.
The line says something like this:

destination d_net { udp("192.168.1.20"); };
The 192.168.1.20 is my syslog server.

And change the following line:
#log { source(s_src); destination(d_net); };
Remove the #.
Reboot your Linux machine and check if syslog-ng is running properly:
ps -ef | grep syslog-ng
It ouputs a couple of lines, but if one them resembles to the following:
/usr/sbin/syslog-ng -p /var/run/syslog-ng.pid
Hooray! it is running. You can check the Kiwi Server if it is logging anything.