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Workaround for FolderSync with ownCloud 7

The Android App “FolderSync” stopped working when I upgraded my ownCloud to Version 7. FolderSync always showed “Bad Request” when testing the connection. ANd when I looked into the Apache log, the requests were closed with “400 Bad Request”. But I found the solution here (german page):

To get FolderSync working with ownCloud 7 you have to add a second line with the HTTPS port 443 to your config.php:

In ${OWNCLOUD_DIR}/config/config.php:

  'trusted_domains' =>
  array (
    0 => '',
    1 => '',
2014-11-25 20:30 · andunix

Simulating slow network connections with trickle

You can limit the downlink of a Firefox browser to 512 KB/s with this command:

trickle -d 512 /usr/bin/firefox -no-remote -P test

More informations can be found on these pages:

trickle -h
Usage: trickle [-hvVs] [-d <rate>] [-u <rate>] [-w <length>] [-t <seconds>]
               [-l <length>] [-n <path>] command ...
	-h           Help (this)
	-v           Increase verbosity level
	-V           Print trickle version
	-s           Run trickle in standalone mode independent of trickled
	-d <rate>    Set maximum cumulative download rate to <rate> KB/s
	-u <rate>    Set maximum cumulative upload rate to <rate> KB/s
	-w <length>  Set window length to <length> KB 
	-t <seconds> Set default smoothing time to <seconds> s
	-l <length>  Set default smoothing length to <length> KB
	-n <path>    Use trickled socket name <path>
	-L <ms>      Set latency to <ms> milliseconds
	-P <path>    Preload the specified .so instead of the default one
2014-01-27 15:38 · andunix

Welcome Back

In 2010 I moved my blog from DokuWiki to Drupal. Today, I moved it back to DokuWiki.

The reason for switching to Drupal was for the better blogging support. As I'm using this site more as Knowledge Base than a Blog, DokuWiki is the better alternative.

You can still access the old site at

2013-10-18 10:01

Project PDA

I'm currently working on a project called 'PDA'. PDA stands for “Personal Digital Assistant”. I used several PDAs over the last two decades, from Sharp, Psion, Palm and others. But they all were just Personal Datastorages. I always missed the “Assistant” part from PDA.

So I decided to build my own PDA. As I'm a Java Programmer, it will be implemented in Java. Today, I will tell you about the major parts of the project and keep the details for future posting.

Parts of the project are (so far):

  • Data Collector: Collection of API Implementations to connect to several (Web-)Services and access data there
  • Blackbox: Entity Storage. Stores XML objects like tasks, notes etc.
  • PADD: Personal Access and Data Display. Named after the Star Trek Pads, it implements the GUI (or User Experience) facing the user. Can be a desktop app, web app or smartphone app. Whatever is next to the user.

So far for now, stay tuned.

2011-10-27 22:48

Start and Stop the Apple File Server from Command Line

You can use /sbin/service to start or stop the “Personal File Sharing”.

Start the Apple File Server (“Personal File Sharing”):

sudo /sbin/service start

And likewise stop it:

sudo /sbin/service stop
2011-03-07 12:33


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