Alexander Leidinger

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Jun
01

Gain­ing space on Android after ART->Dalvik switch (root access required)

I (still) use a Nexus S phone. I am using Cyanogen­mod on it. After an arti­cle in a com­puter mag­a­zine I decided to give the ART-runtime a try instead of the default Dalvic-runtime. Unfor­tu­nately I do not have enough free space free (and all what I can is moved to the USB stor­age already) to really use the ART-runtime.

After switch­ing back to the Dalvic-runtime, I had only 2/3 of the pre­vi­ously avail­able space free. After a lit­tle bit of look­ing around I found /data/dalvik-cache. I deleted with a file man­ager the con­tent of the direc­tory (you will get some “app crashed/died” mes­sages) and rebooted the phone (this is not the same as for­mat­ting the cache par­ti­tion in the recov­ery system).

Dur­ing boot it pop­u­lated the direc­tory again and now I have more than 4/3 of free space on the inter­nal storage.

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May
12

Does every geek take a photo of Google in Zürich?

Maybe not all… my col­leagues wouldn’t have gone there if I wouldn’t have said something…

To be hon­est, I would have expected some­thing a lit­tle bit more shiny/geeky/… to take a pic­ture of (any­way, if you don’t see it: I have a real smile in my face on the pic­ture, so the geek in me enjoyed tak­ing the photo).

 

Alexander Leidinger in front of Google CH

Me in front of Google CH

 

Google CH

Google CH

 

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Mar
13

Happy Birth­day” from Google

In case you haven’t noticed yet:

In case you use a Browser which “is reg­is­tered with Google” (cookie, Chrome sync, Hang­outs plu­gin …) in a way that Google knows who you are when you enter the search page, and you have your birth­day entered in this account, then Google presents you a “Happy Birth­day” Google-Doodle on that day. If you are not on Google+ and you klick on the pic­ture, you get a page which offers you to upgrade to Goolge+.

Funny/scary? Up to you. For me it just visu­alises what I knew already (you can do a lot with per­sonal info, and Google get’s a lot of this) and I say “Thank you Google” (but I don’t upgrade to Google+).

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Aug
27

Why I don’t need Google

This is why I don’t need Google:

"I don't need Google, my wife knows everything!" T-Shirt

I don’t need Google, my wife knows every­thing!” T-Shirt

I found this T-Shirt in the old part of Rho­dos city, while descend­ing the Socrates road. I bought it off course. :-)

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May
26

New users in Solaris 10 branded zones on Solaris 11 not han­dled automatically

A col­league noticed that on a Solaris 11 sys­tem a Solaris 10 branded zone “gains” two new dae­mons which are run­ning with UID 16 and 17. Those users are not auto­mat­i­cally added to /etc/passwd, /etc/shadow (and /etc/group)… at least not when the zones are imported from an exist­ing Solaris 10 zone.

I added the two users (netadm, netcfg) and the group (netadm) to the Solaris 10 branded zones by hand (copy&paste of the lines in /etc/passwd, /etc/shadow, /etc/group + run pwconv) for our few Solaris 10 branded zones on Solaris 11.

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