Today, after about 4 months of operation, fbfix reached 1000 corrected events corrected for 134 users. Currently, for each day of operation about 200 events are corrected for about 110 online users and the service is accessed about once a minute. Hope you like it!
I just recently started trying Windows 8 out. It is nice, but something I found irritating was that there were so few apps in the store. But when almost all of the good app suggestions I found on the web were not available either I started suspecting something. It turns out that if you are not located in the U.S., you need to uncheck "Make it easier to find apps in my preferred languages" in the store preferences to be able to actually find anything. I don't think that just because it should be easier to find apps in my preferred language, I shouldn't be able to search for apps in other languages?! Please correct this, Microsoft.
Comment spam has always been a problem at this site, even though I used the drupal recaptcha module to fight it. Some days ago, it escalated to a point where I couldn't keep up moderating the incoming spam comments. So I started looking at comment systems, and ended up with comparing DISQUS with Livefyre. They seemed quite similar but Livefyre didn't have any Drupal module so I chose DISQUS. Since I installed it, I haven't received a single spam comment.
I study at Chalmers University of Technology and I recently made the lunch menus for the restaurants at Chalmers Restauranger (aka. Chalmrest) available as a calendar file importable to your calendar reader. It updates automatically and displays the lunch menus each day between 1200-1300.
I and some friends of mine do find it extremely convenient.
Update (2012-08-02): Visit http://icalfilter.com/fbfix.php and paste the url to get the url for the corrected calendar.
When exporting your Facebook Events feed to webcal/ical/ics, the whole day (no given time) events are one day early. Until Facebook decides to fix this, I have created a proxy script. Just supply it with the same uid and key as in Facebook's version and it will correct these errornous events.
It works like a charm for me, but let me know if you are having trouble using it. Also check out http://icalfilter.com and see if it might be something for you as well.
The old clock fell to the floor and the frame broke. The binary clock survived, however, so I took the opportunity to make the integration better. I bought a new analog clock like the old one, took out all the parts like before and then drilled some holes in the dial. This made the installation much more robust and tidier.
A project I worked on for my bachelor's degree. Please see this video:
It recently got harder to remove yourself entirely from a Facebook event (not just declining/joining the not going-party. There used to be a link "remove from my events" or something similar on the event page but it seems to have disappeared. Instead, you have to
- decline the event
- click on one of the going/maybe/invited labels in the left menu
- select declined from the list
- find yourself and press the cross to remove yourself from the event
I posted this here because I couldn't find a good guide on the web but managed to find out how to do it anyway. Hopefully, it will help some of you people out there.
Doing some advertisement for a service I recently released: icalfilter.com.
Today, when you want to subscribe to a calendar, you basically have two options:
- Add the calendar's url to the list of external calendars in your calendar viewer. You will receive updates, but won't be able to delete events you are not interested in.
- Take a copy of the calendar and import it in your calendar viewer. You will be able to delete events you are not interested in, but you won't receive any updates.
icalfilter.com lets you create filters for your imported ical calendar files, which you want to have updates from but hide events you are not interested in. Good example uses are schedules, facebook events, etc.