In a recent post, I described a solution to constantly track your location and privately store a history of it. Besides the possibility to find out, where you have been, this can also be used to add GPS coordinates your photos, so that your will never have to wonder again, where a photo has been taken – but without having to buy a special camera with a GPS receiver.
Did you ever tried to remember where you have been at a specific date and time – especially if you woke up on a saturday morning and can’t remember how you got into your bed? Well no, this article won’t be about hangovers and blackouts but may help you in this and of course in other cases when you try to remember where you have been.
Reading so much about malware, security issues in software, hackers and the NSA affairs, I am also aware that is crucial to secure any digital device and protect your own data. Encryption of connections between client and server is an essential part of this. Of course, it may be hard to achieve perfect security, but often security issues are founded in a lack of knowledge or because someone doesn’t have the time to do things right.
A few days ago, I examined a Java enterprise web application to find out if it would be difficult to extend the internationalization of the application to support japanese. The internationalization of the UI would not have been a problem, as this is done using property-files. The interesting part would be the database, as it is using UTF-8 and the column sizes vary between one and three bytes according to its intended content. weiterlesen…