Owncloud setup – replace Dropbox and Google Calendar

This article is work in progress and will be updated along the way. Last update: Sep 6th 2015 – problems, problems.

Why Owncloud?

For some time (before dropdropbox) I thought about replacing dropbox as my primary cloud storage. Instead of choosing another provider like Google Drive or Wuala I decided to try owncloud.

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Coda PHP & Web Toolkit: Keep single quotes with CSSTidy

My Coda plugin uses CSSTidy as a cleanup tool to (re)format CSS code. This works quite well, but it has a “feature” that isn’t always right: It removes single quotes from CSS. In this case the single quotes arond the url are removed:

background:#333 url('images/bg-stripes2.png') repeat 0 0;

In order to disable this behaviour here’s a quick workaround. Please note that updating the plugin removes this modification, so if I release the next version I hope I can add a configuration option for this but in the between time here’s how to quickly stop CSStidy from removing quotes:

  • Open the finder and go to (your user folder)/Library/Application Support/Coda 2/Plug-ins (Or “/Coda/” for Coda 1)
  • Right click on “PhpPlugin.codaplugin”, select “Show package contents”
  • Now navigate to “Contents” and then to “Resources”, you’ll see all the support files for the Coda PHP plugin
  • Find the file “csstidy.php” and open it with a Text Editor (I recommend TextMate or Coda itself)
  • Go to line 2958 which reads: $_cur_string = substr($_cur_string, 1, -1);
  • Add two slashes before this line, like this: // $_cur_string = substr($_cur_string, 1, -1);
  • Save the file, exit and restart Coda and you’re done

Of course making a backup of this file is recommended. If you totally screwed up something you can delete the plugin-file and reinstall it without problems :)

Syslogviewer widget 1.3 – Update

In this version you can view a single remote logfile by entering the URL (must start with http).

This works via curl and is of course still very beta. The curl connection has a timeout and is being reloaded, so it should work with files that update continuously on the server.

Please note: The remote logfile should be text-only – html is not being rendered (and that would be very difficult).



Razer BlackWidow keyboard with Mac OS X

Razer configuration utility, ignore F18 and F19..

Use Razer BlackWidow (PC Edition) on a Mac

This is probably useful only to a few people – but if you are one of the mac users who bought a Razer BlackWidow keyboard (PC), this should be helpful. “BlackWidow” is a mechanical keyboard for a reasonable price, lightyears better than the default apple keyboard. It’s called a “gaming keyboard”, so after unpacking you’re official member of the “Cult of Razer” .. well, then Continue reading “Razer BlackWidow keyboard with Mac OS X”

Using Android with Mac OS X – How To

Galaxy SII Homescreen

I’m using a Samsung Galaxy SII since two weeks (very good choice so far). But it took some time to figure the best way to sync and use an Android phone with Mac OS X (Snow Leopard). So here are my findings and suggestions.

Note: Of course this is not the only way – you can also use iSync (if your phone is supported, mine currently isn’t), software from your phone manufacturer or other solutions Continue reading “Using Android with Mac OS X – How To”