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  • I am reading many forums since 2 weeks (home cinema-fr.com, www.avforums.com,www.homecinemachoice.com) and reviews to better understand how to choose the right screen for my Panasonic PT900-AE. I am more or less installed in my new apartment, but in order to profit of the biggest room (6.4m * 3.6m), I have to use a wall with either windows or a door in the middle. Time to shop for a screen instead of using the white wall...

    A lot of companies are selling screens, and if You do not take care, You'll end up very quickly with a 200euro screens, which are per see not bad, but really not adapted for home cinema.
    You will find a lot of tutorials and guide on the Internet helping You choosing the right screens. Stewart being the Rolls-Royce brand of screens (but it start at 8000CHF)

    The 3 major parameters are:
    1. Screen Gain : The ability of a screen to direct incident light to an audience. A flat matte white wall has the gain of approximately 1. Screens with a gain less than 1 attenuate incident light; screens with gain more than 1 direct more incident light to the audience but have a narrow viewing angle. For example: an image reflecting off a 10 gain screen appears 10 times brighter than it would if reflected off a matte white wall. Curved screens usually have larger gain than flat screens.
    2. Viewing Angle:Screens do not reflect equally in all directions. Most light is reflected in a conical volume centered around the "line of best viewing". Maximum brightness is perceived if you are within the viewing cone defined by the horizontal and vertical viewing angles.
    3. Your budget: we can not all buy a Stewart Firehawk (anyway it is optimized for DLP not LCD).

    The presence of black band to hide eventual artifacts created by the projector (but it can be solve by software), the transparency of the screens is also important....
    At the end, I was reading user experience of cheap screens which develop waves after a period of time,  mechanical mechanism problems and so on...I was able to retains 3  models:
    At the end, I was reading user experience of cheap screens which develop waves after a period of time,  mechanical mechanism problems and so on...I was able to retains 3  models:

    Da-Lite Model C A mechanical DaLite, Da-Lite Model C "CSR" 16:9  198x353cm - manual
    which should be the best screen quality of all 2 screens below (screen material only).

    The Model C™ with CSR is a manual wall or ceiling mounted screen with Da-Lite's Controlled Screen Return (CSR).
    CSR is a feature offered exclusively by Da-Lite to assist in the quiet controlled return of the screen into the case.
    Exclusiv home has a tensioned system (seems to be the latest development for avoiding waves in the middle of the screen and still having a rolling screen: the best of the 2 world)

    It has also SOMFY motor, IR remote controller and a price tag of 1980CHF or 1300 euro. It uses  a vinyl screen of gain 1.0.

    In fact it is a screen build by Grandview (Grandview Crystal Screen Co of Canada) http://www.grandviewscreen.ca/Products/LargeFlatSeriesTabTension.htm 
    They are originally out of China and they have decided to add a supply warehouse in Canada. Sariaa is having the same model here: http://www.saaria.com/projectiontechnology/tabtensionscreens.htm

    All 3 Brand sell the SAME model, so do not loose time to look at characteristics and choose the one which is cheaper.

    The last option is the DIY (Do It Yourself), and voila a good link if you have a wall big enough:

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    As I found no better tutorial on Internet, here is a very very short how to add Google analytics to AtlassianBamboo, it require a bit of hacking, and these kind of changes will be lost after each upgrade of Bamboo..

    Edit the file webapps/ROOT/start.ftlNow put the usual code you get after creating a new analytics profile just before the </body>

    <script type="text/javascript">
    var gaJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? "
    https://ssl." : "http://www.");
    document.write(unescape("%3Cscript src='" + gaJsHost +
    &160;&160;&160; "google-analytics.com/ga.js' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E"));
    <script type="text/javascript">
    try {
    var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker("UA-88600-10");
    } catch(err) {}</script>

    While not ideal, it simply work as expected and let you get insight about Atlassian Bamboo usage using Google analytics.

    My Bamboo continuous integration server is available at&160; http://bamboo.waltercedric.com/

    You can also insert Google Adsense using the same trick, but don’t forget that all your changes may be lost if you upgrade to a&160; new version. I will investigating further if there is not a plugin or an other way to do this. Stay Tuned!

  • sony hdr sr7AVCHD (Advanced Video Codec High Definition) is a new high-definition recording format introduced by Sony and Panasonic. It can use various storage media, including 8 cm (3") recordable DVD discs, a hard disk, or flash memory cards. The format is to compete with other handheld video camera recording formats, particularly HDV and MiniDV.[from WikiPedia]

    The major complain when it come to reviewing Sony SR7/SR8, panasonic SD5 or any previous model is the lack of editing tools for AVCHD (beside low light performances, but that is common on consumer camcorder). That's why I propose You some links now:

    Playing AVCHD (*.m2ts)

    • Natively on a PS3 directly from the camcorder
    • Sony Picture Motion Browser is also a good player (Free, on your sony's camcorder cd suite, PC only)
    • Power DVD 7.0 Ultra ($99), by the way the best non free player (VideoLan being free and multi platform)



    Converting .m2ts to .wmv

    Windows Media Encoder + K-Lite Codec Pack
    I have been able to use this combination and it works well. I can't recommend encoding to .wmv (not as open as mpeg for many device) except if you wan to stream to an Xbox 360 (Media Center Extender

    Converting.m2ts to .mp4

    Nero Recode will convert .m2ts files to .mp4 without a hitch. Good quality, as well 

    Fast and multiple format converter

    elecard converter studio avchd
    Elecard Converter Studio AVC HD Edition is a program for movie file conversion from AVCHD® to MPEG-2 HDV and MPEG-2 DVD compatible formats. Owners of AVCHD® Camcorders (for example, Sony® HDR-SR1E, Panasonic® HDC-SD1. Click here for a full list of camcorders.) will find it a useful product which allows them to convert the footage from their cameras into format supported by their favorite editing software.
    You can download a demo here ($75 for the full edition), it is working great and play the original m2ts a lot faster than Power DVD 7 Ultra on my machine. It is also damn fast (on my HP NW9440)

    Nero 7 Ultra Edition Enhanced, is a software suite which contains the AVCHD editor Nero Vision. Also included in this suite is Nero Showtime, which plays AVCHD files natively. Nero Vision can convert AVCHD files to other formats such as MPEG-2 or AVI and can import them for use in video editing projects. Nero Vision can also export Sony's M2TS format to MPEG-4 files that can be viewed by Quicktime 7. Edited video can also be burned to DVD discs in AVCHD format for playback on hardware players or in Blu-ray format.[from WikiPedia]

    Editing AVCHD

    Ulead Studio 11 Plus (30 days trial here). It also keeps AVCHD files with 5.1 audio, in it's original state. You can then convert it to any output format; to Hardrive, DVD, HD DVD etc. It's the first AVCHD editor, that allow to trim the front part of the AVCHD files, without crashing, hanging up, losing the video. You can edit AVCHD file from any brand,, not just Sony.

    Sony Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 8 ($119), is just for Sony AVCHD cameras and is maybe the more adavanced editor on the market as for today. I was able to use basic functions (cutting, moving track, exporting) in a few minutes. Speed and use of great is great. Same rule apply, try it yourself before buying it.

    Some .m2ts  video samples to play with

    I recommend You to download low light video, pictures and judge yourself.

  • I am still waiting for the TomTom Rider, as soon as I it can be ordered, I will post a better review and provide Here a HowTo and some files if needed. Click on Read more

    Some statistics...

    Number of Street and safety camera in some countries

    • Germany 2928
    • Netherland 1742
    • Italy 1027
    • Belgium 944
    • Austria 579
    • Spain 478
    • Switzerland 473
    • France 466
    • Suede 384
    • Norwege 294
    • Poland 289
    • Finnland 99
    • Australia 91
    • Portugal 35
    • Liechtenstein 4


    Zurich, CH has 83 street radars, and 100 additionnal are planned, the "best" radar is creating 4.5 Million CHF/monthly, each person in Zürich pay at least yearly 160 CHF !

    France will install in 2005 install 1000 radars

    Here is an overview of all radar which are known by www.radarfalle.de

    What You can do...

    Buy a GPS device, and install a POI software (Point of Interest) to be warned when You are in a proximity of a fix street radar.

    Point-Of-Interest visually and acoustically warns you of POIs as you approach them. Speed cameras, petrol stations, restaurants are only some exaples for POIs.

    What You can not do...

    • Using a device, to detect actively street radars (Laser, or dopler), except in UK
    • Using a device, perturb the operation of street radars (scrambler)

    Market Offering for the hardware

    All GPS devices below are supporting 3rd party sofware call POI (Point of Interest)

    I personaly recommend TomTom but any GPS device is able to do the Job

    or Medion or Navigon or....
    Pocket PCSince TomTom also ship it's software for pocket PC, You can also use Your favorite PDA


    Market Offering for the software

    VendorVendor Vendor
    Installation (TomTom)  
    <10euro yearly feesAlso available for TomTom
    Allow internet update for free if you
    have a licence
    A tool for Your PC manages all of your poi
    french tutorial for TomTom
    French tutorial on pocket PC

    How to enter a new camera position

    For an up to date database, the system is only working as long as You receive daily update of safety camera positions, Here is how to enter a new camera position with TomTom device.

    Sticky: 'Idiots guide to adding speed cameras'
    extract of the forumwww.expansys.com
    Further guide to help those who want to maximise the use of Tom Tom Go who may not be computer whizzes. Object is to encourage as many as possible to become "accurate camera spotters" so that the camera database is as accurate as possible.

    If you only want to update your own machine follow 1 below. If you are happy to share your new locations with everyone else then follow 2 below.

    In each of the following you need to enter the camera location, you can do this by address, browse map of by far the best most accurate is by "GPS location" when the TTGo is next to the camera location. For the reasons of accuracy that is the method I will cover here.

    1. When next to the camera location on foot/in car, Tom Tom main screen, forward arrow, forward arrow, change prefs, forward arrow, maintain POI, Add POI, select pocketgps uk gatso, select GPS location, address is shown, suggest keep address as shown and add gatso after it, do this by touching screen at end of address to remove highlight you can then type additionalty as usual. Then select done.

    As you have added to existing POI database this new entry will use settings for icon,distance and sound without additional adjustments.

    If you are willing to share your new locations then follow 2 below.

    2. Firstly you need to add a new POI catagory in which to store your new POI camara locations.
    From TTGo main screen, Forward arrow, forward arrow, change prefs, forward arrow, maintain POI, Add POI catagory, type name of your POI eg "New Gatso" , Done, select marker (scroll down for lots of options)done.

    When next to the camera location on foot/in car, Tom Tom main screen, forward arrow, forward arrow, change prefs, forward arrow, maintain POI, Add POI, select "New gatso", select GPS location, address is shown, suggest keep address as shown and add gatso after it, do this by touching screen at end of address to remove highlight you can then type additionalty as usual. Then select done.

    You have now saved this camera location in a new file, therefore so that you can be warned of your new locations you need to set the POI warnings from the "Maintain POI " menu. (as you did originally)

    POI Database

    Some links....

    • www.radarfalle.de is providing for <10euro/Year a subscription which allow YOu to download their plugins for all major GPS unit
    • http://www.radarsfixes.com/ Les emplacements des radars fixes en France, classés pas départements et par routes. Télécharger la carte des radars et la liste des coordonnées GPS.
  • atlassian.bamboo.logo My Bamboo continuous integration server is now fully functional and available at&160; http://bamboo.waltercedric.com/




    Remember Atlassian is providing free license for Open Source Projects:

    Atlassian supports and believes in the Open Source movement -Bamboo utilizes a number of good Open Source components, and Atlassian developers are committers on a large number of Open Source projects.

    To give back to the open source community (and hopefully improve the quality of those projects!),Bamboo is free for any Open Source project to use.

    There are a few requirements for an Open Source license, the main ones being:

    • Established code base
    • Publicly available project website
    • Using an approved open source license
    • YourBamboo instance will be publicly accessible

    My objective is to make Joomla! and all my projects also running in Bamboo (not only in TeamCity as the limit of 20 builds will be rapidly reached)

    Visit it by clicking on the picture

    Very quick Bamboo install how to

    Install a fresh Tomcat 6 runtime,

    Move the war into the ROOT web context of tomcat

    Choose free port for HTTP, AJP, and Tomcat server port&160; in conf/server.xml

    <Server port="8050" shutdown="SHUTDOWN">
    <Connector port="8051" protocol="HTTP/1.1" 
    <Connector port="8030" protocol="AJP/1.3" redirectPort="8443" />

    Copy mysqldriver.jar into /lib

    Configure the data source into server.xml

    <Host name="localhost"  appBase="webapps"
                unpackWARs="true" autoDeploy="true"
                xmlValidation="false" xmlNamespaceAware="false">
            <Resource name="jdbc/BambooDS" auth="Container" type="javax.sql.DataSource"
                validationQuery="select 1" />

    Edit /etc/apache/worker.properties

    worker.list=ajp13, teamcity, jira, bamboo


    Create a vhost.conf in the subdomains

    # vi /srv/www/vhosts/waltercedric.com/subdomains/bamboo/conf/vhost.conf

    ServerName bamboo.waltercedric.com
    ProxyPass /  ajp://bamboo.waltercedric.com:8030/
    <Proxy *>
       Order Allow,Deny
       Allow from all
    <Directory />
      Options FollowSymLinks
      AllowOverride None

    To tell plesk to include an overridden vhost.conf, run

    # /usr/local/psa/admin/sbin/websrvmng

    Restart Apache2

    rcapache2 restart

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    Flight Skills and Post Production Series

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    There is a trend on the camera market, people want now to tag their photo, not only by adding sound (micro can be found now on point and shot consumer camera), or letting the camera add EXIF embeded data ( Exchangeable Image File Format) into each pictures.
    Consumer always want more!, and with the arrival of Google Maps on the market, some years ago, It has not taken much time till users decide to add geoposition (with a GPS) to their pictures. While this feature can be found on some high end camera model (camera body > $10000, as an option it is quite pricey too), TomTom, Garmin and other consumer GPS are now able to provide a cheap and ready to go alternative.  A data logger is a device able to record periodically  latidutes, longitudes, altitude, date and time while yyou are on the road. It is now possible with some tools to merge pictures and files produced by GPS ad save new meta informations in EXIF data.

    Click Here for a live example

    Why use a data logger?

    • What itinerary did I travel yesterday?
    • When did I start driving today?
    • How long did It take to go from A to B and C in between?
    • Which is the current altitude and speed?
    • How can I remind precise positions?
    • When exactly I traveled there? 

    Combined with your favorite DSLR or point and shot camera

    • You take pictures but now can't remember the exact place of some of the  photos
    • With a software, you can then match the coordinates with the picture and you  like to see your pictures on a map. (Google map, Google Earth)

    Dedicated data logger

    Sony has started to sell a small device (Sony GPS-CS1KA), it cost $105 and do not use the latest SIRFstar III chipset, so don't expect much of it, old GPS chipsets are known to be slower to find satellites, have lower sensivity, do not work also well in city.
    Anyway here are the main characteristics:

    • Keep track of your digital photos with satellite precision
    • Holds approximately 360 hours (31MB) of data
    • Records a location log every 15 seconds
    • Simple operation; no need for complex set up or connection, one button, two lights
    • Compatible with most digital still cameras; compliance with EXIF 2.1 or later
    • Small
    • 12-channel GPS with no screen.
    • The included software detects the unit and imports the GPS data. Another module detects attached cameras/MSD and imports the data
    Or you may want to buy a better dedicated data logger, Royaltek, Evermore, Gisteq or Globalsat are selling small device.

    Amod AGL3080 GPS Data Logger (SiRF III, Driverless, 128MB, Push to Log) (Windows and Mac Image Software included)
    EverMore GT-900BT Bluetooth Data Logger (SiRF III, Driverless, 120,000 Waypoints, Photo Software Included) (Your Choice of Free Mount)
    GlobalSat BT-335 Bluetooth Data Logger (SiRF III, Download via Bluetooth) (Your Choice of Free Mount) (Free Ground Shipping)
    Royaltek RBT-2300 Bluetooth Data Logger GPS (SiRF III GSC3f/LP, WAAS, 650,000 Waypoints) (Your Choice of Free Mount)
    Amod AGL3080 GPS Data Logger SiRF III, Driverless, 128MB, Push to Log EverMore GT-900BT Bluetooth Data Logger (SiRF III, Driverless, 120,000 Waypoints, Photo Software Included) GlobalSat BT-335 Bluetooth Data Logger SiRF III, Download via Bluetooth Royaltek RBT-2300 Bluetooth Data Logger GPS SiRF III GSC3f/LP, WAAS, 650,000 Waypoints
    Royaltek RGM-3800 GPS Data Logger (SiRF III GSC3f/LP, WAAS, 650,000 Waypoints)
    Qstarz BT-Q1000 Bluetooth Data Logger GPS Receiver (51 ch, Auto On/Off, WAAS, Bluetooth, USB, Push to Log, 100,000 Waypoints) (Your Choice of Free Mount)
    EverMore GT-600 Image Tracker
    i-Blue 747 Bluetooth Data Logger GPS Receiver (Auto On/Off, 32 ch, WAAS, Bluetooth, USB, Push to Log, 16Mb Memory with Google Integration) (Your Choice of Free Mount)
    Royaltek RGM-3800 GPS Data Logger SiRF III GSC3f/LP, WAAS, 650,000 Waypoints starz BT-Q1000 Bluetooth Data Logger GPS Receiver 51 ch, Auto On/Off, WAAS, Bluetooth, USB, Push to Log, 100,000 Waypoints EverMore GT-600 Image Tracker i-Blue 747 Bluetooth Data Logger GPS Receiver Auto On/Off, 32 ch, WAAS, Bluetooth, USB, Push to Log, 16Mb Memory with Google Integration
    GiSTEQ Bluetooth PhotoTrackr for Digital Camera (Bluetooth GPS Receiver and Photo Tracking Software Included) (Your Choice of Free Mount)
    GiSTEQ PhotoTrackr for Digital Camera (GPS Receiver and Photo Tracking Software Included)
    i.Trek Z1 BT Data Logger GPS Receiver (Solar, MTK 32 Ch, WAAS, Auto On/Off, Bluetooth, USB, Data Logger with Google Earth Integration) (Free GpsGate Utility) (Your Choice of Free Mount)
    RoyalTek BlueGPS Mini Mobile Data-logger RBT-1100 for Windows, Pocket PC and Palm (Output to Google Earth) (Your Choice of Free Mount)
    GiSTEQ Bluetooth PhotoTrackr for Digital Camera  GiSTEQ PhotoTrackr for Digital Camera  i.Trek Z1 BT Data Logger GPS Receiver Solar, MTK 32 Ch, WAAS, Auto On/Off, Bluetooth, USB, Data Logger with Google Earth Integration i-Blue 757 Pro Solar BT Data Logger GPS Receiver 
    Wintec WBT-201 Bluetooth Data Logger GPS Receiver (Auto on/off, WAAS, Bluetooth, USB, Push to Log, Google Earth Integration with Photo) (Your Choice of Free Mount)
    i-Blue 757 Pro Solar BT Data Logger GPS Receiver (Your Choice of Free Mount)
    GlobalSat DG-100 GPS Data Logger (SiRF III, USB, Push to Log, Google Earth Integration)
    Wintec WBT-201 Bluetooth Data Logger GPS Receiver Auto on/off, WAAS, Bluetooth, USB, Push to Log, Google Earth Integration with Photo RoyalTek BlueGPS Mini Mobile Data-logger RBT-1100 for Windows, Pocket PC and Palm Output to Google Earth
    GlobalSat DG-100 GPS Data Logger SiRF III, USB, Push to Log, Google Earth Integration

    Price range are from $50 to $200, depending on brand, size, memory (number of points saved), chipset, number of chanels (ability to use more satellites at the sam time equal to more precision and sensivity) and export functionnality.

    Tom Tom Software data logger

    If by chance, you have a Tom Tom and are ready to take it in your holiday, look no further: Event_logger is the software you are looking for!
    Installation is straightforward, just dump all files to your SD CARD, and start your Tom Tom, as default the logging start. A text file (Event_Logger.txt) let you configure the software

    "Event_Logger is a tracking and logging application enhancingTom Tom GO. It can log Tom Tom GO events to Itinerary files that are managed by Tom Tom GO like any other native Itinerary created through the ordinary user interface; besides, Event_Logger can produce standard GPX XML files where events are represented as way points and the whole route is logged through a sequence of track points obtained by querying Tom Tom GO for location information at short periodical intervals";  from Event_Logger introduction

    On the plus side:
    • Work as expected.
    • Complete documentation.
    • Files are saved in directory /itn and use a standard file format (GPX)
    • Google map viewer in Internet Explorer (drag and drop file)
    • A Tom Tom will also show you the right way :-)
    Some issues:
    • Tom Tom battery lifetime, very limited especially if you are in a 8 hours trip, do not forget to set the Tom Tom contrast to the minimum
    • a XSL (transformation language) render the file directly in Internet Explorer but NOT in firefox as an activeX support is required to view the MAP.
    Example of GPX file

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1" standalone="yes"?>
    <?xml-stylesheet href="gpx.xsl" type="text/xsl"?>
     version="1.0" creator="Event_Logger 7.1 - http://web.tiscali.it/macri/Event_Logger"
     xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns="http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/0"
     xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/0 http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/0/gpx.xsd">
     <name>END Thursday 15 November 2007 22:43:42</name>
     <desc>(Waypoints are missing in this track)</desc>
     <author>amacri</author><email>This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.</email>
     <url>http://web.tiscali.it/macri/Event_Logger</url><urlname>Event_Logger 7.1</urlname>
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1" standalone="yes"?>
    <?xml-stylesheet href="gpx.xsl" type="text/xsl"?>
    <gpx  version="1.0" creator="Event_Logger '"$VERSION"' - http://web.tiscali.it/macri/Event_Logger"
     xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns="http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/0"
     xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/0 http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/0/gpx.xsd">
    <trk><name>Thursday 15 November 2007 21:37:01</name><cmt>Started</cmt><desc>Gablerstrasse 40-41, Zürich</desc><trkseg>
    <trkpt lat="42.35860" lon="6.52764"><ele>450.0</ele><time>2007-11-15T19:37:01Z</time><course>0.0</course><speed>0.0</speed><fix>3d</fix>
    <trkpt lat="47.35859" lon="6.52767"><ele>450.0</ele><time>2007-11-15T19:37:08Z</time><course>62.0</course><speed>0.0</speed><fix>3d</fix>
    <trkpt lat="42.35859" lon="6.52769"><ele>450.0</ele><time>2007-11-15T19:37:11Z</time><course>62.0</course><speed>0.0</speed><fix>3d</fix>
    <trkpt lat="42.35858" lon="8.52770"><ele>450.0</ele><time>2007-11-15T19:37:15Z</time><course>62.0</course><speed>0.0</speed><fix>3d</fix>
    <trkpt lat="42.35861" lon="8.52750"><ele>450.0</ele><time>2007-11-15T19:37:21Z</time><course>62.0</course><speed>0.56</speed><fix>3d</fix>
    <trkpt lat="42.35848" lon="8.52719"><time>2007-11-15T19:37:27Z</time><course>339.0</course><speed>4.72</speed><fix>none</fix></trkpt>

    Garmin data logger

    Garmin is able to create NMEA (The ASCII data stream received from navigation equipment (such as GPS receivers) conforming to the NMEA 0182 Version 2.0 specification.) file out the box, you do not have to install anything and can jump to next to "Viewing your trip"

    Using a data logger with your camera/camcorder

    They are all  quite easy to use,  start both device and check that the time are more or less in sync, so that both date and time are very near together. That's all! We just need now to use a software to mix pictures, video and GPX/NMEA file together.

    Viewing your trip

    Basically what you need to find is a GPX viewer. there is a lot available online (use Google :-)), here are some I've used

    Geo tagging your pictures/video

    Sony picture motion browser tag automatically pictures and video, but this tool is checking prior to installation that you have a genuine sony camera/camcorder.The next tool I've found is named: RoboGeo

    RoboGeo ($35) has a very easy to use step by step menu n the left side of the main windows. The most interesting functionnality for me is the ability to create Google Map web pages with icons that show where each picture was taken. When these icons are clicked, additional info about the picture is displayed along with the option of viewing the full size image. It is really worth the money.
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    And the Map you'll get in Google Map with the above GPX file (the demo version of RoboGeo add random coordinate as long as it is not registered, that's why some point are in the lake of Zürich). When these icons are clicked, additional info about the picture is displayed along with the option of viewing the full size image.

    GPSTagr site which allows people with a GPS Track log in GPX format to upload their log, authorize the application site to modify their images, search for images with relevant timestamps, manually exclude images from geotagging - then process the net list of your flickr images against the GPX track log. Picasa (Free) let your tag picture one at a time, it open Google Earth and wait for You to click on the map. Not very useful if you have many pictures and a GPX file for matching them. It is still avery good tools for viewing and organizing thousands of pictures.

    RedHen  is a free download that synchronizes the  GPS log files with just about any digital camera's standard EXIF datafile. RedHen can drop icons onto a Google Earth map-  Make sure you save the new "Spatial Media" folder in the "My Places" folder so your images are available next time you open Google Earth.
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  • When working with many feature/release/bugix/hotfix branches, it is a bad idea to start changing the pom version as this will create merge conflicts using pull request. this plugin allow you to keep in ALL branches the same pom version for all your projects, for example MASTER-SNAPSHOT the version will be derived from branch name automagically :-)

    You may want to read more first these 2 short articles

    git-branch-renamer-maven-plugin allow you to keep in ALL branches the same pom version for all your projects: for example MASTER-SNAPSHOT and never change it again.

    the project version will be derived from branch name automatically when running in your continuous integration server.

    branch name feature/xxxx

    • <version>xxxx-SNAPSHOT</version> (default)
    • <version>xxxx</version> (release = true)
    • <version>0-xxxx-SNAPSHOT</version> (forceNumericalVersion = true)
    • <version>feature-xxxx-SNAPSHOT</version> (filterOutBranchQualifier = false)

    The project is hosted at Github https://github.com/cedricwalter/git-branch-renamer-maven-plugin 

  • Since January 10th this year, it has become illegal to use radar POI in Switzerland, to warn of safety cameras and mobile speed surveillance locations.

    Sorry I love Swizerland, but on this one,  i can't understand it.

    The Swiss police are currently actively searching for navigational systems with any type of camera pre-warning that are being used while driving. When such a device is found, the device is confiscated and destroyed and the motorist can also expect a fine. Not only has the use of these warning devices been banned, but their production, import or sale has also become illegal. Swiss road authority ASTRAannounced these measures on January 8th.

    ASTRA has released adocument with answers to frequently asked questions.

    "Solche Führer stören die Homogenität des Verkehrs und das Verkehrsklima, und sie animie-ren überdies andere Strassenbenützer zu Ge-schwindigkeitsmissachtungen."

    hahaha just say You're are loosing million of CHF. I just hope manufactures, shops will be able to change that ridiculous law. On the other side we will see a lot of confiscated GPS device on flea market sold by police officer.

    And here TomTom answer: Ist die Nutzung des TomTom Radarkamera-Dienstes legal?


    Valentines Day is a day to express your love, and to celebrate the spirit of love.
    Afrikaans - Ek het jou lief
    Albanian - Te dua
    Arabic - Ana behibak (to male)
    Arabic - Ana behibek (to female)
    Armenian - Yes kez sirumen
    Bambara - M'bi fe
    Bangla - Aamee tuma ke bhalo baashi
    Belarusian - Ya tabe kahayu
    Bisaya - Nahigugma ako kanimo
    Bulgarian - Obicham te
    Cambodian - Bung Srorlagn Oun (to female)
    Oun Srorlagn Bung (to male)
    Cantonese/Chinese  Ngo oiy ney a
    Catalan - T'estimo
    Cheyenne - Ne mohotatse
    Chichewa - Ndimakukonda
    Corsican - Ti tengu caru (to male)
    Creol - Mi aime jou
    Croatian - Volim te
    Czech - Miluji te
    Danish - Jeg Elsker Dig
    Dutch - Ik hou van jou
    English - I love you
    Esperanto - Mi amas vin
    Estonian - Ma armastan sind
    Ethiopian - Ewedishalehu : male/female to female
    Ewedihalehu: male/female to male.
    Faroese - Eg elski teg
    Farsi - Doset daram
    Filipino - Mahal kita
    Finnish - Mina rakastan sinua
    French - Je t'aime, Je t'adore
    Gaelic - Ta gra agam ort
    Georgian - Mikvarhar
    German - Ich liebe dich
    Greek - S'agapo
    Gujarati - Hu tumney prem karu chu
    Hiligaynon - Palangga ko ikaw
    Hawaiian - Aloha wau ia oi
    Hebrew - Ani ohev otah (to female)
    Hebrew - Ani ohev et otha (to male)
    Hiligaynon - Guina higugma ko ikaw
    Hindi - Hum Tumhe Pyar Karte hai
    Hmong - Kuv hlub koj
    Hopi - Nu' umi unangwa'ta
    Hungarian - Szeretlek
    Icelandic - Eg elska tig
    Ilonggo - Palangga ko ikaw
    Indonesian - Saya cinta padamu
    Inuit - Negligevapse
    Irish - Taim i' ngra leat
    Italian - Ti amo
    Japanese - Aishiteru
    Kannada - Naa ninna preetisuve
    Kapampangan - Kaluguran daka
    Kiswahili - Nakupenda
    Konkani - Tu magel moga cho
    Korean - Sarang Heyo
    Latin - Te amo
    Latvian - Es tevi miilu
    Lebanese - Bahibak
    Lithuanian - Tave myliu
    Malay - Saya cintakan mu / Aku cinta padamu
    Malayalam - Njan Ninne Premikunnu
    Mandarin Chinese - Wo ai ni
    Marathi - Me tula prem karto
    Mohawk - Kanbhik
    Moroccan - Ana moajaba bik
    Nahuatl - Ni mits neki
    Navaho - Ayor anosh'ni
    Nepali - Ma Timilai Maya Garchhu
    Norwegian - Jeg Elsker Deg
    Pandacan - Syota na kita!!
    Pangasinan - Inaru Taka
    Papiamento - Mi ta stimabo
    Persian - Doo-set daaram
    Pig Latin - Iay ovlay ouyay
    Polish - Kocham Cie
    Portuguese - Eu te amo
    Romanian - Te ubesc
    Roman Numerals - 333
    Russian - Ya tebya liubliu
    Rwanda - Ndagukunda
    Scot Gaelic - Tha gra\dh agam ort
    Serbian - Volim te
    Setswana - Ke a go rata
    Sign Language - ,\,,/ (represents position of fingers when signing 'I Love You'
    Sindhi - Maa tokhe pyar kendo ahyan
    Sioux - Techihhila
    Slovak - Lu`bim ta
    Slovenian - Ljubim te
    Spanish - Te quiero / Te amo
    Surinam- Mi lobi joe
    Swahili - Ninapenda wewe
    Swedish - Jag alskar dig
    Swiss-German - Ich lieb Di
    Tagalog - Mahal kita
    Taiwanese - Wa ga ei li
    Tahitian - Ua Here Vau Ia Oe
    Tamil - Naan unnai kathalikiraen
    Telugu - Nenu ninnu premistunnanu
    Thai - Chan rak khun (to male)
    Thai - Phom rak khun (to female)
    Turkish - Seni Seviyorum
    Ukrainian - Ya tebe kahayu
    Urdu - mai aap say pyaar karta hoo
    Vietnamese - Anh ye^u em (to female)
    Vietnamese - Em ye^u anh (to male)
    Welsh - 'Rwy'n dy garu
    Yiddish - Ikh hob dikh
    Yoruba - Mo ni fe
    Zimbabwe - Ndinokuda
  • ISO 8859-1 Symbol Entities

    Result Description Entity Name Entity Number
      non-breaking space &nbsp; &160;
    ¡ inverted exclamation mark &iexcl; &161;
    ¤ currency &curren; &164;
    ¢ cent &cent; &162;
    £ pound &pound; &163;
    ¥ yen &yen; &165;
    ¦ broken vertical bar &brvbar; &166;
    § section &sect; &167;
    ¨ spacing diaeresis &uml; &168;
    © copyright &copy; &169;
    ª feminine ordinal indicator &ordf; &170;
    « angle quotation mark (left) &laquo; &171;
    ¬ negation &not; &172;
    ­ soft hyphen &shy; &173;
    ® registered trademark &reg; &174;
    ™ trademark &trade; &8482;
    ¯ spacing macron &macr; &175;
    ° degree &deg; &176;
    ± plus-or-minus  &plusmn; &177;
    ² superscript 2 &sup2; &178;
    ³ superscript 3 &sup3; &179;
    ´ spacing acute &acute; &180;
    µ micro &micro; &181;
    paragraph &para; &182;
    · middle dot &middot; &183;
    ¸ spacing cedilla &cedil; &184;
    ¹ superscript 1 &sup1; &185;
    º masculine ordinal indicator &ordm; &186;
    » angle quotation mark (right) &raquo; &187;
    ¼ fraction 1/4 &frac14; &188;
    ½ fraction 1/2 &frac12; &189;
    ¾ fraction 3/4 &frac34; &190;
    ¿ inverted question mark &iquest; &191;
    × multiplication &times; &215;
    ÷ division &divide; &247;
    À capital a, grave accent &Agrave; &192;
    Á capital a, acute accent &Aacute; &193;
    Â capital a, circumflex accent &Acirc; &194;
    Ã capital a, tilde &Atilde; &195;
    Ä capital a, umlaut mark &Auml; &196;
    Å capital a, ring &Aring; &197;
    Æ capital ae &AElig; &198;
    Ç capital c, cedilla &Ccedil; &199;
    È capital e, grave accent &Egrave; &200;
    É capital e, acute accent &Eacute; &201;
    Ê capital e, circumflex accent &Ecirc; &202;
    Ë capital e, umlaut mark &Euml; &203;
    Ì capital i, grave accent &Igrave; &204;
    Í capital i, acute accent &Iacute; &205;
    Î capital i, circumflex accent &Icirc; &206;
    Ï capital i, umlaut mark &Iuml; &207;
    Ð capital eth, Icelandic &ETH; &208;
    Ñ capital n, tilde &Ntilde; &209;
    Ò capital o, grave accent &Ograve; &210;
    Ó capital o, acute accent &Oacute; &211;
    Ô capital o, circumflex accent &Ocirc; &212;
    Õ capital o, tilde &Otilde; &213;
    Ö capital o, umlaut mark &Ouml; &214;
    Ø capital o, slash &Oslash; &216;
    Ù capital u, grave accent &Ugrave; &217;
    Ú capital u, acute accent &Uacute; &218;
    Û capital u, circumflex accent &Ucirc; &219;
    Ü capital u, umlaut mark &Uuml; &220;
    Ý capital y, acute accent &Yacute; &221;
    Þ capital THORN, Icelandic &THORN; &222;
    ß small sharp s, German &szlig; &223;
    à small a, grave accent &agrave; &224;
    á small a, acute accent &aacute; &225;
    â small a, circumflex accent &acirc; &226;
    ã small a, tilde &atilde; &227;
    ä small a, umlaut mark &auml; &228;
    å small a, ring &aring; &229;
    æ small ae &aelig; &230;
    ç small c, cedilla &ccedil; &231;
    è small e, grave accent &egrave; &232;
    é small e, acute accent &eacute; &233;
    ê small e, circumflex accent &ecirc; &234;
    ë small e, umlaut mark &euml; &235;
    ì small i, grave accent &igrave; &236;
    í small i, acute accent &iacute; &237;
    î small i, circumflex accent &icirc; &238;
    ï small i, umlaut mark &iuml; &239;
    ð small eth, Icelandic &eth; &240;
    ñ small n, tilde &ntilde; &241;
    ò small o, grave accent &ograve; &242;
    ó small o, acute accent &oacute; &243;
    ô small o, circumflex accent &ocirc; &244;
    õ small o, tilde &otilde; &245;
    ö small o, umlaut mark &ouml; &246;
    ø small o, slash &oslash; &248;
    ù small u, grave accent &ugrave; &249;
    ú small u, acute accent &uacute; &250;
    û small u, circumflex accent &ucirc; &251;
    ü small u, umlaut mark &uuml; &252;
    ý small y, acute accent &yacute; &253;
    þ small thorn, Icelandic &thorn; &254;
    ÿ small y, umlaut mark &yuml; &255;
    Πcapital ligature OE &OElig; &338;
    œ small ligature oe &oelig; &339;
    Š capital S with caron &Scaron; &352;
    š small S with caron &scaron; &353;
    Ÿ capital Y with diaeres &Yuml; &376;
    ˆ modifier letter circumflex accent &circ; &710;
    ˜ small tilde &tilde; &732;
      en space &ensp; &8194;
      em space &emsp; &8195;
      thin space &thinsp; &8201;
    &8204; zero width non-joiner &zwnj; &8204;
    &8205; zero width joiner &zwj; &8205;
    &8206; left-to-right mark &lrm; &8206;
    &8207; right-to-left mark &rlm; &8207;
    – en dash &ndash; &8211;
    — em dash &mdash; &8212;
    ‘ left single quotation mark &lsquo; &8216;
    ’ right single quotation mark &rsquo; &8217;
    ‚ single low-9 quotation mark &sbquo; &8218;
    “ left double quotation mark &ldquo; &8220;
    ” right double quotation mark &rdquo; &8221;
    „ double low-9 quotation mark &bdquo; &8222;
    † dagger &dagger; &8224;
    ‡ double dagger &Dagger; &8225;
    … horizontal ellipsis &hellip; &8230;
    ‰ per mille  &permil; &8240;
    ‹ single left-pointing angle quotation &lsaquo; &8249;
    › single right-pointing angle quotation &rsaquo; &8250;
    € euro &euro; &8364;
  • Message Description
    100 Continue Only a part of the request has been received by the server, but as long as it
     has not been rejected, the client should continue with the request
    101 Switching Protocols The server switches protocol
    200 OK The request is OK
    201 Created The request is complete, and a new resource is created 
    202 Accepted The request is accepted for processing, but the processing is not complete
    203 Non-authoritative Information  
    204 No Content  
    205 Reset Content  
    206 Partial Content  
    300 Multiple Choices A link list. The user can select a link and go to that location. Maximum five addresses  
    301 Moved Permanently The requested page has moved to a new url 
    302 Found The requested page has moved temporarily to a new url 
    303 See Other The requested page can be found under a different url 
    304 Not Modified  
    305 Use Proxy  
    306 Unused This code was used in a previous version. It is no longer used, but the code is reserved
    307 Temporary Redirect The requested page has moved temporarily to a new url
    400 Bad Request The server did not understand the request
    401 Unauthorized The requested page needs a username and a password
    402 Payment Required You can not use this code yet
    403 Forbidden Access is forbidden to the requested page
    404 Not Found The server can not find the requested page
    405 Method Not Allowed The method specified in the request is not allowed
    406 Not Acceptable The server can only generate a response that is not accepted by the client
    407 Proxy Authentication Required You must authenticate with a proxy server before this request can be served
    408 Request Timeout The request took longer than the server was prepared to wait
    409 Conflict The request could not be completed because of a conflict
    410 Gone The requested page is no longer available 
    411 Length Required The "Content-Length" is not defined. The server will not accept the request without it 
    412 Precondition Failed The precondition given in the request evaluated to false by the server
    413 Request Entity Too Large The server will not accept the request, because the request entity is too large
    414 Request-url Too Long The server will not accept the request, because the url is too long.
    Occurs when you convert a "post" request to a "get" request with a
    long query information 
    415 Unsupported Media Type The server will not accept the request, because the media type is not supported 
    417 Expectation Failed  
    500 Internal Server Error The request was not completed. The server met an unexpected condition
    501 Not Implemented The request was not completed. The server did not support the functionality required
    502 Bad Gateway The request was not completed. The server received an invalid response from the
    upstream server
    503 Service Unavailable The request was not completed. The server is temporarily overloading or down
    504 Gateway Timeout The gateway has timed out
    505 HTTP Version Not Supported The server does not support the "http protocol" version