public transport in Berlin

Here are a few hints, I looked up today, and that may be valid for a couple of weeks or months. No warranties at all!!! In case of doubt or for further information, pls refer to the BVG Tickets+Fares home page: www.bvg.de/index.php/en/ / Tickets+Fares ! There are 3 “tariff zones” in Berlin. For simplicity assume,… Continue reading public transport in Berlin

a call monitor for the FRITZ!Box, using a gmail address book and an area code directory

The FRITZ!Box family of routers also provide telephony services, actually all my phones go through my 7390. They are built using Linux and Busybox. On its TCP/IP port 1012 it offers event records on all telephony actions. Last Christmas I implemented a ruby script dealing with these event records and the “call threads“. Yes, there… Continue reading a call monitor for the FRITZ!Box, using a gmail address book and an area code directory

using “buildroot” for re-building a FRITZ!Box Linux kernel and system

I got the silly idea of  mounting a traditional Linux ext2/ext3/ext4 partition on my current FRITZ!Box 7390. I got pointed to buildroot, some nice software, that tries to ease to job of building the compilation toolchain, the libc, the busybox and all that for embedded Linux devices. Found an article on … describing exactly my… Continue reading using “buildroot” for re-building a FRITZ!Box Linux kernel and system

postbank.de and JasperReports

When I drew my current account statement today, I was curious and applied the “pdfinfo” command on it. I was quite astonished, when it said this: Creator: JasperReports (kontoauszug) Producer: iText 1.4 (by lowagie.com) I went back to their first PDF statements in 2006, and they said just the same. Of course I would like… Continue reading postbank.de and JasperReports