Archive for the 'Internet' Category — Under Construction

Friday, July 3rd, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 23:02

See this post for an update on my URL shortener. Something neat is coming to (link removed). Maybe it will be public, maybe not. In the meantime I’m wondering what this shortened URL is good for… (shortened URL removed)

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Delay Marking a Mail as Read in

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 20:40

It always bugged me that whenever I’m deleting an e-mail in Apple’s mail client another mail is selected and subsequently marked as read. Cmd + Shift + U became a good friend of mine. (It marks a mail as unread.) TurePreview is a lightweight plugin which gives you all the time you need […]

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Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 21:31

I’ve just switched my content and comments feeds to FeedBurner. I hope every feed reader notices the redirection. Please report problems!

Show “Tweetie for Mac” Using F-Keys

Monday, April 20th, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 21:40

Today Tweetie for Mac was released and like any other Mac user on Twitter I had to try it on its first day. I like to assign Twitter clients to all of my six Spaces (Mac OS X’s virtual desktops) and toggle the window using the F5 key. Tweetie for Mac didn’t allow this (bug?): […]

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invertr Sends Rotated Text to Tweetie and iPhone Mail

Thursday, March 19th, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 18:45

invertr — an iPhone/iPod touch web app which allows you to turn your written text upside down — sends the rotated text not only to iPhone’s Mail and but also to the popular Twitter client Tweetie available on the iPhone App Store. To launch invertr point your mobile Safari to: Read more on […]

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How Twitter Was Born

Monday, March 2nd, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 23:29

Interesting article by @dom on how Twitter was developed.

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Tweet and Mail Rotated Text — invertr for iPhone

Monday, March 2nd, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 22:27

invertr is an iPhone/iPod touch web app which allows you to turn your written text upside down, send it to your friends and colleagues and enjoy the confused looks on their faces! You choose whether to send the rotated text to your iPhone’s/iPod touch’s mail application or to to create an amusing tweet. Read […]

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Useful Twitter Tools for Mac & iPhone Users

Sunday, March 1st, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 16:13

After one week using Twitter I’ve decided which apps I’ll be using in the future with this micro blogging service: Safari140 – Twitter extension for Safari with auto-shorten for long URLs and a great shortcut: ^T I’m using Tweetie as my iPhone Twitter client. It’s just great! Decided to use Twitterrific and Safari140 on my […]

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Safari 4 (beta) and 1Password

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 20:27

When Safari 4 (beta) was officially released yesterday the whole internet noticed that our favourite password-remembering piece of software didn’t work anymore. Just one day after this outcry by all Apple-loving geeks (and a workaround) 1Password 2.9.9 is here to save the day.

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GeoMapLookup with Fullscreen Mode

Saturday, October 25th, 2008 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 10:17

GeoMapLookup — a website/web app to geolocate a host, domain or IP address with Google Maps integration — has been updated to include a fullscreen web app mode. To view this web app in fullscreen mode, just add a link to your iPhone or iPod touch home screen (+ button in Mobile Safari). To use […]

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Google Mobile App Available in Germany

Friday, August 22nd, 2008 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 19:19

I’ve just noticed the Google Mobile App for iPhone/iPod touch appeared on the German iTunes App Store — finally. The reviews aren’t good, though so be sure to read them first. Update: After one test the app is gone again. It wasn’t useful to me and it rendered my Settings app useless, even after removing […]

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Commenter Spy 1.3 alpha for WordPress 2.5

Monday, May 5th, 2008 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 21:42

The alpha version 1.3 of Commenter Spy adds compatibility for the latest WordPress release and is only working with version 2.5 or later.

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Wednesday, February 27th, 2008 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 22:17

My updated GeoMapLookup — a website to geolocate a host, domain or IP address with Google Maps integration — now sports a newly created iPhone and iPod touch version which was chosen as’s Staff Pick and featured web app for February 26th 2008. GeoMapLookup is a web app to display information about the geographical […]

iPhones: 50 Times the Search Traffic

Thursday, February 14th, 2008 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 23:44

Apple’s iPhone started a new era of mobile internet usage: Google on Wednesday said it had seen 50 times more searches on Apple‘s iPhone than any other mobile handset [...] Financial Times link

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Custom Home Screen Icons for iPhone Web Apps

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 00:14

Today’s iPhone software version 1.1.3 supports a feature called WebClip which lets you add a bookmark icon for a website or iPhone specific web app directly to your home screen. While doing this the iPhone asks the server for an image called apple-touch-icon.png: 84.131.nnn.nnn – - [15/Jan/2008:23:51:59 +0100] “GET /apple-touch-icon.png HTTP/1.1″ 404 226 “-” “CFNetwork/152.4″ […]

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Remove iChat Glossiness in Leopard / Fix ICQ With iChat 4.0

Monday, November 5th, 2007 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 19:06

iChat Matte 2.0 removes the gloss from iChat 4.0′s chat bubbles. Chax is now Leopard compatible and fixes ICQ/HTML bug and thus makes iChat 4.0 usable. Refer to the Chax blog for the latest version.

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Wednesday, September 12th, 2007 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 20:53

You could turn on your speakers and visit, but seriously: why would you want to?

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New Elements in HTML 5: Great for Blogging

Thursday, August 9th, 2007 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 22:10

New elements in HTML 5 — Structure and semantics is an interesting article by Elliotte Rusty Harold on the new elements introduced in HTML 5 which include section, header, article and aside nav and footer video and audio Running a blog yourself you might have noticed these new tags are exactly what you need to […]

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onAirNow 1.8: Maintenance

Sunday, July 29th, 2007 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 23:30

onAirNow 1.8 is a maintenance release. Changes in version 1.8 include: Fixed CSS inclusion code: the plugin’s directory can now be renamed to something different than “onAirNow”. Song length can now have the format hh:mm:ss, mm:ss or just seconds. fixed the timeout logic Timeout is delayed by 5 seconds to give the track info a […]

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Spacializer — Spherical Sound Clouds

Sunday, April 22nd, 2007 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 14:42

Spacializer is a flash animation of slowly moving clouds of different colors by Sébastien Chevrel, an artist, designer and programmer focusing on interactive media. The animation itself creates a faint background noise when left alone. Moving your mouse cursor above different colors and the spots where different colors mix results in changing sounds all very […]

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