Friday, February 28, 2014

Markdown for Redmine

Finally, after trying out dozens of other wiki systems, I have found a solution to my original problem - Markdown wiki formatter for Redmine.


The installation is relatively simple:

  • Install their custom version of redcarpet, see instructions under Caution. Run 'bundle install' before 'rake install' to download any missing packages.
  • Follow installation instructions from point #2, checking out the source code, selecting the most recent tag
  • Enable markdown in Administration -> Settings -> General -> Text formatting.


A nice file-based wiki, using Markdown syntax. Written in Python.

File links don't work, though. Good for note taking.


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Smart Lock - Simple delayed PIN Lock Screen

Finally I've found an app that introduces a delayed PIN lock of an Android device. Makes me wonder why is such a simple feature lacking for so long.

[APP][18/6/13]+Smart Lock+V1.2.4+Simple delayed PIN Lock Screen - xda-developers

With Smart Lock, you set up the activation period and, after the screen has been off for that time, a PIN protection kicks in. The protection is provided by the app, it is not using the system PIN security. This implementation is a bit better since the default (system) PIN prompt also requires you to press Enter key, which is quite unnecessary.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Electric VW

And the rest is history

Electric VW Golf now on sale | Business Spectator

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Hemingway app

Hemingway is a web application that analyzes your writing and gives useful advice.

Faxing without a fax machine

Adding to the previous article on sending faxes via VoIP, here are some links to services that send faxes over the Internet.

  • Pay Per Fax (link) - pay per page sent
  • Fax1 (link) - prepaid service, minimum deposit $10
  • PamFax (link) - prepaid service, minimum deposit $15
  • Free Pop Fax (link) - ?
  • FaxZero (link) - only U.S. free fax, ads, limited number of pages


As I am in the need of this archaic communication method (fax), here are some resources on how to link more modern methods of e-mail and Web to fax:

Friday, February 07, 2014

Free vector graphics

Below are some resources with free vector graphics. These can be easily imported into Pencil, an excellent free (Open Source) drawing tool.

Updated post is available here.

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Pencil Project

Here is a great Open Source tool for drawings, mock-ups, and diagrams. Really smooth and fast, decent number of stencils to choose from, loads of clipart available from within the program. Supports connectors and various shapes in a way similar to Visio. It can do straight or curved lines and connectors. There are stencils created from FontAwesome and FamFam icons. Clipart shapes are done in XML so they are realy light.
Rounded corners are as easy to make as pulling the radius dot on a rectangle.

Home - Pencil Project

Monday, February 03, 2014

OmniSwitch comes in OmniROM

Just noticed a new application being part of OmniROM. It is called OmniSwitch. Quick lookup brings surprise and joy! Check it out:

OmniROM Announces OmniSwitch, An Open Source App Switcher Available In The Latest Nightly Builds And Soon As A Standalone App

It is exactly the thing I was looking for recently but have not found anything better than Elixir 2's notification toolbar. OmniSwitch is a task-switcher application. It is activated by a swipe from the edge of the screen. The swipe area is completely configurable. It displays last-used apps and enables easy switching between them, which is really handy when doing real work on your phone, like logging in to web sites or copying content between two (web) apps. In addition to recent apps, it also displays your favourite apps. The list of these is also configurable.

There is a link to home screen, task-killer, and a few more details. This is quite enough to test replacing two other apps I was using - Recent Apps and Elixir 2 (for app shortcut toolbar).

Apparently, OmniSwitch could soon be released as a separate app, which would be handy for those who are not using OmniROM.