Posted in IT

New Site: https://ipinfo.idstein-online.com

Hi everybody, ever wanted to know a quick way to see, what your IP-Address is and where the web thinks you are located based on the IP? Check out here: https://ipinfo.idstein-online.com. The page is still under construction, but already does what it should do. Have fun! Take care! Markus Find information in English on the 2-click solution here: http://yro.slashdot.org/story/11/09/03/0115241/heises-two-clicks-for-more-privacy-vs-facebook

Continue Reading...
Posted in IT

Website Suspended Spam

Hi everybody, Yesterday I received a strange E-Mail (Subject: Domain IDSTEIN-ONLINE.COM Suspension Notice) from my host provider, stating that my Domain has been suspended after several complaints about my page. Well, I have not heard anything about that yet, I wondered. Nevertheless, it seemed to come from my host provider Dreamhost and stated my website address. It also gave a link to a page, where the list of complaints could be downloaded. Well after checking the domain name of the link: It’s crap, bollocks! If you ever receive such an E-Mail (currently they seem to be sent for several host providers,…

Continue Reading...
Posted in IT

chart.apis.google.com error in Internet Explorer 11

It seems there is a problem with the chain of referrers with IE 11. If I try to connect with IE11 to http://chart.apis.google.com, it seems I am referred to https://chart.apis.google.com – the check of the security certificate here fails and exceptions to the rule are not allowed. If I try to connect with Firefox to http://chart.apis.google.com, I seem to get referred to https://developers.google.com/chart/?csw=1 direcly, which works. If I try to connect to the https://chart.apis.google.com, I also see a fail of the check of the security certificate and the rule permits to add the page to the exception pages. It seems…

Continue Reading...
Posted in IT

Ways to resolve error code 0xc0000260 when upgrading to Windows 10 on a VirtualBox

Hello everybody, Another post about upgrading to Windows 10, this time on an Oracle VirtualBox. Well, after several failed attempts, the following setting solved it for me: In the settings of the virtual machine, click the “Enable PAE/NX” to activated (find the detailled description with a screenshot here: http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/4032-your-pc-needs-repaired-error-0xc0000260-2.html?s=c8602c42ab3c48baaa23fbbb324e5557. Please be aware though, that for this to work in the BIOS of your host system the virtualisation support has to be activated (e.g. AMD-V, VT-x). After that, the installation was snooth and made not any problems whatsoever! Good luck! Find information in English on the 2-click solution here: http://yro.slashdot.org/story/11/09/03/0115241/heises-two-clicks-for-more-privacy-vs-facebook

Continue Reading...
Posted in IT

Ways to resolve error code 80240020 when upgrading to Windows 10

Hello everybody, As probably a lot of people lately, I tried to get some of my devices to upgrade from Windows 7 or 8 to Windows 10. However, it was not easy, since I was not one of the first in the queue for MS obviously. Well, anyway, there are some descriptions out there how to force your Windows to download the update (if you are not good with Google, take a look here for example: http://www.itechtics.com/download-internet-explorer-all-versions/). Anyway, if you are looking for the error code 80240020, that my Asus convertible displayed after I did this, most pages will just…

Continue Reading...
Posted in IT

Goodbye Nokia Mobiles :-(

Hi, As long as I can remember, Nokia mobile phones were the easiest to use and the ones where the menu structure was the most intuitive. It is very sad, that Nokia was sold to Microsoft, and now, even more sad, Microsoft has decided to not develop new phones (http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jul/08/windows-phone-microsoft-nokia-layoff-smartphones). Well, the good news is that Nokia also is allowed to sell their own phones again soon. So I hope, that they will and will do it right (a Nokia-Android, maybe?). Please, take Apple as an idol company, that also was nearly bancrupt once and is now the most valuable…

Continue Reading...
Posted in IT

Setting DPI-Value for Image Exports in Java

Hi all, Recently, I tried to export a jpg and a bmp-file from a java-application and wanted to set the dpi-value to 300. Oh boy, that was not easy :-). That’s why I have the 2 links that finally helped me solve the problem collected here: For jpg-files, please read the following (also read the chosen answer): http://stackoverflow.com/questions/233504/write-dpi-metadata-to-a-jpeg-image-in-java For bmp-files, the following method was very helpful (look at the answer from inflamer): http://www.java-forum.org/awt-swing-javafx-and-swt/29574-bmp-imageio-schreiben.html Funny, that since 2006, obviously there is still no easier option to write the DPI-value of a bitmap export (at least none that I found). Find information…

Continue Reading...
Posted in IT

First Impressions of ‘The Sims 4’

Last weekend I played ‘The Sims 4’ for the first time. My wife and I had gone for a ‘Limited Edition’ and as it seems, it is a rather good new version of the game. Of course, for people who played ‘The Sims’ since their first appearance, there are quite a few missing things and the re-appearance of loading screens when leaving the house is a little bit of a disturbance. We missed some kind of restaurant or bistro on the common grounds, but on the whole, the playing experience is still rather rewarding. The positive sides are definitely the…

Continue Reading...
Posted in IT

Who the f… is semalt.com?

Hi everybody, When I recently checked my Google AdSense-account there appeared a site ‘semalt.com’ which seems to have displayed my adverts. After some googling I found out that it is obviously some kind of analytics page. However, I have neither subscribed to their service, nor do I have any connection to that page. So I am wondering what this is all about? Do they want to decrease my google ranking through having links on pages that are probably plain link pages? BTW, you need to have a username to access the page. Some tipps for AdSense-users: Regularly check your account…

Continue Reading...
Posted in IT

How to “restart” FreePDF

Hi all, If you are using FreePDF, you might have come to the problem that it suddenly stops working – you have to reboot the computer and suddenly all the documents you wanted to convert to PDF pop up. Well, there is an easier and faster solution than rebooting – go to the FreePDF main directory (e.g. “C:\Program Files (x86)\FreePDF XP” double-click on fpassist.exe – et voilà: the tool is up and running again. Find information in English on the 2-click solution here: http://yro.slashdot.org/story/11/09/03/0115241/heises-two-clicks-for-more-privacy-vs-facebook

Continue Reading...