Category Archives: General

Android App for HRW IT-Monitoring

Android App
HRW IT-Status in Google Play Store

Android is an interesting platform and it’s easy and fun to develop for. My first app is a very simple tool to query the IT-Monitoring state from the University of Ravensburg-Weingarten, as also available on their public website:

http://www.hs-weingarten.de/web/rechenzentrum/dienststatus

In the background, a complex Icinga installation provides the necessary data, making it available through a public XML interface.

The app is available in the Google Play Store (former Android Market)
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.saschahlusiak.hrw.dienststatus

Source code is also available on GitHub:
https://github.com/shlusiak/HRW-Dienststatus

Total Commander 64 bit plugins

Total Commander 8 will be released soon, offering native 64 bit support for Windows. The author kindly asked to recompile the available plugins for 64 bit, offering bounties to plugin developers.

The plugins to encode and decode gif files and avi videos are available in 32 bit and 64 bit versions now, ready for download. While the gif plugin seems to work fine, the avi version is facing the windows codec hell all over again in 64 bit world. On a 32 bit system I recommend the use of the ffdshow-tryouts codec pack, on a 64 bit system I wish you good luck to find working VfW (Video for Windows) codecs for encoding and decoding. 🙂

I should probably rewrite the plugin to use either DirectShow or just wrap ffmpeg…

Homepage over IPv6

On June 8th, 2011 my webhoster participated on the World IPv6 day, making my homepage temporarily IPv6-enabled. Shortly after they went productive, so all my subdomains, the homepage, this blog and even the ftp have IPv6 records enabled by default.

www.saschahlusiak.de has address 80.67.17.142
www.saschahlusiak.de has IPv6 address 2a00:1158:0:300:8e72::1

Only the email servers don’t run IPv6 yet, but I’m sure that’ll come. Welcome to the future. 🙂