I've had an Android phone for quite some time now. I do not want to give *anyone* my personal contacts. However, I want to synchronize my contacts across devices. So I used the *MyPhoneExplorer* to manually sync my contacts between the phone and all my three clients. Since this is a pain in the ass, I was looking for an alternate solution. Do you want to know how I did it?


How do you launch applications under Windows? More precisely: How can you optimize this? I haven given this question some thought and tried a program called Quick Key Launch. If you are interested, you can find more details in my article.


On Android Smartphones you can use GoogleMaps app for Navigation — unfortunately, it requires an internet connection and this can be very expensive if you use this outside your home country. Therefore, I was looking for a free app which supports downloading the entire maps for certain regions. I think Navfree does the job.


I just wanted to include an SVG file into a LaTeX Beamer presentation and I found the following articles very useful: * LaTeX and Inkscape * includesvg Apparently, Inkscape has a built in feature that allows you to write LaTeX-Code in Inkscape, export the generated SVG image as PDF and then even reimport this into LaTeX documents. Awesome!


This article adresses the following problem: Assuming you have some amount of data, let's say 20 GB, on your local machine at home, and you would like to synchronize this data with a remote server. You are a security aware person and your local hard drive is encrypted. Therefore, it would make no sense to just upload this data unencryptedy to an unencrypted remote server you eventually don't even really trust. We suggest the following solution to this problem (assuming you work in a Win7 environment or something like that): Instead of the data itself, we will upload a True Crypt file container instead. Then we use Dokan to mount the remote drive as a local drive. The file container on this ''local drive'' is then mounted via True Crypt as a drive. Now you can use any local synchronization tool of your choice and dismount everything again. Usage of all this different software can be simplified by using AutoHotkey. Do you want to know more?