How to Create a (Pretty) Pinterest Facebook Tab

by on Feb.15, 2012, under Web Development

Pinterest is gaining much popularity in the past few month and is growing faster than any other standalone site ever.
The connection between Pinterest and facebook is working pretty well so far, but despite the immense growth they haven’t released an official opportunity to embed your Pinterest profile as a tab on facebook yet. There are already some hacks out there which show how to embed your profile as a tab, but they are pretty ugly and look non-professional because the facebook canvas is narrower than the Pinterest profile. Anyhow a more professional and more appealing solution is to use the mobile version of your Pinterest profile instead of the normal version…

Below is a detailed step by step instruction how to add your Pinterest profile as a tab on facebook.  No coding skills required :) (continue reading…)

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Fix GAOSP Public Beta 3 “Can’t mount INTERNAL” error

by on May.04, 2011, under Stuff

I just tried to install a fresh GAOSP Public Beta 3 (Android 2.2 Froyo) on my Samsung Galaxy i7500 and came across this error:

Finding update package…
Opening update package…
Verifying update package…
Installing update…
Formating SYSTEM…
Copying files…
Copying files…

E:Can't mount /dev/block/mmcblk0p1 (no such device)
E:Can't mount INTERNAL:
E:Failure at line 328:
copy_dir PACKAGE:dev_data INTERNAL:
Sync data…
.Installation failed

After that my old ROM was broken and the installation process failed again and again.
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Dr. Kim Jong-Evil

by on Feb.10, 2011, under Stuff

This is a result of a photo editing exercise which was part of my studies:

kim jong evil (austin powers)

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How to get ‘Monthly Active Users’ of your Facebook Application

by on Dec.15, 2010, under Web Development

I’ll show you how to get the monthly active users of your Facebook application via FQL with the help of PHP…

Ehh wait, what’s FQL?

“Facebook Query Language, or FQL, enables you to use a SQL-style interface to query the data exposed by the Graph API. It provides for some advanced features not available in the Graph API, including batching multiple queries into a single call.”

More information: Facebook FQL reference
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10 Minimalistic Alternative Movie Posters by Grischa Stanjek

by on May.27, 2010, under Graphic design

These minimal movie posters were part of my application for my communication design studies. I tried to reduce each movie to one single object… Have fun. Feel free to comment!

Clockwork Orange Movie Poster (continue reading…)

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How to download tracks from soundcloud.com

by on May.26, 2010, under Stuff

Have you ever tried to download a great track (mp3) from soundcloud.com? There are several ways to download a track from SoundCloud… I’ll show you how it works. (continue reading…)

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Make the Tweetmeme Retweet Button (iframe) Transparent

by on Feb.14, 2010, under Web Development, Wordpress

The Internet Explorer (IE) is acting strange when it comes to transparency, for instance transparent iframes like the retweet button from tweetmeme. I’m using the great Tweetmeme Plugin for WordPress, but the problem with the transparency appears no matter which way of implementation you are using.

In IE 6, 7 and 8 it looks like this (ugly white background):

reweet button no transparency (continue reading…)

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WordPress: Could not create directory – Theme Install Failed

by on Feb.10, 2010, under Wordpress

This error appeared every time I wanted to install a theme automatically, even in the current version (2.9.1) of WordPress:

Downloading install package from http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/download/sample-theme.zip.
Unpacking the package.
Installing the theme.
Could not create directory. /var/www/html/web999/blog/wp-content/themes/sample-theme/
Theme Install Failed.

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WordPress: Could not create directory – Plugin Install Failed

by on Feb.10, 2010, under Wordpress

This error appeared every time I wanted to install a plugin automatically, even in the current version (2.9.1) of WordPress:

Downloading install package from http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/sample-plugin.zip.
Unpacking the package.
Installing the plugin.
Could not create directory. /var/www/html/web999/blog/wp-content/plugins/sample-plugin/
Plugin Install Failed.

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How to Use a Double Dash / Hyphen in WordPress

by on Feb.02, 2010, under Web Development, Wordpress

WordPress is converting two dashes, called double dash, (“–”) into a en dash (“–”) automatically. It’s possible to hack the formatting.php to prevent this, but this is much more easy: (continue reading…)

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