Category: Evaluations

Tool of the week: k4dirstat

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By , December 10, 2011 04:01

HeyHo, the disc is full, the disc is full…, but i found a great help:

KDirStat – Directory statistics.

Shows where all your disk space has gone
and helps you clean it up

Installation in Debian and Ubuntu:

$  apt-get install k4dirstat

I think the screenshot says it all:

Every cube in the tree-map illustration represents a file or a directory. By their size its instantly visible where all the space is used up. You can click the big blocks to get a direct link to the file in the tree.

Amarok Remote for Android

By , August 28, 2010 22:08

What a great tool!

Amarok Remote Screenshot

Amarok Remote Screenshot

This amarok plugin + Android App lets you control Amarok Mediaplayer over WLAn / …

I just wanted to start to code, but typed amarok into the market and: somebody did it already

Android Amarok Remote Homepage

just follow the install instructions – its done in 5 minutes, enjoy!


rename the downloaded file to android.amarokscript.tar.gz or you cannot open it in amarok plugin manager!

Timetracking Linux and Web Tools

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By , August 15, 2010 04:04

Here’s a comparison of some programs in debian/ubuntu repositories, that help to keep track of your worktimes

This is in the Debian and Ubuntu repositories. it is programmed for the KDE window environment, but if you have all the KDE libraries already, just run this in a terminal:

wait! update first

it’s best practise to update the repositories before installing something, to get the latest versions:

sudo apt-get update

btw: sudo is only required in ubuntu, in debian type ‘su’ to get root access

sudo apt-get install ktimetracker

+ Nice and simple interface.
+ Timers
You can start and stop a timer when you begin and end a working session so you get the exact time.

+ It can even watch your desktops, including the virtual ones, so you can put all your work windows for example on desktop 2 and switching to 1 is enough to do something else and stop the counter. you will wonder about the short times it tracks (without mailchecks, etc.) !

must test the export..

For me this wins, because of the desktop tracking and  (sub) timers!

Gnome Time Tracker

Installation in Debian / Ubuntu:

sudo apt-get install gnotime

Nice interface with description and “diary” textfields. Nice list of projects and timers to count worktime on a daily basis are integrated.

Some things in the interface are broken or not understandable: export does not allow to select a file, maybe something must be created first?

Subprojects? must test..

Tine2.0 Web Groupware

Nice webinterface. Besides Todolist, Calendar, CRM and few more modules, a Time-tracking tool is built into this web groupware.

+ So called “Time-accounts” represent the different projects. You can add “time-sheets” to these projects for every session or ideally the hours of every day. There are filters to show only one project or a relevant period or user. You can save these filter options as a favorite view. That’s really cool and flexible! One problem is, that you cannot redefine the default favorite, which it show at first.

+ Tine can store € per hour, “billable” and more billing infos, so you it automatically calculates the full time and price of a project.

There is no counter to start and stop the session times. You can only enter the periods, after you finished the day work. Its useful to keep track of the works of a team, but if you want to track the exact times, you need another timer-software and enter the periods from there to tine  :-/

Must test:  Exports!   It ~should~ export .ods, which would be reaaaaally helpful to present the time-sheet to clients directly or put it in a bill! But maybe i have to fill a bug report on that..


Is a good, old PHP web groupware with many, many modules. The project module interface is not easy to understand, but when you get it, you can even use time counters online.

Many functions in the projects module,…

EGroupware is a huge system, only for timetracking you do not want to install it. There are many options to setup, specially if there is more than one user, it gets really complicated to give correct permissions to everyone.

OpenOffice Table with Formulars

still the easiest and best solution?

+ Table calculation software offers a nice overview with dynamic calculations: Press [F2] in a table cell and you can enter formulars for calculation. This way, you can, for example, enter exact minutes and get hours by [cell] * 60.

+ In OpenOffice Writer you can keep track of times in a simple table inside a odt text-office document. No need to use Calc, the Table calculation

Also the other programs offer ways to enter billing info like € per hour.

– Teamwork? Its not easy to work together on stupid office documents. They are practically always locked by other users 😉

.odt file coming soon..

Eco-sostenibile search engines

By , August 13, 2010 21:06

Snufu suggested Ecosia on this Blog

Search engine test


I was looking  for:

(Gitschiner strasse 61)
At first it gave not such a good result compared to other search engines.

1.wrong result
2.wrong result
3.wrong result
4.wrong result
5.wrong result
robot portal:
7.wrong result
robot portal:
9.wrong result

but as second chance I searched a Blender Video Sequence Editor
The research gave better quality
then I decided to give a chance to Ecosia to be my eco “sucht-machine”
and I have installed the add-on for Mozilla many browsers are compatible
I asked Znout the same questions :

(Gitschiner strasse 61)
gave medium results, also if reacts super-fast, the results are 7 matching on 10

(Blender video sequence editor)
full prestation fast and correct

But it anyway uses the google search engine.
another one to test:

search engine comparisation

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By , August 13, 2010 02:50

I have let it run a question  “gitschiner strasse” in multiple search engine, just to check  REALLY  what was happening on a Berlin Address
and combine it with my curiosity to run a quality test


(Question:  Gitschiner 61)

1.Flow tech GmbH
beim “Silber Mitglieder” von einen SportVerein
2.Beim Robot-Portal:–strasse-gitschiner%20str._name–s1_filter-0.html
ABC-ETECH Inh. Dietmar Brillski Elektrotechnik (0) 0 5
beim Robot-Portal:,berlin,4617500,QOIVZNWW92A5C7.html
3.Zebra Comunication Gmbh
Beim Schlechte Evil Portal Pop up Bastards links:
beim Robot-Firmen Portal with no firma signed in (:|)
5.K. Mumcu
beimbeim Robot telephone catalogue

Yahoo  ??

( Gitschiner strasse 61)

1.The first, Top, search result is wrong give the number 91 – Buahahah –
2.wrong result : strasse nummer 94
3.  wrong result  94
4.“Dreieck Funkturm (motorway Hannover-Nürnberg), urban motorway to Tempelhofer Damm – Mehringdamm – Gitschiner Strasse – Skalitzer Strasse – Warschauer Straße “
5.wrong result

(Yahoo…Gitschiner 61)
1.Youtube- Miss Moth
2.wrong result
3.wrong result
4. Zebra comunication
5. Tutorial diversion (miss moth
6. wrong result
8.” JANUARY 24
REINHOLD FRIEDL / PHILIP SAMARTZIS / MICHAEL VORFELD – inside piano, prepared electric guitar, percussion, electronics
8P, new loft Christopher Dell for information
(culled from Sarah Wong – danke!) “beim:
9. wrong result
10. Robot route Map

(Yahoo failed the exame)

(Gitschiner strasse 61)

Offünungyeit 19:30 (jeden 1. und 3. Do im Monat)
Beim a sharing english website, human generated content, It specify on the page that in berlin they spaces are legal
2.Musicians: Christopher Dell (vibraphon), Christian Ramond (bass), Felix Astor (drums)
Recent CD: DRA: DRAREAL (edition niehler werft 2004)
Christopher Dell, c/o Institut für Improvisationstechnologie,
++49 (0)30 6167-5351, Fax ++49 (0)30 6167-5351,
Beim: Bundeskonferenz Jazz (German Jazz Meeting) :
3.[24/1/2009] Berlin, Germany
new loft, 8:00 pm, free entry
Christopher Dell, Gitschiner str. 61, 10969 Berlin
Beim musicianßs site

(Gitschiner strasse 61)

1.wrong result
2.wrong result
3.wrong result
4.wrong result
5.wrong result
beim robot portal:
7.wrong result
beim  robot portal:
9.wrong result

(Gitschiner strasse 61)

BTW NOTICE: Cool simulated pop up setup to turn off the search bar on the top of the blank page results for ever, in cookie, its Css styled not external js nasty-popup

1.“    March 27th, 2010, Villa Newman (Gitschiner Str. 61), Berlin, MISS MOTH: “Home Tour – the Answers to Solutions”
March 13th, 2010, Villa Newman (Gitschiner Str. 61), Berlin, Launching MISS MOTH       ”
beim :
d.qype → Fe61
e.Edition Niehler Werft
Music Label


NO results:

(CC )

(Amazon . Gitschiner strasse 61)

(de.wikipedia no results / similar results)

well those last search engines are empty but are the engines that we can fit into….. then we will fill theme;)

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