Cast for two

Sunday, December 30, 2007

SIP VoIP iPodTouch instructions

In this video, an application on an Ipod Touch makes a phone call with a SIP phone.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Utility application to check disk utilisation on osx

As my harddisk of my macbook was getting full, I needed something to select what files I wanted to remove. Following the classical 80/20 rule, a small number of files take a lot of place. The trouble is to find them. On pc, I used SequoiaView. Luckily, programs that generate tree maps also exist for the mac. First, I tried Disk Inventory X, a GPL program. It generates the treemaps, but does it very slowly. I looked a bit further and found GrandPerspective (also free software). That tool performed like I was used from SequoiaView.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Updated Analytics script ga.js works with Google blogger

Google provided an updated script to call the new javascript ga.js to enable to track usage of html pages with Google Analytics.

<script type="text/javascript">
var gaJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? "https://
ssl." : "http://www.");
document.write(unescape("%3Cscript src='" + gaJsHost + "google-' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E"));
<script type="text/javascript">
var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker("UA-xxxx-xx");

I injected above code in to the template of this blog and everyting is now working fine. If you want to try it, Andy wrote an how to.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

New Google homepage in Ipod Touch in Belgium

just surf to

In a previous post "No new Google homepage for Ipod Touch in Belgium yet" I remarked that when entering the URL in mobile Safari, the browser is redirected to the classic Google homepage with the URL So Ipod Touch users in Belgium can not try the new integrated that Google announced. However, if you type in in Belgium on the Iphone or Ipod Touch you reach the new Google interface on the Ipod/Itouch.

Friday, December 14, 2007

New Analytics script not accepted by Blogger

Google asks to update the Google Analytics script to:

<script type=”text/javascript”>
var gaJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? " https://ssl." : "http://www.");
document.write("\<script src='" + gaJsHost + "' type='text/javascript'>\<\/script>" );

var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker(“UA-xxxxxx-x”);

When entering this in to the Blogger HTML template, I get an error:

Open quote is expected for attribute "{1}" associated with an element type "type".

If you don't need the secure http access, you can simplify the script to:

<script src='' type='text/javascript'>
<script type='text/javascript'>
var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker("UA-xxxxxxx-x"); pageTracker._initData(); pageTracker._trackPageview(); </script>

Please only use the above code if you urgently want to test the new script. It might be wise to wait until the Google engineers have ironed out this issue if you do not want to put your huge analytics income at risk ;-)

Thursday, December 06, 2007

No new Google homepage for Ipod Touch in Belgium yet

Google announced a new Google home page for the Iphone. Here are screenshots how the new homepage looks on the Iphone. However, if you surf to in Belgium on a Ipod Touch, you still get the classical homepage:

It looks that because the Apple Iphone is still not available in Belgium, Ipod touch owners have to wait. I know that Wifi is far from ubiquitous in Belgium, so large pratical value is not to be expected. Still I'm eager how the new Google homepage is experienced. I already value a lot the Gmail, Google Reader and Google Calendar are refitted for the Ipod Touch.