Burkart Lingner

Merging web server log files

  • December 7, 2011 22:43

The log files for my web server are split into chunks of six weeks. This is what my web host provides me with, but it’s hardly satisfactory. What I wanted was a tool that merges all those partial log files into a single big one. Unfortunately I couldn’t find such a program – so I wrote one myself.

EXIF time offset correction done right

  • October 7, 2011 16:02

More than once I’ve found myself in a situation where I had happily taken pictures with my digital camera only to discover afterwards that the camera-internal clock was running fast or slow. Whether it’s seconds to a few minutes or whole hour increments due to a forgotten daylight savings time adjustment or travel beyond one timezone – there are situations when you want that time stored in the picture’s meta data to be precise. Thankfully known offsets can be corrected with the help of Phil Harvey’s great piece of software ExifTool, however there are a few tricky details.

E-Mails bei Strato nicht mehr automatisch löschen

  • October 25, 2010 23:38

Seit ein paar Monaten verwende ich Strato als meinen E-Mail-Provider. Dank IMAP ist das Abrufen komfortabel, 1 GiB an Speicherplatz ist mehr als genug, ich kann beliebige Adressen anlegen und dank meiner Website dort ist das alles eh schon im Preis inbegriffen. Alles super soweit, aber gerade mußte ich feststellen, daß mein Posteingang lediglich 2 Monate in die Vergangenheit reicht und alle älteren Mails verschwunden sind. Na toll.