How to import Suunto Movescount in Apple Healthkit

Finally, after a few hours of power-googling I solved it. Well, someone else solved it for me.

By installing the free app Rungap you are able to import data from Suunto Movescount to Apple Healthkit. It also makes it possible to import data from Runkeeper, even manually entered data. (Currently the Runkeeper app only shows data recorded on IOS8 devices in Apple Healthkit, but by using Rungap everything will show up).

Did I mention Rungap is free? Well, it is. And no ads. If you use it regularly it is possible to make a small in-app purchase to support their efforts. Also, this unlocks some more features, though not needed for syncing in data to Healthkit.

Recommended!!

Excellent free course for iOS 8 Swift app development

Found this the other day, free online course from Stanford University teaching iOS 8 and Swift app development for iPhone and iPad. Give it a go! It is available in iTunes U, thus you need iTunes installed on your computer. You can view it on your iPad or iPhone as well.

Here is the link: Developing iOS 8 Apps with Swift

Solution to Google App Engine, localhost, HTTP Error 403 Forbidden, Python, Django

Finally, after hours of power-googling, I have solved it. It was the damn proxy that made it impossible to try out the app locally. My computer needs a proxy to connect to the outside network, but Python does not really like this. So now I disable the proxy before I start the local google appserver (dev_appserver.py). Working in Ubuntu 14.10 this is the solution.

  • Make a copy of ~/.bashrc and call it .bashrcNoProxy
  • edit the new file, remove the system wide environment proxy settings by adding these rows to the end of the file:
    • unset http_proxy
      unset https_proxy
      unset ftp_proxy
      unset no_proxy
      unset HTTP_PROXY
      unset HTTPS_PROXY
      unset FTP_PROXY
      unset NO_PROXY
  • Run the command ‘source .bashrcNoProxy’ to disable the proxy.
  • Now run dev_appserver.py appengine-try-python-django (last part is of course the name of your app folder)
  • Now you are able to test the app by surfing to localhost:8080

Well, now I know this, and you to. Crap, things are hard when you are not used to it.

My original error message from dev_appserver.py when accessing localhost:8080:

 File "/usr/lib/python2.7/urllib2.py", line 410, in open
 response = meth(req, response)
 File "/usr/lib/python2.7/urllib2.py", line 523, in http_response
 'http', request, response, code, msg, hdrs)
 File "/usr/lib/python2.7/urllib2.py", line 448, in error
 return self._call_chain(*args)
 File "/usr/lib/python2.7/urllib2.py", line 382, in _call_chain
 result = func(*args)
 File "/usr/lib/python2.7/urllib2.py", line 531, in http_error_default
 raise HTTPError(req.get_full_url(), code, msg, hdrs, fp)
HTTPError: HTTP Error 403: Forbidden

/Olof

Getting things done using Trello

As always, keeping track of what should be done and doing the correct prioritization are the keys of an effective workplace (and of course execution). Try Trello! (It’s free) Look below for tips on how to take control of your workday.

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A while back we used a free service called Trello to manage a small project for a local club. I really enjoyed the tool and possibilities. It can be used for agile development, kanban planning and execution, or just organizing things into different lists. It is a very flexible tool and can be used for lots of things. Either you are a team/organisation or you can use it for your own personal work planning. They have a great web app as well as apps for iOS and Android.

Lately I have been focused in using it for my personal work planning and execution. I actually found a guy that has been doing this and it really inspired me. Please have a look at http://moverell.com/post/37906527558/getting-shit-done-with-trello to get started.

Have a nice day!

/Olof

Skellshop slår upp portarna!

Äntligen slår Skellshop.nu upp portarna. Här kan du köpa svensktillverkade armband och nyckelringar gjorda i materialet paracord. Du hittar dem även på Facebook (Skellshop). Armbanden kommer göras i ditt favoritlags färger, utbudet utökas hela tiden. Just nu finns många varianter som tilltalar hockeyfansen i Skellefteå.

Paracord är från början lina som användes till fallskärmar, men numera används det till både det ena och andra. Mycket starkt. Finns i många färger. Om man vill ha riktig paracord så ska den tillverkas i USA av en sk Government Contractor. Självklart är det ‘riktig’ paracord som du får när du handlar hos Skellshop.nu

How to Go From Working 60 Hours a Week to 40 By Sending 2 Emails a Week

Read this interesting article on how to decrease your workload. Actually thinking about trying it out. What do you say as a manager, good idea? Anyone tried it?

How to Go From Working 60 Hours a Week to 40 By Sending 2 Emails a Week | Fire Me I Beg You | Summer of Quitting | Leave Your Day Job.

/Olof

Thursday bits and pieces 19 June 2014

This week I have found some interesting articles:

Enjoy your weekend!

/Olof

Fixing broken plastics

Today I found my computer headset under the wheel of my office chair. It was broken. Since it is plastic it is usually not very easy to fix with glue. Some super glues might be able to bond, if it likes the plastic.

The solution today was to use Polycaprolactone (PCL), a non-toxic polyester thermoplastic. It melts when put in hot (boiling) water and then you are able to shape it with your hands. Be careful not to burn your fingers. When it cools of it is very similar to nylon, strong with a bit of flex. Also, it is reusable, just reheat it, and you are ready to get to work. People also use it for molding plastic parts.

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The result was maybe not very beautiful, but at least I do not need to buy a new pair.

The shapable plastic can be bought from Ebay or other stores. It is not very expensive. Search for InstaMorph, Polymorph or Moldable Plastic.

Some more detailed information can be found at http://www.robotroom.com/Prototype-Plastic.html and http://dlnmh9ip6v2uc.cloudfront.net/datasheets/Prototyping/Make_With_Polymorph.pdf

Good luck with your repairs and projects!

/Olof