Friday, June 24th, 2011
The screenshot below shows my desperate search why my Macbook wouldn’t boot again (following a cold reset writing a large Photoshop CS5 file for more than 15 minutes).
The verbose boot mode (APPLE+S) showed some error with the journalling system, basically an error as described at the currently non functioning Apple Support Board
jnl: replay_journal: bad block list header @ 0x4bra50 (checksum 0xega0fee1 != 0x927a5993)
jnl: journal_open: Error replaying the journal!
hfs: early jnl init: failed to open/create the journal (retval 0).
Unfortunately nothing helped. Booting from an external disk just showed a normal, error-free HD in disk utility. (Show me more…)
Thursday, June 9th, 2011
It seems that with the annual European Allergy Congress this year in Istanbul I want to visit in 2011 all earthquake hotspots … Unfortunately, I do not own a map for my Garmin 60 CSX that covers the city of Istanbul. But wait, here is the trick to create a useful gmapsupp.img from open source map data
- zoom in the area of interest and export as xml from open streetmap
- convert xml to osm with josm
- convert osm to img with java -Xmx512M -jar mkgmap.jar –route istanbul.osm
or just download it from (Show me more…)