Jonas Enander - Polymath

I wish to be a polymath. A person who embodies the basic tenets of Renaissance humanism, which consideres humans empowered, limitless in their capacities for development, which leads to the notion that people should embrace all knowledge and develop their capacities as fully as possible.

http://about.me/jonasenander

Icarus

Proud of his success, the foolish Icarus forsook his guide, and, bold in vanity, began to soar, rising upon his wings to touch the skies; 

but as he neared the scorching sun, its heat softened the fragrant wax that held his plumes;

and heat increasing melted the soft wax - he waved his naked arms instead of wings, with no more feathers to sustain his flight.

xkcd 903 title text busted!

A nerd has his moment.

In the xkcd strip Extended Mind the title text claims that:

Wikipedia trivia: if you take any article, click on the first link in the article text not in parentheses or italics, and then repeat, you will eventually end up at “Philosophy”.

Well! This obvious horrendous statement had to be checked. So I started at Oil.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chemical_substance
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chemistry
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knowledge
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fact
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Information
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sequence
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathematics
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantity
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnitude_%28mathematics%29
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_theory
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathematics

Observe the loop with Mathematics as entry point! Ahh, the world is a cruel place.

QR Codes

A reader should be included as standard app on all mobile devices with cameras. IMHO.

Perfection is a good goal, if you accept that you’ll never reach it.

—Jonas Enander

iPhone tracker and encrypted backup

Recent news told us that Apple saves our iPhone locations in the past in a file called ‘consolidated.db’. Looks like it is triangulated positions since the precision is low.

Want to see where you have been? Get the Mac-app and check it out! If you are not paranoid its cool.

But what if iPhone Tracker tells you “Could not load consolidated.db file from ‘/Users/<username>/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup’”?

Well, then you probably have an encrypted backup which cannot be read. If you still want to see what information there is saved then do the following:

  1. Go into iTunes and uncheck the “Encrypt iPhone backup” checkbox.
  2. Wait until the backup is completed. Will take roughly one minute.
  3. Restart iPhone Tracker.
  4. Voil√°

But hey! Where is that frikkin’ ‘consolidated.db’ file? I can’t find it in the folder you wrote. Well, read more on the site where you found iPhone Tracker and you’ll be wiser.

http://petewarden.github.com/iPhoneTracker/#2

If Hacker and iPhone_is_jailbroken => http://pastebin.com/16esjMgd