Back when I was working at Tages-Anzeiger, I was asked to find a way to condense the content of several hundred PDF files into one spreadsheet. These PDFs contained indicator variables about the performance of nursing and retirement homes, and for some strange reason, they were only available as individual PDFs. I took it as an opportunity to learn new features of Node.js and it turned out to be a really good solution. In this post, I explain what I came up with.
SpatiaLite is an OpenGIS-enabled spatial extension to SQLite, similar to PostGIS. Unfortunately, the packaged version for Ubuntu, especially the GUI, is rather outdated. Therefore, this post shows how to compile and install the latest versions (4.0.0 and 1.6 respectively) and all needed dependencies from source.
In this post I will demonstrate how to remove ads on Facebook in all major browsers, including Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Internet Explorer.