Normally opening a geopackage in ArcGIS Pro (2.3.0) works fine, but recently I came across a new „nice“ error-message: „Underlying DBMS error… gpkg is remote mounted and in WAL-mode„.
Sometimes creating a folder-connection in ArcGIS Pro (V 2.2.3) can be tricky or not possible at first glance. System-defined folders (folder links) like Documents, Downloads, Pictures etc. on the left side of the connection dialog can’t be used („OK“-button disabled).
Chromium Browser does not have hardware accelerated video decoding enabled by default (also Google Chrome). Fedora recently published Chromium with GPU decoding enabled (https://fedoramagazine.org/chromium-on-fedora-finally-gets-vaapi-support/), now there is also a Chromium Snap-Package with Video Acceleration API support for giving it a try on *buntu.
Why ? Smoother video playback and less CPU resources used 🙂 (and maybe some feedback to the developers if problems occur).
Part 2: What you’re getting out of it
This is the second part in our Free Software on Android Guide. This time we’re taking a look at the great apps that are available on F-Droid.
Privacy friendly YouTube App
NewPipe is a great app for casual youtube viewing: It does not authenticate you against Google, therefore keeping your watchlist private. It also allows you to play the audio in the background or pop the video out, allowing you to use other apps simultaneously.
Drawback for some is that subscriptions don’t work as expected currently.
Part 1: What you’re getting into
See also: Part 2: Nice Apps from F-Droid
Standard Android is bad: not only is its source not available, it also spies on you—through many apps that are often preinstalled by vendors or provides as well as the operating system itself.
Over the past year I’ve eliminated nearly all non-free (as in Freedom) components on my Nexus 5 and replaced them with Free Software—software that respects your rights and freedoms.
A word of advice: If you plan to free your device as well, there is no need to do it all at once. Start by replacing isolated programs one-by-one and your ride will be much smoother.
This is my blogpost about this topic. There are many like it, but this one is mine.
Playing around with QGIS and geodata containing a time dimension (e.g. animal tracking) offered me some nice possibilities. The „geometry generator“ symbology and TimeManager PlugIn enable some nice visualizing workflows without generating new geodata.
Password managers like Keepass(I pefer KeepassXC)/Lastpass offer a nice choice to manage all your „accounts“ with different user/password strings and with very complex (and long) passwords. If someone gets access on your keepass-database and the password for it – bad luck. Authentication-Hardware like YubiKeys provide more security on your keepass-database and work like a charme on Linux.
Since ArcGIS Pro 2.2 and QGIS 3.2 arrived recently, it was time to have again a look if and how the AT_GIS_GRID for CRS-transformation between Austrian BMN (Bundesmeldenetz) and ETRS89 (and WGS84) is implemented. The easy question: Does EPSG::5891 (AT_GIS_GRID NTv2 transformation) work out of the box ?