Finding the right track – defining guideposts with JSON

Many different organisations have to deal with the management of guideposts – especially in alpine regions. Sometimes all the data about the guideposts is managed in databases and GIS-Systems, often no digital data management is in use. In the first case mostly internally developed databases/applications are used and there is no open technical “standard” for storing “guidepost-data” and EXCHANGING it. In some regions – like in Tyrol – governmental standards for the guideposts (“the hardware”) are available (how guideposts have to look like – e.g. size, classification of difficulty, …). Based on the idea that around the world guideposts have some elements (direction, name of target,…) in common, we started to work on a modern technical standard…



Silvester ohne Raketen muss nicht sein

Im Süden Österreichs gilt heuer ein Feuerwerks-Verbot an Silvester wegen der Trockenheit, die in letzter Zeit herrschte.
Das hat David inspiriert, einen Countdown zu schreiben, der zu Mitternacht ein virtuelles Feuerwerk initiiert.

Zum Countdown gesellen sich Bilder aus der Umgebung – die mit wenigen Eingriffen im Code natürlich ausgetauscht werden können.

–> Hier geht’s zum GitHub Projekt

Ein gutes, neues und nerdiges Jahr wünschen das Isticktoit-Team
Florian, David, Tobias

Raspberry Router


I built myself a UMTS router. An extravagant one. Out of scotch tape and parts I found in my apartment. Here’s how.

First of all: This is not your usual router. This thing was initially built out of necessity: I had (and still have) an unlimited/uncapped mobile data plan for my tablet, which is not capable of doing wifi tethering for my phone. So as a student (read: lazy and cheap) I did not want to leave the four walls I call home dormitory just to watch Youtube videos on my phone.