Exporting Data from ColorNote Android

First: If you’re googling this because you think about using ColorNote: don’t! It does not support exporting your data to a free format. You have to jump through internal hoops to get it back.

If however you have used it in the past, here is how to liberate your data:

  1. Install the android sdk so that you have adb
  2. Enable adb debugging on your device
  3. Connect to your device:
    1. Connect phone via usb cable
    2. Switch to usb mode (in case you were debugging over network before): adb usb
    3. Check if your device appears in the list: adb devices
  4. Backup ColorNote app data to ./backup.ab, i.e. run: adb backup -noapk com.socialnmobile.dictapps.notepad.color.note
  5. extract the file: dd if=backup.ab bs=1 skip=24 | python2 -c "import zlib,sys;sys.stdout.write(zlib.decompress("= | tar -xvf -
  6. Open databases/colornote.db in something like SQLite Browser
  7. List all the notes: SELECT datetime(created_date/1000,'unixepoch') as created, datetime(modified_date/1000,'unixepoch') as modified,note FROM notes ORDER BY created
  8. Export as CSV
  9. Try this script to convert to org-mode headlines


Instructions based on and

RSS Feeds for Ebay Searches

Append &_rss=1 to any Ebay search to get an RSS feed for that search [source]. Works with, but does not seem to reflect country/international settings, so it might be useless.

About Shoes

Some thoughts/experience with shoes

Note: I am not a cobbler, this is from my experience only and mostly trivial.

Buying Guidelines


Shoe care

Wearing Shoes

Shoelace lengths

In case you need to replace your shoelaces:

k1x Cali
120 cm
Boxfresh Eavis
110 cm
Hanwag Waxenstein Bio
170 cm

Computer Graphics Conferences: Paper Deadlines

Here’s my collection of important computer graphics conference’s deadlines for org-mode. Dates in the future are just shifted by one year from the last conference, so make sure to double-check dates.

* Conference Deadlines
** SIGGRAPH Papers Deadline
DEADLINE: <2017-01-20 Fri -2m ++1y>

** Computer Graphics International Papers Deadline
DEADLINE: <2017-02-14 Tue -2m ++1y>

** EGPGV Papers Deadline
DEADLINE: <2017-02-19 Sun -2m ++1y>

** EGSR Papers Deadline

DEADLINE: <2016-04-01 Fri 00:00 -2m ++1y>

*** Abstract Deadline
DEADLINE: <2016-03-28 Mon 23:59 -2m ++1y>

** HPG papers deadline
DEADLINE: <2017-04-04 Tue 23:59 -2m ++1y>

*** Notification of paper acceptance
<2016-05-12 Thu>

*** Revised papers due
<2016-05-23 Mon>

** Pacific Graphics Papers Deadline
DEADLINE: <2017-06-03 Sat -2m ++1y>

** SIGGRAPH Asia Papers Deadline
DEADLINE: <2017-06-02 Fri -2m ++1y>

** VMV Papers Deadline
DEADLINE: <2017-06-20 Mon -2m ++1y>

** TODO EG Papers Deadline
DEADLINE: <2016-10-14 Fri -2m ++1y>

*** TODO Abstract Deadline
DEADLINE: <2017-10-07 Sat -1w ++1y>

** TODO I3D Papers Deadline
DEADLINE: <2016-10-21 Fri -2m ++1y>