Category Archives: C/C++

Fully static build of tmux using libc-musl for Linux

Find a script that does the job here. It will download the source packages if they do not already exist and then unpack them into a subfolder of the current directory named tmux. Then it will one by one compile … Continue reading

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Laughing out loud

This tells more about RMS than about Clang/LLVM which is a great piece of software. // Oliver

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What’s the hype about VS 2010 through 2013

Finally I’ve gotten around to work a bit more with those versions. They are nice with PTVS, but heck they’re unstable. I encounter frequent crashes and hangs with all of those versions as well as slowness compared to VS 2005 … Continue reading

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Refreshed the binaries for arrived, lsads and looklink, updates to looklink

You can download all of them on Bitbucket: arrived looklink lsads looklink now also understands “placeholder files” introduced with Windows 8.1 which are placeholders for files on a linked SkyDrive that are marked online-only. All executables are code-signed and a … Continue reading

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For anyone who uses premake4 and needs an up-to-date binary

A code-signed binary is included in the ZIP archive available here. All contents are signed using PGP as well, so they can be verified using the following command line (replace gpg for gpg2 depending on your version): gpg –verify signature.asc … Continue reading

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Hope I got it right …

Here’s a little command line tool to retrieve the product key from a running Windows 8. It should also work on Windows XP through 7. I am releasing the code into the public domain. I hope I got it right, … Continue reading

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Once again updated: looklink

As already in the past, I updated looklink again. This time it received two command line options, –verbose and –nologo and the CReparsePoint class was overhauled. One issue was fixed. CReparsePoint would behave improperly when being passed the current directory … Continue reading

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But it is

… that awkward moment when, upon your loading of the “Purchase” page for Visual Assist X, you are presented your own customer quote is kinda strange in a giggly way Still, even after more than six and a half years … Continue reading

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German federals looking for trojan author – still

The German federals (BKA = Bundeskriminalamt, roughly the German equivalent to the FBI in the US) are still looking for someone with the qualifications to write what had been dubbed “Bundestrojaner” (literally: federal trojan) in 2008. This means that first … Continue reading

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Annoyance in the Windows SDK headers

Today I ran into the following error: Error 1 error C2733: second C linkage of overloaded function ‘_interlockedbittestandset’ not allowed $VCDIR\include\intrin.h 944 Error 2 error C2733: second C linkage of overloaded function ‘_interlockedbittestandreset’ not allowed $VCDIR\include\intrin.h 945 Eeek, what’s going … Continue reading

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canyoucrackit.co.uk – yes we can ;)

So the British Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) wants to recruit smart people. Well, there should be enough around. Although they seem to look for some 1337 h4x0rz, not some serious people from all indicators. The original one (MD5: 1585DFECC90AE7549814DCE52CA4EDDA) filled … Continue reading

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I’m blind (I think)

Now don’t get me wrong, I love to use GNU make on all the unixoid platforms where I have to use it and I have been using it for some advanced stuff on Windows as well. But honestly, when has … Continue reading

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“Signs that you are a bad programmer”

This list is interesting and certainly contains some valid points, but I’d argue that some of the symptoms may also be a sign that you are simply maintaining legacy code that has outlived its life-expectancy for too long and perhaps … Continue reading

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Two years later (update)

A new version of TortoiseCVS is available. Since I have largely parted with CVS, I just noticed now. Well, the issue reported in 2008 and closed as fixed is still not fixed. The respective piece of code looks exactly the … Continue reading

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mydumper – nice alternative for mysqldump

I’m using MariaDB. Now, I had the idea for smaller DBs to use the SQL dump and store that in a version control system such as Mercurial or Git. However, the ordinary mysqldump creates quite unreadable dumps. Since the version … Continue reading

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