Category Archives: Software
Almost one year ago I wrote about the GPL and in February last year about the GPL versus BSD license. Today I noticed the following inside OpenSSL code by Eric Young: The license and distribution terms for any publically available … Continue reading
Great news: Settlement reached in Python trademark dispute
The bot with user agent Linguee Bot (http://www.linguee.com/bot; firstname.lastname@example.org) just downloaded approximately 2 GiB of stuff from a ViewVC-listing on one of my servers. Just because it’s stupid, but also because it’s so cheeky to ignore robots.txt. So be it. … Continue reading
Have you ever noticed that oftentimes people in anglophone forums will almost be offended if someone quotes an error message in their local language? Well, on one hand I can understand it, on the other I see more value in … Continue reading
Just for giggles and some test I installed Kubuntu in Russian and it turns out that the “Д/н” prompts can also be acquitted with y or n as one would expect. Otherwise I would have been in a kerfuffle as … Continue reading
Read the article over here: Python trademark at risk in Europe: We need your help!. I really hope this backfires so hard that no one else will try similar things on well established names that have been spread by non-profit … Continue reading
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… only a few troubles to get it to build on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Basically you’ll want libevent2, which doesn’t come in the package repos, so fetch it from here. Then you obviously fetch the tmux source via tmux.sourceforge.net and … Continue reading
Through reading the great tmux book from pragprog.com I got the idea to repurpose the caps lock key as left control key. The idea seems brilliant, given how little used caps lock is. I don’t know for everyone, but most … Continue reading
Since I don’t have a support contract, perhaps you would be so kind to tell your setup authoring folks to not remove the last resort for anyone who tries to install the vSphere client 5.0? Thank you in advance, very … Continue reading
Find it via bitbucket.org/assarbad/ or the vanity domain bitbucket.assarbad.net (only without SSL for obvious reasons). Yes, vanity domain. I’m soooo vain // Oliver PS: their usual home is at vcs.assarbad.net/mercurial.
*facepalm* // Oliver PS: does MS think that making it look like a 2D game and forcing everyone to click tiles instead of using the keyboard to navigate the startmenu makes an admin more productive?
Mercurial vs Git: Why Mercurial? Git vs Mercurial: Why Git? And more goodness follows here.
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
I prefer to name my solutions and projects something like projectname.vsX.sln and projectname.vsX.vcproj respectively. However, by default Premake4 generates the names as they are passed to the builtin solution and project functions respectively. Not cool enough for me. By the … Continue reading
… 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
Last night I literally spent hours figuring out an alleged issue with the certificate from StartCom. Of course the problem was entirely on my end, in the editor to be precise. But what happened? I fetched ca-bundle.pem and entered it … Continue reading
During a rescue mission I encountered read errors on both hard drives of a degraded RAID. Since most commercial end-user tools limit your flexibility I went for Ubuntu Rescue Remix 12.04 in order to use ddrescue. However, to my delight … Continue reading
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