Monthly Archives: June 2008

Argh … mysqld giving me a hard time

First I killed one server (domU) by having log_bin turned on (and cluttering the disk drive with several GiB of logs), although I do not need replication. Then I ran out of memory with mysqld on the server on which … Continue reading

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Es hat sich ausgebloggt …

… für Gotts Blog

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Getting rid of SSH brute forcers

I am usually using different methods in a combination. In the sshd_config I declare AllowGroups with the group ssh-users. This group does never contain root. Furthermore I set PasswordAuthentication no and generally authenticate only by key. Root login is of … Continue reading

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Beware the msvcrt.dll

As noted previously, the msvcrt.dll got the state of a system library and is thus included in systems from XP up. On earlier systems you will have to have a particular service pack level or get the redistributable package with … Continue reading

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Version numbers of DDKBUILD.CMD and DDKWizard

I have just finished moving all previous DDKBUILD.CMD and DDKWizard versions under version control – subversion, to be more precise. This means there will be a change of the way how the version number is represented. Currently we have the … Continue reading

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Prick passing chain – unpleasant questions

… at work or elsewhere, how often have you met those guys who pretend they can do things they don’t even have a clue of? How often did such a person not only lie but hold you ransom by initiating … Continue reading

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I am told that size doesn’t matter (anymore)!

Chris Wimmer, a fellow programmer, told me in a chat today, that the size of applications doesn’t matter. But I’ll let you decide. However, the program which he wrote is worthwhile regardless of its size. Even more so the library … Continue reading

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A quick reply

The assertion that I rushed to my decision as it was raised couldn’t be further from the truth. First of all it hasn’t been the first time for me to think about this step and secondly I had several sleepless … Continue reading

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Giving up on the Delphi community

Hi, after some sleepless nights and thinking a lot about the pros and cons, I decided to leave the Delphi community. It isn’t clear to me, whether it is the Delphi community that changed so much, or whether it is … Continue reading

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Serious development over at ReactOS

Read this: http://www.reactos.org/pipermail/ros-dev/2008-June/010461.html and then this: http://www.reactos.org/pipermail/ros-dev/2008-June/010462.html Update: nope, you don’t get the impression that James is taken serious. http://www.reactos.org/pipermail/ros-dev/2008-June/010463.html … although he is serious about it. But it seems this time ReactOS has been hijacked for good. Take a … Continue reading

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Mal wieder Versuchskarnickel für GMX

Na schönen Dank auch. Da wird man als zahlender Kunde tatsächlich in einen Betatest für ein Produkt gezwungen, daß – wiedermal – den aktuellen Funktionsumfang von GMX einschränkt, indem es nur Uralt-Browser unterstützt. Statt dies per Opt-In zu machen, darf … Continue reading

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OpenBSD’s NTPD inside a Debian domU

To get the package openntpd installed was easy, but to get it to work, required some search. In order to have a domU use an independent clock, you have to set a kernel variable. In a running system you do … Continue reading

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Fascinating problem with SCP

Today I had a fascinating issue with SCP (Secure Copy). I was a bit flabbergasted when several attempts to copy a 800 MiB file failed … after a while. You could see that the transfer rate was going up. Since … Continue reading

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Let me know if anyone has problems accessing …

… this blog or any of the subdomains of assarbad.net, assarbad.info or assarbad.org. If this is the case, something went wrong with the migration to a different server. Otherwise you should perhaps not even have noticed. Except if you have … Continue reading

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Hmm lecker

Meinen Reis kaufe ich ohnehin nur lose. Aber letztens habe ich mal etwas eigenwilliges probiert. Ich habe nach dem Kochen Pesto zu meinem Reis gegeben und es schmeckt ziemlich gut. Abgesehen von den Preissteigerungen beim Reis (allerdings habe ich den … Continue reading

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When is Opera 9.51 scheduled?

I’ve got one pretty interesting problem which is highly annoying in my opinion. As a fan of Opera, I have of course upgraded immediately to Opera 9.50 when it was released. Experience so far was always good. Not so this … Continue reading

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DLOAD_ERROR_HANDLER not specified

If you’re using the Windows 2008 Server WDK in order to develop usermode code, you’ll have stumbled over this error message referencing DLOAD_ERROR_HANDLER: Warning: DLOAD_ERROR_HANDLER not specified in $(MAKEDIR) I am not yet sure whether you have to give a … Continue reading

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Ich hasse es Fußball zu schauen

Kein Scherz, ich hasse es. Es ist meines Erachtens so sinnlos wie die Liveübertragung von Livekonzerten im Fernsehen. Nun höre ich relativ regelmäßig Inforadio vom RBB, jupp auch auf Island kann man das empfangen. Gestern aber gab es statt dem … Continue reading

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Not a flop then, it seems

The Firefox 3 Download Day was apparently less a flop than it seemed at first glance (i.e. within the first two hours). They got more than 8 million downloads in 24h, but for some reason the start and end times … Continue reading

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Yep, polar bears are definitely endangered now!

While the Icelandic police had my understanding with shooting the first polar bear in twenty years, after it had approached a settlement, this is definitely just stupid now. There is no excuse for the killing of the two polar bears … Continue reading

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