Category Archives: Software

Changing local Git clone from master to main

I never understood why Git chose master as the default branch name, MAIN in CVS seemed more sensible, but perhaps Torvald’s animosity towards CVS and SVN plays a role. Presumably trunk in SVN is a reference to the tree-like structure, … Continue reading

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Transition

After more than 17 years — it all started in April 2004 — I am no longer hosting the UltraVNC forum. To the users the only very visible recent change may have been that forum.ultravnc.net now forwards to forum.uvnc.com. The … Continue reading

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Just booted a Windows 2000 VM I archived 15 years ago

This was certainly one of the stranger, but also very intriguing things I’ve done so far this year. Alone the fact it’d prompt you for the setup CD (!) when simply removing one keyboard layout and configuring another as the … Continue reading

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Unprofessional, hopeless, Sectigo

In February I applied for an AuthentiCode code-signing certificate for personal projects. I decided to go with KSoftware, a reseller of Sectigo certificates. That was February 15th. TL;DR: More than two months and dozens of emails later I’m none the … Continue reading

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Flashing Tasmota to the Gosund SP1, easy and hard way

If you ended up here it’s because you’re a subscriber or a web search led you here. Great. Tasmota is likely on your radar already and you’re trying to flash a Tuya-based ESP device with Tasmota. Easy way The easy … Continue reading

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Running old Ubuntu versions as chroot with proot

Currently I am working on building a modern Clang/LLVM-based toolchain for ancient Ubuntu versions. In order to do that I wrote a few helper scripts I am using in conjunction with proot to run old Ubuntu rootfs1 inside a chroot … Continue reading

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Alacritty as default GNOME terminal application

Personally I prefer Super+T as my primary shortcut for opening the terminal from anywhere in my desktop environment. However, how can I replace the existing terminal application in GNOME so that the keyboard shortcut setting applies to an alternative terminal … Continue reading

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youtube-dl

Debian mirror https://git.ghnou.su/mir/youtube-dl https://codeberg.org/polarisfm/youtube-dl https://github.com/github/dmca/tree/416da574ec0df3388f652e44f7fe71b1e3a4701f Article from the Freedom Of The Press Foundation

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Gruselig und traurig

Microsoft Teams, eine schlimme Software wird noch schlimmer – und vor allem gruseliger. So oder so ähnlich könnte man diesen Artikel von Heise.de auch überschreiben (hier die Variante der winzigweichen Vertriebsabteilung). Wie ich aus dem eigenen Bekannten- und Verwandtenkreis weiß, … Continue reading

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“Lustig”: Matrix42 verkauft nun Endpoint Security

Bis vor wenigen Wochen noch, lief bei uns in der Firma Matrix42 in einer Version die grafisch an die MFC-Anwendungen aus den 1990ern erinnerte. Irgendwann kam dann ein Update. Da ich nicht weiß ob dies zeitlich mit dem Update seitens … Continue reading

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Remove all those pesky (Metro) apps from Windows 10

If, like I, you are sure you won’t need those pesky apps, use the following PowerShell pipeline to get rid of the provisioned packages: Get-AppxProvisionedPackage -Online|Out-GridView -PassThru|Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -ErrorAction Continue -Online … to also remove those apps that are marked removable, … Continue reading

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Illustrated guide: install Visual Studio 2005 Professional on a modern Windows

Here is a little illustrated guide on how to install Visual Studio 2005 Professional on Windows 10. This guide should actually work the same with Windows versions Vista and newer. I had to retrace the steps for a colleague, so … Continue reading

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Windows 10 forced update sucks

I have written about Windows 10 before. Also about Windows 8.1, which is the predecessor in (diabolic) spirit. I was never impressed by Windows 10 and I guess it’s not going to change. Sure, Windows 10 has a very stable … Continue reading

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Performance hog extraordinaire …

So as of recently I started having issues with memory use. My machine has 32 GiB of physical RAM, so there shouldn’t usually be a problem running even several virtual machines at once. I’ve even run an XP VM from … Continue reading

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Windows 10 at large again …

Well, so after a borked update of Windows 10 (the update in question was the Creators Update) where the screen just stayed black1 after the update had seemingly progressed quite far, I decided to go with a fresh installation of … Continue reading

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GnuPG

Recently I ran across a little problem with GnuPG which required some pragmatic solution. I came across a patch that looked promising and because no binaries were provided and if they had been I would not have trusted them, I … Continue reading

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SSH reverse tunnel

With autossh you can establish an SSH reverse tunnel from a given system, provided it can reach some other machine via SSH outside its own network. You can also do that with ssh alone, but autossh comes with added features … Continue reading

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ntobjx jetzt auch auf Deutsch

Wie schon im April erwähnt, hatte ich ntobjx als besseren quelloffenen Ersatz für WinObj von Sysinternals/Microsoft gestartet. Ich hab nun die Dokumentation ins Deutsche übertragen und seit gestern steht ein – wie immer mit Signatur versehener – Build bereit, welche … Continue reading

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Re: Object Manager Namespace Viewer

A few days ago I wrote about a ten year old Delphi project. It allows one to see the Object Manager namespace of an NT system. Meanwhile I have started working on a WTL implementation of a similar tool. I … Continue reading

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Vorläufiges Fazit zu RootNerds

Der aktuelle Stand ist, daß man die VPS komplett neu aufgesetzt hat. Alle Daten sind – zumindest vorläufig – scheinbar weg. Interessant, daß man bei der IAMONSYS GmbH meint daß bei einem Problem welches so kraß ist und sich seit … Continue reading

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