Category Archives: Software

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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Frust mit RootNerds.com

Also, ich hab außer den Servern bei Hetzner auch noch einen VPS1 bei RootNerds.com. Nachdem wir ca. 19:00 gestern wieder hier ankamen, fiel mir auf, daß der VPS nicht reagierte. Nun ist es so, daß ich diesen Server für bestimmte … Continue reading

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Code-signed stuff

In case you prefer, like I do, code-signed software, here are a few pieces of software that are built and code-signed by me: Greenshot (however, without any of the plugins!) PuTTY, SuRun, LICEcap (PuTTY is now code-signed by its author … Continue reading

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Signed builds of PuTTY 0.65-pre and SuRun 1.2.1.1

The authors of these programs do not offer code-signed builds. So I compiled my own version from source after verifying the source and code-signed them myself. The installer for SuRun and the archive for PuTTY are also signed with GPG. … Continue reading

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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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Critique of systemd

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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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Windows 8.1 continued pains …

So, in order to add some stuff specific to Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 I end up working a bit on Windows 8.1 these days. Mind you, it’s only for testing and therefore by no means the full horror experience. … Continue reading

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SlikSVN (Slik Subversion) is a bit painful to start with on Windows

It took me quite some time to find out why SlikSVN, one of the SVN clients recommended on the official project page, fails to establish the SSH tunnel when using Subversion over SSH. For some strange reason setting SVN_SSH to … Continue reading

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Nice idea

In the past when you created a new virtual machine in VMware, onto a virtual disk that would grow, that disk started out empty on the host file system. Now with VMware Workstation 10 ((although I cannot say whether this … Continue reading

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ClassicShell rocks, but MS forbade them to use a start button that rocks as well …

How to replace the ClassicShell start button by the one from Windows 7. Continue reading

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Bye bye MSN

I’ve been using MSN in parallel with some other protocols in Miranda IM1 and as MS had announced last year, they retired it in October this year. Well, bad luck. The old protocol was a defacto standard and open. The … Continue reading

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Grausam …

Bin mal wieder in D, also steht Computerwartung an. Ich installiere gerade System und Programme für meine Mutter und stelle fest wie viele der Programme sich nicht an Windows 7 Konventionen halten und bspw. direkt auf C:\ installiert werden wollen … Continue reading

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Signing an RPM unattended …

It appears that there is no way to sign an RPM package unattended with the default tools. However, expect comes to the rescue. I found two descriptions on other blogs how to do it: from 2008 here: GPG signing RPMs … Continue reading

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Oh for fucks sakes, Opera …

Why did you have to make your browser crappy like the rest of the bunch? Just upgraded to 15.something and lo and behold tab stacking is no more and I am confronted with a sh*tload of tabs whose labels or … Continue reading

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