Post tagged: windows

DVTM

The other day I found dvtm. Looking at it, it looks very nice. It appeals to me because I am particularly fond of text user interfaces.

screencast

At the end I choose not to use it because:

  • terminal support was less than 100% useful.
  • At the end of the day using …

Linux HDMI hotplug

The point of this article is to document I workaround that I came up with to handle a HDMI KVM switch.

What happens is that if my Linux PC is turned on while the KVM switch is selecting the other PC, it fails to initialize the display, so when you …

Using XScreenSaver Hacks with mate-screensaver

Here we explain how to use XScreenSaver EXCELLENT screensaver hack collection with the MATE screensaver applet.

  • Install xscreensaver and mate-screensaver
  • On my linux distribution this creates the following directories:
  • /usr/libexec/xscreensaver: contains the screensaver hacks executables
  • /usr/libexec/mate-screensaver : contains the mate-screensaver executables
  • /usr/share/applications/screensavers : containes the …

Installing Void Linux

I made the switch to void linux. Except for compatibility issues around glibc, it works quite well. Most compatibility I have worked around with a combination of Flatpaks, chroots and namespaces.

The high lights of void linux:

  • musl build - which is very lightweigth
  • Does not depend on systemd …

Global Windows Keyboard Shorcuts

Common Window Management Shortcuts

Key Action
Alt + F4 Close the active item, or exit the active program
Alt + Tab Switch between open items
Ctrl + Alt + Tab Use the arrow keys to switch between open items
Alt + Esc Cycle through items in the order in which they were opened
Ctrl + Esc …

Windows Account Lockouts

To prevent windows lockouts the following can be done:

  • Delete Internet Explorer browsing history
  • Run the following:
  • Open Start --> Search filed--> Type in Run --> rundll32.exe keymgr.dll, KRShowKeyMgr --> Delete
  • Disconnect network shares
  • Change password

3 Open Source Password Managers

Keep your data and accounts safe by using a secure open source password manager to store unique, complex passwords.

Maintaining complex, unique passwords for each site and service you use is among the most common pieces of advice that security professionals provide to the public every year.

Yet no matter …

Centos Install notes

Set-up local.repo

yum installs:

  • nfs-utils autofs
  • @x11
  • @xfce
  • wget
  • dejavu-sans-fonts dejavu-sans-mono-fonts dejavu-serif-fonts
  • xorg-x11-fonts-{Type1,misc,75dpi,100dpi}
  • bitmap-console-fonts bitmap-fixed-fonts bitmap-fonts-compat bitmap-lucida-typewriter-fonts
  • ucs-miscfixed-fonts urw-fonts
  • open-sans-fonts
  • webcore-fonts webcore-fonts-vista
  • liberation-mono-fonts liberation-sans-fonts liberation-serif-fonts
  • bitstream-vera-sans-fonts bitstream-vera-serif-fonts
  • gnu-free-{mono,sans,serif}-fonts
  • tk
  • firefox
  • mplayer ffmpeg alsa-utils
  • xsensors xfce4-sensors-plugin
  • keepassx
  • git

Building RPM packages with …

Telegram

Telegram is a messenger designed to overcome the limitations of other messengers like WhatsApp or similar ones. It is different and better than other messengers on more than one level. A few of the important features that make it stand out among other messengers are:

  • Open API. This enables the …

CyberWorld 2017.1

Development - travis cordova build - travis ionic build

  • owx
  • common
    • muninlite (can it support plugins?)
    • flock, pwgen, ifstat
  • ow1
    • diags&tools: usbutils, netstat-nat
    • sniffer: tcpdump[-mini] 317K/617K, libpcap 191K
  • owX

    • FW/NAT
    • DNSMASQ: DHCP + DNS
    • NTP server
    • Dynamic DNS updating (mushu porker)
    • NFS
    • IPv6 tunnel
    • Provisioning server: (PXE, TFTP, NFS …

Programming 2016

Programming 2016

  1. GWT and GWT on Mobile and Java servlets
  2. Generate Excel http://www.gwtproject.org/overview.html http://www.m-gwt.com/

Java based:


Programming 2015

  • Cross-Platform: Linux, Windows, Android, iOS, WebApp?
  • Run-Time: >100MB …

Windows administration from the command line

Windows system administration is very mouse driven and to reach all tools you need to browse through Windows explorer.

If you are like me and prefer to log on a limited privilege account and use Runas to perform admin tasks, you can open these consoles with the .msc file names …

dev notes 2014

Replacment for Make and Autoconf: MakeMe

(If you don't have root but have Android 4+ you can use the command-line program adb from the Android SDK platform tools to make backups via a desktop computer)

chromebook ides

Dev Tools

Alternative languages:

  • D : better than C, but not over-the-top like C …

Running Windows on Linux for Free

Microsoft is now making available Windows VM image for testing Internet Explorer for free. You can find them at: Modern IE testing Currently the following versions are available:

  • Windows XP Professional SP3 + IE 6 or 8
  • Windows Vista + IE 7
  • Windows 7 + IE 8, 9, 10 or 11
  • Windows 8 …

atratus project

The other day I came across this project. Looks an interesting idea. It is a project that lets you run unmodified Linux binaries on Windows. It is more similar to WINE than to for example coLinux. While I conceptually I understand how it would work at a low level, I …