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Skiplagged: book flights, and skip legs to make them cheaper – via: Jan Wildeboer, Brandon Downey, Bloomberg

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/01/26

I remembered about skipping flight legs, so was glad to find back this post where Jan Wildeboer has shared:

“Actually, it’s about ethics in ticket booking” ;-)

Brandon Downey originally shared:

Honestly, given how poorly airlines treat their customers, an argument that “Once you buy a ticket to a destination, you agree to travel all the way there and it would be unethical to do otherwise” is pretty laughable — basically, “it is unethical to find loopholes in our broken business model.” Also, great marketing for

United, Orbitz Sue Travel Site Over ‘Hidden City’ Tickets:

United Airlines Inc. and Orbitz Worldwide LLC sued to prevent the travel website from helping consumers buy what the companies call improper “hidden city” plane tickets that undercut their sales.


via: Honestly, given how poorly airlines treat their customers, an argument that….

Posted in LifeHacker, Power User | Leave a Comment »

More secure SSH: hardening both client and server. And use Tor

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/01/26

Thanks Jan Wildeboer for sharing a link to

That describes how to harden your secure shell by configuring the most secure algorithms for it.


via More secure SSH.

Posted in *nix, *nix-tools, Communications Development, Development, Internet protocol suite, Power User, SSH, TCP | Leave a Comment »

NotePad++: Text Editor which shows \r\n (via: Stack Overflow)

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/01/26

I hadn’t monitored Notepad++ in a very long time, so I was glad that User Thomas Owens mentioned that it can show you the CR and LF codes:

With Notepad++, you can show end-of-line characters. It shows CR and LF, instead of “\r” and “\n”, but it gets the point across. […]

To use Notepad++ for this,

  1. open the View menu, open the Show Symbols slide out, and
  2. select either “Show all characters” or “Show end-of-line characters”.

I needed this because many development environments get confused when you have text files using a mix of line-break kinds (in my case LF, CR and CRLF).


via Text Editor which shows \r\n? – Stack Overflow.

Posted in *nix, Apple, Linux, Mac, OS X, OS X Lion, OS X Mountain Lion, Power User, SuSE Linux, Windows | Leave a Comment »

Sudoku Solving Techniques

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/01/23

Interesting: some Links for the less than trivial Sudoku Solving techniques.


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Wink – now that is a cool way to automate your home

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/01/21

While in the USA I usually go by Home Depot to get some inspiration.

This time my Eye fell on a lot of  Smart Home Products compatible with the Wink Hub: people in the USA have a lot more choice in that area than in The Netherlands.

So I did some more browsing and found this: Shop Amazon – 20% or More Off Select Wink Home Automation Bundles until January 31st 2015.

Some of that is even better than the ones listed at Wink – Featured Products – The Home Depot.

Too bad this 110V stuff doesn’t work in 220V land (:


via: Wink | Buy and View Smart Home Products.

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