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It was fun while it lasted: Barracuda Copy – Copy End-of-Life

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/02/05

Copy had some advantages and disadvantages. For instance, it was better handling long file names, character encodings in filenames and a lot easier to configure over a CNTLM proxy than DropBox, but unlike DropBox didn’t keep history of changes.

Alas no more as of 20160501: Barracuda Copy – Copy End-of-Life.

They suggest using Mover with OneDrive as target: Barracuda Copy – Moving Your Data from Copy

Note that Mover has many more connectors, including cloud storage ones (Box, Copy, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and Yandex.Disk are free):

Connectors • Mover: FTP, Dropbox, Box, GoogleDrive, Copy, Egnyte, Amazon S3, SharePoint, MySQL the list goes on!

For me it means it’s time to think about what kinds of cloud storage I want to use and how to share what data with others at which access level. As I’m already contemplating on how to use ZFS, I now have two storage concepts to think about.


Posted in Cloud, Cloud Apps,, DropBox, Infrastructure, Power User, SocialMedia | Leave a Comment »

really cool playback tool for showing step by step stuff in terminals. …

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/02/05


Simon Wicki originally shared: really cool playback tool for showing step by step stuff in terminals.


via: really cool playback tool for showing step by step stuff in terminals. ….


Posted in *nix, *nix-tools, Linux, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Short Date Format Fix For Google Calendar™ – Chrome Web Store: from mm/dd to dd/mm.

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/02/01

You can set the long date format in Google Calendar, but not the short date format. This plugin does:

Changes the short date format in Google Calendar from [month]/[day] to [day]/[month] or the other way around.

It fixes this long standing bug: formatting – How do I change date format at top of day in Google Calendar? – Web Applications Stack Exchange which was reported in at least these places:

Source: Short Date Format Fix For Google Calendar™ – Chrome Web Store


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VPN over HTTPS: Ultimate Powerful VPN Connectivity – SoftEther VPN Project

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/02/01

This is cool, as it allows to run VPN over HTTPS or even over ICMP or DNS. Impressive: 1. Ultimate Powerful VPN Connectivity – SoftEther VPN Project.

Equally impressive is the range of operating systems covered:

  • Windows (98 until Server 20012 with x86 and x64 implementations).
  • Linux Kernels 2.4, 2.6 and 3.x on Intel x86, x64, ARM, MIPS and PowerPC platforms.
  • FreeBSD 5.x, 6.x, 7.x, 8.x and 9.x are supported on Intel x86 and x64 platforms.
  • Solaris 8, 9, 10 and 11 on Intel x86, Intel x64, SPARC (both 32 bit and 64 bit) platforms.
  • Mac OS X 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8 on Intel x86, Intel x64, PowerPC (32 bit) and PowerPC G5 (64 bit) platforms.


Posted in Network-and-equipment, Power User, VPN | Leave a Comment »

Mac: Google Chrome Helper excessive CPU usage

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/01/29

I’m not the only one with a Mac having issues with Google Chrome Helper CPU usage, but most of the entries are for older Chrome versions. So below are the steps I performed. There are also pros and cons are after the steps.

In chrome://settings/content, under “Plugins”, I ticked “Let me choose when to run plugin content” (it was at “Detect and run important plugin content (recommended)”. That dialog doesn’t allow you to copy it’s content, so no HTML, just this screenshot:

In chrome://plugins/ I disabled this one:

Adobe Flash Player – Version: (Disabled)

Shockwave Flash 20.0 r0
Name: Shockwave Flash
Description: Shockwave Flash 20.0 r0
Location: /Users/jeroenp/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/PepperFlash/
Type: PPAPI (out-of-process)
MIME types:
MIME type Description File extensions
application/x-shockwave-flash Shockwave Flash
application/futuresplash Shockwave Flash
Enable Always allowed to run

Pros of these settings:

  • If you have a lot of tabs open (many of them suspended using The Great Suspender), then Google Chrome Helper uses far less CPU.
  • Youtube doesn’t use the Flash Player any more. It now uses HTML5 which seems far more battery friendly and more responsive.

Cons of these settings:



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