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A url or site like which always produces a 404 error (and two for 200 and 204)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/09/10

Yesterday I posted this question on StackOverflow and G+: Is there a url or site like which always produces a 404 error?

Soon after that, I found out three links that produce predictable HTTP status codes:

They also work for https:

On StackOverflow very few people even noticed the question, probably wondering “why?”.

I’m using these links for positive and negative testing of some http / https handling code that needs to be good at coping with positive and negative responses.

In my testing life, I’ve learned the hard way that both negative and positive tests are core part of your suite, hence the question.


via: Is there a url or site like which always produces a 404 error?.     Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in .NET, .NET 2.0, .NET 3.0, .NET 3.5, .NET 4.0, .NET 4.5, Chrome, Communications Development, Development, HTTP, Internet protocol suite, Power User, REST, Software Development, TCP, Web Browsers, Web Development | Leave a Comment »

When http::// doesn’t start with any more: start it through (via: @feedly your news. delivered.)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/03/16

Recently when starting Feedly through, I got this message in Chrome on my Retina MacBook Pro:

Is feedly blocked?

Feedly is not able to load. It is probably because one of your extensions is blocking it. If you run Adblock, HTTPSEverywhere, Awesome screenshot etc.. please make sure that is white listed.

Ask a question

I paused AdBlock: same thing. I don’t use HTTPSEverywhere or the other tools mentioned.

Solution: start using Since I prefer https anyway, I can live with that (: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Blogging, Chrome, Feedly, Power User, SocialMedia | Tagged: | Leave a Comment »

Speedup Youtube Playback: Watch Lectures In Half The Time with YouTube’s HTML5 Player

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/09/13

I wish I had kept an eye on it after it was announced (which was 3.5 years ago, but not very stable): The Youtube HTML5 viewer trial.

It has come a long way since thenFull screen it is still not as good as the official one, but the main attraction introduced since is: configurable playback speed!

Yes, you can choose playback at 25%, 50%, 100%, 150% or 200% of the original speed. Ideal for lectures or watching replays of conference sessions.

Quote from the life hacker post LifeHacker on this:

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Posted in Apple, Chrome, FireFox, Internet Explorer, Mac, Opera, OS X, OS X Lion, OS X Mountain Lion, Power User, Web Browsers, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8 | Leave a Comment »

Google Chromecast Review – The race is on to wirelessly throw video to your TV – Scott Hanselman

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/08/23

Google Chromecast Review – The race is on to wirelessly throw video to your TV – Scott Hanselman.

Posted in Chrome, Chrome, Google, LifeHacker, Power User, Web Browsers | Leave a Comment »

▶ How to pair a desktop or laptop to (via: YouTube; uses Opera Mobile Emulator)

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/08/04

Trick via: ▶ How to pair a desktop or laptop to – YouTube.

This trick uses the Opera Mobile Emulator.

Note that not all settings work. The Asus Nexus 7 emulator worked, but custom didn’t always work (that would open as hence switching off the mobile client).

When following the steps at Pair your mobile device to your TV – YouTube Help, you are directed to to select your TV and enter a pairing code.

Usually you need to retry playing a video a few times: my Philips 42PFI7676H-12 didn’t always work at first (maybe playing back streamed video inside the emulator is not supported, but telling Youtube to pass the play request to your TV is), whereas with my Google Nexus 4 it always works.

You can even pair one computer to another: on the computer that emulates the TV, browse to


Posted in Android, Opera, Opera Mobile, Power User, Web Browsers | Leave a Comment »


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