Posted by jpluimers on 2013/05/03
This year, the Dutch Queens day this year had a special nature. On the nation level: the abdication by former Queen, now Princess Beatrix, and the succession and inauguration of King Willem-Alexander. On the marching band level: Adest Musica had their Dutch premiere of the new show Mother Earth which will be their entry during the quadrennial Word Music Concours this summer. On the personal level, my best friend visiting The Netherlands for just a few days, so finally a chance to catch up in person.
So I totally missed another important historic event: the 20th birthday of the releasing the WWW source code in the public domain.
On the 30st of April 1993, CERN: Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by jpluimers on 2013/02/21
Got a nice error message from Google Chrome today and wonder what the “true” means (:
The text is this:
Are you sure you want to leave this page?
[Leave this Page] [Stay on this page]
You can use Ctrl-C to copy, then you get the text below:
trueAre you sure you want to leave this page
That means it is not a standard Windows MessageBox, as pressing Ctrl-C there would copy the title and buttons as well.
via: 20130221-funny-google-chrome-error-message-true–Are-you-sure-you-want-to-leave-this-page | Flickr – Photo Sharing!.
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Posted by jpluimers on 2012/09/20
- Zero day vulnerability in mshtml.dll used by Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8 and 9, and many other products.
- Resolution: Deploy EMET or stop using IE and other products using mshtml.dll until Microsoft delivers a patch.
Earlier this week a zero-day vulnerability in the mshtml.dll was made public. This DLL is used by almost all Internet Explorer versions (6-9 are vulnerable) and many other software products (almost anything from Microsoft and a lot of 3rd party software that displays a web page on Windows).
While Microsoft is building a fix that is to be released very soon now (probably tomorrow, Friday September 21st 2010), the official resolutions are not to use the mshtml.dll at all (impractical for many people), or deploy EMET (impractical too as it requires administrative privileges).
If you can, switch to a browser that uses a different layout engine than mshtml.dll (for instance browsers based on WebKit will do).
These pages are good starting points for more information:
Particularly interesting posts:
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Posted by jpluimers on 2011/09/09
Gif Stopper will stop animated gif images with using the escape key.
We all love animated gifs but some times they are too distracting, that’s with Gif Stopper comes in. Hit the escape key and the image stops. Most browsers have this build-in and now Google Chrome has it also.
Most importantly: it WORKS with Google+ Plus!!
via: Gif Stopper – Chrome Web Store.
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Posted by jpluimers on 2011/07/22
About 9 months ago I posted about HTTPS Everywhere | Electronic Frontier Foundation hoping someone would port the HTTPS Everywhere extension for Firefox to force HTTPS in other browsers like Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer et cetera.
In the mean time, I found out about HSTS (HTTP Strict Transport Security), which is supported by FireFox 4, and Chrome 12.
Also in the mean time I found about a few HTTPS enforcer extensions for other browsers.
For instance, there are two similar Google Chrome Extensions to HTTPS Everywhere:
Internet Explorer does not have such an extension.
Opera has the Security Enhancer extension.
Next to HTTPS Everywhere, there are the ForceHTTPS and NoScript extension for FireFox (NoScript also supports HSTS).
FireFox 4 supports HSTS out of the box.
So now you have a choice!
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