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How to turn on your lights the Philips way

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/06/23

This was too funny to let go unnoticed: [WayBack] How to turn on the light at home, Philips Version – Kristian Köhntopp – Google+.

It was shown during [Archive.isGoogle Cloud Next 2017 in Amsterdam and immediately reminded me of The Big Bang Theory – How to turn on a lamp below.

A few notable entries from the comments:

  • Wie viele Server braucht man bei Philips, um eine Glühbirne zu wechseln?
  • Apple macht das wohl ähnlich, hier dient ein AppleTV oder ein iPad als “Bridge zur Bridge”.
  • They’re at least honest — the icon of the cloud in the upper left prominently displays a “waiting” circle animation. I also notice the use of the word “looks” rather than “works” in the title, which is probably also accurate.


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Posted in Cloud, Fun, Infrastructure, IoT Internet of Things, Network-and-equipment, Power User | Leave a Comment »

With so many vulnerabilities out there, here is how to find out of if a fixed…

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/06/23

For my blog archive as I already shared it on G+

[WayBack] With so many vulnerabilities out there, here is how to find out of if a fixed is applied to vulnerabilities on Debian/Ubuntu Linux using CVE. – Jeroen Wiert Pluimers – Google+

[WayBackDebian/Ubuntu Linux: Find If Installed APT Package Includes a Fix/Patch Via CVE Number – nixCraft

Explains how to view the changelog of an installed package on a Debian or Ubuntu Linux server to find out if a fix/patch applied via CVE number.

Hans Wolters:
And find all packages that belong to one cve :-)

zgrep -i cve /usr/share/doc/*/changelog.Debian.gz|grep 1000364



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The Bogon Reference – Team Cymru

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/06/23


A bogon prefix is a route that should never appear in the Internet routing table. A packet routed over the public Internet (not including over VPNs or other tunnels) should never have a source address in a bogon range. These are commonly found as the source addresses of DDoS attacks.

Source: The Bogon Reference – Team Cymru

The regular Bogon list is pretty static (last change in 2012), so I’ve listed the text version below. But the full Bogon list (including unused IPv4 space) is dynamic.


Posted in Internet, Power User, Routers, Security | Leave a Comment »

Anyone having a solution for “Microsoft Visual Studio” throwing “The operation could not be completed” when including a file in a PowerShell project?

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/06/22

The operation could not be completed.

The operation could not be completed.

Include In Project

Include In Project

I’ve got a bunch of PowerShell projects in a solution. In some of them, I can include new files, in others I get the below error.

The diff of a good/bad project is below as well.

Two questions:

  1. Does anybody know how to work around this?
  2. Does anybody know how to find the actual error for this?

Microsoft Visual Studio
The operation could not be completed

Good file: WindowsLogsCbsInquiry.pssproj

Bad file: WindowsTempInquiry.pssproj


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Another of +Steven Wittens step-by-step visual mathematical explorations

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/06/22

Another of +Steven Wittens step-by-step visual mathematical explorations: Fourier Analysis Look and Listen For this one headphones and a microphone are required, including a good machine…



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