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Archive for September 20th, 2012

Zero day vulnerability in mshtml.dll used by Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8 and 9, and many other products.

Posted by jpluimers on 2012/09/20

Summary:

  • 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:

–jeroen

Posted in Internet Explorer, Power User, Web Browsers, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, Windows XP | Tagged: , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments »

Web Sites with Embedded Command Lines: You got your Command Line in my Internet – Scott Hanselman

Posted by jpluimers on 2012/09/20

Scott has been posting some really good entries lately.

This is one of them: Web Sites with Embedded Command Lines: You got your Command Line in my Internet – Scott Hanselman.

Being a keyboard addict, I love that!

–jeroen

Posted in Keyboards and Keyboard Shortcuts, LifeHacker, Power User | Leave a Comment »

What Devices Are iOS 6 Compatible?

Posted by jpluimers on 2012/09/20

Summary of What Devices Are iOS 6 Compatible? for my devices:

iOS 6 will work on my 4th generation iPod Touch, but not on my first generation iPad.

Hopefully my iPhone 5 will be delivered with iOS 6 on it.

Oh and the Apple – iOS 6 Feature Availability in The Netherlands:

  • Maps: Standard
  • Maps: Satellite
  • Maps: Directions
  • Maps: Turn-by-Turn navigation
  • Maps: Traffic
  • Maps: Local Search
  • Maps: Business Reviews and Photos
  • iTunes Store: Music
  • iTunes Store: Movies
  • App Store: Apps
  • App Store: Games

Unavailable in The Netherlands:

  • Maps: 3D Buildings in Navigation
  • All of Siri
  • iTunes Store: TV Shows
  • Dictation: Dictation

Summary: Almost anything that brings Apple 30% money is available in The Netherlands plus most of maps.

–jeroen

via: What Devices Are iOS 6 Compatible?.

Posted in iOS, iPad, iPod touch, Power User | Leave a Comment »

“tfpt treeclean /exclude:*.suo,*.user” is what I use most (and recommend this thread: Does any tool exist to help Sync a directory with TFS? – Stack Overflow)

Posted by jpluimers on 2012/09/20

This post describes the TFS workspace cleanup features Treeclean and Scorch.

Both are not in the Visual Studio UI nor TFS tool, but are available form the ftpt command from the optional Team Foundation Power Tools package.

The main reason you need these two features is that TFS does not always clean up after it self when you perform get latest. For instance renamed directories, as well as bin and obj directories are not automatically removed.

The tfpt command I most often use this this one:

tfpt treeclean /exclude:*.suo,*.user

This deletes files from your local TFS workspace directory tree that are not in the source control system, but skips the *.suo and *.user files.

Tfpt also allows you to scorch files from your TFS.

So my second most used tfpt command is scorch in either of the two below forms:

tfpt scorch /recursive /diff
tfpt scorch /recursive /diff /exclude:*.suo,*.user

The first form is for the automatic build environment, the second for my normal development workspace.

Below is the explanation of treeclean and scorch.

First some other great commands from this StackOverflow answer by Martin Woodward:

Not quite, however you might want to download the TFS Power Tools and check out the command line utility tfpt.exe.

The “tfpt online” and “tfpt treeclean” might be most useful to you when working outside of an integrated TFS client. tfpt online will look for files in your local directory that are not under version control, treeclean will show you files in your local directory that are not under version control so that you can remove then if they are not required.

Scorch versus Treeclean

Scorch does more than Treeclean.

I use Treeclean for 90% of my normal workspace work, Scorch (with exclude) for about 10% of the time in my regular workspace.
For my CCnet build integration workspace, I only use Scorch (without exclude).

Treeclean just cleans the tree of stuff that is not in TFS:

B:\MasterWorkingDir>tfpt treeclean /?
tfpt treeclean - Delete files and folders not under version control

Usage: tfpt treeclean [/exclude:filespec1,filespec2,...] [filespec...]
[/recursive] [/batchsize:num] [/noprompt [/preview]]

Scorch does more work: at the end, both source control and the local disk situation are identical.

B:\MasterWorkingDir>tfpt scorch /?
tfpt scorch - Ensure source control and the local disk are identical

Your local disk will be scanned for:
 (1) items that are not in source control
 (2) items which are different on disk from the workspace version
 (3) items which are in the workspace but are missing on disk
Items not in source control will be deleted from disk, just as with the
 tfpt treeclean command. Items determined to be different on disk from the
 workspace version will be redownloaded from the server. Items missing on
 disk will also be redownloaded. Items with pending changes are exempted.

By default, items deleted from your local disk (#3 above) will not be
scanned for, and local items are determined to be identical/different from
the workspace version *solely by examining the read-only bit on the file*.

To redownload items deleted from your local disk (#3 above), supply the
/deletes option. To detect items which are different from the workspace
version but still have their read-only bit set (+R), supply the /diff option.
When using either or both of these options, tfpt scorch runs more slowly.

Usage: tfpt scorch [/exclude:filespec1,filespec2,...] [filespec...]
[/recursive] [/batchsize:num] [/noprompt [/preview]]
[/deletes] [/diff]

The commandline options are also different.

Scorch has these extra when compared to Treeclean:

/batchsize:num Set the batch size for server calls (default 500)
/deletes Detect and replace items missing from the local disk
/diff Use MD5 hashes to compare items with source control

Treeclean can have these options:

/noprompt Operate in command-line mode only
/exclude:filespec[,..] Files and directories matching a filespec in this list
are excluded from processing
/preview Do not make changes; only list the potential actions
/recursive Switch from one level of recursion to full recursion
/batchsize:num Set the batch size for server calls (default 500)
filespec... Only files and directories matching these filespecs
are processed

Scorch can have these options:

/noprompt Operate in command-line mode only
/exclude:filespec[,..] Files and directories matching a filespec in this list
are excluded from processing
/preview Do not make changes; only list the potential actions
/recursive Switch from one level of recursion to full recursion
/batchsize:num Set the batch size for server calls (default 500)
filespec... Only files and directories matching these filespecs
are processed

–jeroen

via:

Posted in CodePlex, Development, Software Development, Source Code Management, TFS (Team Foundation System), Visual Studio 11, Visual Studio 2002, Visual Studio 2003, Visual Studio 2005, Visual Studio 2008, Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio and tools | 4 Comments »

 
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