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Archive for January 27th, 2014

PDFreaders.org – Get a Free Software PDF reader!

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/01/27

Thanks Bernd Ott for pointing me at PDFreaders.org – Get a Free Software PDF reader!.

–jeroen

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Downloading https urls from the commandline through cURL for Windows

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/01/27

Lately I moved more and more away from wget, mainly because out of the box, wget (and also aria2, which I like for the bittorrent support) handle https downloads so badly: you need to manually setup your CA store on each and every installed system.

Not so with cURL, especially not on Windows any more, as “recently” (that is: since the last time I examined it, which is over a year ago now), there is a new kid in town: cURL for Windows: a Windows Installer for the Web Transfer Tool.

You don’t even need to download the installer. Grabbing the stuff from the bin directory in the zip download is enough: it contains a prepackaged CA certificate set that works splendid.

So now downloading https://dl.google.com/update2/installers/ChromeStandaloneSetup.exe to the current directory is as simple as Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in *nix, Batch-Files, Development, Power User, Scripting, Software Development, wget, Windows | Tagged: , | Leave a Comment »

Backblaze Blog » What Hard Drive Should I Buy?

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/01/27

Interesting, that the former Hitachi drives (now owned by Toshiba) seem to perform best: Backblaze Blog » What Hard Drive Should I Buy?.

–jeroen

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Portable USB or battery powered WiFi routers

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/01/27

A few links so I won’t forget them; I own the first since 2010, the others look interesting too.

–jeroen

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