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Archive for March 5th, 2014

Interesting: Hola – Access ALL of the web (free VPN) & faster browsing (via: @arnovj)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/03/05

On my list of plugins to try: Hola – Access ALL of the web (free VPN) & faster browsing.

Thanks Arno van Jaarsveld from BcomOne for pointing me at it.

–jeroen

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Wat — Destroy All Software Talks

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/03/05

Thanks John Kaster for pointing me to Wat — Destroy All Software Talks | VK by garybernhardt (Gary Bernhardt) / @garybernhardt.

I did a bit more browsing, and found these links too: recommended watching/reading!

–jeroen

Posted in Development, JavaScript/ECMAScript, Ruby, Scripting, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

Cool stuff: Creating a Mac emulator using JavaScript with James Friend on the Hanselminutes Technology Podcast: Fresh Air for Developers

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/03/05

Just listened to the PodCast Creating a Mac emulator using JavaScript with James Friend on the Hanselminutes Technology Podcast: Fresh Air for Developers.

James Friend is the author of PCE.js – Classic Mac OS in the Browser, the  (and also a very friendly guy).

PCE.js is a port of PCE built using Emscripten and asm.js (Emscripten requires pure portable idiomatic C, which – back then – was a really portable language). The port is explained in more detail by Mike Bull from mayflymedia. The PodCast also goes into more detail: The PCE code is very clean and easy to understand; in memory patching for floppy emulation and mouse pointer position; moving Mac video memory to the emulator canvas in the SDL window. And James explains the “why” as well: Why port emulators to the browser?.

The SDL in Emscripten is reimplemented to map video to the html5 canvas, and outputs audio to html5 audio.

The source code for PCE.js is in his jsdf GitHub realm as the PCE repository.

PCE.js runs Mac OS 7. I also found out that recently James released a VM for Running a Hypercard stack on a modern Mac based on SheepShaver: it runs Mac OS 9 with Hypercard, and allows to transfer files from/to your physical Mac.

–jeroen

via: Creating a Mac emulator using JavaScript with James Friend on the Hanselminutes Technology Podcast: Fresh Air for Developers.

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How to edit a table (created by Lotus Notes) in the email reply (in Gmail)? (via: Web Applications Stack Exchange)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/03/05

I worked around this using the WordPress editor, but in case I ever need it again, here are some more possibilities to try:

How to edit a table (created by Lotus Notes) in the email reply (in Gmail)? – Web Applications Stack Exchange.

–jeroen

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Time for a new “-goto cleanup;+goto fail;” T-Shirt; The Story of the GnuTLS Bug (via: existential type crisis)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/03/05

A new *n*x bug got discovered in TLS certificate handling that is similar to the recently discovered iOS and OS X “goto fail” security issue.

This time the fix is performing a few replacements linke this:

-goto cleanup;
+goto fail;

Plus one addition:

+fail: // ADDED
+ result = 0;

Applications depending on GnuTLS are affected (there are other libraries providing TLS like OpenSSL), which are many.

Two must-do things:

  • Closely watch the Linux, BDS, other *n*x and application security updates, as exploits will be available soon
  • Read via: existential type crisis : The Story of the GnuTLS Bug as it explains the bug, tracks down the cause, and talks about “lessons to learn”.

I’m with Jan Wildeboer here and updates should get in very soon: Read the rest of this entry »

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