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Archive for March 22nd, 2014

WinSCP installer error because WinSCP site thinks wget can parse JavaScript.

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/03/22

If your downloaded WinSCP install ever throws this error, and you cannot find the cause on the WinSCP forums, then this is probably the reason:

The caption of the error message should be enough: Windows thinks it is a 16-bit MS-DOS program, not a Windows installer.

This means that the install download went wrong. In my case, I downloaded it through this wget command:

wget -m -np http://winscp.net/download/winscp552setup.exe

At first I thought that WinSCP has a referrer check, so this is the command that would work (similar to wget direct download with referer: SpeedFan):

wget -m -np --referer=http://winscp.net/eng/download.php http://winscp.net/download/winscp552setup.exe

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KB2934207 A notification about the end of Windows XP support

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/03/22

Just in case you need to stay with XP for a while (for instance because you have hardware where the vendor still has no drivers for more modern Windows versions), you might want to block KB2934207 A notification about the end of Windows XP support.

As of March 5th, this “high priority” KB2934207 update installs a notification screen remembering Windows XP will be End of Support at 20140408 (about 2 weeks from now).

If you do keep Windows XP, then make sure you have good protection for it (even watch that closer than you would on more current systems).

–jeroen

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Naming Schemes (networks, computers, projects, etc)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/03/22

Interesting site: Naming Schemes.

Related, I found:

I’m going to need to name a few things soon, and these are lists I like in a sort of decreasing order: Read the rest of this entry »

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