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Archive for March 24th, 2014

How to copy a file with I/O errors? (via: Not a complete failure » Blog Archive)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/03/24

Blast from the past, and happy I found back the original blog that pointed me to this: Not a complete failure » Blog Archive » How to copy a file with I/O errors?.

A long while ago, I helped out a friend with a HDD that was partially working. He neede the bits of a file that had become unreadable by regular means.

dd to the rescue: it takes a lot longer, but gets the job done eventually. Eventually can be T+eternity.

Note that you always should copy such a file to another drive, like described in the above blog.

Something like this (the parameters are explained at the dd man page):

dd if=/mounting-path/directory-path/damaged.mp4 of=resurrected.mp4 conv=noerror,sync

Usually for creating disk images, dd works on *n*x, Mac OS X, Windows with for instance Cygwin, ESXi, etc.

See also: linux – Rescuing a hdd with bad sectors: dd vs gddrescue – Super User.

–jeroen

via: Not a complete failure » Blog Archive » How to copy a file with I/O errors?.

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Peplink multi-WAN routers and VPN solutions.

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/03/24

Interesting: Peplink multi-WAN routers and VPN solutions.

Lets see how this compares to MikroTik stuff (:

–jeroen

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itunes keeps opening on its own (via: Apple Support Communities)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/03/24

Just had this occur on my machine: iTunes kept popping up like very 30 seconds (also resuming the radio channel I was listening to before), while I was watching some YouTube archived web casts.

After reading itunes keeps opening on its own: Apple Support Communities, I new what could cause it:

I remember bringing another set of headphones (the final Sennheiser from a bunch I bought a long while back also had diminished its sound volume by more than 70%).

The contact plug had been in the air for a while, so the connector had built up some thin corrosion on it making the connection flaky. Cleaning the plug fixed it.

Apparently, that simulates signals which your Mac uses to detect if your headset has a remote control on it, then automagically starts iTunes for you.

–jeroen

via: itunes keeps opening on its own: Apple Support Communities.

PS: Researching this issue I found how somebody modded his headset cable to allow for a good Mic/Headphone combination.

If your jack has gotten dirty on the inside, follow these steps to clean it.

And yeas, I know that liquids usually make corrosion go much faster, so be careful taking your device for a run.

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WinForms Container Controls 5: FlowLayoutPanel

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/03/24

When using a FlowLauyoutPanel, I always forget on which control the FlowBreak design time property / SetFlowBreak run time method operates.

Then I always end up writing a short demo program like Container Controls 5: FlowLayoutPanel.

It operates after the control on which you set it.

It is like text in a Word Processor: it breaks after the place where you set the break. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apple Tips: Setting-up a new Mac from an old one or its Backups Transferring files from one User Account to another

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/03/24

Time consuming, but works:

Apple Tips: Setting-up a new Mac from an old one or its Backups Transferring files from one User Account to another.

–jeroen

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