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Archive for April, 2014

Lowering in language design, part one | Fabulous adventures in coding

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/04/30

I’ll keep an eye on this series by Eric Lippert: Lowering in language design, part one | Fabulous adventures in coding.


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Redirect to another web-site using a frame/frameset

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/04/30

Every once in a while, you have a domain but the hosting is at another party that does not allow setting the “Host header” for name based virtual hosting.

So then you want to redirect the page to the hosting party, preferably with keeping the URL in the address bar.
Some how, when searching how to do this (I do it once every couple of years), I always miss the WikiPedia entry at the bottom of this post.

Basically, there are a couple of ways for this:

  1. frameset
  2. head meta refresh
  3. JavaScript window.location.href (which is different from top.location.href)

Only the first one keeps the current URL in the address bar of the browser. The other ones will show the new target url in the address bar.


  • in HTML5, the noframes part is not allowed any more.
  • the meta refresh has no extra quotes around the URL, the quotes are around the full text of “0; url=http://TARGET.URL/PATH”


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Posted in Development, HTML, HTML5, Software Development, Web Development | Leave a Comment »

Google Maps: Blue and Yellow Stars For (via: Kristian Köhntopp – Google+)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/04/29

Kristian Köhntopp had a note post about Google Maps: Blue and Yellow Stars which he could not remove from within Google Maps.

In the end these appear to be bookmarks that you have to remove from Google Bookmarks.

He calls this a “complete UI disaster” to which I totally agree.

Thanks Kristian for sorting that out, as I did give up on that one.


via: Kristian Köhntopp – Google+ – Google Maps: Blue and Yellow Stars For some reasons there….


Posted in Google, GoogleBookmarks, GoogleMaps, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Linux: getting the correct license file for AntiVir

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/04/29

I needed AntiVir on an openSUSE workstation.

Too bad the default installation package from YaST installed an old license: AntiVir would not work, and I was getting emails like these at regular intervals:

<br />Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2014 08:57:11 +0200<br />From: Cron Daemon &lt;root@....&gt;<br />To: root@....<br />Subject: Cron &lt;root@...&gt; /usr/lib/AntiVir/guard/avupdate-guard --product=Scanner &gt; /dev/null<br /><br />Error: No valid license was found<br />

After searching the web for a while, I found a lot of posts with wrong information, basically coming down to these 2:

At the bottom of the post, you will find a small shell script that I use to keep the hbedv.key up-to-date.

First some more about HBEDV, then how I found about the new download location, and a command to show you the current license information. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in *nix, bash, Development, Linux, openSuSE, Power User, Scripting, Software Development, SuSE Linux, wget | 3 Comments »

Asperges in Lijnden

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/04/29

Grond onder de rook van Amsterdam perfect voor asperges

Hoofdweg, nummer 132, in Lijnden


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