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Archive for June, 2014

Hiding email behind a 30x redirect.

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/06/24

Last week, I thanked Jaykul for helping me out on PowerShell.

But he taught me another thing that was new for me: on his site, he has hidden his email address behind a 302-redirect.

I didn’t even realize that was possible until I saw his site start my mail program without initially showing a mailto in the url. A quick check showed me he was using a 302-redirect: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in *nix, Apache2, bash, Development, Linux, Power User, Scripting, Software Development, SuSE Linux, wget | Leave a Comment »

Delete specific cookies from Google Chrome on the current site (via: Super User)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/06/23

Every once in a while, a site goes haywire on you and you need to delete one or more of their cookies to fix it.

There are multiple solutions to this, but I like the one below best because it only shows you the cookies involved with the site you are currently visiting:


  • Windows, press Ctrl+Shift-i.
  • OS X, press ⌥-⌘-i (which is option-command-i).
  • *nix, press Ctrl+Shift-j

Alternatively, open the Developer Tools pane from the Tools menu.

Open the Resources pane, and delete the cookies you want to delete.

Thanks akira!


via: Delete specific cookies from Google Chrome? – Super User.

Posted in Chrome, Google, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Mac OS X: Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac Search results – Microsoft Download Center

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/06/20

Just in case I need the youngest Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac, I should start at Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac Search results – Microsoft Download Center.

At the time of writing was the 2011 Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac 2.1.1 which – though it indicates it runs from Mac OS X 10.5.8 until 10.6.x – runs find on Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, not Tiger including Retina displays.

Do not go through Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac | Office For Mac , as is a marketing page that makes it hard to find what you are looking for (but easy to to get you into Office for Mac).


Posted in Apple, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Windows consoles: a small list

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/06/19

Many people confuse a shell with a console.

They are distinct: the shell executes commands, and the console hooks up video and keyboard to them.

Some products (like Take Command Console, of which Noah Coad is a huge fan) combine the two.

Some shells you can use for Windows: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Batch-Files, CommandLine, Development, PowerShell, PowerShell, Scripting, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

Windows shells: a bit of history

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/06/18

I’ve a long history in DOS/Windows 9x COMMAND.COM and Windows cmd.exe shell programming.

The switch to PowerShell is steep, but for me it is worth it: it has so much more functionality than cmd.exe, and taps right into the .NET ECO system.

If you look for something intermediate, you might want to consider TCC. Formerly TCC was known as 4NT, which has its roots in 4DOS (I totally loved 4DOS back when cmd wasn’t there yet).

A small overview: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Batch-Files, CommandLine, Development, Power User, PowerShell, PowerShell, Scripting, Software Development, Windows | Leave a Comment »

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