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Archive for January 26th, 2015

Skiplagged: book flights, and skip legs to make them cheaper – via: Jan Wildeboer, Brandon Downey, Bloomberg

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/01/26

I remembered about skipping flight legs, so was glad to find back this post where Jan Wildeboer has shared:

“Actually, it’s about ethics in ticket booking” ;-)

Brandon Downey originally shared:

Honestly, given how poorly airlines treat their customers, an argument that “Once you buy a ticket to a destination, you agree to travel all the way there and it would be unethical to do otherwise” is pretty laughable — basically, “it is unethical to find loopholes in our broken business model.” Also, great marketing for

United, Orbitz Sue Travel Site Over ‘Hidden City’ Tickets:

United Airlines Inc. and Orbitz Worldwide LLC sued to prevent the travel website from helping consumers buy what the companies call improper “hidden city” plane tickets that undercut their sales.


via: Honestly, given how poorly airlines treat their customers, an argument that….

Posted in LifeHacker, Power User | Leave a Comment »

More secure SSH: hardening both client and server. And use Tor

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/01/26

Thanks Jan Wildeboer for sharing a link to

That describes how to harden your secure shell by configuring the most secure algorithms for it.

Related: [WayBack] encryption – What are ssh-keygen best practices? – Information Security Stack Exchange


via More secure SSH.

Posted in *nix, *nix-tools, Communications Development, Development, Internet protocol suite, Power User, SSH, TCP | Leave a Comment »

NotePad++: Text Editor which shows \r\n (via: Stack Overflow)

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/01/26

I hadn’t monitored Notepad++ in a very long time, so I was glad that User Thomas Owens mentioned that it can show you the CR and LF codes:

With Notepad++, you can show end-of-line characters. It shows CR and LF, instead of “\r” and “\n”, but it gets the point across. […]

To use Notepad++ for this,

  1. open the View menu, open the Show Symbols slide out, and
  2. select either “Show all characters” or “Show end-of-line characters”.

I needed this because many development environments get confused when you have text files using a mix of line-break kinds (in my case LF, CR and CRLF).


via Text Editor which shows \r\n? – Stack Overflow.

Posted in *nix, Apple, Linux, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Power User, SuSE Linux, Windows | Leave a Comment »

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