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Archive for May, 2015

Reminder: check for PCIe SSD upgrades – via: How-To Upgrade the SSD in your MacBook Air or Retina MacBook Pro, boosting size & speed | 9to5Mac

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/05/29

Need to check this out in the summer: see if there is PCIe SSDs available for my Late 2013 Retina MacBook Pro.

Newer-generation 13″ and 15″ Retina MacBook Pros use newer SSDs with faster PCIe connectors. As of early 2015, no third-party SSDs are compatible with this standard, but we’re expecting to see options hit the market closer to the middle of the year. Some Retina MacBook Pro SSDs will apparently be capable of achieving speeds in the 1.2GB/second range, compared with the 700-800MB/second speeds of stock drives.


via: How-To: Upgrade the SSD in your MacBook Air or Retina MacBook Pro, boosting size & speed | 9to5Mac.

Posted in Apple, Mac, MacBook, MacBook Retina, Power User | Leave a Comment »

So I won’t forget: some links for my site

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/05/29

So I won’t forget:


(via: Sitemaps — Support — and how to create a page Sitemap « Forums.)


(via: XML-RPC Support « WordPress Codex and Settings Writing Screen « WordPress Codex.) or or /xmlrpc.php


(via: robots.txt « Tags « Forums.) or or /robots.txt

 Google webmaster tools

Google Analytics

(via: How to Add Google Analytics to WordPress in Under 60 Seconds – WPMU DEV  and Google Analytics Official Website – Web Analytics & Reporting.)


Posted in Power User, SocialMedia, WordPress | Leave a Comment »

Enabling GIT_CURL_VERBOSE to research “unable to get local issuer certificate”

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/05/28

A while ago, I was fighting a corporate web proxy playing Man-in-the-Middle on all https sessions.

Though playing MitM on your employees is a debatable thing to do (especially without informing the employees, and illegal in certain countries, I had to get a GIT connection to the outside world working.

This helped tracking it down: GIT_CURL_VERBOSE “unable to get local issuer certificate”.

What I finally did was this:

  1. obtain the CA certificate that issues the MitM certificate in base-64 CRT form (which is the same as the PEM form):
  2. added it at the top of either of these files:
    • "%ProgramFiles%\Git\bin\curl-ca-bundle.crt"
    • "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Git\bin\curl-ca-bundle.crt"
  3. added it to the top of either of these files:
    • "%ProgramFiles%\Mercurial\cacert.pem"
    • "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Mercurial\cacert.pem"


PS: These were the failures I was getting:

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Posted in *nix, cURL, Development, DVCS - Distributed Version Control, git, PKI, Power User, Security, Source Code Management | Leave a Comment »

The Zen Of Programming

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/05/27

From The Zen Of Programming:

The novice thought for a moment. “I will design a new editing program,” he said, “a program that will replace all these others.”

There are different forms of the above.

Think about them for a while.

Then name at least three.

Now go back to work.


via: The Zen Of Programming.

Posted in .NET, Delphi, Development, Software Development | 2 Comments »

Pastebin, but for HTML? – Stack Overflow

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/05/26

Nice question (thanks aplm!), as for instance Gist does not render html:

Pastebin is a useful online tool to paste snippets of text. Pastie is a similar tool. Also, Ideone is similar except that it also runs the source code, as well as being a general pastebin.

Is there a similar tool, for HTML?

And ditto links in the answer (thanks meder!):

Unbelievable that such questions get closed as “not constructive”.

Note I could not get to work.


via: javascript – Pastebin, but for HTML? – Stack Overflow.

Posted in Development, HTML, HTML5, JavaScript/ECMAScript, JSFiddle, Scripting, Software Development, Web Development | Leave a Comment »

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