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Archive for November 24th, 2015

Recommended read: What I learned while securing Ubuntu – major.io

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/11/24

Applying security hardening standards and generally securing Ubuntu has been a challenge.

Tell me about it (:

–jeroen

Source: What I learned while securing Ubuntu – major.io

Posted in *nix, *nix-tools, Linux, openSuSE, Power User, SuSE Linux | Leave a Comment »

Resolving “Unknown SSL protocol error in connection to bitbucket.org:443”

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/11/24

A while ago, I had this error on BitBucket:

Running git.exe with arguments "fetch --prune" failed with return code 128 and error output: "fatal: unable to access 'https://%account%@bitbucket.org/%user%/%repository%.git/': Unknown SSL protocol error in connection to bitbucket.org:443

A quick search for “Unknown SSL protocol error in connection to bitbucket.org:443” pointed me to a comment by Ludwik Trammer on an answer by Jordfräs:

I resolved the issue by upgrading from git 1.8 to git 2.0.

Which reminded me this was a Windows system, where there is no package manager that verifies how far your non-system software is behind.

One day, I will write a script that finds out about the git version history and inform me of major/minor versions I’ve skipped.

Some notes for that:

Probably I will need to do something similar for Mercurial/hg in the future as well.

–jeroen

via: git – Unknown SSL protocol error in connection – Stack Overflow

Posted in Development, DVCS - Distributed Version Control, git, Power User, Software Development, Source Code Management, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 9, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2 | Leave a Comment »

Ensure you know the state of an instance.

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/11/24

A while ago, I came across a class having (among other members) two methods named like this:

  • Start
  • Stop

Within one of the other members of the class, I had to (temporarily) Stop processing, then Start it again.

But I couldn’t, as neither Start, nor Stop would make a record of the state it left the instance in.

Always ensure you know the state of an instance.

So I added the state, and tests to ensure a Stop/Start change was indeed not breaking things.

–jeroen

Posted in .NET, .NET 1.x, .NET 2.0, .NET 3.0, .NET 3.5, .NET 4.0, .NET 4.5, C#, C# 1.0, C# 2.0, C# 3.0, C# 4.0, C# 5.0, C# 6 (Roslyn), Delphi, Delphi 10 Seattle, Delphi 2007, Delphi 2009, Delphi 2010, Delphi XE, Delphi XE2, Delphi XE3, Delphi XE4, Delphi XE5, Delphi XE6, Delphi XE7, Delphi XE8, Development, Software Development | 1 Comment »

 
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