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Archive for October, 2016

Letsencrypt and support for Google Chrome “Requiring Certificate Transparency in 2017”

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/10/29

This week there was the very important Google Chrome Announcement: Requiring Certificate Transparency in 2017 – Google Groups [].

I’m glad that letsencrypt already submits all certificates to Certificate Transparency logs [WayBack] for X1 and X3 but there is more to it as you can read in How Certificate Transparency Works – Certificate Transparency [WayBack].

So there’s a [Google Chrome] Announcement: Requiring Certificate Transparency in 2017 – Feature Requests – Let’s Encrypt Community Support [WayBack and].

Hopefully one or both of these issues see some progress soon:


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Learned new German words: Störerhaftung, Abmahnung: Würde #neuland Störerhaftung ernst nehmen…

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/10/28

Learned new German words:

  • Störerhaftung
  • Abmahnung

Source: Würde #neuland  Störerhaftung ernst nehmen……

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Another +ESP8266 gizmo, this time to automatically reboot your router…

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/10/28

Another +ESP8266 gizmo, this time to automatically reboot your router if connection is lost in order to get 24/7 connectivity. – Jean-Luc Aufranc – Google+

Source: Another +ESP8266 gizmo, this time to automatically reboot your router if…

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More suppliers should include sha hashcodes for their downloads

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/10/28

I’m really glad that more and more suppliers are providing sha hashes for their downloads.

It allows you to verify an already downloaded binary is in fact

For instance, Cisco does this with their Jabber Messaging software. That way I could verify the (when I wrote this) most recent versions were indeed the ones I already had by just clicking on the filename (no need to click on the Download button).

  • Mac:
    • $ shasum -a 512 CiscoJabberMac-
  • Windows:
    • $ shasum -a 512


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Wow – people still working on Delphi 6 and 7 based code! Got new votes for answer to get rid of empty DDP files

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/10/27

Only Delphi 6 and 7 used DDP files (still a nice concept: diagrams to help understanding your DFM files)

A long time ago, I wrote a stackoverflow answer and later a blog post on how to find and get rid of empty DDP files as both Delphi versions had the habit of creating them:

The blog post was when I helped moving an ancient Delphi project to a more modern Delphi version (due to some personal stuff going on I never finished it) and I never used such old Delphi stuff again.

This week that answer got quite a bunch of upvotes on the stakcoverflow answer which means people are still using Delphi 6 and 7 based code. Who’d ever thought that 15 year old versions would still be used today?


Posted in Delphi, Delphi 6, Delphi 7, Development, Software Development | 9 Comments »

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