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Archive for December 12th, 2016

HDDWatches site. HDD Watch created from a Microdrive HDD. – Kristian Köhntopp – Google+

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/12/12

[WayBackKristian Köhntopp – Google+ – Ist ja bald Weihnachten pointed me to

If I could wear watches (that’s over since I had RSI in the 1990s), I’d ask one for X-mas.

Which reminds me I still should have a few of these microdrives around.

The manufacturer is based on an Indiegogo project. Here are the links:


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How to Prevent Windows 10 From Automatically Downloading Updates – metered connections

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/12/12

Prevent Automatic Downloading of Updates on a Specific Connection

When you set a connection as “metered,” Windows 10 won’t automatically download updates on it. Windows 10 will automatically set certain types of connections — cellular data connections, for example — as metered. However, you can set any connection like as a metered connection.

A friend is trying this as he’s on roaming data using a Mobile WiFi hotspot. Lets see if this works…

Source: How to Prevent Windows 10 From Automatically Downloading Updates


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Notes and links on proxytunnel, sslh, apache, stunnel, putty, ssh and more

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/12/12

This is based on lots of help from Rui Seabra with a G+ remark I made a while ago: “So what would be a proper way to setup an SSH connection over HTTPS given that the proxy in between is CNTLM providing credentials to an NTLM authenticating proxy that does HTTPS man-in-the-moddle? Clients are Linux or Windows with admin access. On the outside Linux with admin access as well.
This is also becoming more and more relevant with “free” WiFi providers only allowing HTTP/HTTPS and playing HTTPS Man-in-the-Middle.”

So the situation is something like this:

  • client ssh client
  • stunnel client
  • man-in-the-middle HTTP/HTTPS proxy only allowing outgoing traffic on ports 80/443
  • server: sslh
    • server apache daemon
    • stunnel daemon
    • server ssh daemon

Some links:


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