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Archive for July, 2018

sosumi – because letitbeep was too obvious – apple Macintosh history

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/07/30

Back in the days, Apple and The Beatles were in a heated fight as Apple was not supposed to do anything resembling music in their systems.

So when sounds needed to be made, they could not be named by words having to do with music.

The legal team in Apple – known for lack of humor – was scrutinizing sources and documents on names that would be inappropriate.

Jim Reekes came up with letitbeep for one of the warning sounds, but that was too obvious, so he said sosumi, pretended it to be a Japanese word and named the sound just like that.

I learned from it through one of the RetroMacCast videos below. Then I found the page Sosumi – Wikipedia. So I guess I’ll be never to old to learn (:


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A cheat-sheet for password crackers

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/07/30

Interesting: [WayBackA cheat-sheet for password crackers

Via: [WayBackJoe C. Hecht – Google+


Posted in *nix, *nix-tools, Hashing, md5, Power User, Security, SHA, SHA-256, SHA-512 | Leave a Comment »

Sonic Pi

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/07/29

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Going to test some USB 3 gigabit ethernet adapters based on Realtek RTL8153 and Asix AX88179 chips

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/07/27

Later on, I might add a USB31000S in the mix, but I will do some initial testing with USB 3 gigabit ethernet adapters based on Realtek RTL8153 and Asix AX88179 chips.

Things I will focus on with my Retina MacBook Pro 2015 model are:

  • CPU usage
  • Throughput
  • Duration between reconnect on USB after suspend, and renewing the DHCP lease
  • Promiscuous mode capabilities

Some links for my references:

A first impression from the above links is that for Realtek chipset based devices, drivers are more readily included in operating systems, and these chipsets are better at VLAN handling.


Posted in Ethernet, LifeHacker, Network-and-equipment, Power User, USB, USB, USB-C | Leave a Comment »

DISM fix for Windows 8.1 high CPU usage of TiWorker.exe

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/07/27

This worked for Windows 8.1 as well: Trying fix for Windows 8 high CPU usage of TiWorker.exe (via: « The Wiert Corner – irregular stream of stuff

DISM /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth


After more than one hour of running, it:

  • freed up more than a gigabyte of disk space. Which on an SSD based VM is a lot.
  • solved the huge memory footprint of TiWorker.exe on the right.


Posted in Power User, Windows, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 | Leave a Comment »

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