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Archive for October 25th, 2019

cancer awareness month: always follow up on changed bowel habits

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/10/25

Today I found out I most likely have rectal cancer.

I got that result by following up on my changed bowel habits, eliminating causes one by one.

Soon I will know for sure and follow proper treatments.

So as part of cancer awareness month:

Please follow up on changes in your bowel habits.


Posted in About, Awareness, Personal | Leave a Comment »

Blocklist Collection ¦ Firebog

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/10/25

via [WayBack] Blocklist Collection ¦ Firebog

Pi-hole compatible blocklists for you to have a more enjoyable online presence

Thanks Mark Drobnak @Mcat12 for suggesting this.


Posted in LifeHacker, Power User, Raspberry Pi | Leave a Comment »

Using Chrome on Windows with a different proxy server than the system one (which is used by Internet Explorer)

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/10/25

By default, Chrome uses the same proxy server as Internet Explorer: the system one that your Chrome settings page accesses from chrome://settings/search#proxy through this command-line call:

"C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe" C:\Windows\system32\shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL C:\Windows\system32\inetcpl.cpl,,4

There is no GUI way inside Chrome to change this, but there is a command-line parameter: --proxy-server="ipaddress:port"

So create a new shortcut to Chrome, then you can change it.

This comes in very handy if you want to test

  • some sessions through for instance Internet Explorer going through HTTP Fiddler (that defaults at localhost:8888)
  • other sessions through Cntlm (that defaults to localhost:3128)

Some background information:


Posted in Chrome, Cntlm, NTLM, Power User, Web Browsers, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows-Http-Proxy | Leave a Comment »

CSP and bookmarklets

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/10/25

If you find out bookmarklets like the [WayBack] Press-This or [] SubToMe do not work on some pages but to on others.

Often it’s not the bookmarklet, but a combination the site disabling CSP (Content Security Policy) and browsers not coping well with that, see for instance:


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Posted in Bookmarklet, CSP, Power User, Security, Web Browsers | Leave a Comment »

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