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Archive for May 8th, 2020

How to remove a jammed label from a Dymo Labelwriter – via Dymo Label Printers from The Dymo Shop

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/05/08

Good instructions from:

A Video below the fold.

Via: [WayBack] SOLVED: Our dymo printer is jammed, it has what looks like – Fixya


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x11vnc encryption: ssl works better with the realVNC client than ssh tunneling

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/05/08

“Unencrypted connection” “This connection is unencrypted. Would you like to continue?”

When you run realVNC to an x11vnc server, even over an ssh tunneled connection, it will produce errors like the screenshots on the right (from an Android device) and below (from a Mac).

Before I had the realVNC client on the Mac, the Android message totally put me on the wrong foot. I tried searching x11vnc encryption, of which almost all results – especially the Google Search abstracts – will talk about ssh tunneling. So tried to setup the client to use the SSH endpoint, but it refused because it doesn’t talk SSH.

So then I installed a desktop realVNC client (in this case on my Mac) and got this message:

“Unencrypted connection” “The connection to this VNC Server will not be encrypted”

Then it occurred to me that maybe the VNC server itself could do encryption as well and would not need an SSH tunnel after all. And it does even in the first hit:

x11vnc command line options

x11vnc command line options

So below is a very long quote from them on which I’ve based further searching and found these links and steps:

Basically the old command-line was this:

x11vnc -shared -forever -usepw -display :0 -ultrafilexfer

And the new one this:

x11vnc -shared -forever -usepw -display :0 -ultrafilexfer -ssl -bg

Alternatively: use SSH capable VNC viewers

These viewers are capable of SSH:

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8 Brilliant Search Tools Hidden Within Google Photos

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/05/08

Boy, I totally missed that the Google Photos search has become this smart: [WayBack8 Brilliant Search Tools Hidden Within Google Photos:

Google Photos’ search tools have powerful algorithms that are on par with that of Google’s search engine.

Things I tried so far at and they all work, most way better than I anticipated:

  • Person names
  • Object names (like Fiat, BMW, Mercedes, Mitsubishi, Ford; Fiat got me way more car types than the other brands)
  • Area names (cities, places, countries, etc)
  • Time
  • Screenshot, screenshots, png, jpg
  • Tall, wide, but these worked better: portrait, landscape
  • WMC


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