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Archive for April, 2021

Spotlight taking 200% CPU

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/04/19

First I thought this was about using 4K resolution and chrome, but later I realized that it wasn’t just Chrome disliking high resolutions Spotlight was using a tremendous amount of CPU, not just while Chrome was running:

This pointed me at the culprit in sudo su - shell:

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Posted in Apple, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, Power User, SpotLight | Leave a Comment »

Recovering files with scalpel.

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/04/19

I missed this 2014 article [WayBack] Recovering Deleted Files with Scalpel » Linux Magazine:

The Scalpel file carver helps users restore what they thought were lost files.

Via the now defunct G+ link: https://plus.google.com/+Doortodoorgeek/posts/eskyp8PH57a?_utm_source=1-2-2 from which I saved this quote:

+honkey Magoo recovering with Photorec can be hard, I had a touch more luck with this one

Scalpel File Carver: http://www.linux-magazine.com/Online/Features/Recovering-Deleted-Files-with-Scalpel

I wish it had been maintained longer, as the most recent changes are indeed from 2014: [WayBack] GitHub – sleuthkit/scalpel: Scalpel is an open source data carving tool. (it is now indeed part of Sleuthkit, see [WayBack] Scalpel – ForensicsWiki)

So basically this was a short revival: WayBack: Digital Forensics Solutions: Announcing Scalpel 2.0.

–jeroen

Posted in *nix, *nix-tools, Apple, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, Power User | Leave a Comment »

A USB-C magnetic charge contact that when tripping does not make your computer hit the ground (via Hadi Hariri on Twitter)

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/04/19

Want: [WayBack] Hadi Hariri on Twitter: “You know @Apple I actually liked that feature of not pulling the computer off the desk when tripping over the cable. You removed it, I’m getting an add-on. And thanks @bashorov for the recommendation.… https://t.co/Ju036sqRW4”

–jeroen

Posted in Hardware, Power User, USB, USB-C | Leave a Comment »

Stop FortiClient from auto-starting (as it uses a truckload of Windows resources, often including 2 gigabyte of memory for their logger)

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/04/16

I see lot’s of negative reactions on FortiClient, as it is very closed source, many intermittent issues, and is a product that tries to be a jack of all trades (over a couple of versions, in addition of being a proprietary VPN client, they started doing vulnerability scanning, interfering with anti-virus products, they blocked saving of passwords and allowing password managers to paste them, and I could go on).

Sometimes you have to use it in order to access a FortiGate based VPN server, so the best is to defer starting it until as late as possible.

Here are some links to get that configured correctly:

–jeroen

Posted in FortiGate/FortiClient, Network-and-equipment, Power User, VPN | Leave a Comment »

google chrome – How can I selectively disable paste blockers – Super User

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/04/16

For my link archive: [WayBack] google chrome – How can I selectively disable paste blockers – Super User.

Preliminary testing shows that Chrome Extension [Archive.is] “Don’t Fuck with Paste” works with eendagskentekenbewijsaanvragen.rdw.nl

–jeroen

Posted in Chrome, Chrome, Firefox, Google, Power User, Web Browsers | Leave a Comment »

 
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