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Archive for May, 2022

Linkjes over huurverhoging

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/05/31

Voor mijn link archief:



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PDF24 Creator – Wikipedia

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/05/30

Just in case I ever need more features than the built-in PDF creator in Windows: PDF24 Creator – Wikipedia

PDF24 is free for commercial use and offers these features that the Windows built-in PDF support lacks:

  • Merge multiple PDF into one file
  • Rotating, extracting, inserting pages
  • Integrated preview for PDF editing
  • PDF encryption, decryption and signing
  • Change PDF information (author, title, etc.)
  • Compress and shrink PDF files
  • Add a watermark or stamp a PDF file
  • Combine pages with a digital paper
  • Convert to and from PDF
  • Multiple PDF printers for different purposes since 7.7.0
  • Full featured and lightweight PDF reader since version 8.7.0
  • Tesseract¬†OCR engine since version 8.8.0
  • Blackening of PDF files since version 10.0.0

Via [Wayback/] Software-update: doPDF 10.8.127 – Computer – Downloads – Tweakers (which mentions it does not need GhostScript)


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A twitter call to say nice things about technology sparked interesting threads

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/05/27

A while ago [] Adam Jacob on Twitter: “Let’s say nice things about technology today. I’ll start. If it wasn’t for @lkanies and @puppetize, there is no way we would have been able to adapt as an industry to the rise of the cloud. Quote tweet me with your own.” sparked some interesting threads.

First posts are below; click on them to see the full threads.

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Posted in Chrome, Configuration Management, Development, DevOps, Firefox, History, IaC - Infrastructure as Code, Infocom and Z-machine, Infrastructure, KVM Kernel-based Virtual Machine, LSI/3ware, Open Source, PDP-11, Power User, PowerShell, Puppet, Python, Qemu, Rust, Safari, Scripting, Software Development, UCSD Pascal, Vagrant, Veewee, Virtualization, Web Browsers, Xen | Leave a Comment »

Windows: shutdown or reboot while preserving most of the running apps has been possible since…

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/05/26


Shutting down or rebooting Windows allowing existing applications to reopen

Windows Vista introduced the /g switch in shutdown.exe and was unchanged in Windows 7:

    /g         Shutdown and restart the computer. After the system is
               rebooted, restart any registered applications.

I never noticed it until Windows 10 which began actively use it when applying system updates: then suddenly many of the previously running applications would reopen during startup.

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Posted in Power User, Windows, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, Windows Vista, Windows XP | Leave a Comment »

OpenSSH scp has defaulted to the SFTP protocol for some 9 months now

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/05/25

Since I will be bitten by this someday, here the september 2021 observation that [Wayback] By default, scp(1) now uses SFTP protocol.

The original scp/rcp protocol remains available via the -O flag.

It refers to the august 2021 announcement in the [Wayback] OpenSSH: Release Notes – OpenSSH 8.7/8.7p1 (2021-08-20) that scp supported SFTP (like the sftp tool) and that it would become default soon:

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Posted in *nix, *nix-tools, Communications Development, Development, Internet protocol suite, OpenSSH, Power User, rsync, scp, SFTP, SSH, TCP | Leave a Comment »

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