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Archive for June, 2022

Unicode symbols in a batch file – Stack Overflow

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/06/30

Even with a batch file saved as UTF-8 (with or without BOM), by default it does not show most non-ASCII Unicode characters.

The reason is that the default codepage usually is an ANSI one like codepage 437.

Thanks [Wayback] niutech for answering [Wayback/Archive.is] Unicode symbols in a batch file – Stack Overflow:

You can manually set the codepage to UTF-8 by typingĀ chcp 65001 at the top of your batch file.

Codepage 65001 is Windows speak for the UTF-8 code page. I have some more blog entries mentioning codepage 65001.

An example where I needed this was to show how to address the localghost from a batch file (see The spookback localghost address to resolveĀ šŸ‘»). This was the resulting UTF-8 saved batch file:

chcp 65001
ping šŸ‘»
ping xn--9q8h

For single-byte non-ASCII characters, you can usually get away with setting the encoding of your batch file to your default code page as mentioned in [Wayback/Archive.is] cmd – Using box-drawing Unicode characters in batch files – Stack Overflow.

–jeroen

Posted in Batch-Files, Development, Encoding, Scripting, Software Development, Unicode, UTF-8, Windows Development | Leave a Comment »

The end of an era: after more than 25 years, XS4ALL/AS3265 is leaving AMS-IX

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/06/30

Via [Wayback/Archive] Nick Bouwhuis on Twitter: “šŸ˜¢ “ (with OCR text below) viaĀ [Wayback/Archive] Kirsten Verdel on Twitter: “:(“:

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in History, Internet, ISP, KPN, Power User, xs4all | Leave a Comment »

chocolatey-community/chocolatey-test-environment: A testing setup related to how the Chocolatey Package Verifier runs testing. Used for manual testing or prior to submission

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/06/29

On my list of things to play around with: [Wayback/Archive.is] chocolatey-community/chocolatey-test-environment: A testing setup related to how the Chocolatey Package Verifier runs testing. Used for manual testing or prior to submission

It sort of is a standalone version of the [Wayback] Chocolatey Software Docs | Package Verifier Moderation Service that you can use to check Chocolatey package that you develop/modify.

From the github repository README:

Requirements

You need a computer with:

  • a 64-bit processor and OS
  • Intel VT-xĀ enabledĀ (usually not an issue if your computer is newer than 2011). This is necessary because we are using 64bit VMs.
  • Hyper-V may need to be disabled for Virtualbox to work properly if your computer is a Windows box.Ā NOTE:Ā This may actually not be required.
  • At least 10GB of free space.

Setup

To get started, ensure you have the following installed:

  • Vagrant 1.8.1+ – linked clones is the huge reason here. You can technically use any version of Vagrant 1.3.5+. But you will get the best performance with 1.8.x+. It appears you can go up to Vagrant 2.1.5, but may have some issues with 2.2.2 and Windows guests (newer versions may be fine).
  • Virtualbox 4.3.28+ – 6.1.6 (this flows in the selection of Vagrant – 5.2.22 seems to have some issues but newer versions may work fine)
  • vagrant sahara plugin (vagrant plugin install sahara)

NOTE:Ā If you decide to run with version 1.8.1 of Vagrant, you are going to need to set theĀ VAGRANT_SERVER_URLĀ environment variable as described in thisĀ forum post, otherwise, you will get an HTTP 404 error when attempting to download the base vagrant box used here.

Related: people wanting to do a similar thing for Linux:Ā [Archive.is] chocolatey/choco: Has anyone ever tried to set up virtual box with linux (e.g. ubuntu) for choco testing ? – Gitter

Yes, it should work forĀ choco new,Ā choco pack, andĀ choco push, running on mono.
[Wayback/Archive.is] https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/runs/3660684196?check_suite_focus=true

There is also aĀ dockerfileĀ available here:
[Wayback/Archive.is] https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/tree/develop/docker

However, asĀ @AdmiringWormĀ said, there are not any official builds or official support at this time.

In my own private fork of choco however I’m using such interfaces as RestartManager

    //https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/win32/api/restartmanager/nf-restartmanager-rmstartsession
    [DllImport("rstrtmgr.dll", SetLastError = true, CharSet = CharSet.Auto)]
    static extern int RmStartSession(out uint pSessionHandle,
                                     int dwSessionFlags,
                                     string strSessionKey);

    //https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/win32/api/restartmanager/nf-restartmanager-rmendsession
    [DllImport("rstrtmgr.dll", SetLastError = true)]
    static extern int RmEndSession(uint pSessionHandle);

    //https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/win32/api/restartmanager/nf-restartmanager-rmgetlist
    [DllImport("rstrtmgr.dll", SetLastError = true)]
    static extern int RmGetList(uint dwSessionHandle,
                                out uint pnProcInfoNeeded,
                                ref uint pnProcInfo,
                                [In, Out] ProcessInfo[] rgAffectedApps,
                                ref uint lpdwRebootReasons);

those will be windows specific indeed, but I’ll reach them later on.

Tarmo Pikaro

–jeroen

Posted in .NET, Chocolatey, CommandLine, Development, Power User, PowerShell, PowerShell, Scripting, Software Development, Windows | Leave a Comment »

Getting meta data from an image URL – JSFiddle – Code Playground (not sure why it fails on the Chrome console)

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/06/28

It works as a [Wayback/Archive.is] Edit fiddle – JSFiddle – Code Playground.

And it fails on the Google Chrome console:

GET https://anniversary.archive.org/files/2021/07/October-2001-Google-Drive-7-19-2021-3-24-49-PM-768x276.png net::ERR_FAILED

The code is from [Wayback/Archive.is] javascript – Get width height of remote image from url – Stack Overflow (which has many more sync and async code examples that all fail in the same way, not sure why).

Glad the JSFiddle one works.

Via: [Wayback] get image dimensions from url – Google Search

–jeroen

Posted in Development, JavaScript/ECMAScript, JSFiddle, Scripting, Software Development, Web Development | Leave a Comment »

Some links on a ketogenic diet and cancer: does it help prevent for cancer?

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/06/27

Disclaimer: only change your diet after consulting with your doctor!

Various cancer patients I know have switched to a ketogenic diet for quite a few years already.

So I did a bit of digging to see if it helps, or more importantly: if it doesn’t make it worse.

My start was the first hits on [Wayback/Archive.is] ketogenic cancer – Google Scholar:

Some more specific links are at [Wayback] ketogenic colorectal cancer – Google Scholar.

For now, I’m with these conclusions on the Wikipedia articles on Ketosis and Ketogenic diet:

  • Cancer:Ā Preclinical studies have indicated ketosis may have anti-tumor effects, although clinical trials have been limited by small sample sizes and have not shown conclusive benefit.[21]
  • Because some cancer cells areĀ inefficient in processing ketone bodies for energy, the ketogenic diet has also been suggested as a treatment for cancer.[61][62]Ā A 2018 review looked at the evidence from preclinical and clinical studies of ketogenic diets in cancer therapy. The clinical studies in humans are typically very small, with some providing weak evidence for an anti-tumour effect, particularly forĀ glioblastoma, but in other cancers and studies, no anti-tumour effect was seen. Taken together, results from preclinical studies, albeit sometimes contradictory, tend to support an anti-tumor effect rather than a pro-tumor effect of the KD for most solid cancers.[63]

–jeroen

Posted in About, Cancer, Personal, Rectum cancer | Leave a Comment »

 
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