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Archive for July, 2022

Some notes on Input Director and alternatives: what about multiple platforms and mixing local plus remote access?

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/07/29

More than 10 years ago, I wrote about 7 screens; 3 computers; 1 keyboard/mouse to direct them all: Input Director and started with

At home, I have 7 screens on 3 computers on the same desk. That sounds like a clutter, but all these keyboards and mice hooked up to them add even more clutter. Until I found out about Input Direct…

In the mean time, I’ve mainly used a Mac with MacOS as a front-end to virtually logon to remote machines using both the internal display and one or two external monitors.

Especially when doing video (think Covid-19 and especially on-line meetings!) in addition to software development work, this is far from ideal.

So here are some things on my list of potential enhancements to this situation:

–jeroen

 

Posted in Apple, Hardware, Keyboards and Keyboard Shortcuts, KVM keyboard/video/mouse, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, Power User, Uncategorized, Windows | Leave a Comment »

WhatsApp Desktop for Mac or PC cannot only chat but also voice and video call

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/07/28

Easiest way to video call from your PC via WhatsApp is to use [Wayback/Archive] WhatsApp: Download – Mac or Windows PC.

This should be an alternative for Hangouts Video Calling as Hangouts is yet another product killed by Google as mentioned in many places for instance:

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Posted in About, Conference Topics, Conferences, Event, Google, GoogleHangouts, LifeHacker, Personal, Power User, SocialMedia, WhatsApp | Leave a Comment »

Finger print as factor in authentication?

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/07/27

A finger print as authentication factor: be sure it is not the only factor, and devise a way to delete it just in case some party wants to force you to use it as an authentication factor.

Some links for my archive:

–jeroen

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

eidam/cf-workers-status-page: Monitor your websites, showcase status including daily history, and get Slack/Telegram/Discord notification whenever your website status changes. Using Cloudflare Workers, CRON Triggers, and KV storage.

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/07/26

Cool: [Wayback/Archive.is] eidam/cf-workers-status-page:

Monitor your websites, showcase status including daily history, and get Slack/Telegram/Discord notification whenever your website status changes. Using Cloudflare Workers, CRON Triggers, and KV storage

Will try this out in a while, hopefully before this actually reaches the front of the blog article queue (:

Via: [Wayback/Archive.is] Status Page – Scott Helme (via [Archive.is] Scott Helme on Twitter: “And yes, I’m also nervously watching my own status page 😅 …”).

Related blog post: One of the Let’s Encrypt’s Root Certificates expired today (and their corresponding intermediate yesterday); how is your infrastructure doing?

–jeroen

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

Some Pi-KVM v3 notes

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/07/25

Last year, I wrote about Low cost remote IP KVM and control, is it possible?, mentioned [Wayback/Archive.is] Pi-KVM – Open and cheap DIY IP-KVM on Raspberry Pi and pledged for the [Wayback – OpenSSH 8.0 release notes/Archive.is] Pi-KVM v3 kickstarter project.

From their updates a few notes and a few of my own on PoE, HDMI/VGA, video passthrough, and a short of shopping list.

First the entries from the PiKVM Kickstarter updates::

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Posted in Hardware, KVM keyboard/video/mouse, PiKVM / Pi-KVM, Power User | Leave a Comment »

 
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