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Archive for November 18th, 2022

Kris helped me motivate to enter the Fediverse, so here I am:

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/11/18

Given Elon Musk taking over Twitter, I decided to create an account in the federated social network Mastodon part of the Fediverse realm. In my case it is [Wayback/Archive] Jeroen Wiert Pluimers ( – Mastodon (which you can visit at

Right now the account is rudimentary. More meta-data and media will be added later.

Mastodon is open source at [Wayback/Archive] mastodon/mastodon: Your self-hosted, globally interconnected microblogging community and you can join via [Wayback/Archive] Mastodon – Decentralized social media ( after choosing a Mastodon server/website. I have chosen [Wayback/Archive] Home – Mastodon (

Given a Mastodon has a trunk, messages on Mastodon are called “Toots”.

For now some of the Tweets and links that Kris ([Wayback/Archive] Kris ( – posted helping me to start on Mastodon.

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I switched from SysInternals’ TcpView to NirSoft’s CurrPorts (cports)

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/11/18

I was a long time user of SysInternalsTcpView, but a while back I switched to NirSoft‘s CurrPorts (cports).

The main reason is that TcpView does not support filtering, which in the long past was not a problem since few Windows applications keep TCP connection open.

But nowadays with so many network dependencies, especially when using cloud services like DropBox/OneDrive/GoogleDrive/backblaze, these clutter the view a lot.

NirSoft’s CurrPorts (actually the executable is called [Wayback/Archive] cports.exe) can filter for both inclusion/exclusion on the open ports list based on many parameters (search for the “Using Filters” section in the cports.exe documentation: it’s a little bit below the version history).

The filtering syntax is extensive, and for ease of use, the context menu of the open ports list allows adding include/exclude filters on various parameters. After doing that, you can inspect the filter list to get an idea of possibilities and syntax.

For me, the easiest way to install CurrPorts is through [Wayback/Archive] Chocolatey Software | CurrPorts 2.65.

I found CurrPorts when trying to figure out how to use filters in TcpView: [Wayback/Archive] tcpview filter by process – Google Search


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