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ASRock Rack ALTRAD8U-1L2T is a mATX Motherboard for up to 128 Cores which supports IPMI!

Posted by jpluimers on 2023/05/28

I would really like to try out a system based on the interesting [Wayback/Archive] ASRock Rack ALTRAD8U-1L2T is a mATX Motherboard for up to 128 Cores specs from the PDF and ServeTheHome images below:

Product ASRock Rack Ampere Altra Family deep microATX motherboard
Power source Supports ATX PSU or 12V DC-in
Form Factor Deep Micro-ATX (9.6″ x 10.5″)
Processor System CPU
1 Socket (LGA-4926) Ampere® Altra®/Altra® Max processor
System on chip
Memory Capacity 8 DDR4 288-pin DIMM Slots (1DPC); Supports:
RDIMM up to 256GB each, max. 3200MHz.
LRDIMM up to 256GB each, max. 3200MHz
Expansion PCIe slots


SLOT7: PCIe4 x16
SLOT6: PCIe4 x16
SLOT5: PCIe4 x16
SLOT4: PCIe4 x16
4 SlimSAS (PCIe4 x8)
2 OCuLink (PCIe4 x4)
Storage M.2
SATA port
2 M.2 M-key (PCIe4 x4), supports 2280 form factor
Network RJ45 2 RJ45 (10GbE) by Intel® X550
1 RJ45 (1GbE) by Intel® i210
Management BMC
Dedicated IPMI
1 RJ45 via Realtek RTL8211E
COM port
6 USB3.2 Gen1 ports: 4 rear Type-A, 2 via 19-pin header
1 (9-pin) header
Display Video 1 DB15 (VGA), 1 (15-pin) header
Security TPM Supports 13-pin (SPI) TPM modules

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Posted in AArch64/arm64, ARM, Assembly Language, Development, Hardware, Power User, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

I learned: MacOS has a Unicode Hex Input keyboard

Posted by jpluimers on 2023/05/25

A while ago, I learned that MacOS has had a Unicode Hex Input keyboard since ages.

It is not installed by default, so you have to manually add it:

  1. Start the System
  2. Open the Keyboard icon
  3. Choose the Input Sources tab
  4. Click the plus (+) icon
  5. Search for Unicode or Hex to get so Unicode Hex Input is the only entry in the list
  6. Click the Add  button
  7. Choose the Keyboard tab
  8. Enable Show keyboard and emoji viewers in menu bar

Now in the menu bar, you can select the Unicode Hex Input.

After that, when holding the Option key, any 4-digit Unicode sequence will get you a Unicode character.

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Posted in Apple, Development, Encoding, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, Power User, Software Development, Unicode | Leave a Comment »

JavaScript bookmarklet to replace part of the WayBack machine URL

Posted by jpluimers on 2023/05/23

Quite often while saving a URL in the WayBack Machine, the response often is headed “Sorry” with non-descriptive “Job failed”.

In the background however, at least half of those times the job actually succeeded.

Some periodes that success rate was way lower as the archival job didn’t start with a GET request. The workaround was to use a POST request, see I want to check out how to do POST requests using bookmarklets in order to save URLs to the WayBack machine and [Archive] Jeroen Wiert Pluimers on Twitter: “Does anyone why the @waybackmachine has a lot of job failed and 404 errors over the last few days? … and … just returned a 404; most of my archivals the last few days failed or had to be retried at least half a dozen times to succeed. …” / Twitter

The error message in both “Job failed” cases is the same, so it makes sense to differ between the first case (job started and complete, but web interface failed to get that) and the latter (job didn’t even start) by doing the below URL replacement with a bookmarklet:

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Posted in Bookmarklet, Development, JavaScript/ECMAScript, Power User, Scripting, Software Development, Web Browsers | Leave a Comment »

Some cool (mostly Dutch) WiFi names (related to my earlier naming posts)

Posted by jpluimers on 2023/05/22

From [Wayback/Archive] De Leukste Wifinaam van 2021 | NPO Radio 2:

  • It hurts when IP
  • Modem Talking
  • Boogie WonderLAN
  • AIVD afluisterplantenbak
  • WiFinal Countdown
  • Ichbinwifidu
  • Michiel de Router
  • Ziggo Stardust
  • Drop it like it’s hotspot
  • Draadlozing
  • WhyTellMeFi
  • Lekker Wifi
  • Wifi Soerjadi
  • Jodelawifi

My related blog posts:


Posted in Conventions, Development, Fun, Naming Conventions, Network-and-equipment, Power User, Software Development, WiFi | Leave a Comment »

Windows 10 and 11: installing WSL2 does not require winget, Chocolatey or Scoop

Posted by jpluimers on 2023/05/18

After using Chocolatey for a long time and writing about it, I have written a few articles on other Windows package managers like winget and Scoop.

Part of the reason was that I wanted to install new systems in a semi-automatic way including WSL2 (Windows Subsystem for Linux 2).

As I have spent quite some time getting treated against metastasised rectum cancer, I missed part of the evolvement of WSL into WSL2 and of the winget evolvement.

The good news is that this simplified the scripted installation of WSL2 a lot, as over time, this got very easy, as confirmed in these posts/messages I found via [Wayback/Archive] winget wsl2 – Google Search:

I even found back this was announced when I was still in hospital: during the Build 2020 conference. A summary is at [Wayback/Archive] The Windows Subsystem for Linux BUILD 2020 Summary – Windows Command Line describing the introduction of wsl.exe --install and that it defaults to install WSL 2 as back-then already most Windows Insider build users using WSL had switched from WSL 1 to WSL 2.

Back to installing

Yesterday, in  Windows “equivalents” for bash backticks in cmd and PowerShell, I showed how to get the wsl.exe information:

C:\temp>PowerShell -Command "SigCheck "$((Get-Command -CommandType Application wsl).Path)""

Sigcheck v2.82 - File version and signature viewer
Copyright (C) 2004-2021 Mark Russinovich
Sysinternals -

        Verified:       Signed
        Signing date:   09:24 15/10/2021
        Publisher:      Microsoft Windows
        Company:        Microsoft Corporation
        Description:    Microsoft Windows Subsystem for Linux Launcher
        Product:        Microsoft« Windows« Operating System
        Prod version:   10.0.19041.1320
        File version:   10.0.19041.1320 (WinBuild.160101.0800)
        MachineType:    64-bit

This was on one of my Windows 10 systems with version 21H2.

The installation progress was as follows and took ome 3 minutes on a 50 Mibit/s fiber connection:

C:\temp>wsl.exe --install
Installing: Virtual Machine Platform
Virtual Machine Platform has been installed.
Installing: Windows Subsystem for Linux
Windows Subsystem for Linux has been installed.
Downloading: WSL Kernel
Installing: WSL Kernel
WSL Kernel has been installed.
Downloading: Ubuntu
The requested operation is successful. Changes will not be effective until the system is rebooted.

Time to play around (:


Posted in Batch-Files, Chocolatey, Development, Power User, Scoop, Scripting, Software Development, Windows, Windows Development, winget, WSL Windows Subsystem for Linux | Leave a Comment »

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