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Powershell 4.0 hates Lucida Console and switches to raster fonts

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/07/25

PowerShell 4.0 is madly in love with

PowerShell 4.0 is madly in love with “English (United States)”

A long time ago I started writing up my blog post like this in March 2015 when I bumped into this the first time when upgrading from PowerShell 2 to PowerShell 4:

It seems there is no real workaround:

Good and not so good news: after reading the below linked posts, this is what works:

  • PowerShell 4 and up works fine with any Lucida Console size (including 12) and boldness
    • only when the “Language for non-Unicode programs” is set to “English (United States)”.
  • PowerShell 4 works fine with Consolas on any size and boldness
    • for any “Language for non-Unicode programs”

So if you’re like me and switch between “Dutch (Netherlands)” and “English (Ireland)” a lot (both use the EURO as currency, but have distinct enough other locale settings to cover a lot of European stuff) then you need to get used to the Consolas font.



Posted in CommandLine, Development, Power User, PowerShell, PowerShell, Scripting, Software Development, Windows, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 9 | Leave a Comment »

tls – How can I verify that SSLv3 protocol is disabled? – Information Security Stack Exchange

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/07/25


just for completeness: is a nice, console-based tool to check ssl-setups of any ssl/ts – enabled servers, in oposite to ssllabs

It helped me solving this:


Reason: error:14094410:SSL routines:SSL3_READ_BYTES:sslv3 alert handshake failure

Within the directory, you can use this to test with many cyphers:

OPENSSL=./openssl-bins/ ./



Posted in *nix, https, OpenSSL, Power User, Security | Leave a Comment »

On the clusterfuck of USB standards and why USB-C cables in the end might be a good thing – Dutch article

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/07/24

Interesting read: De veelbelovende warboel van usb-c – Achtergrond – Tweakers.

This Dutch article explains about the clusterfuck of USB standards and why USB-C cables in the end might be a good thing.

Watch your cables!



Posted in Hardware, Power User, USB, USB-C | Leave a Comment »

Windows 7+ RDP logon will only disconnect (not logoff) current user (XP would)

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/07/22

One of the things I figured out with Windows 7 and up is that when logging in over RDP an existing user would be disconnected unlike Windows XP that would logoff the existing user.

If you want them to logoff there are basically two options:

I will dig into the scripts one day as I’ve not needed this too often (I use Task Manager for now).


Posted in Power User, Windows, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 9, Windows XP | Leave a Comment »

Some links on Hyperthreading, ESXi and vSphere

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/07/22

In case I bump into vSphere/ESXi machines that have hyper threading (HT) enabled:


Posted in Power User, ESXi4, VMware, VMware ESXi, ESXi5, ESXi5.1, ESXi5.5, Virtualization, ESXi6 | Leave a Comment »


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