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macos – User account no longer in ‘admin’, how to recover? – Ask Different

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/06/07

For my link archive:


Posted in Apple, iMac, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, MacMini, macOS 10.12 Sierra, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Power User | Leave a Comment »

When %windir%Temp is filling up your disk: some notes

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/06/07

On my research list as I’m not sure if these are related:


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ls colour codes on OpenSuSE tumbleweed when accessed from Mac OS X ssh

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/06/07

`ls` colour codes

`ls` colour codes

I got confused as I thought red text would mean an error.

But they’re not: greenish yellow on a read background means error (a symbolic link to a place that’s no longer there).

It’s the output of as the one at

Actually the script is here as the one at [WayBackcommand line – What do the different colors mean in the terminal? – Ask Ubuntu failed with errors like this one:

-bash: *.xbm: bad substitution

The full script output is below.

Since various terminals have a different mapping from colours in the ANSI escape code colour table, I used the standard HTML colours using (which slightly differs from the screenshot on the right):


Note that the shell on Mac OS X uses a different way of configuring colours CLICOLOR as described in [WayBacksettings – CLICOLOR and LS_COLORS in bash – Unix & Linux Stack Exchange. I might cover that another day.

Script output:

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Posted in *nix, *nix-tools, bash, CSS, Development, HTML, HTML5, Linux, openSuSE, Power User, Software Development, SuSE Linux, Tumbleweed, Web Development | Leave a Comment »

Friday Deploys, and other harmful BOFH memes – The Isoblog.

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/06/05

The answer to the meme on the right:

If you are having problems deploying on a Friday, you will have them at any time of the week. Your processes are broken.

Source: [WayBackFriday Deploys, and other harmful BOFH memes – The Isoblog.

via: [WayBack] Friday Deploys and other harmful BOFH memes – they need to die in a fire… – Kristian Köhntopp – Google+

Kristian argues that people finding the meme funny should get fired.

I still find it funny. Both in a way that I’m surprised so many BOFH are still there, as well as being happy that on many occasions I’ve helped making this a thing of the past or at least make organisations aware of the deployment risks and how to cope with them.

Do I need to change? Definitely: life is all about learning new things every day and change because of that.

Do I need go get out of a job or a new job? Likely at some point because life is all about change. Hopefully I’ve learned enough by then to find another gig where – in addition to applying my tech skills – I can spread awareness and knowledge. And learn new things. Did I tell about life is all about learning?

Related: [WayBack] by

Via: [WayBack] @michieltcs: I deploy on Fridays (and maybe you should too):


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Marantec | Deleting the code of hand transmitters (Multi-Bit) – YouTube

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/06/03

  1. Put the the 3-wire program connector into the remote
  2. Hold a metal object to the 3 pins of the program connector to short them
  3. Push a button: Now that button has been cleared.
  4. Remote the metal object from the 3 pins of the program connector
  5. Push the same button: If it has been cleared, your gate/garage won’t move


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