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When a ScanSnap ix500 blinks an orange light/LED/button

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/03/20

Still not sure why (as the WiFi here didn’t change) but I had the LED of my ScanSnap ix500 scan button light up orange instead of blue.

Via How to Connect More than One Mobile Device to Your ScanSnap iX500 [WayBack], I found out it means this:

If the light is orange, go to the ScanSnap Wireless Setup Tool and check the mobile connection.

 

Evernote suggests to have it re-connect over WPS [WayBack] but in as WPS has big security issues this is not a good idea.

So I hooked it up over USB and re-registered it to the WiFi connection. You can do this from both a Windows PC and Mac:

configure your ScanSnap iX500 to a different router, follow the step-by-step instructions here [WayBack]

If I ever want to use it on Linux: it is possible to get it to work, see 12.10 – Does the ScanSnap IX500 work with Ubuntu? – Ask Ubuntu

–jeroen

Posted in Fujitsu ScanSnap, Hardware, ix500, Power User, Scanners | Leave a Comment »

ducks: How Do I Find The Largest Top 10 Files and Directories On a Linux / UNIX / BSD?

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/03/20

Explains how to find out top 10 files and directories under Unix / Linux using sort and du command in human-readable format.

Interesting, especially

alias 'ducks=du -cks * | sort -rn | head'

Source: How Do I Find The Largest Top 10 Files and Directories On a Linux / UNIX / BSD?

via: Joe C. Hecht and nixCraft.

–jeroen

Posted in Power User, *nix, Apple, OS X, Mac, Linux, *nix-tools, BSD | Leave a Comment »

defrag.exe: tracking an already in progress operation can be done from non-admin session

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/03/17

When you want to defrag.exe (the built-in Windows one, not the SysInternals Windows NT4 one, so make sure SysInternals comes last in your path) a volume, you have to run it with an elevated UAC Admin token.

But I just found out that you can do this without an Admin token:

C:\Windows\System32>Defrag.exe C: /t /v /u
Microsoft Drive Optimizer
Copyright (c) 2013 Microsoft Corp.

Tracking operation on (C:)...


Performing pass 2:
        Free Space Consolidation:  31% complete...

This makes it much easier to separate monitoring scripting from execution.

–jeroen

Posted in Batch-Files, Development, Scripting, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

Ctrl-T — www.voidtools.com • View topic – Everything window is ‘Always On Top’

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/03/17

If you use everything search from VoidTools, then don’t be surprised that pressing Ctrl-T makes it “Always On Top”:

Ctrl-T sets

Ctrl-T sets “Always On Top”

Of course this is not defined in “Tools” -> “Options”.

I forgot in which version this was introduced, as in the past I never stumbled over it on keyboards that have Ctrl and Alt reversed.

–jeroen

via: www.voidtools.com • View topic – Everything window is ‘Always On Top’

 

Posted in Everything by VoidTools, Keyboards and Keyboard Shortcuts, Power User, Windows | Leave a Comment »

Decode URLs from The Great Suspender after a browser restart fails to reload them

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/03/16

Hosted at: Decode URLs from The Great Suspender after a browser restart fails to reload them

Converts URLs like these:
chrome-extension://klbibkeccnjlkjkiokjodocebajanakg/suspended.html#url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.barryodonovan.com%2F2012%2F06%2F29%2Fmigrating-svn-with-branches-and-tags-to-git
back into
http://www.barryodonovan.com/2012/06/29/migrating-svn-with-branches-and-tags-to-git

Source below.

It decodes a URL encoded by The Great Suspender which is a cool Google Chrome plugin that suspends pages after some idle time.

The uncool thing is that when Google Crome restarts after a crash (it’s software, it does that, especially as it consumes truckloads of memory and is full of memory leaks) it often fails to restore some (but not many) of the suspended pages into a usable state: it shows only the encoded URLs.

–jeroen

Posted in Software Development, Development, Power User, Web Development, Google, HTML, HTML5, Scripting, JavaScript/ECMAScript, Chrome | Leave a Comment »

 
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