Month: March 2013

  • my Android deviced used for tethering – where is the respective log file?

    It feels like the device is experiencing quite a few (unexpected) disconnects on the 3G (“WAN”) port. I suppose there is a log file, where I can find the respective event entries. Where would I find this log file? Any idea anybody? On my new LTE router (an AVM FRITZ!Box 6842 (maybe this link still leads […]

  • de-obfuscated again – “Berliner Sparkasse” web banking access reverse-engineered

    A couple of weeks after “Berliner Sparkasse” renovated their online banking portal, I managed to amend my automated account statement download to work with their portal again. Actually it is not just amending, I rather had to write it again. Alright, I actually gained some experience in that area through the years, but it still […]

  • the “Table editor for Emacs”

    Table My minor ongoing problem with it: Whenever I copy an area from a table cell, the buffer gets flagged as “modified”. That’s ugly, because afterwards you wonder, what got changed and you don’t see it of course.

  • a Perl module on CPAN for dealing with ZIP archives: IO::Compress::Zip

    IO::Compress::Zip – Write zip files/buffers – I found code, that makes use of this module. The 1st problem, I had to deal with: the file to be written into the ZIP archive and the ZIP archive both get named using absolute pathnames. That’s alright for the ZIP archive, but you usually don’t like archive […]

  • The demise of Google Reader: Stability as a service

    The demise of Google Reader: Stability as a service: Om Malik’s brief post on the demise of Google Reader raises a good point: If we can’t trust Google to keep successful applications around, why should we bother trying to use their new applications, such as Google Keep? Given the timing, the name is ironic. I’d […]

  • VirtualBox 4.2.10 fixes a number of crashing bugs

    VirtualBox 4.2.10 fixes a number of crashing bugs: The latest version of Oracle’s open source virtualisation package fixes several crashing problems and other bugs, including compilation problems with the rc0 release of version 3.9 of the Linux kernel

  • O’Reilly Media book: Mac Hacks

    Mac Hacks: OS X Mountain Lion is an incredibly powerful, but if you’re a serious Mac user who really wants to take control of this operating system, this book helps you dig below the surface. Tweak system preferences, mount drives and devices, and generally do things with your system that Apple doesn’t expect you to […]

  • O’Reilly Media book: OAuth 2.0: The Definitive Guide

    OAuth 2.0: The Definitive Guide: There are currently no other books focusing on the OAuth 2 protocol. OAuth is mentioned in some other books about APIs and building social applications. The only other resources on the topic are the spec itself, API documentation from some service providers, and a few blog posts by core authors […]

  • Xming is an implementation of the X Window System for Microsoft Windows operating systems The Xming X server is based on Cygwin/X, the X.Org Server. – the X server, I had used occasionally on Windows I heard of Xming last night at the etengo Hamburg freelancer meet up.

  • http-console — a REPL loop for HTTP

    cloudhead/http-console · GitHub REPL = “read–eval–print loop“: A read–eval–print loop (REPL) is a simple, interactive computer programming environment. The term is most usually used to refer to a Lisp interactive environment, but can be applied to command line shells and similar environments for programming languages such as …