Encrypted SMB for Linux and Windows 10

Filed under: TechNotes, Ajax — lars @ 09:57:00 am
I recently tried to secure (ie transport encryption) access to my local Samba server running on a Debian box - as by default all Samba traffic outside password exchanges is unencrypted. Getting this working end-to-end involved a little more trial-and… more »

Smaller compressed tar archives

Filed under: Ajax — lars @ 06:15:00 am
I've seen some benchmarks recently showing just how much smaller 7z compression can be than traditional zip/gzip/bzip. This motivated me to update some regular archiving scripts to switch from gzip compression to gz. Normally to create a compressed t… more »

Ripping scratched audio CDs in Linux

Filed under: Ajax — lars @ 04:36:00 pm
I recently tried to rip some old audio CDs that had quite a few scratches. Lately I've been doing my CD-ripping using Asunder on Ubuntu. It works well enough, but I found for the scratched CDs the progress is horribly slow, to the point where it seems… more »

Showing and hiding Field Codes in Microsoft Word

Filed under: Ajax — lars @ 07:47:00 pm
I can't believe I'm writing a blog post about Microsoft Word :) The other day I opened a document, and where I expected to see generated fields like the Table of Contents, I saw strange keywords like: { STYLEREF Title \* MERGEFORMAT } and: { TOC \o "1… more »

Character Encoding problem with IBM's JSF and Ajax

Filed under: Development, WebSphere Portal, Ajax — lars @ 04:26:23 am
I came across an irritating bug today - one to add to my list of gripes about IBM's JSF framework. All of our application's form submissions that were performed via hx:ajaxRefreshSubmit and conatained a "" (British currency symbol)… more »

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