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Talage
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^^ tell me more about this black magic

7/13/2012 2:39:29 PM

qntmfred
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7/13/2012 3:08:37 PM

kiljadn
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^ I love the chrome dev tools. LOVE. they are so much better than firebug.



TIL alt+{any key} on a mac will give you characters like this:

ƒ
©
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˜
µ
÷
º

§
£
£££££¢™£¢8©?ß©ß?©?ƒ®©®®?´?ƒ´ƒ?´?®??ƒ?ƒ?ƒ?ƒ?

7/14/2012 10:56:08 AM

Talage
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^^ sweeeeet

7/16/2012 1:27:56 PM

lewisje
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TIL that ZIP files can contain themselves: http://research.swtch.com/zip
This is the file in question; old-school AV programs would choke on this and the similar "ZIP bomb": http://swtch.com/r.zip

10/11/2012 9:27:08 AM

lewisje
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TIL that you can set up your own server for Windows to check to see whether you have Internet access: http://blog.superuser.com/2011/05/16/windows-7-network-awareness/

11/16/2012 8:33:45 AM

Tarun
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http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/11/when-the-nerds-go-marching-in/265325/

11/16/2012 11:02:23 AM

Tarun
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[Edited on November 16, 2012 at 11:07 AM. Reason : nvm double post]

11/16/2012 11:07:01 AM

aaronburro
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Quote :
"TIL alt+{any key} on a mac will give you characters like this:"

I don't want to pee on you too badly, but I learned that ish in 6th grade

11/18/2012 9:32:33 PM

kiljadn
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^ good for you. I had never used a mac until last year.

12/7/2012 6:03:48 PM

Stein
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The Accept header (at least in Firefox) has a different response when a web page is requested via a <link> tag than when it's requested via a normal request/AJAX.

12/7/2012 7:15:49 PM

Noen
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Today I learned how to handle filesystem and network share permissions in Windows Server 2012.... Core. Welcome to the world of icacls and net share.

Word to the wise: Always use "net share sharename=drive:\path /GRANT:Everyone,FULL"

And handle ALL actual permissions through NTFS using icacls.

Also learned how to register and modify windows services through the commandline (because IIS management service doesn't autostart when installed via the Core cmdlets).

12/8/2012 2:37:37 AM

Netstorm
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The basics of XML... yeah yeah super impressive stuff right? I'm trying to learn.

12/14/2012 1:05:36 AM

lewisje
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The most important thing is to always gzip that shit up, all those close tags bloat up XML files.

12/14/2012 1:13:25 AM

wdprice3
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keyboard shortcut to rename excel sheet = Alt + OHR

how did I not know that? annoying shortcut though.

12/14/2012 8:26:42 AM

lewisje
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What's OHR?

12/17/2012 5:15:21 PM

kiljadn
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the most important thing to learn about xml is to never use it on the web. use json or you're an asshole

12/17/2012 9:37:35 PM

BigMan157
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for serious

12/17/2012 9:42:11 PM

Stein
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Sorry buddy

12/17/2012 10:46:21 PM

wdprice3
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4^ the letters O, H, and R?

12/18/2012 8:49:48 AM

JBaz
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Its OSR on open office

12/18/2012 2:03:49 PM

Tarun
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anyone play around with this yet?

https://commoncrawl.atlassian.net/wiki/display/CRWL/About+the+Data+Set

12/24/2012 11:07:45 AM

qntmfred
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how the crap did i not know about this before

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=21101



also, the other day i realized i could use google chrome as the default pdf viewer (goodbye adobe/foxit/sumatra/nitro)

1/25/2013 11:22:46 AM

qntmfred
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mobile safari on iOS 6 supports the playbackRate attribute on video elements

1/29/2013 3:13:49 PM

afripino
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^it also supports native photo and video uploading in HTML5...yes!

1/29/2013 5:43:28 PM

CaelNCSU
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That debugging mobile Safari is way easier than debugging mobile Chrome. Mobile Chrome also can't do new Blob([1]), and requires WebKitBlobBuilder like some 2 year old browser.

1/30/2013 4:56:11 PM

lewisje
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^^^^I for one only use the Chrome PDF Viewer inside Chrome itself: I'd rather not launch a Web browser just to view a local PDF (Sumatra4LYFE BTW).

1/30/2013 7:36:00 PM

smoothcrim
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^^^^^ qntmfred
http://www.mremoteng.org/

that functionality + ssh + vnc + citrix ica

1/30/2013 9:13:05 PM

ncsuapex
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YIL I passed my NSO-156 exam. Next up is NSO-502.

2/8/2013 10:52:21 PM

PFVega
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^ You're probably best served with NS0-504 (c-mode) as that will future proof your cert and appeal. NetApp is hard charging with c-mode, and I expect that to be the de facto standard beyond DOT8.

2/9/2013 11:03:28 AM

ncsuapex
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I'm very aware of NetApp trying to jam Clustered OnTap down people's throat. Our company is one of their biggest partners. But the reality is they are going to lose a lot of SMB at the rate they are going.


I will eventually take 504. And you won't see 7 mode after 8.

[Edited on February 9, 2013 at 6:33 PM. Reason : .]

2/9/2013 6:18:35 PM

lewisje
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TIL that a few years ago if you tried to export in Word to PDF a massive DOCM file with multi-column justified layout and footnotes, some words were duplicated and others were omitted; few documents are like this, so the bug went unfixed until these people complained to Microsoft: http://web.archive.org/web/20111102194702/http://isv.org/anomaly/index.htm

2/14/2013 6:14:55 AM

ncsuapex
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Quote :
"NSO-502"


3/1/2013 7:36:20 PM

qntmfred
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css3 regions

3/1/2013 7:41:55 PM

lewisje
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It was a few days ago but still, Firefox is the only major browser that correctly imposes a localStorage limit for a base domain and all subdomains combined, while others only impose it per hostname: http://feross.org/fill-disk/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkScSMIr_00

3/2/2013 8:23:18 PM

aaronburro
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Not really tech related, but TIL that the picture of the girl on the cover of Head First Design Patterns is also used for a Vagisil advertisement...

3/14/2013 9:49:03 PM

gs7
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^Still would like to know ... who used her first?

http://www.rubberball.com/search_detail.php?id=ty_40


(point of reference taken from: http://fishbowl.pastiche.org/2005/08/12/the_head_first_girls_double_life/ )

3/14/2013 10:49:42 PM

BIGcementpon
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TIL you can rearrange icons in the systray on Win7. I don't know how I am just now discovering that - even if it's not all that cool.

3/26/2013 11:06:17 PM

lewisje
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It works all the way back to XP IIRC (maybe even to Win95) and deffo works in Win8

3/27/2013 12:54:09 AM

smoothcrim
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there's an rdp implementation for linux instead of shitty xforwarding or vnc
http://www.xrdp.org/

4/2/2013 2:08:34 PM

CapnObvious
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I just learned that Windows 7 and Windows 2008 have this helpful "feature" that saves credentials for network shares in not one, but two separate locations even if you don't tell it to. I just don't know what to say...

4/4/2013 11:26:18 AM

smoothcrim
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saves them in 0 places with net use

4/4/2013 12:25:45 PM

CapnObvious
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Yeah, I guess the 'net use' command is the second thing I learned about today dealing with this situation. It just confounded me that not only did it automatically save the credentials in "Credential Manager" (when I didn't have the 'Save' flag checked), but now the network connection also persists through closing your IE and Explorer windows (without 'net use'). Windows 7 more secure than XP on all fronts indeed.

4/4/2013 1:11:08 PM

r45t4-m4n
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Informatica, time to add a few K to the paycheck

[Edited on April 5, 2013 at 6:22 PM. Reason : ]

4/5/2013 6:22:15 PM

GraniteBalls
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http://www.boozet.org/dd.htm

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"Double Driver is a very simple and useful tool which not only allows you to view all the drivers installed on your system but also allows you to backup, restore, save and print all chosen drivers.

Double Driver analyzes your system and lists the most important driver details such as version, date, provider, etc. All drivers that are found can easily be backed up the application and easily restored at a later point in one go."

6/6/2013 3:40:13 PM

smoothcrim
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http://www.gnu.org/software/parallel/
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"GNU parallel is a shell tool for executing jobs in parallel using one or more computers. A job can be a single command or a small script that has to be run for each of the lines in the input. The typical input is a list of files, a list of hosts, a list of users, a list of URLs, or a list of tables. A job can also be a command that reads from a pipe. GNU parallel can then split the input and pipe it into commands in parallel.
[...]
GNU parallel makes sure output from the commands is the same output as you would get had you run the commands sequentially. This makes it possible to use output from GNU parallel as input for other programs. "

6/6/2013 9:03:17 PM

afripino
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TIL the .net (3.5) XmlTextReader sucks dick if you're just trying to read in an xml file and aren't looking for specific nodes to process.

6/7/2013 11:57:35 AM

Wickerman
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Quote :
"Merged cells should never be used in Excel. Merged cells prevent the use of many valuable tools in Excel, and limit future use/expansion. So, my thought is: good that it is greyed out.

Alternative:

Excel provides the equivalent of merged cells, but does not limit or interfere with any other capabilities: "Center Across Selection". To use it, select the cells that you would normally merge, then go to Format Cells (CTRL + 1), then on Alignment tab, for horizontal, in the dropdown, choose "Center Across Selection". You can also set the border at the same time."


Very helpful suggestion. Found it on another forum.

6/28/2013 11:30:41 AM

ncsuapex
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TIL how to FTP a file onto a NetApp cDOT node to the systemshell

8/15/2013 10:21:02 PM

afripino
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YIL that enabling lightweight pooling on SQL Server kills your linked server queries that connect via OLEDB. Damn fiber mode!

8/17/2013 8:54:15 AM

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