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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Android: Beware Old Android Browser (CVE-2014-6041) on: Today at 12:18:12 AM
This looks pretty serious for folks that still use the old Android Browser (or apps that might use some of the contained code):

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...a flaw that enables malicious sites to inject JavaScript into other sites. Those malicious JavaScripts can in turn read cookies and password fields, submit forms, grab keyboard input, or do practically anything else.

via:

  http://arstechnica.com/se...or-half-of-android-users/

More at:

  https://community.rapid7....cy-disaster-cve-2014-6041
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: New BitTorrent client needed, suggestions please? on: September 12, 2014, 04:38:39 AM
I've had some luck with the following on occasion:

  http://aria2.sourceforge.net/
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: rePTYr - Re-parent a running process to a new TTY on: September 08, 2014, 11:09:11 PM
Just tried it with some success.

Remember those times when somehow you can't get back to your X session, but there's something running in a terminal you'd like to interact with or see?  Looks like this could work -- a quick test suggests it might work sometimes.

On a side-note, AFAICT, this is Linux-only.
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: rePTYr - Re-parent a running process to a new TTY on: September 08, 2014, 11:01:30 PM
That sounds pretty handy!  Thanks for sharing smiley
5  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: SIGIL, free ePub editor on: September 02, 2014, 02:09:31 AM
If it's any consolation, the latest version is still usable (at least for some things) -- and there's at least a WinPenPack portable version (works under WINE too).
6  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: SIGIL, free ePub editor on: September 01, 2014, 11:27:57 PM
From Sigil's Spiritual Successor @ Making epub happen:

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At this point Sigil is no longer being actively developed. Moving development to Github has netted a few contributions but they were one offs and fairly minor. With Sigil development being stalled, Kovid (of calibre) starting making the tweak epub functionality in calibre into a full editor.

calibre's editor at this point is stable and has many of the features, though not all (yet), that are present in Sigil. Like Sigil, calibre's editor is open source and unlike Sigil is being actively developed. I've known Kovid for quite some time (though calibre) and I'm confident that the calibre editor is the way forward.

For people using Sigil, keep using it as long as it works for you. If you find it's not meeting your needs or if you want to see what else is out there I recommend checking out cailbre's editor. While it doesn't use any of Sigil's code I consider it Sigil's spiritual successor.



On *NIX, the successor in question appears to be called "ebook-edit".

A quick spin showed that it doesn't appear to be WYSIWIG -- ended up writing raw XHTML.  Functionality tested included: modifying a table of contents and adding a new page.
7  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful on: August 28, 2014, 09:52:35 PM
I use a different strategy for this type of situation when using some text editors -- creating a new view of the same document and navigating in the new one.  For Firefox, something similar used to be possible with an extension that allowed one to split the currently visible window / tab (?).  Not sure if this is still possible...

Update: I think the following or its predecessor was what I used:

  Fox Splitter

Update 2: Unfortunately, it doesn't appear to work with FF 31.0...
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Share your photos! Travel shots, photoblogs, etc. on: August 21, 2014, 07:10:53 AM
WOW!
9  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Wordpress and Hackers on: August 20, 2014, 10:21:48 PM
... but both of you are concentrating on the throwaway comment rather than the question?

Opinions similar to "not worth the trouble" are what I'm familiar with (though from experiences that are perhaps outdated) -- no good ideas regarding what the situation is like these days.
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Wordpress and Hackers on: August 20, 2014, 07:23:01 PM
Perhaps there's portions of the following that might be applicable?

  The Scrap Value of a Hacked PC, Revisited
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful on: August 17, 2014, 07:06:11 PM
I really have learned to love Fastest Search too. It has a learning curve, but is worth it.

Thanks for mentioning this -- I'm trying it out for the regular expression search capabilities.  There seems to be a lot of functionality in this add-on.

Anyone suggest an alternative that does only (or mostly) just searching with the option of using regular expressions?
12  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Gadget WEEKENDS on: August 16, 2014, 03:44:30 AM
Thermomix. Totally insane. Just crazy what you can do with it. Off the hook. No words to describe it. I'd heard about it and thought, "Meh, whatever." No... It's simply mind-blowing.

So, how has this one been since your original post?

Simply. Amazing.

Thanks for sharing!

Dare I ask if there are any downsides you've noticed (you got yours as a gift IIRC -- but perhaps maintenance costs)?
13  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Gadget WEEKENDS on: August 15, 2014, 04:51:33 AM
Thermomix. Totally insane. Just crazy what you can do with it. Off the hook. No words to describe it. I'd heard about it and thought, "Meh, whatever." No... It's simply mind-blowing.

So, how has this one been since your original post?
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Do you use a Portrait mode monitor? on: August 14, 2014, 05:17:48 PM
Tried it, abandoned it.

Ditto.

Found it good when dedicated to reading things such as PDFs, but have stopped doing the multiple display thing.

Function lengths might get longer as a result and that's not so good when working with other people or when I have no or poor access to such tall displays.
15  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / *NIX: Create ISOs containing files larger than 4GB (xorriso) on: August 14, 2014, 03:48:05 AM
After some unsuccessful attempts via genisoimage and trying a (successful but rather lengthy) work-around via UDF, re-encountered xorriso:

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Xorriso creates, loads, manipulates, and writes ISO 9660 filesystem images with Rock Ridge extensions. Files can be copied in and out. Optionally it supports hard links, ACLs, xattr, and MD5 checksums. The session results get written to optical media or to filesystem objects.

via https://www.gnu.org/software/xorriso/

Burned a BD-RE with an ISO containing a file larger than 4GB.  Apparently some OSes may not handle the result, but FWIW...
16  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: What books are you reading? on: August 13, 2014, 06:35:08 PM
Although I'm a bit concerned about the future of the Ketai library, am reading Rapid Android Development:

[attachthumb=1]

blurb from the aforementioned linked page:

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Create mobile apps for Android phones and tablets faster and more easily than you ever imagined. Use “Processing,” the free, award-winning, graphics-savvy language and development environment, to work with the touchscreens, hardware sensors, cameras, network transceivers, and other devices and software in the latest Android phones and tablets.
17  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Reduce Firefox "fingerprint" + improve privacy on: August 13, 2014, 06:30:16 PM

Looks quite interesting.  Thanks for sharing these!
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: No time for Man pages? Cheat! on: August 11, 2014, 06:39:28 PM
Interesting find.

Haven't tried it, but liked the naming of tldr -- one of the projects listed under similar solutions.
19  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: DVCS ? (All about Git, Mercurial-Hg and the like...) on: August 08, 2014, 06:18:26 AM
tig seems to be a pretty decent terminal-based UI to git -- since it's ncurses-based, I don't know if it will run on non-*NIX systems.
20  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: Enough with the text editors... let's talk Terminal Emulators! on: August 07, 2014, 09:00:37 PM
Hadn't heard of either and specifically curious about the further development of Final Term to see how some of the planned features evolve.  Thanks for mentioning them smiley



Currently using sakura / lilyterm / emacs for the most part, but they all seem to have their drawbacks...
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Hitchbot, a baby-Cody descendant? on: August 03, 2014, 10:35:28 PM
LOL.
22  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Hitchbot, a baby-Cody descendant? on: August 03, 2014, 04:18:11 PM
Hmmm...will Baby Cody be wanting some upgrades at some point?
23  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Cyberfox Anyone? on: July 30, 2014, 06:56:01 AM
For those who like Firefox forks on Linux, there's a native Pale Moon around. smiley

He he.  I haven't gotten in to run under NixOS yet -- hopefully before too long though smiley
24  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Cyberfox Anyone? on: July 30, 2014, 06:55:09 AM
I don't know what "auto-raise" is.  Would you describe it?

This might be described as having the window one has a pointing-device pointer over coming to the front / top automatically.  I think it's likely to get used where the settings are such that focus-follows-mouse (so no clicking necessary for focus to change).

25  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Cyberfox Anyone? on: July 29, 2014, 10:56:58 PM
I'm trying it out under Wine -- one odd thing is that it seems to auto-raise (though my window manager is configured to not do this).  Does that happen under Windows?
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