Subscribe: Ted Roche's weblog
Added By: Feedage Forager Feedage Grade A rated
Language: English
article  book  couple  ddclient  email gmail  email  links  new  receive email  repair  samba  send receive  send  server  software  sqlite 
Rate this Feed
Rating: 5 starRating: 5 starRating: 5 starRating: 5 starRating: 5 star
Rate this feed 1 starRate this feed 2 starRate this feed 3 starRate this feed 4 starRate this feed 5 star

Comments (0)

Feed Details and Statistics Feed Statistics
Preview: Ted Roche's weblog

Ted Roche's weblog

Open: It's Just Better. Competition is not the opposite of Cooperation. Interop isn't just good: it's required.

Last Build Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2018 12:02:48 +0000


HDD Repair, not for the faint of heart

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 13:33:24 +0000

Salvaging and scrubbing hard drives from a couple of retired machines, one threw hard disk drive errors repeatedly and ended up in the “Repair” pile. Got to it this week, following the instructions at: How To Fix / Repair Bad Blocks In Linux and was successfully able to mark the bad block and force the […]

FireFox’s built-in screengrab utility

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 23:06:16 +0000

Eric Meyer points out a great little utility for taking screengrabs, screen-sized or full-page, using one of the two consoles built into FireFox’s included Developer Tools. Essential Tool: Firefox’s screenshot Command

What’s on your network?

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 14:14:28 +0000

This article in ZDNet points to flaws in Microsoft’s SMB file sharing systems (“Windows networking”) that are, unfortunately, faithfully reproduced in Samba: See also: This means that an old Samba server you have could be be misused as a vector for malware to get a foothold on systems where local Windows machines could get infected. Over […]

Managing broken links

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:00:45 +0000

My WordPress site has thousands of links to other web servers. Inevitably, these links grow old and many get lost. I use the excellent and highly recommended Broken Link Checker for WordPress to scan all the blog posts, and flag the links that aren’t working. It sends me an email each morning. There are many reasons […]

ddclient fails with timeouts or errors

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 19:37:13 +0000

Recently, I’ve had to move around some of the TR&A infrastructure, and I’m testing out a couple of dynamic DNS providers. I’m using the classic ddclient software on Linux to update the providers with the IP address of these resources as they change. I ran into a couple of kinks getting ddclient to work properly […]

A couple of quick references

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:04:07 +0000

Handy to have a blog to post bookmarks to. A little security research last week brought up: 6 Free Ransomware Decryption Tools and: The Ultimate Malware Removal Guide:  The wonderful Boing-Boing posted an article on “How to prepare to join the Internet of the dead” — no, not a fun zombie adventure, but a sobering […]

Quick Updates

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 19:29:04 +0000

Things are cranking along here at TR&A. Ted’s just completed a project migrating a client off an older server whose software was no longer updateable onto a shiny new virtual machine. Moving software from old to new presents a number of challenges. The services provided by the OS get updated, renamed and replaced, so some […]

Thank you for your understanding!

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:18:17 +0000

Please excuse our dust during our remodel! I’ll be taking down the current web server for a well-deserved retirement and bringing up a new machine in its place. Please be patient during this transition as some services may not be available during the transition. I’ll do my best to make these downtimes as short as […]

Send and Receive Your Email with Gmail

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:15:11 +0000

Another book from Hentzenwerke Publishing available from Amazon: “Send and Receive Your Domain Email with Gmail.” Whil tackles a number of different ways in which you can use Google’s Email facilities to send and receive email just as if you were running a big company and were paying for someone to host your own domains […]

SQLite book available in paperback!

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:47:40 +0000

In 2015, Whil Hentzen wrote and published an ebook on using SQLite with Visual FoxPro. I reviewed and edited the book. Now it has been republished from electronic to paper version. It’s an interesting proposal: not using SQLite as the actual database for an application, but rather as an intermediary store when importing an impossibly […]