Apache commons-httpclient vs. self signed certificates

03.10.2013 by Dirk Olmes

Recently I tried to retrieve HTML pages from a host that was using self signed HTTPS certificates. I used the excellent Apache commons httpclient for the job. Their tutorial is quite extensive and even gives examples about some customizations that can be made in the context of SSL. But being …

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Fair traffic queueing using fq_codel

08.08.2013 by Dirk Olmes

I’ve been planning on playing around with Linux’ traffic shaping for quite some time now. My linux router machine is directly connected to the DSL modem - no consumer grade router box in the mix (and hence none of the vulnerabilities and security nightmares that have been discovered in those …

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Moved the blog to pelican

29.06.2013 by Dirk Olmes

When I started my personal blog, I chose Serendipity because some of the blogs I was reading back then were running on it. Also, it had a good reputation for being easy to set up and use - and it was.

Recently, a friend of mine sparked my interest in static …

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Eclipse Kepler rulez

28.06.2013 by Dirk Olmes

I’ve been trying Eclipse Juno for a short time only - way too slow for daily usage with more than 70 projects and some thousand classes.

I was anxiously waiting for the release of Kepler. As soon as it came out I downloaded the Java developer edition and tested it …

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Subversion 1.7

07.01.2013 by Dirk Olmes

Recently I received a portage update to Subversion 1.7. Since this version uses a new working copy layout I was a bit sceptic about how much work upgrading to 1.7 would really be.

So far the update went really smooth. I upgraded the svn client and had to …

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Lost in translation

04.01.2013 by Dirk Olmes

Beim Aufräumen habe ich eine Bedienungsanleitung für einen Switch gefunden. Ich habe sie mal 1:1 hier abgetippt …


Einfach zu installisieren und benutzena

Falsches einfach kontrollieren und korrigieren

Günstig auf dem Tisch benutzen

Ideal für kleines Büro, Büro zu Hause

Eigenschaften N Weg(auto-Zirkulation) 10 …
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Neo Tastaturlayout

03.01.2013 by Dirk Olmes

Blindes tippen mit 10 Fingern halte ich für eine Grundvoraussetzung für jemanden, der täglich seine Stunden vor dem Computer verbringt. Zugegeben, ein bißchen Lernaufwand ist es schon - aber nicht viel! Ich habe das Experiment während des Studiums gemacht und konsequent ab Tag X nur noch mit 10 Fingern getippt. Nach …

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Cyanogenmod on my Samsung Galaxy S

28.12.2012 by Dirk Olmes

I had previously rooted my Samsung Galaxy S to install a newer release of Android 2.3.

While I was pretty satisfied with the device and the Android version it’s running I’m concerned about the lack of security updates. By now it’s clear that Android 2.x …

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Giving up on Zipper

18.02.2012 by Dirk Olmes

I haven’t used Zipper for a long time. I wrote it to scratch an itch in my daily work but it seems that my work has changed quite a bit since then.

On a long walk the other afternoon I was considering my use of GNUstep in general and …

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Autoboxing? not for me!

16.09.2011 by Dirk Olmes

Autoboxing appeared first with JDK5 and lots of people go crazy about it. At first look it’s a nice feature but the more you play with it the more I’m coming to the conclusion that the autoboxing implementation just sucks.

I will not rant about autoboxing pitfalls that …

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