not quite minimalistic enough  

2017-04-28

Die liebe Not

Lieber DER SPIEGEL, entweder hat hier euer Gesprächspartner etwas falsch verstanden mit dem Straf- und dem Zivilrecht, oder ihr.

Ich tippe auf euch.

http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/a-1145093.html

Longer is better

I admit, I do this because it is a weird kind of fun …

Leergut

Dieser moderne Versandhandel ist ja schon sehr nützlich. Aber eine Lieferung, bei der 2,55 % des Verpackungsvolumens auf den Inhalt entfallen und der Rest mit Papier ausgestopft ist, ist doch etwas verschwenderisch.

Das berücksichtigt sogar noch die Verpackungen der einzelnen Artikel, ohne die bleibt sogar nur ein (1) (!!) Prozent Nutzinhalt.

2017-04-27

Hitting a brick wall

OTRS has not only a somewhat useful interactive web UI, but also a “web service” interface that can both receive calls from other applications and make outgoing calls.

Getting it to work, however, is a bit tricky. The main issue is that it simply does not work because it gets basic CGI wrong; see OTRS bug #12796 (since fixed). (It certainly works for others, so I’m probably wrong there.) After fixing the bug (or hacking around it in an exceedingly ugly way; I and Perl are never going to be friends), the next problem is to get it to accept my requests.

This OTRS instance is configured for SSO, as usual via REMOTE_USER set by the web server. While OTRS has separate configuration options for the authentication method to use for the agent and customer web interfaces, it does not have a separate one for the “generic interface” and uses the one configured for the agent instead. So the HTTP request to the generic interface must provide HTTP authentication.

The generic interface also requires the caller to provide credentials according to its own request schema, therefore the HTTP request must contain them, too.

2017-04-21

Offensichtliches

Die anderen Varianten sind “cardboardstyle”, “concretestyle” und “mercury-at-room-temperaturestyle”.

Geklammert

Hm.

<Location /> … </Location>

Sieht irgendwie komisch aus. Aber die Apache-Konfiguration ist halt kein XML.

(Im Gegensatz zu der von IIS, und jedesmal, wenn ich die sehe, gefällt sie mir besser.)

Polizeiarbeit

So, also keine Islamisten, keine Rechtsextremen, sondern einfach ein armer Irrer, der ein reicher Irrer sein wollte.

Und den das BKA, mit den bestehenden Ermittlungsmöglichkeiten, innerhalb weniger Tage gefunden hat.

2017-04-19

Insightful

https://medium.com/@kurtgessler/facebooks-algorithm-isn-t-surfacing-one-third-of-our-posts-and-it-s-getting-worse-68e37ee025a3

It’s certainly good that you cite your sources, but if you need a third-party recommendation to reach the astonishing conclusion that follows:

‘NewsWhip in its dive into three years of social data directly recommended quality over quantity in its five primary takeaways: “Post fewer but quality content that delivers value to your audience’s lives.”’

, then I think your cause may be lost.

Facebook has one goal, and one only: Money. Theirs, that is, not yours. You, on the other hand, have the opposite goal. I guess we both know who is bigger.

Frei wie ein Vogel

»United Airlines jedenfalls müsste Robben nicht aus dem Flugzeug entfernen, er würde von alleine fliegen.«

Der Satz des Tages.

http://www.zeit.de/sport/2017-04/champions-league-bayern-muenchen-real-madrid-schiedsrichter/

2016-10-07

Just say no.

How to get rid of the “Creative Cloud Files” folder as gently as possible:

Step 1: Disable sync through the Creative Cloud Desktop application’s preferences.

Step 2: reg add hkcu\software\classes\clsid\{0E270DAA-1BE6-48F2-AC49-F082F7AF1F00} /v System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree /t REG_DWORD /d 0

This removes the entry from the folder tree in Explorer’s left pane. [Update 2018-06-01: An alternative CLSID has shown up; the old one was {0E270DAA-1BE6-48F2-AC49-10ED53A29045}.]

Step 3: reg delete hkcu\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\desktop\namespace\{0E270DAA-1BE6-48F2-AC49-F082F7AF1F00}

[Update 2018-06-01: See above.]

This removes it from the dropdown on the address bar icon (the one with Desktop, Libraries, etc. in it).

You may have to log out and back in, or restart Explorer, to see the effect of steps 2 and 3.

Step 4: rd /s "%USERPROFILE%\Creative Cloud Files"

This removes the actual folder. To get it back, it should work to create the folder, set the value from step 2 back to 0x1, and create the key deleted in step 3 (it has no values). The folder will not have its special icon.