haekchengeister @ soundcloud

I’ve just uploaded a new song to my soundcloud account. It’s a funny chipsound-flavored song with german synthetic vocals about the “Haekchengeister” (checkbox ghosts) the come at night to destroy your computer’s config and stuff.

get phpVirtualBox 5.0.5 running with VirtualBox 5.2.x

If you haven’t already, upgrade to phpVirtualBox 5.0.5. Open file “endpoints/lib/config.php” on your phpvirtualbox installation in an editor of your choice. Change the line “define(‘PHPVBOX_VER’, …) as following: define(‘PHPVBOX_VER’, ‘5.2-0’); Download SDK for VirtualBox 5.2 from https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads Extract the SDK-archive contents somewhere. Copy the files “bindings/webservice/vboxweb.wsdl” and “bindings/webservice/vboxwebService.wsdl” of the SDK to the folder “endpoints/lib”… Continue reading get phpVirtualBox 5.0.5 running with VirtualBox 5.2.x

TR-069 Angriff: FritzBox teilweise DOCH betroffen

Laut AVM wären die aktuellen FritzBox Modelle vom kürzlich stattgefundenen TR-069 Angriff nicht betroffen. Dies scheint aber wohl nur dann zu stimmen, wenn der jeweilige Anbieter das Profil auch entsprechend abgesichert hat. Mein Anschluss (KielNET/Versatel, FritzBox 7390) zeigte am 02.12.2016 nachmittags aber die gleichen Symptome wie die wenige Tage vorher betroffenen Telekom-Kunden: Die Verbindung hielt… Continue reading TR-069 Angriff: FritzBox teilweise DOCH betroffen

Using VST MIDI plugins in Cakewalk Sonar

About: As you may know, one can’t use VST-M plugins in Sonar nativly since the inbuild wrapper only supports VST effect und VSTi plugins, no MIDI (effect) plugins.There are very few MFX (DirectX MIDI effect) plugins out there that could be used in Sonar, so I always wished that I could use VST-M plugins as… Continue reading Using VST MIDI plugins in Cakewalk Sonar

get YYYYMMDD formatted date string in javascript

Since decent formatting methods for free date formats are missing in JS, we have to do it manually: var newdate = new Date(); var datestring = newdate.getFullYear().toString() + (’00’ + (newdate.getMonth() + 1)).slice(-2) + (’00’ + newdate.getDate()).slice(-2); “datestring” now contains the date in format “YYYYMMDD”, for example “20160715”.

How to start Windows System Apps from commandline

I was trying to add the edge browser to my RocketDock-bar I still use and had to find out that the system apps seem to use a quite differnt approach to start than normal applications do. Simply linking direktly to the “MicrosoftEdge.exe” does not fire up a visible instance of it, so there must the… Continue reading How to start Windows System Apps from commandline

Remove obsolete *.log-files from openLDAP DB-folder

If you use the openLDAP-server you will probably run into the problem that the *.log-files located in the DB’s folder will comsume more and more free space. It seems that the automatic maintenance service that should clean up no longer used log-files is somehow broken. Luckly there is a command that removes any log-files that… Continue reading Remove obsolete *.log-files from openLDAP DB-folder

The movement to rid the world of the Flash Player plugin

Flash Player is dead. Its time has passed. It’s buggy. It crashes a lot. It requires constant security updates. It doesn’t work on most mobile devices. It’s a fossil, left over from the era of closed standards and unilateral corporate control of web technology. Websites that rely on Flash present a completely inconsistent (and often… Continue reading The movement to rid the world of the Flash Player plugin