Sunday, 20 December 2009

Dumb FTP Server now on N900

Dump FTP Server is now available on the N900. It uses QT 4.6, which currently is only available in extras-devel, so beware.

Download location: Hopefully will be in extras soon.
Source repository:

Changelog (0.1.2):
- Workaround for Firefox handling of PASV command.
- Maemo port.
- If binding to port 21 fails (for example as a result of lack of root priviliges), the server will try to listen on port 2121.

Changelog (0.1.3):
- Passive mode should now be working. Because of the used workaround only WIFI connections are supported.
- Bigger icon in application manager.
- Upload speed should now be at par with download speed.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Impossibility in movement

As a followup to that post:

Yes, the quality is low on purpose.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Friday, 12 June 2009

UAC considered harmful

I have switched from XP to Windows 7 on my work machine recently. Everything was working fine until this has happened:
A quick research revealed the following (source):

Before a 32-bit process is created, the following attributes are checked to determine whether it is an installer:

  • The file name includes keywords such as "install," "setup," or "update."
This is confirmed by changing the file name of the offending exe:
The executable of course is not an installer of any kind and does not require any extra privileges. It just reads two files and creates a third one. Furthermore, it's a third-party application and I can't just change its file name without breaking things for everyone else. There seems to be some kind of white list of trusted applications, but nobody other than Microsoft can modify it.

Without the ability to take that application out of UAC "protection" the only viable thing to do is to turn the UAC off. Great work! I feel more secure already.

Thursday, 5 March 2009

KDE usability FAIL

Menu option in kcachegrind, in enabled and disabled state:

How the fuck do I enable it? Grate wrok, KDE!

Thursday, 22 January 2009

dftpd 0.1.1 available

New version of symbian FTP server has been published.

- Empty directories are now listed correctly.
- Directory creation and removal is now implemented.