Archive of March 2012



Friday 30 March, 2012 om 16.21 door Ad  

Practical solution to Skype crashing on Windows

Large-scale software companies know how to deal with bugs. In addition their developers know how to build software with low dependencies. You do not want your software to depend on the dark corners of Windows. You do not want that any small change to the registry or that any missed operating system software update leads to a crash. In other words: you build solid software. >> >>

Thursday 22 March, 2012 om 13.28 door Ad  

“200 OK (url)” SVN error message

Getting tired of gui SVN clients I started to use the command line approach. It took me quite some time to discover what in my case the message "200 OK (my_ur)" after a checkout meant. The OK is confusing indeed, because it is an error message with no help. Here is the answer: >> >>

Thursday 22 March, 2012 om 9.55 door Ad  

Compiling OpenSSL on a MacBook Air

mac-bookCompiling OpenSSL on a Mac used to be quite complicated. A Mac is shipped with OpenSSl, but the user/develeoper might want to have control over the version and configuration. If you follow the following steps you will get your own OpenSSLversion on your Mac. >> >>

Sunday 11 March, 2012 om 12.37 door Ad  

Installing gcc compiler on a MacBook Air

I am regularly developing with the Qt-framework. This extensive C++ library is of excellent quality, open source and cross-platform (Linux, Mac, Windows + mobile). So I wanted to use the gcc, the GNU C/C++, compiler on my new MacBook Air. Unfortunately it is not installed by default. If you have the same desire of installing gcc the following three steps will bring you there: >> >>

Sunday 11 March, 2012 om 12.17 door Ad  

Connecting MacBook Air to a WiFi

I am very new to Apple with my recently acquired MacBook Air. I had great difficulties connecting it to a WiFi. It was not difficult to connect it to a Time Capsule, but a third party WiFi (SiteCom) gave problems. The MacBook Air did connect but there was no internet. As always I used DHCP for the TCP/IP connection and the DHCP ip-addresses were correctly set. After a few hours I changed the ip-address protcol  from from DHCP to BootP which is an option in the Advanced part of the network configuration tool. After that it worked perfectly. >> >>