*** This is a draft. Please expect updates *** Bruno is an open source alternative to tools like Postman or Insomnia. Both are nice, but they also seem to becoming more complicated than I really need, so I’ve been looking for something else. Initially I didn’t have more complicated needs than wanting a tool to tinker and play with simple REST APIs, so I looked around and found Bruno. As many APIs require some authentication, you often need to manage credentials, tokens or other sensitive data which shouldn’t be in your git repo, and luckily Bruno has a nice way it can be used with 1Password which is my password manager of choice.
Got access to a wifi network, but forgot the password? No a problem. At least not if you have a windows, Mac or Linux machine with access. All these OSes can basically without restrictions show you the wifi password in clear text. Windows Once you have access to the wifi network. Open the commandline and enter the following command replacing “SSID” with the actual name of the wifi network you want to retrive the password to.
From time to time my Mac is doing stuff which takes quite awhile. Converting images, converting videofiles between formats or other stuff, which may take a long time (but reasonable predictable). In those cases I run a little command in the terminal, to automatically shut down the Mac upon completion: sudo shutdown -h +120 This command sets a timer which shutdown the machine after two hours (the 120 parameters being after 120 minutes).
I’ve been having an odd issue for a couple of months. When accessing sites having a .dev domain (like most recently go.dev), I my browsers have given me warnings and as many had HSTS-headers, not allowed me to visit the site. It seemed like a strange error, and I’ve tried to remember if I’ve set up some proxy or VPN connection, that could cause this issue. A few times I’ve asked others on the net if they had issues - which was not the case - and I’ve tried using a web proxy, and everything worked.
Building audiobooks on (Debian) Linux in the m4b format is actually possible and doesn’t have to be a pain. I’ve found numerous recipes with shell instructions, but having a nice simple app to handle the building of the books seems much easier. Most of the apps available for Linux seemed to be in a pre-alpha state, but after a few experiments I’ve settled on m4baker, which - while a bit rough - actually seems to do the job just fine.