Windows

OpenAFS @RPI Client

Recently I was told “I can’t remember anyone getting OpenAFS to work on their own”, by a staffer at my school. I took it on myself then to figure out how to get this working for students. And in the end I wrote an app that will automatically download and install the AFS client, then configure drives for you. This was an experiment in threading and using WPF instead of Windows Forms.

First the app goes and downloads the OpenAFS client, if it is a 64 bit machine it grabs the 32 bit tools first then the client. While downloading and installing these things it connects via SSH to a school server to get the location of the user’s home folder as well as verify the credentials given.

Once installation is complete the program runs ‘klog’, this goes to the AFS server and requests tokens in the cluster using the credentials given earlier. Once we are past the installing point all these actions need to be run on the campus network. When the program starts it tries to ping a couple internal servers, if it can hit more than half of them in under 75 milliseconds then it considers itself on campus; if it thinks it’s off campus, then it notifies the user. One small problem with the first release is sometimes this system gets confused by vpn taking slightly longer.

Now that we have working token the system recommends drive letters that are not in use as well as AFS spaces to mount including the users folder and ‘dept’ to start. The configure button will activate these drives, they are not set to persistent at this time.

Below is the github link, as well as the direct exe link:

Github: https://github.com/daberkow/RPI_OpenAFS

EXE: https://github.com/daberkow/RPI_OpenAFS/blob/master/OpenAFS%20Installer%20WPF/bin/Release/OpenAFS%20Installer%20WPF.exe

Windows Mobile 6.1 PopUp Work Around

WM6.1 Internet Explorer does not have support for multiple tabs/windows. So naturally, it blocks all popups. However, some sites require a popup to authenticate or to advance on in whatever you are trying to do. Here is an example situation from http://www.everythingwm.com/forum/threads/wm-6-1-internet-explorer-popup-blocker.33238/

WM 6.1 Internet Explorer Popup Blocker?

Hope that someone can help me…. I have Q9c running Mindows Mobile 6.1 and I need to disable the pop up blocker but don’t know how to. I’ve been all through the phone settings etc. but can’t see whether the phone even has it!! I use online banking alot and when I get into it, and after introducing my username and password, a new window is supposed to open but this pop up window does not show up. Instead of this a message shows up saying ” your pop up blocker is activated”…
Any sugestions?? Thanks a lot.:wink:

Many suggestions were download a different browser. But nowadays, WM6.1 is being phased out and the browsers have become unsupported. A work around that I stumbled upon requires that you have a physical keyboard.

  • Use the arrow keys to highlight the button that will initiate the popup.
  • Hold down the return key (enter key) until the popup opens within a new window.

Internet explorer will look like it’s freaking out, but hey you’ve been advanced to the next step. Note this has only been tested out on the Motorola MC9090 Inventory Handhelds.

Duplicate Download Gallery v.01

I was going through all my photos the other day when I realized there were a lot of duplicates, I wanted to find a easy program that could find these. After some searching, I found a bunch of programs that worked, yet cost a good amount, and I didn’t see any that had the feature set I was looking for; including a list of the files which I could save, a method to move the duplicates to another folder, and customization. Along with most importantly I wanted a FREE duplicate file finder, not expensive one that did a simple job. So I made my own. This is version v0.01, the main function works well, the main interface is meh, but it works. More updates and features to come, but for one days work its good. Also I am going to be opening up some software in the future, including this one when its closer to completion. If you have any features you think of leave a comment, I was thinking about adding a preview for photos, music and maybe video. Saving, loading logs, delete all but one copy of file, not bad interface…

Download:

https://github.com/daberkow/daberkow.github.io/tree/master/DDG

6to4 Adapter Cleaner, v1.60

This version brings a few fixes and new features, hence the version jump. Features Include:

  • Minimize to Tray when removal is working
  • Checks if already running on startup
  • Faster IPv6 detection for method 2
  • Slightly smaller

 

Download:

https://github.com/daberkow/daberkow.github.io/tree/master/6to4CardCleaner

CUFU v1.00

Here is my latest little creation, CUFU, which stands for COM USB Finder Utility. The purpose is if you have to plug in and out a USB to COM port cable a lot and it changes which COM it is in windows, making you go to device manager, now you can run this, and hit the icon, and bam it will tell you. Right now it will tell you by default if “Prolific USB-to-Serial Comm Port” is plugged in, and which is the most recent. That can be changed, there is a updater. Its a standard one week project. Also I wanted art for the about page, “art” is stretching it for what I made.

 

Download (Requires .Net v2)

https://github.com/daberkow/daberkow.github.io/tree/master/CUFU

Update

I am currently working on my A+ certification. As for the way of software, I am working on a new printer manager, mostly because my schools way of printing is horrible. I also have an idea to make a tool to fix a iTunes library, as in find missing files without going to each file. Finding duplicates, fixing artists names where there is a ‘ making all the songs split between “two artists”. Maybe converting a zune library to itunes and vice versa. I will look at taking files off a iPod touch/iPhone, but no promises.