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VMWare VirtualCenter Server keeps restarting

VMWare VirtualCenter Server keeps restarting

luca May 27, 2014 0

Today I found a strange problem in a VMWare infrastructure I manage: the connection to the V irtualCenter Server was unstable using both the desktop client and the new webclient. When I connected to

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Eagle – Pin names

Eagle – Pin names

luca December 16, 2013 0

Today, working on a new library component for Eagle, I noticed that both the pin name (configured in the component’s symbol) and the pad name (configured in the package) were displayed: When you add

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Citrix Receiver and proxy server

Citrix Receiver and proxy server

luca December 8, 2013 0

The Citrix client (Citrix Receiver) running on the user’s PC normally uses the proxy configuration of the system. Sometimes you may need to give the client a different configuration: the configuration must be performed

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IE8 does not show PDF files when using HTTPS

IE8 does not show PDF files when using HTTPS

luca November 8, 2013 0

In the last few days, I faced a strange problem during my job: a web application, running on Tomcat, dynamically generates some PDF reports. When we activated the HTTPS to secure the connection, users with

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VBScript: how to manage SSL certificates

VBScript: how to manage SSL certificates

luca October 24, 2013 0

Yesterday at work I needed to write a script to check if an SSL certificate was present in the user’s store and – if not – to automatically import it&#

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JavaScript: same origin policy and JSONP

JavaScript: same origin policy and JSONP

luca July 11, 2013 2

The same origin policy is a security policy that all the modern browsers apply to client-side scripting languages, including JavaScript. That policy prevents a script running in the browser from calling methods and resources offered by

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JavaScript: add a delay to the keyup() event

JavaScript: add a delay to the keyup() event

luca June 17, 2013 0

When you’re developing an AJAX application, you often use the onkeyup() event that is fired every time the user releases a key on the keyboard. Let’s consider for example an autocomplete function: every time

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XenApp, provisioned servers and daylight saving time

XenApp, provisioned servers and daylight saving time

luca April 3, 2013 0

If you’re using Citrix Provisioning Services to deploy your XenApp session-host servers, you may run into a problem that didn’t let me sleep last night… After the farm’s nightly reboot, users were no longer

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VMWare, how to enable copy&paste from console

VMWare, how to enable copy&paste from console

luca March 27, 2013 0

Starting from VSphere 4.1, the copy&paste options in virtual machines’ consoles are disabled by default. You can enable the clipboard: for a single virtual machine; for all the VM running on a given ESXi host. Single VM

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How to publish a Thinapp to a group of users

How to publish a Thinapp to a group of users

luca January 11, 2013 0

Sometimes you may need to publish a Thinapped application to a specific group of users. If you use Thinapp with VMWare View, from the latter’s GUI you can assign your Thinapp to a pool or a desktop, not to users or

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