Java – Downloading Web Page with Infinite Scroll, Headlessly

I recently needed to have Java download a web page that had the “Infinite Scroll” capability – this is my solution.

“Illegal characters in path” Problem with Windows 10

I was recently working with Amazon’s guide to setting up CodeCommit via HTTPS on Windows 10 (http://docs.aws.amazon.com/codecommit/latest/userguide/setting-up-https-windows.html), and I got up to the section titled “Step 3: Set Up the Credential Helper”. I ran the code they suggested:

Only …

BitTorrent Sync – A Fast, Reliable Synchronization Option

I recently worked with a client that had about 200GB of data, mostly smaller files like images or PDFs, stored on a web server. I used BitTorrent Sync to get all of that data from that server to a computer, …

Pervasive SQL Database Backup Script – Made Easy!

I recently worked with a client that had a custom-written application that used Pervasive SQL as its back-end database. I wanted to make a backup of the data – and not just a single, manual backup, but a nightly, automated …

Taking Control of a WindowsImageBackup Folder

So you’ve made a Windows Image Backup – using the File History window in Windows 7, 8, or 10. Now you want to find out how large the backup is – so you right click and go to Properties, to …

CrashPlan for Family and HomeLab Review

Introduction I’ve been working with CrashPlan for about two years now, and I see it mentioned quite a bit on the HomeLab subreddit. I have the “Family” plan, which allows me to add up to 10 computers, and I use …

On Knuckle Scanners and Cheating – How to Bypass Proctortrack

Contents Introduction Intercepting the Video Feed Pre-Recorded Video The Non-Standard Hardware Approach Extra monitor LAN party The Non-Standard Software Approach Virtual Machine The Non-Technical Approach Just Use the Actual Textbook Use a Second Laptop The “Fuck With Them” Approach Sunglasses …

Installing PhoneGap/Cordova on Windows and Linux

PhoneGap/Cordova is a powerful tool that allows you to write applications in JavaScript and cross-compile them for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Android, iOS, and a number of other platforms. I was recently given the opportunity to work with it, and I found that the installation was both laborious and rife with error messages and frustration. I wrote down every issue I ran into, and created this guide to help others trying to install the system. I tried to link to my sources wherever relevant.