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Update: I was rightly corrected by the creator of uBlock, those are not links, but CSS selectors inside a <style> tag, to cause the offending links to be removed from the page. Furthermore, those particular rules are being fed from AdBlock Plus’ EasyList, and they are not related to uBlock.

I was tweaking a Jekyll theme to match the style of our Bootstrap-based site, when I suddenly noticed an alarming links to porn/spam sites, visible inside Chrome tools:

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As part of teaching myself PowerShell (and converting a legacy mess of perl scripts into something more manageable), I needed a way to export the files that were added or modified between two SVN revisions. After some searching, I came up with this PowerShell script: it takes a repository URL, a from and to revision numbers, and an output directory into which to export the files.

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Yesterday, JetBrains announced the first public EAP of ReSharper 9! While I’m sure they will dedicate whole blog posts about the new (and truly amazing!) features of ReSharper 9, I wanted to beat JetBrains to the punch, and let you know about one incredible feature (which I consider a killer feature of ReSharper 9). I am talking about the improvements in dealing with Regular Expressions (Regex)!

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This is a step-by-step recount of my attempt to migrate an existing 3-year old TFS (TFVC) repository to git, while keeping all the history, and then moving it to Visual Studio Online, a TFS in the cloud. This wasn’t an easy task, as there is no direct export-import built into either tools. I also ran into some problems during this lengthy process, and I describe the steps to solve them. Set aside a few hours of your time, brew some coffee (or tea), and let’s get started!

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I was called over to see if I could help solve a strange issue - every time the build script (Ant) for the client’s Android app ran - certain files that were modified by the build script (a .properties file, few others), were suddenly inaccessible to other people logging to the machine - only the user who initiated the build could still write to the files. Looking at the file permissions tab proved as much: only the current user and the Administrators group could access the file!

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It’s funny how a random twitter rant can yield valid solutions. One such rant between @omervk (who co-runs plaintextoffenders.com) and myself regarding enabling Two Factor Authentication (2FA, or login verification) on twitter being unavailable for people in Israel, caught the attention of Per Thorsheim, an independent security consultant and founder of the Passwords conference. Per, turns out, was interested in this problem because of another matter, that Twitter seemingly turned off login verification for people who do not have their phone numbers associated with Twitter! Per wrote about his own experiences trying to enable 2FA on twitter here.

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