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Open a terminal on a folder in Windows 8

Posted by Luis Majano
19 Sep 2013 11:26 AM

I am happily surprised I can finally do this in Windows: Open a terminal right on a folder I want in the explorer.  Maybe this features has always been there but I just recently found that that if you do a "shift-right click" on a folder you get more options and one of them is the Open command windows here.  I was so excited about this (geek style) that therefore a blog entry ensued:

 

HTTP Error 401.3 on iis7 with new site

Posted by Luis Majano
13 Nov 2010 12:16 PM

I can honestly say that I love Apache for its simplicity and just works attitude.  I am recently setting up my lab at home and using iis7 under windows 7 to test some sites.  Problem after problem, but I guess it is my lack of usage of iis.  Anyways, after setting up a new site and giving the folder permissions to the IIS user, I was still getting the following nasty error:

 

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The solution is definitely straightforward but after much googling and fiddling, finally something that works.  Go to the IIS admin and click on your site.  Once there, click on the Authentication icon:

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Once it opens, click on Anonymous Authentication and then on the right hand panel click on “EDIT”.  You will get a modal window about the user to use for anonymous security:

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Make sure you click on “Application Pool identity” instead of the default IUSR user.  That’s it, now the error is gone and a consistent user is used.

So I will attribute this to my lack of IIS skills, but still, quite convoluted.

Live Writer is Cool!

Posted by Luis Majano
05 May 2010 10:23 PM

Since I got my new netbook, I decided to dual boot windows 7 and ubuntu 10.4.  I have been a long time Mac user, but I can finally say that windows 7 is so much better than its predecessors.  It doesn’t mean to say that it has its inevitable quirks and weird's things an operating system of these days should not have anymore, like when I want to be an admin, I WANT TO BE AN ADMIN!!! LET ME DO WHAT I WANT!!!

Anyways, I found that permissions in windows 7 are absolute nonsense and just plain stupid.  Apart from that, I have been trying out the suite of live apps, like, live writer, live photo gallery and live mail.  I can totally say I really like them, they are simple, intuitive and easy to setup.  So maybe the OS is still crappy, but the apps are really good.

Anyways, that is my rant of the night, as I type this up in live writer and really liking it.

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