Using Bower in .NET Core Console Application

Web package manager Bower is well-integrated in Visual Studio project templates like ASP.NET Core, but not for .NET Core console applications at the moment. However, it would be useful if you are using e.g. a self-hosted webserver in your application, like Nancy, and...

IPVanish VPN with Mikrotik RouterOS

Internet providers in many countries are forced to store all your created data for a certain time, and no one knows what exactly is saved actually and what really happens with it, e.g. if someone steals the data. One way to get securer internet access is to redirect...

Solving localdomain.local\SYSVOL: Access denied

Scenario Access to \\yourDC\SYSVOL works Access to \\yourDomain.local\SYSVOL does not work (or only on the DC, but not on the clients), it might ask for other user credentials Windows 10 workstations Coming up with Windows 10, there seems to be a stricter access...

First steps with Github

Signup Create an account on www.github.com, should be self-explaining. Also create a repository; I will call it “testrepo” in this tutorial. We will use a Ubuntu VM as local machine in this case. Prepare local directory I suppose you already have a local...

Emoticons for Openfire Spark Messenger

Spark Messenger is a great open source messenger for internal and external usage, in combination with OpenFire Server. Because the integrated smileys and icons seem a bit outdated, I created an IconSet generator which uses the much more beautiful emoticons from...

Magento 1.9: Tax issues with PHP7

If you migrate from Ubuntu 14 to Ubuntu 16, PHP’s version also changes from 5.x to 7.x. Magento 1.9.x versions seem to work the same at first sight, but e.g. the cart and also the order process is done without VAT. According to various forum threads, the cause...