Online encode and decode base64, hex, url

  • Posted on: 9 May 2016
  • By: Michał Turecki

Git tricks

  • Posted on: 28 April 2016
  • By: Michał Turecki

Inspired by spring cleaning of a collection of "New Text Document (n).txt" files on my desktop I decided to prepare a collection of git useful scripts, yet another. Here is the list:


RDPWrap download - remotely connecting to Windows using Remote Desktop multiple times without hacking termsrv.dll

  • Posted on: 10 March 2016
  • By: Michał Turecki

Having a home media centre PC (categorised as such because it's connected to a TV instead of a monitor) which is always on, from time to time I need to remote in to it and only Server editions of Windows allow a user to be logged in both locally and remotely at the same time.

As far as I know there are 2 ways to correct this:

Upgrading clean Windows 7 installation to Windows 10 - Windows Update issues

  • Posted on: 26 January 2016
  • By: Michał Turecki

After a clean install of Windows 7 for the sole purpose of upgrading it soon after to Windows 10 I've encountered an interesting Windows Update issue: Windows Update screen became stuck on "Checking for updates..." message.
Issue was already reported in many places, for many different Windows versions but none of the solutions worked for me except the following:

Gift & Art

  • Posted on: 21 October 2015
  • By: Michał Turecki

Today I finished a Drupal commerce online store I worked on for some time. Not really finished - no website can be fully finished as either it's data security will deteriorate over time or content value will decrease or will become irrelevant technologically and the way information is presented will become obsolete (language evolution? augmented reality? mind melt?).

For now it's all right, check it out: gift & art.

How to save data from all tables in SQL Server database into CSV files (using PowerShell)

  • Posted on: 23 September 2015
  • By: Michał Turecki

All it takes is to create the following PowerShell script (text file with .ps1 extension) and changing $server and $db variables to match the server's host and instance name (SERVER\INSTANCE) and a database name.

Flashing bricked TP-LINK AC1200 Archer C5 v1.20 using JTAG cable

  • Posted on: 19 September 2015
  • By: Michał Turecki

Here is a short list of steps involved.

  1. Connect JTAG cable to 3.3V capable serial interface.
  2. Make sure that cable has TX and RX swapped and only GND is connected, VCC should not be.
  3. Run putty or other terminal software. Use baud rate 115200, 8 data bits + 1 stop bit, no parity or flow control

Applying SVN patch diff file to a GIT repository

  • Posted on: 7 September 2015
  • By: Michał Turecki

There are many FOSS projects using subversion for source control. I'm using GIT instead because or a unique mixture of features it has and a widespread use of GIT in FOSS community including legendary GitHub. Subversion is much less flexible and is worse performing regardless of popular opinions based mostly on better familiarity with it without "big picture" comparison. Major reason for my personal dislike of SVN is inability to browse the history of a repository without having an established network connection to the subversion repository server.