Thursday, October 27, 2016

Copying Files to Network Shared Folder Crashes Windows 10 Explorer

I sometimes copy files to network shared folders on a Windows 10 host. The action often crashes the Windows 10 explorer, and you would observe that  the Windows 10 explorer is terminated and restarted  when this happens.

A solution that has helped me was from this discussion. That is, check the "Always show icons, never thumbnails" from the "Folder View". As the following screen captures shows, to access the Folder View, you need to  choose "View" from the Folder window, click "Option" from the Ribbon, and choose "Change folder and search options". On the "Folder and Search Options" popup window, select the "View" tab, and from the Fold View, check "Always show icons, never thumbnails", and click the "OK" button to confirm.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Flashed Android Phone Staying in Boot Animation Cycle

I have an old HTC EVO 4G LTE Android phone. It is dubbed code name "jewel". I was flashing it with a CyanogenMod custom ROM following the instruction on CyanogenMod's website. However, once I finished the flashing process, and the phone stays in boot animation cycle, i.e., it would boot into the HTC logo, and the screen would turn dark, and the process repeats.

It turns out the boot image was not installed properly. To fix it, extract the boot.img from the custom ROM zip file, and upload the boot image to the phone, and boot the phone into fastboot mode, and run the following command,

fastboot flash boot boot.img

This procedure is discussed in an thread.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Free SSL Certificates

It has many benefits for using SSL to enable HTTPS for web services as discussed therein.  In fact, you can access this blog via HTTPS as Google states. It is possible that you can obtain free certificates from a very limited list of providers. Previously, I took a note on "Free SSL Certificates for Securing E-mails and Websites".

I came across Let's Encrypt that can provide free SSL certificates and has a protocol that allows a web service to obtain the certificates "on the fly".

Here is a list of information that may be of your interest before you try.  You can certainly find out the information for their website.