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Linux command line bootable startup disk creator

Creating a bootable USB drive from the Linux command line When you need to (re)install a (new) host with Linux, Windows or other kind of operating system provided with an ISO file, burning a CD or DVD is not always an option. Therefore, a USB disk drive may come in handy. Unfortunately, using a GUI program on …

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PHP Match dates which may differ a few seconds from each other

At my work, I needed to compare two CSV files containing CDR’s (Call Detail Records). To made it quick and easy, I made a PHP script to do this. Some CDR’s were missing in our file or vice versa. The CDR’s which were not missing needed to be compared with each other. The problem was …

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Regular expression for matching URL

For a piece of software I wrote, I needed a security check which validates URLs. It needed to match any URL starting with HTTP or HTTPS, the host could be a IP or a hostname (like localhost) and it also should match port numbers (like :8080 for example) and trailing directories (/directory/anotherdirectory). Basically, it should …

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Trust Direct Webscan 19200 on Linux

Trust Direct Webscan 19200

The problem A few years ago, I bought a Trust Direct Webscan 19200 flat-bed scanner. I used it quite regularly at that time with my desktop PC, called “Atlantis”, running Windows XP. Last year I upgraded my PC hardware and software and currently I’m running Windows 7 on Atlantis. Some time ago, I needed to …

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