and other pizzas you can’t order anymore 🙁
From the The Mad Moose Facebook page:
For the past 10 years it has been a privilege providing you with Yarravilles best pizza experience.
Sadly we have closed permanently.
We closed our doors for the very last time Tuesday night.
It has been a pleasure serving (most of) you.
We have met some amazing people, customers, staff and suppliers along the way.
I’d especially like to thank our loyal customers that have been with us through the years.
It is a very tough market at the moment and I have had to make an equally tough decision.
We understand that this closure may come as a surprise and may upset some customers. We deeply apologise for the inconvenience and the fact that you will now need to find another pizza place.
Sincerely Logan and the Mad Moose crew.
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System.InvalidOperationException: This implementation is not part of the Windows Platform FIPS validated cryptographic algorithms. at System.Security.Cryptography.SHA1Managed..ctor() at ....
When I say “learnt”, it was more about reading documents to determine what happened to cause the above error.
I suspect either of these:
- Microsoft have released a new schannel.dll which removes and/or breaks SHA1 functionally.
- The Group Policy setting “System cryptography: Use FIPS compliant algorithms for encryption, hashing, and signing” has been enabled.
My quick “fix” was to change the application to use a different hashing algorithm.
- System cryptography: Use FIPS compliant algorithms for encryption, hashing, and signing” security setting effects in Windows XP and in later versions of Windows
- FIPS validated cryptographic algorithms in .NET
- NIST: Secure Hashing Standards Validation List
- Microsoft: FIPS 140 Validation
- Microsoft: AES Provider Algorithms
All of us, at some point during our lifetime, will need a little help and a little compassion from others. All of us, due to the nature of our existence, with our need for food, shelter, clothing and medical care; will find ourselves in need. It is human nature to believe that “it” will never happen to us (“it”, of course, being bad luck). But, rest assured, it can, and it will.
… and why should I care …
Well for those times when you get this error message when trying to download a 1 hour podcast:
My suspicion is that the podcast author is using a high Bit Rate. Luckily you can get this information by adding the “Bit Rate” column into the iTune application Podcast view.
Which confirmed my suspicion. My favourite podcast uses a 256 kbps Bit Rate (podcast not shown above).
Let’s confirm that by looking at the actual audio files. I did that by doing the following:
- Downloaded the iMazing application.
iMazing will allow me to extract some additional; information from the podcasts.
(the iMazing trial edition allows you to copy up to 50 files off the iPhone).
- Exported a number of podcasts to compare with the “large” podcast.
- Compared them below.
|File size||Length||Format||Mono / Stereo?|
|A.D.D. Comedy with Dave Razowsky||114||50.8 MB||1hr||
|Conversations||64||22.3 MB||0hr 48m 10s||
|How ‘Bout This||128||95.7 MB||1h 44m 9s||
|Impro Podcast – Claudia Hoppe||160||67 MB||0hr 58min 30s||
|Improv Nerd With Jimmy Carrane||128||52.6 MB||0hr 57min 11s||
|Mr. Fred’s Amazing Podcast||256||108 MB||0hr 58min 56s||
|Story Wise Woodend||64||12.4 MB||0hr 26min 51s||
|The Comedian’s Comedian||64||34.2 MB||1h 11m 36s||
The reason why the “Mr. Fred’s Amazing Podcast” podcast is over 100 MB, is that the author is using a high Bit Rate. Reducing the Bit rate would mean that I could download it over a cell phone network AND they would save on hosting costs.
How to Remove Broken or Dead Tracks from iTunes
This article allowed me to tidy up my music collection.
WA Health – Centre for Clinical Interventions
Has a list of resources to assist with
- Body Dysmorphia
- Distress Intolerance
- Health Anxiety
- Low Self-Esteem
- Bipolar Disorder
- Disordered Eating
- Panic Attacks
- Social Anxiety
- Chronic worrying
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I thought I’d have to do this for the Surface Pro 4 “Pen” application, but Microsoft has bundled the Pen application into Windows 10 Anniversary Version (Build 1607).
The Windows OS Hub has written a comprehensive guide on how to do this.
Modern Windows 8 apps (APPX Metro apps) are mostly designed to be installed online from Windows Store. Despite Windows allows to install Metro apps from APPX files offline, you can’t download a Metro app distribution from Windows Store. In this article, we’ll show how to download an APPX file of any Modern App using Fiddler and install it on the systems with no access to Windows Store (offline systems or corporate computers).
So, our task is to get an archive with an APPX file of any Windows 8 Metro app to install it manually on an offline system. As it has already been told, you can’t directly download an APPX file from Windows Store. However, during the installation of any app, at a certain moment a client gets a generated link to download its APPX file. Let’s try to trace the link, by which Windows Store downloads an installation file.
Further details here: How to Download APPX Installation File for any Windows Store App