Antoine Aflalo

My journey in the computer world

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SoundSwitch 3.15.2: Fixing Banner Sound

A simple correction of a crash when using the Custom Sound and the banner. This is now corrected. Also I’m working on rewriting the inside of the program that takes care of the Switching. I’m going to base most of… Continue Reading →

Elastic Stack with TLS

Introduction At work, we decided to give a try to the Elastic Stack (Elastic Search, Logstash and Filebeat in our case) while having the whole communication secured with TLS. TLS Protocol You might at this point wonder how all the… Continue Reading →

Best practices to secure your WordPress CMS

When you manage a WordPress site, you see the worst that the internet can bring on you. When it’s not blatant comment spam, it’s some brute forcing to try to get admin access to your WordPress. I posted about this… Continue Reading →

AWS S3: The right policy to set

When working with Mattermost chat server, I decided to move the media (attachment, images, etc …) to Amazon AWS S3 bucket. Setup AWS S3 Bucket creation The first thing you have to setup is the bucket itself, Amazon (with a little… Continue Reading →

SoundSwitch 3.15.1: VC Redist detection

This version contains a couple of fixes for the installer and the detection of the correct VC Redist Version which has caused some user to not be able to install the program. Also, I bumped the requirement to VC Redist… Continue Reading →

SalesForce ID 15 chars to 18 chars in PHP

Like in a lot of companies, SalesForce is used to manage customer file and information. Our application need to interface with the SF Database to either update/create records or fetch some information for our support/marketing. We encounter a weird issue… Continue Reading →

SoundSwitch 3.15.0: Banner notification and installer fix

Thanks to @ramon18 we now have a wonderful new notification type: Banner As said in his pull request #186 this is perfect for gamers, this banner notification looks like the usual notification from program interacting with games. It’s a small… Continue Reading →

SoundSwitch Beta 3.14.2: Banner Notification

Thanks to @ramon18 we now have a wonderful new notification type: Banner As said in his pull request #186 this is perfect for gamers, this banner notification looks like the usual notification from program interacting with games. It’s a small… Continue Reading →

Kaspersky: A false positive story

As you may know, I’m developing SoundSwitch in my free time. Lately, it’s been struck as a Trojan by Kaspersky. This happens just a couple of month after Symantec did the same with Norton. Moreover, it was at the same… Continue Reading →

SoundSwitch 3.14.1: Higher Resolution and Bug Fixes

This version comes with an overhaul of the UX (settings menu, update, etc …) done by @FireEmerald. As you can see in his screenshot #169 there is a big improvement of the DPI of the application. Some changes in the… Continue Reading →

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