Creating a Windows 10 USB installation stick

The latest version of Windows 10 installation media is very big: Version 1909 uses a 5.1g ISO image. You could burn it onto a DVD, but you need a dual layer (single layer is only 4.7g). But you can also put the stuff simply on a USB stick.


Using maven behind a proxy

When you are in a corporate network, you might be behind an authenticating http proxy server. Indications that you are: timeouts when maven tries to download a dependency from maven central.


Captive portals

When using public wifis, they are often “protected” by a so-called captive portal. They redirect you to a page, where you need to login or at least accept the conditions of the network, you are going to use. Before you have agreed, all your network traffic is blocked which leads to timeouts.



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