Shucking WD Easystore WDBCKA0120HBK-NESN

WD Easystore 12TB from BestBuy, purchased in May 2020, contains WDC WD120EMFZ-11A6JA0. It weighs XXX grams. (to be filled in when I actually take the drive out) smartctl -a (still within enclosure): === START OF INFORMATION SECTION === Device Model: WDC WD120EMFZ-11A6JA0 Serial Number: Z2GD1ZVT LU WWN Device Id: 5 000cca 28dc57bf1 Firmware Version: 81.00A81 ...

Freezing Acrobat Reader DC when signing pdfs using Smart Card

Freezing Acrobat Reader DC when signing pdfs using Smart Card
I couldn’t figure out why I cannot sign PDFs using my smartcard anymore (I had no troubles on a different computer a couple months back). Adobe Acrobat Reader would simply freeze to death after selecting my Smart Card certificate, with no apparent reason. Of course Googling it finds posts on Adobe forum which sound like ...

Reasons to avoid Try/catch/swallow block

Reasons to avoid Try/catch/swallow block
This question has been asked multiple times before: why is “try { … } catch {}” a bad practice? ([0], [1], [2]). All of those answers are good, but I would like to address this issue from slightly different points. By no means I am trying to say to avoid throwing exceptions when invalid state occured. ...