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Far less active on blog on social media: some personal things that need to be done.

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/04/03

Some people already noticed me being far less active on social media including this blog.

This will continue for a while, as I am supporting two people that are very dear to me.

  • One needs to get some MRI scans very soon, with past results not being promising, so consequences not clear yet.
  • Another I am protecting from mental abuse by somebody close, something which is very hard to prove, but has very real consequences. Recognising the – initially very subtle – behavioral changes, and convincing other people up the supporting and medical tree they were indeed true and related, took several years, so I recon the recovery process will take long too.

Luckily, my blog queue has been filled with about 2 years of content, so that will run automatically.

Social media response from me will be on a “when I feel like it” base until further notice, focussing on things that give me energy and bring me joy.

–jeroen

 

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The biggest lie I tell myself is not about new years resolutions.

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/01/01

The biggest lie I tell myself is “I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it”

It’s likely older, but the oldest reference I could find was 2012 [WayBack].

So before I forget:

Happy New Year everyone!

With the above quote, it is no coincidence I started my blog even earlier (in 2009): it’s my off-line memory, way better readable than my hand-writing and indexed by various search engines.

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Crowdsourcing App-Translation with in-app message – Christoph Wiesner – Medium

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/09/13

Interesting approach on how a free app got itself free translations: Case Study on engaging users to become app translators

Source: [WayBackCrowdsourcing App-Translation with in-app message – Christoph Wiesner – Medium

The app: Visual Timer – Countdown

Platforms used:

  • Firebase is Google’s mobile platform that helps you quickly develop high-quality apps and grow your business.Source: Firebase
  • POEditor is an online localization management tool, perfect for collaborative or crowdsourced translation projects. Translate websites, apps, games and more!Source: Software Localization Management Platform

Via:

–jeroen

 

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How to start up your Mac in Internet Recovery Mode

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/09/13

When all else fails: [WayBackHow to start up your Mac in Internet Recovery Mode.

Command-Option-R is one of the plethora of keyboard tricks you can use during boot:

Some Mac features are available by holding down certain keys during startup.

[WayBackStartup key combinations for Mac – Apple Support

 

Hold during startup Description
Shift ⇧ Start up in Safe Mode.
Option ⌥ Start up to Startup Manager.
C Start up from a bootable CD, DVD, or USB thumb drive (such as OS X install media).
D Start up to either Apple Hardware Test or Apple Diagnostics, depending on which Mac you’re using.
Option-D Start up to either Apple Hardware Test or Apple Diagnostics over the Internet.
N Start up from a compatible NetBoot server.
Option-N Start up from a NetBoot server using the default boot image.
Command (⌘)-R Start up from OS X Recovery.
Command-Option-R Start up from OS X Recovery over the Internet.
Command-Option-P-R Reset NVRAM. Release the keys after you hear the startup sound again.
Command-S Start up in single-user mode.
T Start up in target disk mode.
X Start up from an OS X startup volume when the Mac would otherwise start up from a non-OS X startup volume.
Command-V Start up in verbose mode.
Eject (⏏), F12, mouse button, or trackpad button Eject removable media, such as an optical disc.

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Posted in Apple, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Pro, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Happy Day of the Programmer!

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/09/13

Enjoy your day and [WayBack] Good Questions — Geek&Poke; [WayBack] The art of programming — Geek&Poke

 

 

 

–jeroen

Related: Happy Day of the Programmer! 2018

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What went wrong with the IT industry? Some interesting thoughts on other industries coping with complexity…

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/09/12

[WayBack] What went wrong with the IT industry? Well, maybe the same as what happened in other industries that deal with complexity. We maybe beat ourselves up to… – James Coplien – Google+ is on my list of videos to watch.

–jeroen

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Delphi / Stefan Glienke: I looked into IntroSort … and the Microsoft implementation … Here is my current implementation

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/09/12

For my link archive: [WayBack] Delphi / Stefan Glienke: I looked into IntroSort … and the Microsoft implementation … Here is my current implementation

[WayBackDelphi IntroSort by Stefan Glienke

–jeroen

https://bitbucket.org/snippets/sglienke/64LG6b/introsort

 

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