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Current state: still fighting with rectum cancer, but chances for better quality of life

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/03/12

The below thread describes my current state; this is how the rest of the family is doing:

  • Eega is almost recovered from surgery of a set of huge and smaller cysts; her cancer seems not to have returned
  • Brother has his third big cold in 3 months time; hopefully it is not COVID-19; not much response from his caretakers. He is still very confused about the family situation and should get more care than the 6 hours a week he gets now (out of the entitled 15+) but requests for more care since 2017 have had no success
  • Mom’s Alzheimer’s is progressing fast: she thinks I’m her brother and insists I should take care of the burden of her problems

This is a follow-up on Far less active on blog on social media: some personal things that need to be done. about a year ago, where I did not know what year would be ahead.

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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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VMware ESXi 6.5: “Failed – An error occurred during host configuration.” when starting the NTP service

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/08/10

I tried repeating VMware KB: Configuring Network Time Protocol (NTP) on ESX/ESXi hosts using the vSphere Client in ESXi 6.5 using the web-client (the steps are very similar, see [WayBack] How to configure ESXi 6.5 Network Time Protocol (NTP) via Host Client? | ESX Virtualization).

It failed with the non-descriptive “Failed – An error occurred during host configuration.”:

Viewing the details isn’t of much help as you do not get extra information:

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Remote access to the Embarcadero License Center via SSH tunnel – twm’s blog

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/08/10

Thomas basically did all the research on the forwarding needed for ELC (formerly Belise/Elise), then showed the PuTTY equivalent to ssh user@remote -L5567:192.168.1.200:5567:

[WayBackRemote access to the Embarcadero License Center via SSH tunnel – twm’s blog

Via: [WayBack] Once you have set up an Embarcadero License Center (ELC) for your company (with network named user or concurrent licenses) you will need network access … – Thomas Mueller (dummzeuch) – Google+

Related: [WayBack] Introducing the Embarcadero License Center – ELC

–jeroen

 

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On my research list: finding out how to prevent FortiClient to route all traffic over VPN

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/08/10

Links that will likely help me:

–jeroen

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How-to Make Your Own 3D Printing Goo

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/08/07

Smart idea: [WayBack] How-to Make Your Own 3D Printing Goo.

It is a large (22g) Elmer’s glue stick dissolved into a cup of warm water.

After applying it with a paper towel, the 3D print sticks to the warm printing bed well, but comes off easily from a cold printing bed.

It is quite easy to make. 1 cup water and 1 large 22g Elmers glue stick. I put both in water and let sit thinking it would dissolve on its own. After several hours I got impatient and put it in the microwave and heated it.(45 seconds I think). That did the trick and was only left with a few big clumps that I broke apart with my fingers to finish the dissolving.

To apply I just dip a paper towel in the solution and wipe on the bed. It leaves an extremely light layer of glue on the bed that PLA sticks very well to. When the bed cools the parts have very light adhesion to the bed. If the bed is hot it takes some force to get off.

[WayBack] Elmer’s School Glue Naturals® 1 pack 22g Glue Stick | All Natural Glue

Via: [WayBack] Recipe to make goo for 3D printer bed.  – Jean-Luc Aufranc – Google+

–jeroen

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Working on High Quality Low Cost DIY 3D Scanning using Structured Light

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/08/07

On my list of things to try: [WayBack] Working on High Quality Low Cost DIY 3D Scanning using Structured Light

Via: [WayBack] Karl has started looking into cheaper – yet accurate – DIY solutions for 3D scanning using structured light scanning… – Jean-Luc Aufranc – Google+

–jeroen

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