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Having cancer is not a fight or a battle, it is about having luck or misfortune

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/12/10

It has been a while after my last post about me having cancer. No, I am not giving up. But I am having the regular fear of the upcoming checks: did the metastases return, or do I have the luck to outlive some 30% of my peer group.

The last metastases surgery has been slightly more than a year ago. A year from now, that percentage hopefully will be 50% and slowly increase over time until about 90% in some 9 years from now.

At year’s end, I will know for sure.

Below are some links on, mostly Dutch but with English abstract, articles about the mental side of having cancer, or having survived it for now.

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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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Installing Windows OpenSSH from the command-line on Windows 10 and 11

Posted by jpluimers on 2023/03/28

While writing On my reading list: Windows Console and PTY, I found out that OpenSSH had become available as an optional Windows feature.

It was in [Wayback/] Windows Command-Line: Introducing the Windows Pseudo Console (ConPTY) | Windows Command Line:

Thankfully, OpenSSH was recently ported to Windows and added as a Windows 10 optional feature. PowerShell Core has also adopted ssh as one of its supported PowerShell Core Remoting protocols.

Here are a few links:

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Attackers Tier List | Pokemon GO Wiki – GamePress

Posted by jpluimers on 2023/03/27

The next time I need to figure out what to use my TM items for is to read [Wayback/Archive] Attackers Tier List | Pokemon GO Wiki – GamePress.

The intro of it:

The Attackers Tier List aims to tackle the question of where best to spend your resources (Stardust, Rare Candy, and TMs). The Attackers Tier List highlights what are arguably the best Raid Pokemon in the game, divided into three distinct sections.

  1. A rotating “Flavor of the Month” with counters not featured in the core list for current [Tier 5] Raid Bosses
  2. A list of Mega Evolved Pokemon that are boosted by the current season, which may include Pokemon that are also on the tier list in other capacities.
  3. A core list of top attackers with good matchups against many Gym defenders and past / future Raid Bosses, ranked from S to C.

While the top attackers may fluctuate with additions of new Pokemon and moves into the game, we anticipate entries on this core list to be highly used in Raid and Gym battles. All trainers should feel confident in powering up and adding these Pokemon to their team.

The best Pokemon to power up will always be the ones immediately useful, so pay attention to Raid Boss rotations! The Flavor of the Month spotlights Pokemon currently useful who aren’t on the tier list. They can provide nice alternatives for those without the superior species on the tier list.

Via [Archive] Murdock (@Generic42) / Twitter.


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Redacteur Jeroen Wester hielp zijn oude, alleenstaande oom in zijn zoektocht naar zorg, en verdwaalde – NRC

Posted by jpluimers on 2023/03/25

De overhead van PGB in zowel WMO als WLZ door het wantrouwen van de overheid in de burger is enorm. Zo groot zelfs dat het waarschijnlijk de hoeveelheid fraude overstijgt.

Bovendien kan het overgrote deel van de groep die zorg op maat nodig heeft deze niet via natura-zorg in WMO of WLZ krijgen, en al helemaal niet digivaardig genoeg om de PGB bureaucratie aan te kunnen.

[Archive] Redacteur Jeroen Wester hielp zijn oude, alleenstaande oom in zijn zoektocht naar zorg, en verdwaalde – NRC:

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Informatiekaarten over palliatieve zorg – Pharos

Posted by jpluimers on 2023/03/24

De praatkaart gewoon sterven van Pharos staat op [Wayback/Archive] Informatiekaarten over palliatieve zorg – Pharos.

De kaart zelf is [Wayback/Archive preview]…

Via: [Archive] Gudule Boland on Twitter: “Wat gebeurt er als iemand doodgaat? Veel mensen kennen het natuurlijke proces van sterven niet. Deze gratis informatiekaart legt het uit in begrijpelijke woorden en beelden. … @PharosKennis …” / Twitter


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The fundamentals of programming, a thread by @isotopp on Twitter

Posted by jpluimers on 2023/03/22

Kristian Kohntöpp publishes great DevOps related threads on Twitter. [Wayback/Archive] Thread by @isotopp “I am Kris, and I am 53 now. I learned programming on a Commodore 64 in 1983. My first real programming language (because C64 isn’t one) was 6502 assembler, forwards and backwards. “ is his response, about a year and a half ago, to a request by Julia Evans (@b0rk) that I also saved: [Wayback/Archive] Thread by @b0rk on Thread Reader App – Thread Reader App.

Her request: [Archive] 🔎Julia Evans🔍 on Twitter: “if you’ve been working in computing for > 15 years — are there fundamentals that you learned “on the job” 15 years ago that you think most people aren’t learning on the job today? (I’m thinking about how for example nobody has ever paid me to write C code)” / Twitter followed by [Archive] 🔎Julia Evans🔍 on Twitter: “I’m especially interested in topics that are still relevant today (like C programming) but are just harder to pick up at work now than they used to be” / Twitter.

The start of his thread is [Archive] Kris on Twitter: “@b0rk I am Kris, and I am 53 now. I learned programming on a Commodore 64 in 1983. My first real programming language (because C64 isn’t one) was 6502 assembler, forwards and backwards.” / Twitter.

Kristian’s story is very similar to mine, though I sooner stepped up the structured programming language ladder as at high school, I had access to an Apple //e with a Z80 card (yes, the SoftCard), so could run CP/M with Turbo Pascal 1.0 (later 2.0 and 3.0) which I partly described in The calculators that got me into programming (via: calculators : Algorithms for the masses – julian m bucknall), followed by early access at the close by university to PC’s running on 8086 and up. The computer science lab, now called Snellius, but back then known as CRI for Centraal RekenInstituut – is now had an educational deal with IBM, which means they switched from the PC/XT to the PC/AT with a 80286 processor as soon as the latter came out).

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