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Archive for September 19th, 2012

My Delphi conferences this fall:,, no EKON (

Posted by jpluimers on 2012/09/19

Nicolette and me on the Antarctic peninsulaWhile scheduling this year’s projects, it was clear that it would become impossible to have the summer holiday in the summer (last year was also outside, as we fulfilled Nicolette’s dream: visit the Antarctic region).

So we moved this year’s holiday to early November, hoping that would be outside the Fall conference season.

Alas, EKON (, this year in Düsseldorf, Germany, moved themselves to November, so this will be the first EKON ever that I won’t attend (out of 3 or 4 people that never missed one). Sorry guys I will miss the great speakers, sessions and workshops (:

I am going to speak on two other European Delphi conferences though:

I’m really looking forward meeting the attendees, speakers and organizations there. Conferences are always a lot of fun and a great way for me of learning new things.



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Everything’s broken and nobody’s upset – Scott Hanselman

Posted by jpluimers on 2012/09/19

Great post with some exceptionally well written comments on the status quo: Everything’s broken and nobody’s upset – Scott Hanselman.


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xkcd: Click and Drag

Posted by jpluimers on 2012/09/19

xkcd: Click and Drag: a brilliant piece of JavaScript with images at



Posted in Development, JavaScript/ECMAScript, LifeHacker, Power User, Scripting, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

:-) and :-( turned 30, thanks Scott Fahlman!

Posted by jpluimers on 2012/09/19

Today they :-) and :-( turned 30. Happy birthday!

The first use was attributed to Scott Fahlman.

Over the last few years, I switched to reverse smileys as too much software tries to graphicalize the regular ones.


via: Scott Fahlman – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Posted in History, Opinions | 1 Comment »


Posted by jpluimers on 2012/09/19


git-tfs is a two-way bridge between TFS and git, similar to git-svn.

Need to check out if it is more like the SVNBridge wrapper that wraps SVN around TFS on either the server or the client, or like git-svn which wraps git around SVN only around the client.


via: git-tfs.

Posted in Development, DVCS - Distributed Version Control, git, Software Development, Source Code Management, Subversion/SVN, TFS (Team Foundation System) | Leave a Comment »

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