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Archive for April, 2013

Great optical illusion: Pink Floyd prism with Pulse background

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/04/27

graphics – How can this image be created with Mathematica? – Mathematica Stack Exchange.

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Chrome Web Store – BitTorrent Surf (Beta)

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/04/27

Interesting: Chrome Web Store – BitTorrent Surf (Beta).

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Windows 8 and Windows 7 keyboard shortcuts (via: Brian Long, a blong, blong, blong road…)

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/04/26

Found a while ago that Brian Long wrote a few nice pages and posts on Windows keyboard shortcuts:

Thanks Brian


Posted in Keyboards and Keyboard Shortcuts, Power User, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, Windows XP | Tagged: , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Way too much “friendly comment” SPAM lately. “Spam, lovely Spam, wonderful Spam.”

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/04/25

Since about 2 months, I get truckloads of friendly comments indicating my blog is so wonderful that gets through Aksimet.

I’m not alone: one spammer posted his full spam script on Scott Hanselmans blog, and of course, Scott blogged about it: Exposed A Blog Comment Spammers Source Template

Not so cool.



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What do you mean “cannot use parentheses?” – Fabulous Adventures In Coding – Site Home – MSDN Blogs

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/04/25

Eric Lippert:

Ah, VBScript. It just wouldn’t be the same without these quirky gotchas.

So either perform Call, assign the function result, or use less parenthesis.

Another thing that drives me crazy with VBScript is that you can only specify ByVal or ByRef, but not specify what type a parameter (string, integer, etc) will be.

VBScript will just barf with “Microsoft VBScript compilation error: Expected ‘)’” at the first As. or colon (:) when you declare Sub or Function parameters like this:

  • Function Describe(ByVal FileName As String, ByVal Description As String)
  • Function Describe(ByVal FileName : String, ByVal Description : String)

The reason is that the colon is end-of-statement token, which means you can string statements together, an can Dim and assign a variable in one line:

  • Dim PathName : PathName = FileName

To quote ebgreen:

VB is NOT VB.Net which is NOT VBA which is NOT VBScript

Oh and Debugging VBScript is indispensable (:


via: What do you mean “cannot use parentheses?” – Fabulous Adventures In Coding – Site Home – MSDN Blogs.

Posted in Development, Scripting, Software Development, VBScript | Leave a Comment »

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