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Archive for February 17th, 2014

Google Fonts

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/02/17

Nice: Google Fonts. They started their own Font CDN.

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T-Mobile USA: how to keep a SIM card active if you visit the USA infrequently

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/02/17

Last time when I was in the USA, I got myself a new T-Mobile USA SIM card with a local phone number so I could call and have data.

There are a few pre-paid T-Mobile USA plans interesting, depending on how long you visit the USA:

Voice+Text+Data:

  • Pay by the day USD 3/day for Unlimited Talk/Text/Data with the first 200 megabyte of data at 4G speed and the rest at 2G speed.
  • Pay by the day USD 2/day for Unlimited Talk/Text/Data with the data at 2G speed. 2G speed is maxed at 128 kilobit/second.
  • USD 50/month for 0.5 gigabyte of high-speed data and the rest at 2G speed. (works better for > 25 days of USD2/day).
  • USD 60/month for 2.5 gigabyte of high-speed data and the rest at 2G speed. (works better for > 20 days of USD3/day).
  • USD 70/month for unlimited high-speed data. (works better for > 23 days of USD2/day)

Data only:

  • 0.5/1.0/2.5 gigabyte per day for USD 10/15/30.
  • 0.5/2.5/4.5/6.5/8.5/10.5/12.5 gigabyte per month for USD 20/30/40/50/60/70/80.

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Where to watch for StackOverflow / StackExchange downtime status: @StackStatus, @TechCrunch, @HNTweets

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/02/17

Basically, stackstatus.net is not actively updated when severe things like DDoS happen. So the best way to be kept up to date is watch these links:

–jeroen

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Vulcan Point Island: An island in a lake, inside an island, inside another lake inside an island inside the ocean.

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/02/17

I forgot who brought this up in one of my circles a while ago, but this is fun:

An island in a lake, inside an island, inside another lake inside an island inside the ocean.

From the outside in:

  1. Sea (South Chinese Sea/Philippine Sea/Pacific Ocean)
  2. Luzon island of the Philippines
  3. Taal Lake
  4. Volcano Island
  5. Main Crater Lake
  6. Vulcan Point Island

Isn’t the earth a magnificent planet (:

–jeroen

via: Taal Lake – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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