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Archive for June, 2015

Literally: Hotspots in Amsterdam – AMSTERDAM – PAROOL

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/06/30

Dit zijn de warmste plekken van Amsterdam – AMSTERDAM – PAROOL.

Big hotspots map:

Big elderly risk map:


Small hotspots map Small hotspots map


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Scala programming language and Venkat Subramaniam videos

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/06/30

A long while ago, someone (it was too long ago, so I sincerely forgot who, it probably was in the JBuilder era) told me that I should try out Ruby and Scala.

I did take a short look at Ruby back then, but since Ruby was so focussed on Web Development, and my heart really wasn’t there, postponed it to the times that the Web would be hot for me.

Then I should have taken a look at Scala (which compiles to Java bytecode), but since I abandoned Java (JBuilder wasn’t nice, Java programming was slow and modern IDEs like IntelliJ IDEA and Eclipse weren’t there yet).

Now that I’ve done truckloads of work in the .NET and Delphi world (including domain specific languages and Pascal based products), I bumped into these Scala videos by Venkat Subramaniam:

Boy, I should have taken a look earlier: like Delphi and C# it is a statically typed compiled language, but it is on steroids.

Yes, I know it leans on the Java bytecode as a run-time platform, but so does the Android SDK as one of the Java Platforms. Contrary Ruby, which with IronRuby runs on .NET and RubyMotion runs Mac and iOS, Scala does not run on the .NET platform any more.

Given the witty way of presenting I’m surely going to follow Venkat Subramaniam and watch some of his other videos too.

Shortly after watching the above I bumped into this video by Steve Yegge (Google): Dynamic Languages Strike Back – YouTube.


Posted in .NET, C#, Delphi, Development, Java, Java Platform, Ruby, Scala, Software Development | 3 Comments »

YouTube: Some windows shortcut key hints (by Alister Christie)

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/06/29

I wrote quite a few entries about Keyboards and Keyboard Shortcuts.

But Alister Christie did something much better: he published a great video on YouTube: Some windows shortcut key hints.

Most of the examples he shows work in Windows 7 and up.



Posted in Keyboards and Keyboard Shortcuts, Power User, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 9 | Leave a Comment »

Exit SSL 3.0: RFC 7568 – Deprecating Secure Sockets Layer Version 3.0

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/06/27

Great news:

Deprecating Secure Sockets Layer Version 3.0


via: RFC 7568 – Deprecating Secure Sockets Layer Version 3.0.

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Some XEONs and their hyperthreading capabilities

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/06/26

Hyperthreading capabilities:


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