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Archive for January 20th, 2016

Registry trick now fails to work for the Yahoo Search Engine update in Java 8 – was: Registry keys to prevent Java installs from adding sponsors (Ask/Google/Yahoo Toolbar, McAfee virus, etc) via: Super User

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/01/20

Anyone who knows a trick to prevent Java 8 from installing the Yahoo search/toolbar in Chrome and Internet Explorer?

This trick used to work in the past, but fails as of Java 8:

–jeroen

The old trick from Registry keys to prevent Java installs from adding sponsors (Ask/Google/Yahoo Toolbar, McAfee virus, etc) via: Super User « The Wiert Corner – irregular stream of stuff

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How to keep a young coder occupied | CommitStrip

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/01/20

Source: How to keep a young coder occupied | CommitStrip

So mean and yet so many people that think it can work.

Hopefully they one day read: html – RegEx match open tags except XHTML self-contained tags – Stack Overflow

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One Hacker Way – Erik Meijer

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/01/20

Push vs pull. Hacker vs Scrum (they should both be Agile). The meaning of life. Async await (and the whole development stack behind it). Just a few of the topics he covers in two version of this great talk:

(embedded versions of the videos are further on)

Summary of the first: Erik Meijer’s Hacker’s Way. Feedback on the second Erik Meijer’s Hacker’s Way and One Hacker Way – Erik Meijer : programming.

A few quotes and paraphrased parts I took from this (more are in Keynote: One Hacker Way – Erik Meijer with subtitles | Amara):

Thanks Kees Ks for pointing me at this.

–jeroen

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Computer Color is broken: averaging and blurring colors – via Kristian Köhntopp – Google+

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/01/20

When everybody uses (a+b)/2 but should use sqrt((aa+bb)/2) or even weigh the RGB parts.

–jeroen

via: Kristian Köhntopp – Google+.

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