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Archive for March 23rd, 2016

President of the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB) Michael van Praag plays national anthems together with Adest Musica

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/03/23

Drum and Showband Adest Musica based in Sassenheim, the Netherlands, welcomes a very special guest musician. The chairman of the Dutch Football Association (KNVB), Michael van Praag, will join Adest Musica for a special performance that will take place in the Amsterdam ArenA where Adest Musica will be playing the national anthems during a friendly soccer match between the Netherlands and France.

The first contact with Michael van Praag occurred during the summer of 2015. The editors of Adest Magazine, the annual luxury magazine published by Adest Musica at the start of each New Year, had an interview with the KNVB president looming high on their wish list. Ewout Claassen, sousaphonist at Adest Musica and additionally a member of the Sponsoring Committee of the band, says: “We had learned that Michael van Praag, in addition to his work for the KNVB, UEFA and FIFA, is an avid sousaphone player. A celebrity in our own luxury magazine values it even more. These were the reasons for us to contact him. The occasion of the interview was in October 2015 at KNVW headquarters in Zeist. With a big smile, Claassen tells “Together with other interviewer Menno de Jong, who plays drums at Adest Musica and also is Sponsor Committee member, we had a very nice conversation with Michael van Praag. At the end of the event, we asked him whether he wanted to take a place in the Corps as a guest musician during a friendly international soccer match in the Amsterdam ArenA. He instantly gave his commitment.”.

Impact

Friday night March 25, Michael Van Praag will be among the ranks of Drum and Showband Adest Musica. The Corps will, prior to the friendly soccer match between the Netherlands and France, play the national anthems of both countries. Of course, van Praag will also rehearse several times with Adest Musica. Van Praag concludes “I think this is a huge honor! The Netherlands are, together with England, still the only countries in the world where the national anthems are being played by live orchestras. That always leaves a huge impression on the soccer players and the visiting association. I’m very much looking forward to the event!”.

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Copy.com replacement – which one to choose?

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/03/23

As copy.com will go down on 20160501 (about 6 weeks from now), I’m searching for alternatives.

These tables weren’t really useful when digging information for my use cases:

Use cases

This is how we use copy.com (where our installed machines have Windows, Mac OS X and Linux on them) now:

  1. Sync and share between our scanner VM, the various machines of my wife and me (using the different accounts for each user) and including off-site/in-cloud storage.
    This holds for about 20 gigabytes of data and grows about 1.5-2 gigabytes per year.
  2. Sync project documents between various business contacts and myself (the documents that aren’t part of versioning systems yet).
    Not much data yet (100s of megabytes as most people tend to use DropBox for this even though Copy.com has the option of setting permissions)
  3. Sync and share my BIN directory tree with tools where my own user has read/write permissions and other users have read-only permissions.
    This holds for about 2 gigabytes of data.
  4. Sync and share my installer directory (ISOs, MSIs, DMGs, etc) between my main Mac and Windows machines and various other ones.
    This holds for about 40 gigabytes of data and grows faster than any of the others.

Dropbox doesn’t cut it for various reasons:

  1. It sucks at long filenames (especially on Windows).
  2. It won’t properly handle various encodings (like between Windows and Mac).
  3. Often it hangs on local-sync (although copy.com also does that, but less often).

What to choose?

On my shortlist to experiment with are Google Drive and Mega.nz, although it’s not clear if Mega.nz handles syncing well (Ken Logon thinks it looses data) and it’s security might not be good (although that’s a statement by Kim Dotcom who has stakes).

Any others? Or should I choose a mix of tooling?

Tencent/Weiyun might be useful for ISO images of installers (like the ISOs MSDN doesn’t have any more): Download Tencent/Weiyun 10TB cloud storage english language files

–jeroen

PS: later (20160402) via KPN stopt 1 augustus met cloudopslagdienst Up – IT Pro – Nieuws – Tweakers

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Lots of nice short programming videos by Charlie Calvert – Google+

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/03/23

The youTube videos by Charlie Calvert – Google+ pointed me to Online Code Editor – Codeanywhere.

Then I found out he has a while bunch more videos. about various programming topics.

I’ve known Charlie for a long time: from his Borland days (and book writing at SAMS, which is now Informit) through the days at Microsoft (he left in 2010) and now he is teaching at Bellevu College.

To follow him, check out @CalvertBC

Interesting! There are lots, below is just s short list.

–jeroen

 

 

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Intel mastermind, Silicon Valley statesman Andy Grove dead at 79 – Fortune

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/03/23

Source: Intel mastermind, Silicon Valley statesman Andy Grove dead at 79 – Fortune

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