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Archive for January 3rd, 2017

Any opinions on Men’s Insulated Coat – SCOTTeVEST

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/01/03

Any more people having experience with these?

I’m welcoming any opinions on:

  • comfort
  • size (are sizes like L or XL larger or smaller than most other L or XL clothing; would L or XL better it fit a 1.84m tall person with average waist)
  • durability
  • what happens when you go sit in a bus/aircraft with all the pockets filled
  • what if you drop the jacket with the pockets filled with laptop/ipad/…

The OTG Jacket for Men is a warm jacket with the hidden SCOTTeVEST features of concealed pockets. Carry your gadgets with you, and maintain your style, while keeping warm outside.

[WayBack]¬†Men’s Insulated Coat – SCOTTeVEST



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Technical Debt – Dilbert Comic Strip on 2017-01-03 | Dilbert by Scott Adams

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/01/03

Is it funny because it so true? Would it be funnier if it weren’t true?

  • Boss: Did you finish the software yet?
  • Dilbert: No, I’m still paying off the technical debt from the last programmer you rushed.
  • Boss: I don’t know what that means.
  • Dilbert: Well, that explains a lot.

[WayBack] Technical Debt РDilbert Comic Strip on 2017-01-03 | Dilbert by Scott Adams


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Compiler Explorer – how various C++ compilers translate code into various machine code targets

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/01/03

The first implementation of Compiler Explorer supports many versions of the gcc, clang and icc compilers on ARM, ARM64, AVR and x86 targets.

On the left you type your C++ code, on the right you see the resulting assembler code optionally with byte code and colorised so you can correlate the C++ lines with the assembly.

A great way to start the year: learning new things!




Some videos:

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Regularly forcing Microsoft Silverlight to be a hidden Windows Update

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/01/03

I got a bit fed-up with the deprecated Microsoft Silverlight reappearing as KB3056819 in each Windows Update within minutes of hiding it (I’m not alone on this, it does this when you have configured to favour¬†the Microsoft Update Servers¬†– that also update Office –¬†in favour of the Windows Update Servers).

Two really odd things:

  1. In the past, I hid “Skype for Windows desktop 7.3 (KB2876229)”¬†which stayed hidden.
  2. I never installed Silverlight, there is no Silverlight on the system (I checked the registry, file system with Everything and more), but the update keeps re-appearing (like KB960353 does for others).

So I wanted a script that every minute could check for a Microsoft Silverlight update, then hide it.

That appeared a lot more cumbersome than I anticipated, hence this blog post.

The reason is that unlike many other operating systems, Windows does not come with a build-in package manager that you can script (there is Windows Installer, but is’s not easily scriptable).

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