The Wiert Corner – irregular stream of stuff

Jeroen W. Pluimers on .NET, C#, Delphi, databases, and personal interests

  • My badges

  • Twitter Updates

  • My Flickr Stream

  • Pages

  • All categories

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 1,880 other followers

Archive for June 27th, 2017

The Cryptowars, twenty years ago – The Isoblog.

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/06/27

Interesting read with lots of references: [WayBackThe Cryptowars, twenty years ago – The Isoblog.

My TL;DR:

  • the current cryptowar is very similar to 20 years ago
  • back then it was won by the people
  • current outcome is unclear (but the rules of math cannot be changed)
  • Laws/Rules/Postulates:
    • John Gilmore
      • »The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.«
    • Shoshana Zuboff
      • »Everything that can be automated will be automated.«
      • »Everything that can be informated will be informated.«
      • »Every digital application that can be used for surveillance and control will be used for surveillance and control.«
  • Kristian:
    • »20 years later, the Cryptowar is still a thing. It will never be over.«

–jeroen

via: [WayBack] So as a society, we are having the same conversation for 20 years now, and we won’t really make progress here because of Zuboff’s law.  – Kristian Köhntopp – Google+

Posted in Encryption, History, Opinions, Power User, Security | Leave a Comment »

For – Loop through a range of numbers | Windows CMD | SS64.com

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/06/27

Since I always forget:

for /l %1 in (1,2,200) do echo %1 >> text-%1.txt

This creates files with incremental filenames like this:

text-1.txt
text-3.txt
...
text-199.txt

–jeroen

via: For – Loop through a range of numbers | Windows CMD | SS64.com [WayBack]

Posted in Batch-Files, Development, Scripting, Software Development | 4 Comments »

The Bézier Game

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/06/27

It’s a while ago I saw this first, but recently I bumped into it again and found out I never posted a link, so here it goes:

A game to help you master the pen tool

Source: The Bézier Game

–jeroen

Posted in Development, EPS/PostScript, Font, Power User, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

 
%d bloggers like this: