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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.


  • 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.«


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+

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For – Loop through a range of numbers | Windows CMD |

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:



via: For – Loop through a range of numbers | Windows CMD | [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


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