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Archive for September, 2017

mention-bot (Mention Bot) – automagically mentions potential review users for a pull request depending on context

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/09/28

mention-bot (Mention Bot) is cool!

It mentions potential review users on a pull-request depending on the context (currently: if the users have lines deleted by the pull request or have enough blame presence around the modified lines in the pull request).

First saw it used here:

It has source code at facebook/mention-bot: Automatically mention potential reviewers on pull requests.

And there is mention-bot/how-to-unsubscribe


Posted in Continuous Integration, Development, DVCS - Distributed Version Control, git, GitHub, Power User, Software Development, Source Code Management | Leave a Comment »

How I use Linux to write software for multiple target platforms using Wine, Delphi 7, Lazarus and Delphi Berlin

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/09/27

How I use Linux to write software for multiple target platforms – Kris Kamil Jacewicz – Google+

WINE has come a long way. Many things do not have a native look and feel, but so do many Delphi FMX or Lazarus LCL applications.

In fact I use quite a few tools (including Mikrotik WinBox) through Wine on Mac OS and it runs a lot more stable than quite a few of the FMX applications I’ve tried and ditched.

So for business applications not requiring a platform specific look and feel this indeed is quite acceptable direction to follow.

More at


Posted in Delphi, Development, Software Development | 2 Comments »

How does one configure Notepad++ to use spaces instead of tabs? – Stack Overflow

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/09/27

The StackOverflow screenshot it out-dated so a new one is below.

  1. In the Settings menu, choose Preferences...
  2. In the Preferences dialog, choose Language
  3. Ensure the (default empty) Replace by space checkbox is checked
  4. Optionally change the Tab size from 4 to another suitable value

I prefer these settings: 

via: How does one configure Notepad++ to use spaces instead of tabs? – Stack Overflow [WayBack]


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Posted in Notepad++, Power User, Text Editors, Windows | 1 Comment »

Mikrotik – viewing when users logged in/out (on/off) when logging is high-volume

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/09/27

When logging on a Mikrotik is high-volume, then you need to have either:

  • separate logging actions (they end up in logging buffers each having the same name as the action) and logging rules for specific information that you want to retain
  • log to file in stead of memory

Since my devices have plenty memory, I made a separate accountAction with a rule sending the topic account to accountAction which I then can query like either of these:

/log print detail where message~"logged"

/log print detail where message~"logged" && buffer=accountAction

Here is the /system logging export condensed result:

/system logging action add name=accountAction target=memory
/system logging add action=accountAction topics=account


Posted in Development, Internet, MikroTik, Power User, RouterOS, routers, Scripting, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

KPN CPS (carrier pre select) code is 1655

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/09/26

Since the CPS I used was increasing the subscription cost to above zero, the the price difference to KPN was too large, so I wanted to switch back and needed the KPN CPS code.

From [WayBackHet verschil tussen WLR en CPS I found out the CPS code for KPN is 1655.

Then I called 0800-1273 to set it back and then verified it was set back for all destinations on all ISDN numbers.

It’s time to research how to move away from ISDN anyway, but that’s a different story.


Posted in ISDN, LifeHacker, Power User, PSTN, Telephony | Leave a Comment »

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