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Archive for December, 2017

jessie frazelle on Twitter: “Hire the people who will automate themselves out of a job, then just keep giving them jobs.”

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/12/31

This is what DevOps is all about: [WayBackjessie frazelle on Twitter: “Hire the people who will automate themselves out of a job, then just keep giving them jobs.”

I had seen the tweet before, but forgot to save it. Jonas Bandi reminded me of it at [WayBackWeekend Reader: End of Year Edition – reality-loop.

Jessie is doing great work. For instance, she developed and published contained.af, and nobody captured the flag yet: [WayBack] jessie frazelle on Twitter: «A year ago I made contained.af and it’s launched over 128,000 containers & no one has retrieved the flag».

The game runs in a container, gives you console access and has a bunch of questions. Still need to dig deeper in it, as it is a fascinating set-up. If you like to try it:

Wishing you a year where nobody captures your flags (:

–jeroen

via [WayBack] I just published my “Weekend Reader: End of Year Edition” – Jonas Bandi – Google+

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Senior Oops Engineer on Twitter <

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/12/31

A nice discussion followed on [WayBackSenior Oops Engineer on Twitter: “what’s a blockchain?” It’s like git but for destroying the environment.

It basically comes down to: can alternatives like git together with a set of rules and contracts to facilitate upstream pushing to a global order of changes be sufficient alternative to the very resource intensive “calculate proof of work to achieve consensus”.

The discussion is at [WayBack] »”what’s a blockchain?” It’s like git but for destroying the environment.«  – Kristian Köhntopp – Google+

References:

–jeroen

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Delphi FMX TBitmapCodecManager.LoadFromFile calls TImageTypeChecker.GetType that returns ONLY predefined image types

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/12/31

Bugs happen: [WayBack] Did I miss something ? I’ve tried to add a custom image loader for FMX … TBitmapCodecManager.LoadFromFile calls TImageTypeChecker.GetType that returns ONLY predefined image types ! (gif, bmp, png, tiff, jpg) … – Paul TOTH – Google+

I’m not so much surprised by bugs, but what scares the heck out of me is that since about halfway October 2017, there are 900+ Reported issues with status Unresolved (i.e. no change to the issue after it got reported).

Before switching to half-year product release cycles, the yearly ones had an issue triage cut-off date of about 3-6 months.

Now back on yearly cycles, I don’t expect that to be much different.

Expecting a new release in the halfway March 2018 till beginning May 2018 time frame, and assuming the past being a good indication of the future, the window of processing issues is closing soon.

I really hope I am wrong and wish 2018 turns out to he a great Delphi year.

–jeroen

Sorry this post became victim to the “Missed Schedule” issue (I finally found out there is a ridiculous limit of 100 scheduled posts over which scheduling becomes unreliable; this limit used to be much much larger in the past).

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In case you are still curious on “It’s a German thing, you wouldn’t understand. ‘Dinner for one’ on New Year’s eve.”

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/12/31

Via: [WayBack] It’s a German thing, you wouldn’t understand. „Dinner for one“ am 31.12 … 12 mal… – Kristian Köhntopp – Google+

In case you are still interested (I think it is an hilarious sketch):

–jeroen

Sorry this post became victim to the “Missed Schedule” issue (I finally found out there is a ridiculous limit of 100 scheduled posts over which scheduling becomes unreliable; this limit used to be much much larger in the past).

[WayBackWarning: Please do not schedule more than 100 posts. Any posts scheduled beyond that amount will not be published.

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Dutch daily weather data: KNMI – Daggegevens van het weer in Nederland

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/12/29

Cool data, in large parts suitable for statistical processing: [WayBack] KNMI – Daggegevens van het weer in Nederland

Thanks to Helga van Leur:

–jeroen

 

 

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