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Archive for January 2nd, 2018

Michael Kaplan Obituary – Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz | Cleveland Heights OH (and a whole bunch of info in zero width Unicode stuff)

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/01/02

I totally missed the passing of Michael Scott Kaplan some 2 years ago, so a belated R.I.P. is in place.

Obituary for Michael Kaplan, Michael Scott Kaplan, 45, passed away Wednesday, October 21, 2015, in Redmond, WA, after a brave battle with MS for 25 years. He was a lead software developer for Microsoft.

Source: [WayBackMichael Kaplan Obituary – Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz | Cleveland Heights OH

Michael was the leading source on i18n, L10N, Unicode, sorting, normalisation and other things having to do with languages, representations and writing.

Besides that he was a really nice guy of which I enjoyed his MSDN materials.

Other people enjoy that too, so I’m glad his writings have been archived: [first, second, WayBackSorting it All Out: Archives

Here are some additional links:

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Posted in Ansi, Development, Encoding, internatiolanization (i18n) and localization (l10), Software Development, The Old New Thing, UTF-8, UTF8, Windows Development | Leave a Comment »

Reinstalling getting the user-installed package list then re-installing it.

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/01/02

Sometimes your Atom installation gets so unstable that the quickest solution is a reinstall. For that you need to get a list of user-installed packages, then re-install them.

On Windows your Atom Package Manager apm is here (but not in the path), where the first is version specific and the latter the most recent version:


On Mac OS X, it is here and in the path:


Save your packages:

apm list --installed --bare > package-list.txt

Install packages:

apm install --packages-file package-list.txt

For my own memory, the settings folders:

  • Windows: %USERPROFILE%\.atom
  • Mac OS X: ~/.atom



Posted in atom editor, Development, JavaScript/ECMAScript, Node.js, Power User, Scripting, Software Development, Text Editors | Leave a Comment »

Actions on Google  |  Actions on Google  | Google Developers

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/01/02

Still on my research list (because: way too many other things to do and initially Google Home wasn’t available outside the USA*): [WayBack] Actions on Google  |  Actions on Google  |  Google Developers: Actions on Google lets developers build experiences for the Google Assistant.

via: [WayBack]  Get started now. This turns your Google Assistant into a Concierge with many contacts and colleagues who can help you to get things done… – Sebastian Mauer – Google+


* [WayBackCountry availability – Google Store Help via:

Posted in Android Devices, Development, Google, Power User, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

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