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Archive for February, 2018

Bye bye plaxo link

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/02/28

Just found out that Plaxo died. So bye bye for this link:

–jeroen

via: [WayBack]Sean Parker’s other notorious startup, Plaxo, is finally dead — here’s how it influenced Facebook

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YouTube videos in Markdown – via Markdown Cheatsheet · adam-p

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/02/28

Clever, as I didn’t know you could directly refer to the YouTube preview image using the “/0.jpg” trick:

Youtube videos

They can’t be added directly but you can add an image with a link to the video like this:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=YOUTUBE_VIDEO_ID_HERE
" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/YOUTUBE_VIDEO_ID_HERE/0.jpg" 
alt="IMAGE ALT TEXT HERE" width="240" height="180" border="10" /></a>

Or, in pure Markdown, but losing the image sizing and border:

[![IMAGE ALT TEXT HERE](http://img.youtube.com/vi/YOUTUBE_VIDEO_ID_HERE/0.jpg)](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOUTUBE_VIDEO_ID_HERE)

Source: [WayBackMarkdown Cheatsheet · adam-p/markdown-here Wiki · GitHub

Gif using gifs.com

If you allow using resources outside of YouTube, then you can use gifs.com to render the video into a gif image and use that image in the above construct.

I tried that with a few seconds from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHOpw55TI-U which resulted in https://gifs.com/gif/liquid-prompt-Lg1kPp and the gif file https://j.gifs.com/Lg1kPp.gif

via: [WayBackflash – How to embed a video into GitHub README.md? – Stack Overflow (thanks [WayBackaloisdg for answering)

–jeroen

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“all (file based) data is a program that gets executed when read”

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/02/28

With the continued progress of non-local storage and distributed computing., I wonder how this is evolving over time:

[WayBack] +Alan Cox changed my thinking years ago with a simple statement that I’ll paraphrase as: “all (file based) data is a program that gets executed when read”… – Jan Wildeboer – Google+

–jeroen

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You can now purchase items on any other country’s Google Store – seems to be a feature

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/02/27

It seems to be a feature: [WayBack[Feature or Fluke] You can now purchase items on any other country’s Google Store

via: [WayBack] Huuuuuge. No seriously, this is pretty nice. – Roderick Gadellaa – Google+

–jeroen

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Cross platform console based UI toolkit for .NET with “Turbo Vision” looks: GitHub – migueldeicaza/gui.cs

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/02/27

How cool are these related libraries:

[WayBack] Miguel de Icaza on Twitter: “On my copious spare time, I wrote a console UI toolkit for .NET, check it out: https://t.co/1fMKvcWUyd… “

–jeroen

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