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Archive for February 28th, 2018

Bye bye plaxo link

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/02/28

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


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="
" target="_blank"><img src="" 
alt="IMAGE ALT TEXT HERE" width="240" height="180" border="10" /></a>

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


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

Gif using

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

I tried that with a few seconds from which resulted in and the gif file

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


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Posted in Development, Lightweight markup language, MarkDown, Power User, SocialMedia, Software Development, YouTube | Leave a Comment »

“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+


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