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Archive for July 31st, 2018

Many ways to lock your MacBook

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/07/31

There are [WayBack] 7 ways to lock your MacBook – CNET: When it comes to locking your Mac, you have options.

For now I’ve added the below alias to my ~/.bash_profile which only works if you have “require a password immediately after sleep or screensaver begins”. I have that enabled (with a 5 second delay, not immediate so that when I’m behind my laptop and it starts the screensaver I can still move the mouse or touch a key to keep it awake).

alias sleep-display='pmset displaysleepnow'



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Schrödinger’s dir Source: #ProgrammerHumor

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/07/31

[WayBack] Schrödinger’s dir : ProgrammerHumor


Via: [WayBack] Schrödinger’s dir – Source: #ProgrammerHumor – This is why I Code – Google+

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Don’t expect high floating point performance from the Delphi for Linux compiler

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/07/31

Don’t expect high floating point performance of the Delphi for Linux compiler as this thread proves it is not: [WayBack] Based on a recent post here, it looks like the new Linux compiler uses the x87 unit for floating point. Naturally this won’t perform well. If it is true… – David Heffernan – Google+


Posted in Delphi, Delphi 10.2 Tokyo (Godzilla), Development, Software Development | 5 Comments »

Today one year ago, it was a wonderful day waking up the morning after the World Music Contests…

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/07/31

Looking back, it was an awesome time: [WayBack] It’s a wonderful day waking up the morning after the World Music Contests are over while still a bit amazed you won with your Marching Band +Adest Music… – Jeroen Wiert Pluimers – Google+

Too bad that the hypermobility of my joints forced me to first stop performing parades with the marching band, and in a few months time will lead to my last show performance in the field.

The pain and recovery times have increased too much to bear with them.

Furthermore, care taking tasks also have been fluctuating very much, with an ever gradually increasing base-line.

Hopefully that will change later in the year, by finding new people that can assist me with that.

For now it means I have to balance work and care taking, leading to no conference performances for the second half of the year.

The work I do has changed for the better. Where last two calendar years were centered around an energy sucking environment, the current one gives me energy.

That helps me in my balancing act, especially since sitting and playing percussion is OK enough for now.

One year ago:

It’s a wonderful day waking up the morning after the World Music Contests are over while still a bit amazed you won with your Marching Band +Adest Musica World 2nd on the Show, World 4th on the March and the finale day public prise.

What makes this extra special for me is that I had the opportunity – after skipping the WMC 2005 edition because of care-taking reasons, and performing in the drum pit during the 2009 and 2013 editions – to perform the show in the field one more time.

The field performance will also be my last time at WMC, as I need to see a rheumatologist because of gout and joint problems. Likely the outcome will be somewhere between having a rheumatic disease, or too much abuse of the joints. Which means to step down a bit. Approaching 50, I have no problem with finding another role within the marching band as I’d love celebrating my 40th band membership in 2020.

Thanks everyone at +Adest Musica for allowing to do this performance in the field one more time and giving me enough opportunity to take care for my brother next to it.

See you all again at the end of August to prepare for autumn gig season.

The link is to a tweet of the mayor of Teylingen, the municipality encompassing Sassenheim where +Adest Musica is based. She attended the finale day and is very proud (:

Carla Breuer⚘ on Twitter
Carla Breuer⚘ on Twitter

8 months ago



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