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Archive for August, 2018

cool solution for precise point positioning (PPP) GPS/GLONASS navigation on Raspberry Pi…

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/08/31

cool solution for precise point positioning (PPP) GPS navigation.The RasPiGNSS “Aldebaran” expansion board fits onto the Pi’s expansion connector (named P1).

Source: Hi all, I found this cool solution for precise point positioning (PPP) GPS na…

Device: Dr. Franz Fasching » Products » GNSS » RasPiGNSS [WayBack]

–jeroen

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Solution when xs4all keeps sending non-billing letters to the address where the internet connection is: change contact address

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/08/31

When applying for an internet connection with xs4all and specifying a different billing address, other letters still arrive at the address where the internet connection resides.

I had that, and didn’t want it: [WayBackTwitter / Notifications. You might not want it for different reasons.

After contacting the web care, both sides learned there are three addresses:

  • billing address (bills)
  • contact address (all other post than bills)
  • service address (where your internet connection – like fiber, ADSL – is connected)

according to the webcare person, it looked like you can only change the “contact address” through the service desk. You can, so that information is still below.

But contacting the service desk revealed that you can also perform two address changes on-line after logging in to https://mijn.xs4all.nl.

Of course you cannot change the service address as it is where your physical internet connection resides.

xs4all service desk:

[WayBackhttps://www.xs4all.nl/contact/

Klantenservice phone +31203987666

Opening hours:

  • 08:00 – 20:00 Monday through Friday
  • 10:00-17:00 Saturday

–jeroen

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It doesn’t have to be crazy at work

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/08/31

Reminder to check out if this book about “the calm company” has been released yet: [WayBack] It doesn’t have to be crazy at work.

Basecamp is an interesting company that has put action there there mouth is:

Trusted by millions, Basecamp puts everything you need to get work done in one place. It’s the calm, organized way to manage projects, work with clients, and communicate company-wide.

We’ve designed our company differently. We’re here to tell you about it, and show you how you can do it. There’s a path. You’ve got to want it, but if you do you’ll realize it’s much nicer over here. You can have a calm company too.

If it is not yet out, you can still pre-order from Amazon in the USA and Europe:

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Delphi: delete temporary file after response dispatched – Stack Overflow

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/08/30

A while ago, Marjan Venema was in need for [Archive.isDelphi SOAP: delete temporary file after response dispatched – Stack Overflow.

The solution there is a truly temporary file: a file stream that when the handle closes will have Windows delete the file by setting the correct flags.

The construct is functionally identical to the JclFileUtils.TJclTempFileStream [Archive.is].

It passes these [Archive.isfile attribute constant flags to the [Archive.isCreateFileW Windows API function:

  • FILE_ATTRIBUTE_TEMPORARY
  • FILE_FLAG_DELETE_ON_CLOSE

I was glad she asked, though I wanted a temporary file to last after debugging, so I wrote code like this because internally the same FileGetTempName method is used by the JCL:

var
// ...
  TempPath: string;
  TempStream: TFileStream;
  TempStreamWriter: TStreamWriter;
begin
// ...
  TempPath := FileGetTempName('Prefix');
  TempStream := TFile.Open(TempPath, TFileMode.fmOpenOrCreate, TFileAccess.faReadWrite, TFileShare.fsRead);
  try
    TempStreamWriter := TStreamWriter.Create(TempStream);
    try
      TempStreamWriter.WriteLine('Debug starts:');
      MyStringList.SaveToStream(TempStream);
      TempStreamWriter.WriteLine();
// ...
      TempStreamWriter.WriteLine('Debug finishes.');
    finally
      TempStreamWriter.Free();
    end;
  finally
    TempStream.Free();
  end;

–jeroen

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TwistedDoodles • The truth about Eureka. (I say bollocks… A lot!)

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/08/30

The truth about Eureka.(I say bollocks… A lot!)

I bumped into this a while ago, but since I’ve been doing quite a bit of research lately, it’s worth repeating.

–jeroen

Source: TwistedDoodles • The truth about Eureka. (I say bollocks… A lot!)

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