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Archive for September, 2018

A Case Study in Not Being A Jerk in Open Source – Kevlin Henney – Google+

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/09/28

Comments on [WayBack] A Case Study in Not Being A Jerk in Open Source – Kevlin Henney – Google+:

  • Ever notice that a lot of the people that can make big things happen can also be jerks sometimes? Torvalds, Gates, Ellison, Jobs, McNealy, Musk.
  • Jeroen Wiert Pluimers

    +Kevin Powick yup. Maybe we need to learn to live with it.

    At the current client I explained the teams that sometimes I do stupid things, both in code and in communications, and I expect them to tell me about them, just like I am telling them they do stupid things. Of course making compliments both ways work in a similar fashion.

    We Dutch are accustomed to make compliments, so I am trying to break them out of the “Doe maar gewoon, dat is al gek genoeg”, as they already create very good stuff, but both they and I are convinced together we can take that to a next level.

    Last week I did my first “Jeroen’s demo hour” showing stuff that happened in their development cycle over the last two weeks.

    Somewhere in the first third was “look here: you see artifacts of some re-use by copy actions; it can be dangerous, just look at this obscure unnoticed bug. I need to watch myself, because sometimes I do this too”, and in the final 10 minutes while demoing some C# code – which is new to them – “look at this variable: it has the wrong name because I copy-pasted it, so if you review my code, just let me know how had this is”.

Maybe time to include some code review examples in a conference session topic…

Some ideas at The 10 commandments of navigating code reviews | TechBeacon


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On my research list: ZNC – advanced IRC bouncer

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/09/28

ZNC, an advanced IRC bouncer that is left connected so an IRC client can disconnect/reconnect without losing the chat session. Feel free to update pages which you think are improvable and don’t hesitate to ask for help.

Overview network scheme.png

You can find us in #znc on freenode.

Source: [WayBackZNC



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Notes on recording audio calls from a Fritz!Box and playing back those captures calls

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/09/28

A while ago, I documented some links for In case I ever need to record calls on my Fritz!Box devices.

By now, I’ve done a bit more investigation: I’ve enabled the call monitor, did some port scans, installed domoticz and got deeper into fritzcap.

Oh and I got packet capturing to work too: Fritz!Box – capture network packets in Wireshark format or ISDN in dtrace format.

A small recap so I don’t forget what I did and what the effects were.

Enabling CallMonitor

[WayBackFritzbox – Domoticz showed how to enable the CallMonitor option in your Fritz!Box

  • Dial #96*5* to enable (response “CallMonitor On”)
  • Dial #96*4* to disable (response “CallMonitor Off”)
  • It seems not possible to ask for the current state (enabled/disabled)
  • After it is enabled, the TCP port 1012 on your Fritz!Box is available for tools like [WayBackDomoticz and fritzcap.

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Conference idea: re-do my git based version control session with a good set of examples and screenshots backing it

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/09/27

An interesting thread that starts as a gitlab / Delphi IDE integration question, resulting into a nice discussion of tooling to use: [] Are there any videos (not written stuff, but actual videos) that show how you’d set up and use the built-in versioning in Tokyo IDE with a gitlab repo? … – David Schwartz – Google+

If I find time, I will try to re-work my git conference session to be much more practical.


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On my todo list: experiment with having multiple sendmail queue directories under /var/spool/mqueue

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/09/27

Right now my sendmail configuration handling my domains have one queue directory /var/spool/mqueue which means that each round of the queue processing handles all the outgoing mail in succession.

This is getting less OK because of the increased mail volume over time both on mail that gets in and needs to be forwarded and mail that needs to be bounced for various reasons like SPAM.

So below are some links helping me to sort out various things including having multiple queues (as then each round can handle each queue in parallel).

The default sendmail configuration is one mail queue and I hope to find out for what reason that is.

Background info:

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