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Archive for September 14th, 2018

Just in case you are wondering where these “Trending on Google” posts in your stream come from…

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/09/14

[WayBack] Just in case you are wondering where these “Trending on Google” posts in your home stream come from and how to get rid of them: https://plus.google.com/settings… – Thomas Mueller (dummzeuch) – Google+

For my link archive:

https://plus.google.com/settings

–jeroen

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XS4ALL Software download site

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/09/14

When you want to download actual known amounts of bytes, then use the [Archive.isXS4ALL Software download site which has plenty of files in both sizes that are powers of 1024 and powers of 1000, so you can use the units that fits you best:

I usually run commands like these:

traceroute download.xs4all.nl & wget -O /dev/null http://download.xs4all.nl/test/2GiB.bin

traceroute download.xs4all.nl & wget -O /dev/null http://download.xs4all.nl/test/10GiB.bin

The first is for speeds up to ~100 megabit/second, the latter for speeds up to ~1 gigabits/second; wget examples based on [WayBacklinux – How do I request a file but not save it with Wget? – Stack Overflow.

From the xs4all shell servers, you have about 1 gigabit speed. At home it is about 80 gigabit.

Since the download is over a longer period of time, you get a better estimate of average speeds than regular speedtest varieties do.

[ ]100MB.bin               2014-05-28 22:18   95M  
[ ]100MiB.bin              2014-05-28 22:18  100M  
[ ]100mb.bin               2014-05-28 22:18   95M  
[ ]10GB.bin                2014-05-28 22:20  9.3G  
[ ]10GiB.bin               2014-05-28 22:20   10G  
[ ]10MB.bin                2014-05-28 22:19  9.5M  
[ ]10MiB.bin               2014-05-28 22:19   10M  
[ ]10gb.bin                2014-05-28 22:20  9.3G  
[ ]10mb.bin                2014-05-28 22:19  9.5M  
[ ]1GB.bin                 2014-05-28 22:20  954M  
[ ]1GiB.bin                2014-05-28 22:20  1.0G  
[ ]1MB.bin                 2014-05-28 22:19  1.0M  
[ ]1MiB.bin                2014-05-28 22:19  1.0M  
[ ]1gb.bin                 2014-05-28 22:20  954M  
[ ]1mb.bin                 2014-05-28 22:19  1.0M  
[ ]200MB.bin               2016-08-03 13:35  191M  
[ ]200MiB.bin              2016-08-03 13:35  200M  
[ ]2GB.bin                 2014-05-28 22:21  1.9G  
[ ]2GiB.bin                2014-05-28 22:21  2.0G  
[ ]2gb.bin                 2014-05-28 22:21  1.9G  
[ ]500MB.bin               2016-08-03 13:36  477M  
[ ]500MiB.bin              2016-08-03 13:35  500M

–jeroen

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Privacy Badger was blocking fsdn.com CDN domains

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/09/14

Not sure why Privacy Badger blocked both fsdn.com and a.fsdn.com (if someone knows how to find that out: please let me know), but these are CDN domains are used by Slashdot and sf.net, so I have put a.fsdn.com from red to yellow (no cookies).

I have not unblocked s.fsdn.com, which redirects to sourceforge.net over TLS.

Related:

–jeroen

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Short link to find your Google nickname based profile link

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/09/14

Browse to http://plus.google.com/me and it will get you to your Google Plus nickname URL profile link.

–jeroen

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