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Archive for December 11th, 2018

Still an interesting thought: I’d like the next update from Emb to NOT contain any new features at all – just a huge bundle of bug fixes

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/12/11

Still an interesting thought: [WayBack] Maybe we need a vote here but personally I’d like the next update from Emb to NOT contain any new features at all – just a huge bundle of bug fixes. We… – Chris Pimlott – Google+.

Especially the comments in it are well worth re-reading.

By now a new Delphi version should have been out, so I am curious how the balance between bug fixes and new features was.

Edit: Fixed bugs are features, so in my opinion Embarcadero should release only bug-fix updates and upgrades for at least two years.

–jeroen

PS: Nice G+ comment at [WayBack] Still an interesting thought: [WayBack] Maybe we need a vote here but personally I’d like the next update from Emb to NOT contain any new features at al… – Jeroen Wiert Pluimers – Google+:

Problem with new features is that they usually come with new bugs. Therefore new features take away developer capacity from fixing old bugs twice.

Posted in Delphi, Development, Software Development | 6 Comments »

Programmer humour: Working at PornHub

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/12/11

Programmer humour from a while back:

“I don’t think I would be comfortable telling my family that I develop PHP either.”

Via:

 

Posted in Development, Fun, PHP, Scripting, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

No more https://www.whatsapp.com/cidr.txt

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/12/11

Not sure when this happened but the CIDR list is no more [WayBackhttps://www.whatsapp.com/cidr.txt:

Dear partners,
Please note that we have migrated the latest IP pools of WhatsApp to Facebook Mobile Partner Portal. Feel free to browse to the Settings page of the portal and download the latest WhatsApp IP pool: https://fb.me/mpp_support 
Further IP pool updates are also done through the portal and are no longer distributed via email or through WhatsApp web site.
If you have not yet registered on the Mobile Partner Portal or have difficulties accessing it - please request access through the following form and we'll be happy to assist: https://fb.me/mpp_access
For any technical requests please contact us through the Support section of the portal: https://fb.me/mpp_support 
WhatsApp team

In the past it was the place to get the CIDR so you could either block or allow WhatsApp traffic: [earlier WayBack]

It is still widely cited as way to regulate WhatsApp traffic, for instance at these places:

Time to find an automated way to get the replacement list. Maybe the below helps (via [WayBackBlock facebook messenger and whatsApp on Dlink router – Super User)

whois -h whois.radb.net '!gAS32934'

–jeroen

Posted in Android Devices, Development, Internet, Network-and-equipment, Power User, Routers, SocialMedia, Software Development, Ubiquiti, WhatsApp, WhatsApp for Android, WiFi | Leave a Comment »

Google+ now closes in April 2019, as yet another bug gave developers access to non-public data from 52.5M users | TechCrunch

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/12/11

Google+ closes in April 2019. The G+ API even sooner.

Via: [WayBackGoogle+ bug gave developers access to non-public data from 52.5M users | TechCrunch.

This seems to be a trend, so I need to try to get out before the end of the year.

I think I will move to pluspora.com/people/77b27110adcb013646c5005056268def.

Via: [WayBack] TechCrunch on Twitter: “Google+ security bug gave developers access to non-public data from 52.5M users . by @fredericl”

–jeroen

Posted in LifeHacker, Power User | Leave a Comment »

 
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