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Archive for February, 2019

Smart idea: powering a stack of Raspberry Pi using 2.1mm barrel connector splitter…

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/02/20

Smart idea by [WayBacktinspin/rupy: Async. HTTP & NoSQL Distr. VHost PaaS at [WayBack687474703a2f2f686f73742e727570792e73652f636c75737465722e6a7067 (480×640):

Apart from one part I found on Amazon, most parts (and more if you want to built it for instance inside a case) can be obtained from [WayBackDC : Adafruit Industries, Unique & fun DIY electronics and kits, see the pictures and links below.

I think [WayBackpower supply options for multiple PIs – Raspberry Pi Forums got inspired by this or vice versa.

Posted in Development, Hardware Development, Raspberry Pi | Leave a Comment »

The Way of the Gopher – Digg Data – Medium

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/02/19

Interesting read, especially about the node event-loop which tries to mask it is single threaded by doing cooperative multi-tasking: [WayBackThe Way of the Gopher – Digg Data – Medium – Making the Switch from Node.js to Golang.

It mentions [WayBack] GitHub – gengo/goship: A simple tool for deploying code to servers.

Via: [WayBackJonas Bandi on Twitter: “There’s that alarm that goes off in my brain when I read about something being fast and easy and production-level.”


Posted in Development, Go (golang), JavaScript/ECMAScript, Node.js, Scripting, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

Delphi component to show some text file at design time

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/02/19

Interesting idea: [WayBackDelphi component to show some text file at design time

Via: [WayBack] On some projects I put an invisible TMemo on the main form to keep notes about things todo…is there any extension that could attach a kind …could save to … – Paul TOTH – Google+


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Insentricity :: Adding Solid-State Storage to an Original IBM PC ::

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/02/19

Can you imagine MS-DOS 6.2 recognising an 8 gigabyte SD card and allowing it to format it with multiple 2 gigabyte partitions?

Keeping old stuff working: [WayBackInsentricity :: Adding Solid-State Storage to an Original IBM PC :: with these nice links:


via: [WayBack] There was a lot of interest in how I added solid-state storage when I was tweeting about it a few weeks ago, now you can see… – Chris Osborn – Google+


Posted in Development, Hardware Development, History | Leave a Comment »

Calls from 18553308653 might be because someone is trying to use your phone number to setup a Microsoft account two factor authentication

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/02/18

Got some calls to my phone numbers in The Netherlands from 18553308653 that I did not ask for. The below searches revealed it is likely someone trying to use those to setup Two Factor Authentication.

It was not my live account, as that was already covered by the Microsoft Authenticator app (you can set up your phone number through and authentication through, see steps at[WayBack] Microsoft – Authy).

Phone searches:

All of these indicate the phone calls come from the Microsoft phone verification system.

Problems for me are that:

  1. this number is not prominently listed on the Microsoft site, so at first I did not trust it was theirs
  2. even outside the USA they use this number, but for other purposes the use more local numbers (for The Netherlands the SMS verification came from +447754836756)
  3. the SMS verification number is not listed on their site either, hardly any hits outside it as well: [] +447754836756 – Google Search


Posted in Authentication, Power User, Security | Leave a Comment »

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