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Archive for March 18th, 2019

Periods of drought reveals historic landscape and soil changes

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/03/18

Periods of long drought can reveal historic changes in the landscape and soil.

One example was posted last year at [] Je bent een Sassemer als … of the natural ice staking area in Sassenheim, The Netherlands, which is part of a polder.

Historically, creeks were running through it, and later on drainage tubes were laid into the ground:

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How to Block Ads on YouTube App for Android?

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/03/18

The Android Google YouTube application is showing more and more ads, mostly irrelevant, and has moved the “skip video” button outside of the “countdown timer” control. 

Right now, there is no video – not even short videos lasting like 10 seconds – that goes without ads.

Time to research [WayBack] How to Block Ads on YouTube App for Android?.

The  most promising solutions:


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My message was blocked – Google Product Forums

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/03/18


So Google does RFC checkking: [Archive.isMy message was blocked – Google Product Forums and shows bot the above link and this in the SMTP protocol:

“Our system has detected that this message is not RFC 5322 compliant,”

After that is the actual reason (for instance no From).


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GitHub – ArchiveTeam/googleplus-grab: Archiving Google+.

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/03/18

Soon this is a thing of the past, but for just a few more days, you can help: Archiving Google+.

Either run this project: [WayBack] GitHub – ArchiveTeam/googleplus-grab: Archiving Google+.

Or even better: run the appliance, and help the WayBack machine with any archiving projects setup by the virtual appliance: the [WayBack] ArchiveTeam Warrior – Archiveteam.

See some of their other pages for more background information:

You can donate both to the archive team, and the internet archive:

How is G+ archiving doing?

The tracker is well under way: [WayBack] Googleplus tracker Dashboard. History: 1; 2

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