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Archive for June 25th, 2021

Hangouts is being replaced by Google Chat: how long will Hangouts last?

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/06/25

Hangouts is being replaced by Google Chat

Hangouts is being replaced by Google Chat

Oh boy, this is probably a prelude to Google Hangouts, as it originates from Google+, following the Google+ feat: death for personal users.

[Wayback] Learn about the switch from classic Hangouts to Google Chat – Computer – Hangouts Help started with

Google Chat launched to Google Workspace accounts in 2017 and is now available for free on personal accounts. When you switch from classic Hangouts to Google Chat on your personal account, you

but then came this in the list of limitations:

  • Video call ringing isn’t available on Google Chat. If you use classic Hangouts for direct video calls that ring, don’t switch to Google Chat. To start a video call in Google Chat, you can drop a Google Meet chip into the conversation and dial in.

Now looking for an integrated chat and video call option that my mentally retarded brother understands, as the non-straightforward integration of Google Chat and Google Meet features won’t cut it for his mental abilities.

Via: [] Jeroen Wiert Pluimers on Twitter: “Oh dang: how long will Google Hangouts last? It is the easiest (and currently only well known) way for my mentally retarded brother to have video calls with his caretakers and us.”


PS: Blocks also do not transfer to Google Chats. At you can find who you blocked.

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Mathematics (topology): getting a plug loose from a tight spot – GIF on Imgur

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/06/25

[WayBack] Getting a plug loose from a tight spot – GIF on Imgur via [WayBack] Cliff Pickover on Twitter: “Mathematics, geometry, witchcraft, and the structure of reality. (A plug gets caught under a table.) … “:

The trick is to get the middle part of the cable (which goes over the table beam), to get in front of the horizontal part of the cable.

You can do this by making the loop bigger, then getting it around the plug.

The below ImgUr video shows that (via this [WayBack] Reddit: When a plug gets caught under a table : Unexpected)



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esxi what is my ip – Google Search

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/06/25

[] esxi what is my ip – Google Search:

esxcli network Commands
Command Description
network ip dns server remove Remove a DNS server from the list of DNS servers to use for this ESXi host.
network ip get Get global IP settings
network ip interface add Add a new VMkernel network interface.
network ip interface ipv4 get Get IPv4 settings for VMkernel network interfaces.

60 more rows

More columns and rows of that table in

[WayBack] vSphere Documentation Center: vSphere 5 Command Line Documentation > vSphere Command-Line Interface Documentation > vSphere Command-Line Interface Reference: esxcli network Commands

Not much has changed since, so this still works:

[root@ESXi-X9SRI-3F:/] esxcli network ip interface ipv4 get
Name  IPv4 Address   IPv4 Netmask   IPv4 Broadcast  Address Type  Gateway       DHCP DNS
----  -------------  -------------  --------------  ------------  ------------  --------
vmk0  DHCP      true
[root@ESXi-X9SRI-3F:/] network ip interface ipv6 get
Name  IPv6 Enabled  DHCPv6 Enabled  Router Adv Enabled  DHCP DNS  Gateway
----  ------------  --------------  ------------------  --------  -------
vmk0          true           false                true     false  ::

If the box has IPv6 configured, the last command would have shown the IPv6 vmdk information as well.


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