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Archive for February 11th, 2022

Foam and foil for your keyboard switches

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/02/11

You can still get foam and foil for your old keyboard switches:

Via:

–jeroen

Posted in Keyboards and Keyboard Shortcuts, LifeHacker, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Zet je rekeningnummer om naar IBAN met OpenIBAN.nl

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/02/11

Dit was de enige site die ik kon vinden waar je nog oude rekeningnummers naar nieuwe kon omzetten (inclusief bank-code).

[Wayback] Zet je rekeningnummer om naar IBAN met OpenIBAN.nl

Met deze webservice kun je gratis en snel je bankrekeningnummer omrekenen naar een IBAN. Een BIC of banknaam is niet nodig

–jeroen

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When high SEO ranking fails to give you a reliable result: IsItDownRightNow.com failed to detect the WayBack Machine outage

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/02/11

A high SEO ranking does not automatically indicate a reliable result.

When the WayBack Machine was down a while ago (it responded to traceroute UDP requests, but would not establish TCP connections on ports 80 and 443), the first Google hit for detecting down status (searching for [Archive.is] waybackmachine down – Google Search) failed miserably because it redirected web.archive.org (which fails) to http://www.archive.org (which succeeds):

IsIdDownRightNow failing to detect web.archive.org downtime

IsIdDownRightNow failing to detect web.archive.org downtime

Luckily when asking around on Twitter:

  • others were experiencing the same problem, not just in The Netherlands, but also in other countries
  • after trying a few things, the WayBack machine got backup [Archive.is] before I could try cURL.
  • I got pointed at www.uptrends.com/tools/uptime which correctly does check the right subdomain and shows it is down from many locations:

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Posted in *nix, cURL, Infrastructure, Internet, InternetArchive, LifeHacker, Power User, WayBack machine | Leave a Comment »

 
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