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Zorgkantoor Zorg en Zekerheid: Zorgbeschrijvingen en zorgovereenkomsten

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/03/01

For my link archive: [WayBackZorgkantoor Zorg en Zekerheid: Zorgbeschrijvingen en zorgovereenkomsten

Note: the meta description in the page HTML mentions AWBZ but should mention WLZ:

<meta name=”descriptioncontent=”Website van de Zorgkantoren Zuid-Holland Noord &amp; Amstelland en de Meerlanden, met informatie over de AWBZ, het zorgaanbod in de regio, zorgverstrekking en eigen bijdrage, het persoons gebonden budget etc. Het zorgkantoor is verantwoordelijk voor de uitvoering van AWBZ-zorg in de regio.” />


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Many people realised that “You are right” cuts short of a lot of discussions. But it has made coaching my brother as a custodian lot harder.

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/01/22

This actually is become more and more of a problem, so any hints to handle situations like this are more than welcome.

The problem is that my mentally retarded brother found this out all by himself some 18 months ago, which makes it extremely hard to coach him and be his custodian.

Source: [WayBack] #lifehack Source: @sindresorhus on Twitter  – Jeroen Wiert Pluimers – Google+

Via: [WayBack] #lifehack Source: @sindresorhus on Twitter  – Jan Wildeboer – Google+




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It’s Crash-Along Cymbals! Can you keep up with the bonkers finale of Tchaikovsky 4? – London Philharmonic Orchestra

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/01/15

This is so cool!

And yes: I can. Even with the big cymbals (:



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20180110 – spelen tijdens de finale van “Nu”, de nieuwe show van Claudia de Breij

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/01/13

Afgelopen woensdag ter afsluiting van de nieuwe show “Nu” van Claudia de Breij met Adest Brass gespeeld in de Leidse Schouwburg.

Dit was echt een geweldige avond!



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R.I.P. Paweł Głowacki – you will be dearly missed, not just in the Delphi community

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/12/19

Last week, Paweł Głowacki passed away. A few words, probably incoherent, as I’m still flabbergasted by the news.

Originally from Poland he had moved to The Netherlands in 2001 (causing his son Mateusz to be far more fluent in Dutch than his dad) while starting to work for Borland, doing the full ride through CodeGear and Embarcadero to Idera as one of their enthousiastic Delphi evangelists.

Having already gone through a rough year myself, it took me some time to sit down and reflect a bit on his sudden passing away.

Most of the information around his passing has been on Facebook.

My current state of mind needs me to jot a few things down, and since Facebook keeps redacting away the information I really want to see (probably a chicken and egg problem, as it also insists showing me stuff I do NOT want to see, causing me to hardly look at Facebook any more, and likely having worsened the issue), below are some links and a screenshot.

Though we didn’t see each other much over the last few years, meeting up was always fun, especially talking about old shared activities (one project, don’t ask, many presentations on conferences and sessions) and his hobbies (for instance diving).

I found out about the latter by sheer coincidence. I’ve a mentally retarded brother for which I’m the curator ad litem. In practice this means not just legal guardian, but also coaching my brother with many events. About 15 years ago, over several years, my brother has stepped up from swimming via snorkeling to shallow water diving (always under supervision of a certified diving instructor).

About once a year, my brothers diving group goes to open water where I suddenly bumped into Paweł of which I knew he did sports (and music: he’s an excellent guitar player) but not exactly which ones.

Some of the coolest Delphi related events we did or attended together were the product launches for the BeNeLux in the early 2010s, ItDevCon conferences in Italy, SDN presentations in The Netherlands and EKON visits in Germany.

Knowing more of each others non-Delphi side, we had much more to talk about. So we mixed conversations about free time and Delphi topics enjoying an occasional drink or two.

I will remember those times. R.I.P. Paweł. All the best to his wife Barbara, son Mateusz, other family members, friends and colleagues.

This is the im memorian that Barnsten – the Benelux reseller for Embarcadero that organised a lot of the events:

This picture was taken by Danny Wind on our last event in Bussum

This picture is taken in May this year at the Accelerate Your Development event in Bussum by Danny Wind.

In Memoriam – Pawel Glowacki

It is with great sadness that we have to inform you about the sudden loss of Pawel Glowacki. He was only 47 years old. Pawel was employed by Embarcadero as Technical Lead but worked very closely with the Barnsten team because he lived in Amsterdam.

Pawel has had great influence on all the Barnsten events and webinars. He always knew flawlessly what was going on in the development tools market. Many new themes and programs have arisen from consultation with him. Most of you have been in direct or indirect contact with him at the live events or via his webinars, books, blogs, white papers etc.

His optimism, technical knowledge and positive attitude to life left a deep impression, but also a great emptiness at the loss of such a unique individual.

Pawel will be buried this Friday in his homeland Poland.

On behalf of the Barnsten team,

Raymond Horsten



  1. Since many search indexes prefer l over ł: Pawel Glowacki.
  2. Forum thread: [WayBack] Embarcadero Discussion Forums: Paweł Głowacki passed away on Dec 13th …
  3. About 3 weeks late: [ / WayBack] Farewell Paweł Głowacki – Community Blogs – Embarcadero Community

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