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How did this shit ever work? – The Isoblog.

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/01/09

Though I like Python, I can feel the pain when maintaining in other’s code: [WayBackHow did this shit ever work? – The Isoblog reporting [ does not handle interface resets properly · Issue #663 · python-diamond/Diamond.

Via: [WayBack] How did this shit ever work? – Kristian Köhntopp – Google+

Image from Reddit: parodies on O RLY Books: [ Life on an Ops team…


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Reinstalling getting the user-installed package list then re-installing it.

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/01/02

Sometimes your Atom installation gets so unstable that the quickest solution is a reinstall. For that you need to get a list of user-installed packages, then re-install them.

On Windows your Atom Package Manager apm is here (but not in the path), where the first is version specific and the latter the most recent version:


On Mac OS X, it is here and in the path:


Save your packages:

apm list --installed --bare > package-list.txt

Install packages:

apm install --packages-file package-list.txt

For my own memory, the settings folders:

  • Windows: %USERPROFILE%\.atom
  • Mac OS X: ~/.atom



Posted in Atom, Development, JavaScript/ECMAScript, Node.js, Power User, Scripting, Software Development, Text Editors | Leave a Comment »

“error accessing the registry” while importing a registry file

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/12/11

I while ago I had the error “error accessing the registry” while importing.

In my case I had escaped too many back-slashes. Not just the file names in the values, also the registry key names.

So I had key names like this:


That fails, but the error won’t tell you why. The key needs to be this:



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Let’s stop copying C / fuzzy notepad

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/12/07

Ah, C. The best lingua franca we have… because we have no other lingua francas. Linguae franca. Surgeons general? C is fairly old — 44 years, now! — and comes from a time when there were possibly more architectures than programming languages. It works well for what it is, and what it is is a relatively simple layer of indirection atop assembly. Alas, the popularity of C has led to a number of programming languages’ taking significant cues from its design, and parts of its design are… slightly questionable. I’ve gone through some common features that probably should’ve stayed in C and my justification for saying so. The features are listed in rough order from (I hope) least to most controversial. The idea is that C fans will give up when I call it “weakly typed” and not even get to the part where I rag on braces. Wait, crap, I gave it away.

Great re-read towards the end of the year: [WayBackLet’s stop copying C / fuzzy notepad

Via: [WayBack] Old and busted: emacs vs vi. New and hot: Language war, everybody against everybody else. – Kristian Köhntopp – Google+


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Data Science Advent –

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/12/05

Cool: @filmfranz made an advent calendar on Python data analysis featuring a lot of Pandas examples referring to source code found on the interwebz: [WayBackData Science Advent –

First example is to eliminate outliers in the below graph.

He also has a really cool (German) Playlist on data analysis with Python called Datenanalyse in Python and has a great site with examples at


via: [WayBack] Very cool idea: an advent calendar with tips for doing data science with Python and Pandas created by @filmfranz 👉 – ThisIsWhyICode – Google+

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