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Test telefoonnummer en -adres voor wanneer marketing je gegeven wil

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/04/01

Het is erg vermoeiend als de drogist, nagelstylist, of supermarkt het prive-hemd van je lijf vraagt. Meestal lekken die gegevens, dus het is handig om daar een persona voor te hebben met gegevens die weinig kwaad kunnen.


  • Telefoon: Nul zes, twalf, vier-en-dertig, zes-en-vijftig, acht-en-zeventig.
  • Bezoekadres:
    Bezuidenhoutseweg 30
    2594 AV DEN HAAG
  • Postadres:
    Postbus 93374
    2509 AJ  DEN HAAG

Ja, 0612345678 is inderdaad een KPN test nummer.

En bij de Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens zijn ze meteen aan het goede adres om een melding lekkage persoonsgegevens te melde.

En als je echt random-persona’s wilt samenstellen met BSN, bank, foto, noem maar op, probeer het dan eens met deze sites:

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Wow, the Windows 3.x winfile.exe File Manager still lives on!

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/04/01

By sheer luck, Jen Gentleman pointed out that winfile.exe still lives on:

The source is at [Wayback/] microsoft/winfile: Original Windows File Manager (winfile) with enhancements, and it looks exactly like the Windows 3.x through Windows NT 4.0 days.

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Posted in Apri1st, Fun, Power User, Windows, Windows 10, Windows 3.11, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows NT | Leave a Comment »

Mumen Rusto: “Ceci n’est pas une Captcha.… “

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/04/01

Every site should present this as a captcha today.

Via [WayBack] Mumen Rusto on Twitter: “Ceci n’est pas une Captcha.… “

The captcha is by [WayBack] Senior Oops Engineer on Twitter: “Captcha: select all squares that contain a pipe Magritte: 😓”.

He posted it about 2 years ago as [WayBack] Senior Oops Engineer on Twitter: “oh fuck oh no… “.


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Why 42 ?

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/03/11

Basically: just because.

[Archive.isWhy 42 ? – Google Groups where Douglas Adams gave the answer himself:

The answer to this is very simple. It was a joke. It had to be a number, an
ordinary, smallish number, and I chose that one. Binary representations,
base thirteen, Tibetan monks are all complete nonsense. I sat at my desk,
stared into the garden and thought ’42 will do’ I typed it out. End of story.Best,Douglas Adams

The full thread is a nice read (:

Via many sources, including [WayBack] Why 42? Reported wrong, again and again, but … The answer to this is very simple. It was a joke. It had to be a number, an ordinary, smallish number,… – Jürgen Christoffel – Google+ which has a comment pointing to the below brilliant video.


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Twitter wayback_exe generates screenshots of old websites in old browsers every two hours

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/12/22

Classic browsers

Classic browsers

Going back to in time old web-pages using old web-browsers is fun!

[] wayback_exe (@wayback_exe) | Twitter automatically does it for you.

A short introduction is at [Wayback] muffinlabs – @wayback_exe.

There is a playground at [] where you can choose which classic browser to use for viewing and what page to view with it.

You can fiddle around with the node.js based code that is available on GitHub: [Wayback/] muffinista/wayback_exe: code for twitter bot @wayback_exe

Some screenshots:



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