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Zamzar – video converter, audio converter, image converter, eBook converter – via @Matijn

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/10/12

Even for Geeks like me, this is a great on-line tool for converting media files: [WayBackZamzar – video converter, audio converter, image converter, eBook converter

Thanks Matijn for pointing me to this.

And for nerds there is ffmpeg:

for name in *.ogg; do ffmpeg -i "$name" -ab 128k -map_meta_data 0:0,s0 "${name/.ogg/.mp3}"; done;


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Schrödinger’s dir Source: #ProgrammerHumor

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/07/31

[WayBack] Schrödinger’s dir : ProgrammerHumor


Via: [WayBack] Schrödinger’s dir – Source: #ProgrammerHumor – This is why I Code – Google+

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It’s about world Cassette Store Day…

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/10/08

The Compact Cassette has been on a comeback path for a few years now and around this time of the year, I expect the [WayBack] Cassette Store Day to happen (check out for the exact date).

So it’s time to re-share the The Daily Drawing by Lorie Ransom on the right.

[WayBackThe Daily Drawing by Lorie Ransom for Mar 13, 2017 | Read Comic Strips at


Background info:


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One day I will find back my Casio 79QGS-39 Universal Calendar watch from the 1980s

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/09/08

I think it’s Jan Wildeboer that referred me to the vongestern Blog: Smartwatch 1986: Casio DBX-100 [WayBack] entry.

It’s about database watches (and also shows the DB-520 and DBC-610) which were of the first smart watch generations and reminded me I’ve misplaced my Casio 79QGS-39 Universal Calendar digital LCD watch from the same era (mine was chrome unlike some of the Casio 79QGS-39 images  around).

Back then smart watches were focusing on very few things, but did them well, unlike today where they try to be jack of all trades: Niemand braucht Computer in Uhren. Der Artikel fängt langsam an, aber macht gute Punkte zum Ende hin. – Kristian Köhntopp – Google+ [WayBack]

Hopefully one day I’ll find my smart watch back, get it working and can post some pictures. The battery should be easy to replace though:


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Happy Pi approximation day.

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/07/22

Since 22/7 is a better approximation for Pi than 3,14: happy Pi approximation day.


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