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Do not use, even if you are a Level 3 customer – The Story Behind a DNS Legend –, ltd.

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/04/19

Interesting bit of history: [WayBack] The Story Behind a DNS Legend –, ltd.


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Blast from the past: “Advanced Pascal Programming Techniques” – Google Search

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/04/05

Back in my school days, this was the best Pascal book you could get: “Advanced Pascal Programming Techniques” – Google Search.

This is Apple Pasca, USD Pascal, first Turbo Pascal era.

Sadly, getting English books in The Netherlands was hard. So I had to do with books from Academic Press which not as good.



Posted in Apple Pascal, Borland Pascal, Development, History, Pascal, Software Development, Turbo Pascal, UCSD Pascal | 1 Comment »

Product Graveyard: Commemorating the most memorable dead products

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/04/05

Some of those past products you’d loved are now at [Archive.isProduct Graveyard: Commemorating the most memorable dead products

It lists alternatives too at the bottom of each obituary, which might help you find a replacement for tools you had a crush on.

From their featured products list, I miss these the most:

Starting in august 2017, I’m curious to see how long the site itself lasts…


via: [WayBack] Product GraveyardWhat an interesting site. Obituary notices for products that at one time may have been famous and widely used. You can even find a… – Lars Fosdal – Google+


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Periods of drought reveals historic landscape and soil changes

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/03/18

Periods of long drought can reveal historic changes in the landscape and soil.

One example was posted last year at [] Je bent een Sassemer als … of the natural ice staking area in Sassenheim, The Netherlands, which is part of a polder.

Historically, creeks were running through it, and later on drainage tubes were laid into the ground:

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PS/2 port colours – Wikipedia

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/03/11

I always forget which colours the [WayBackPS/2 port for keyboard and mouse have.

Some of my old (some call it classic or vintage) mice and keyboards don’t even have a coloured plug.

Luckily, Wikipedia has the answer File:Ps-2-ports.jpg – Wikipedia :

Color Description
Purple Keyboard
Green Mouse



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