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ÜberPDF printing using a Delphi like canvas

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/11/15

For my link archive, as it has a lot of goodies in the comments, especially on how to avoid bitmaps in PDF emission: [WayBack] We took PDF to a whole new level today Load create, or editing a PDF in 2 lines of code using a simple Delphi (like) Canvas! We added a PDFPrinter and… – Joe C. Hecht – Google+

–jeroen

Posted in Delphi, Development, EPS/PostScript, PDF, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

4 Ways to Jazz-up Product Descriptions (without Hype) | Practical Ecommerce

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/11/15

Probably by now everyone uses these 4 Ways to Jazz-up Product Descriptions (without Hype) | Practical Ecommerce [WayBack]:

According to Karon Thackston, author of Amazon Advantage: Product Listing Strategies to Boost Your Sales, successful ecommerce merchants avoid hype.

  • Sensory language.
  • Imaginative scenarios.
  • Unexpected vocabulary.
  • Conversational tone.

Provide Solid Info

At a minimum, keep your marketing copy free of over-promising, exaggeration, and pointless bragging. Make sure you’re providing solid information for potential buyers. Then, if you want, jazz-up your wording to heighten rapport.

–jeroen

via: [WayBack] Nice article on no hype product descriptions  – Michael Riley – Google+

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Fixing bind named messages like `lame-servers: network unreachable resolving ‘c.gtld-servers.net/AAAA/IN’: 2001:500:127::30#53`

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/11/15

When you see messages like below in your bind named.d logs then you’ve a Jekyll and Hyde network config: part of it says it supports IPv6, but in reality doesn’t as “2001:500:127::30” is the IPv6 of the generic TLD servers.

In my case a brain-dead TP-Link switch.

04-Dec-2016 13:05:48.008 lame-servers: network unreachable resolving 'c.gtld-servers.net/AAAA/IN': 2001:500:127::30#53
04-Dec-2016 13:05:48.008 lame-servers: network unreachable resolving 'd.gtld-servers.net/AAAA/IN': 2001:500:127::30#53
04-Dec-2016 13:05:48.008 lame-servers: network unreachable resolving 'e.gtld-servers.net/AAAA/IN': 2001:500:127::30#53
04-Dec-2016 13:05:48.008 lame-servers: network unreachable resolving 'f.gtld-servers.net/AAAA/IN': 2001:500:127::30#53
04-Dec-2016 13:05:48.008 lame-servers: network unreachable resolving 'g.gtld-servers.net/AAAA/IN': 2001:500:127::30#53
04-Dec-2016 13:05:48.009 lame-servers: network unreachable resolving 'h.gtld-servers.net/AAAA/IN': 2001:500:127::30#53
04-Dec-2016 13:05:48.009 lame-servers: network unreachable resolving 'i.gtld-servers.net/AAAA/IN': 2001:500:127::30#53
04-Dec-2016 13:05:48.009 lame-servers: network unreachable resolving 'j.gtld-servers.net/AAAA/IN': 2001:500:127::30#53
04-Dec-2016 13:05:48.009 lame-servers: network unreachable resolving 'k.gtld-servers.net/AAAA/IN': 2001:500:127::30#53
04-Dec-2016 13:05:48.009 lame-servers: network unreachable resolving 'l.gtld-servers.net/AAAA/IN': 2001:500:127::30#53
04-Dec-2016 13:05:48.009 lame-servers: network unreachable resolving 'm.gtld-servers.net/AAAA/IN': 2001:500:127::30#53
...
04-Dec-2016 13:24:13.500 lame-servers: network unreachable resolving './NS/IN': 2001:500:2f::f#53

A temporary solution is to run bind named.d in -4 mode (see examples for RHEL, CENTOS and OpenSuSE in the links below), but the actual solution is to get IPv6 working properly.

–jeroen

Posted in *nix, bind-named, Linux, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Aansprakelijkheid – AG Connect

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/11/11

Interessante stukjes over aansprakelijkheid:

–jeroen

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How to Extract a Number or Text from Excel with this Function

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/11/11

Lots of fuzz, but the formula towards the end worked:

=SUMPRODUCT(MID(0&A1,LARGE(INDEX(ISNUMBER(--MID(A1,ROW($1:$25),1))*
ROW($1:$25),0),ROW($1:$25))+1,1)*10^ROW($1:$25)/10)

Source: [Archive.isHow to Extract a Number or Text from Excel with this Function

More of those at [WayBack] Extract Only Numbers From Text String

–jeroen

Posted in Excel, Office, Office 2011 for Mac, Power User | Leave a Comment »

 
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