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Why does the Gotcha fail to connect after a while? : TheSilphRoad

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/10/07

So I won’t forget the steps: [Wayback/] Why does the Gotcha fail to connect after a while? : TheSilphRoad

the usual tricks, including:
  • Unpair the device in bluetooth settings.
  • Pair the device in bluetooth settings, and then unpair it immediately after.
  • Disconnect the device in PoGo settings.
  • Restart Pokemon Go.
  • Quickly plug the Gotcha into the charger 10x.
  • Hold down the red circle on the device for 10 seconds whilst on the ‘Connection’ screen.
  • Restart mobile device.
  • Connect to Gotcha app and erase stats (not sure this actually does anything, but connecting to the app at least ensures the firmware is up to date).

User DJTernan advised clearing the game cache (Phone settings > Apps > Pokemon GO > Storage > Clear Cache (and also Clear Data)).

Gotcha is fully charged. I have reinstalled the app, restarted my phone, force closed app, cleared cache, unpaired / repaired / unpaired again, disconnected from PoGo settings, the lot.

[Wayback/] Go-tcha – Apps on Google Play

Via [Wayback/] android 11 pokemon go gotcha failed to connect – Google Search


“If you have connected your Go-tcha please ensure that you eject the Go-tcha from within the Pokémon Go application and ensure that it is forgotten within the Bluetooth setting (from all phones and devices).
Once the device has been disconnected please reset your Go-tcha by inserting and removing the Go-tcha from the charge cable in quick succession (10 times).
Once the device has reset please try to pair the Go-tcha within the Pokémon Go application.”


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Jelmer Visser on Twitter: “Doelwit van een flamewar op Twitter? Dat is vervelend. Zo doorsta je de storm. … 1/*”

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/10/02

Good thread: [] Jelmer Visser on Twitter: “Doelwit van een flamewar op Twitter? Dat is vervelend. Zo doorsta je de storm. 1. Blijf kalm, reageer nergens op 2. Traceer de ergste aanjagers, herkenbaar aan quotetweets met meeste likes 3. Zoek naar je eigen naam met een sokpop voor screenshots van geblokte accounts 1/*”


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Note (typography) – Wikipedia; Footnote – PrintWiki

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/09/30

For my reference:

Typographical devices such as the asterisk (*) or dagger (†) may also be used to point to notes; the traditional order of these symbols in English is *, †, ‡, §, ‖, ¶.[1] Other symbols, including the #, Δ, ◊, ↓, and ☞, have also been used.[2][3]

Source: Note (typography) – Wikipedia

The most common sequence of footnote reference marks is:

  1. asterisk (*),
  2. dagger (†),
  3. double dagger (††),
  4. paragraph symbol (¶),
  5. section mark (§),
  6. parallel rules (||),
  7. number sign (#).

If more are required, they can be doubled up:

  • double asterisks (**),
  • double single daggers (††),
  • double double daggers (††††),
  • etc.

However, when many footnotes are used, it is more practical to use consecutive numbers to identify each footnote.

Source: [Wayback/] Footnote – PrintWiki


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Jan Tessel heeft een handboek geschreven ‘Kiezen van geschikte warmtepomp’; kost inclusief verzendkosten weinig: handig materiaal!

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/09/23

Voor als je je wilt voorbereiden om te zien welke warmtepomp je het beste kunt bestellen: [Wayback is website van mijn werk on Twitter: “Heb handboek geschreven ‘Kiezen van geschikte warmtepomp’ Met positieve tekst kan lezer kiezen welk type warmtepomp het beste past bij de eigen woning…”

Inclusief verzenden kost 1 exemplaar EUR 12. Bij grotere aantallen korting op het boek en de verzendkosten, zie [Wayback/Archive] Over ons.

De inhoudsopgave:

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Python Breaking Distance calculator (includes the German DIN 1451 font for traffic signage)

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/09/20

If you ever want a good visual representation to compare the breaking distance for a car at two different speeds, and see at what speed you will hit the human “obstacle”, then use the Python script

Git repository: [Wayback/] joschtl / bremsweg · GitLab.

The image is generated in the current directory

It probably won’t work on Windows as it dynamically builds a very long command-line calling ImageMagick tool [Wayback/] convert once to do all the drawing.

The text in the picture for now is hardcoded in German, but would be easy to adopt.

The fonts used are and FreeSans and [Wayback/] Alte DIN 1451 Mittelschrift Font Family · 1001 Fonts (which the Germans use for Traffic Signage and is very similar to fonts used in other countries).

Calculations are based on [Wayback/] Bremsweg-Rechner für Anhalteweg & Bremsweg – Johannes Strommer.



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