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“Default” birth days

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/02/24

A while ago I overheard an HR conversion about birth-date spreads which went into a topic on “default” birthdays being especially common in countries where the exact day of birth didn’t matter much. I got curious, so I dug up some links:

I remember a very long time ago seeing someones passport with zero as the birthday. Boy I wish I had taken a picture back then.


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“Developer Desks” – multi monitor setups in “Trading System” disguise.

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/02/17

via: “Developer Desks” – I think this company is artificially limiting their source of income. – Kristian Köhntopp – Google+

Interesting as the company provides multi-monitor fitting systems up to 8 wide by 4 high and full solutions (including PC and monitor) of 7 wide by 2 high monitors. Even custom made solutions are possible: Sonderlösungen – Trading-PC. They provide electric height adjustment systems too:Elektrische Höhenverstellung – Trading-PC.

Their sister company provides desks and other furniture related to multi-monitor systems: Sedergo – High-End Furniture Made in Germany. They provide height adjustable desks as well: Elektrische Höhenverstellung. Both companies are owned by XECURIS GmbH & Co. KG

One day, I’ll redo the office (:

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GSM/3G/4G/LTE/… enable or disable caller ID when calling

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/02/13

When testing the setup of a Fritz!Box 7490 with fiber connection, routing anonymous/withheld ISDN calls to a new answering machine I needed to test if only Caller ID calls were getting through.

The easiest was to do this from my mobile phone.

Izzy explained how to in callerid – How can I make anonymous calls for everyone but contact list? – Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange.

Basically all cellular networks based on GSM or derived technologies allow you to prefix any phone numbers with:


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dubbelglas, dubbel glas, dubbele beglazing, isolatieglas

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/02/06

Veel informatie over dubbelglas, dubbel glas, dubbele beglazing, isolatieglas met typen, toepassingen, fabrikanten, etc.

En mocht er wat breken:

Voor een compleet overzicht van alle mogelijke glasbreuken download de Folder Glasbreuken als PDF. Thermische breuken Een thermische breuk ontstaat, wanneer de typische materiaalkarakteristieken van het glas in relatie tot de kwaliteit van de rand van het glas en de bestendigheid … Continue reading →

Source: Glasbreuken – van der Ham Glasgroothandel BV

De laatste heeft sowieso een hele verzameling nuttige Veel gestelde vragen – van der Ham Glasgroothandel BV


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Reverso | Free online translation, dictionary

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/02/03

Translates into various languages, options various English language tools

Translates into various languages, options various English language tools

Great stuff:

Online translation in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic, Hebrew, Japanese. The other options are focussed on English.


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