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The big-4 eavesdropping myth explained

Posted by jpluimers on 2023/01/30

Interesting Dutch thread about the myth that Google, FaceBook, Apple and Amazon are eavesdropping on us in order to send advertisements.

[WayBack] Thread by @danielverlaan: De vraag die ik altijd gesteld krijg: “Luisteren Google en Facebook ons af? Ik had het gisteren over een vakantie naar Portugal, en nu krijg…

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[] DaniĂ«l Verlaan on Twitter: “De vraag die ik altijd gesteld krijg: “Luisteren Google en Facebook ons af? Ik had het gisteren over een vakantie naar Portugal, en nu krijg ik er allemaal advertenties over!” Dit is een hardnekkig gerucht waar geen bewijs voor is. Hoe werkt het dan? Een draadje.”

Related: [WayBack] Virtual assistant: voice interaction – Wikipedia


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PokeRaid – Raid From Home Enabled!

Posted by jpluimers on 2023/01/27

Cool app on Android and iOS: [Wayback/Archive] PokeRaid – Raid From Home Enabled!



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veltman/clmystery: A command-line murder mystery; an interactive tutorial for learning the *n*x command-line

Posted by jpluimers on 2023/01/18

Since I’m on a series of interactive tutorial sites, yesterday’s The SQL Murder Mystery made me bump into a project by [Archive] Noah Veltman (@veltman) / Twitter: [Wayback/Archive] veltman/clmystery: A command-line murder mystery

There’s been a murder in Terminal City, and TCPD needs your help.

To figure out whodunit, you need access to a command line.

Once you’re ready, clone this repo, or download it as a zip file.

Open a Terminal, go to the location of the files, and start by reading the file ‘instructions’.

I did a quick [Archive] clmystery – Twitter Search / Twitter and found the first ever Twitter mention to be this one from 2013 (boy, have I been living under a stone <g>): [Archive] RoR Group on Twitter: “A command-line murder mystery (clmystery) …” / Twitter.

Cool things:


Posted in *nix, *nix-tools, Apple, Development, Interactive Tutorials, Learning/Teaching, LifeHacker, Linux, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, Power User, Software Development, Terminal | Leave a Comment »

Working around eternal spinner “Loading” when trying to archive a page

Posted by jpluimers on 2023/01/13

I have had the below spinner “Loading” without any progress indication on a couple of URLs the last few months and I think they are tied to having special characters in the URL-to-be-archived.

My usual workaround was to first archive in the Wayback Machine, then archive the resulting URL in as it would automatically follow the path up to the original URL,

That of course failed when*/ did not want to save in either these would give an eternal spinner on the “Loading” page no matter the browser you were using either the escaped %2A or *:

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How to create android and ios keyboard shortcuts | PCWorld

Posted by jpluimers on 2023/01/06

[Wayback/Archive] How to create android and ios keyboard shortcuts | PCWorld android bits, numbering mine:

(Note: These steps work only with the stock Android keyboard. Tap Settings, Language & input, and make sure Google Keyboard is selected under the Keyboard & Input Methods heading.)
  1. Tap Settings, Language & input, then Personal dictionary. Next, tap the language option of your choice.
  2. Tap the + button in the top-right corner of the screen, then type the word or text string that’ll trigger the shortcut. You’re best off picking something other than a common word; for example, “addr” rather than “address.”
  3. In the next line, type in the actual phrase you want to appear when you type the shortcut, such as “1234 Main Street, Anytown USA.” Unfortunately, the phrase is limited to about 50 characters.
  4. Tap the Back button, and you should see your shortcut appear as an entry on the Personal dictionary screen. Tap + to add another shortcut.

I tried it with SwiftKey, but that does not allow dictionaries.

Thanks [Archive] Murdock (@Generic42) | Twitter for pointing me to this, and showing me this PokeMon Go shortcut: !4*&!3*&!shiny&!legendary&!mythical&!traded&!costume.


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