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In deze tijden van desinformatie belangrijker dan ooit “Zo check je waar die foto vandaan komt: foto’s controleren met een paar muisklikken.” (Peter Burger op Twitter) #OSINT

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/04/08

(English link for OSINT video/photo checking at the bottom of the post)

[Wayback/Archive] Peter Burger on Twitter: “Zo check je waar die foto vandaan komt: foto’s controleren met een paar muisklikken.”

Met voorbeeld video’s hoe je dit met foto’s kunt doen, en een wat langere YouTube video hoe je dat ook met video kunt doen via [Wayback/Archive] Peter Burger on Twitter: “@ManoelServal Hebben we net een video over gemaakt! …”

[Wayback/Archive] Hoe check je video’s? – YouTube

Soms kom je op internet video’s tegen waarvan je denkt: klopt dat wel? In deze video van Nieuwscheckers zie je hoe je heel simpel kan controleren waar een video vandaan komt.

Verderop in de replies een eenvoudige manier om video’s terug te vinden [Wayback/Archive] Peter Burger on Twitter: “@CarelBrendel Met gewoon screenshots maken en dan reverse image search kom je vaak een heel eind. Wil je meer dan is er speciaal voor video de Amnesty YouTube Data Viewer en vooral de geweldige plugin van Invid: …”:

[Wayback/Archive] InVID Verification Plugin – InVID project

A plugin to debunk fake news and to verify videos and images

It is available on that page for both Firefox and Chrome.



The last link also pointed to a tweet English content on tracing the source of video/photo material [Wayback/Archive] Jan Vergouwe on Twitter: “Ook benieuwd wat je zou kunnen doen om te checken of een foto of video nep of echt is? Een goed te volgen (in Engels wel) introductie…”

[Wayback/Archive] Shayan Sardarizadeh on Twitter: “Are you keen to learn how to use free, open source tools to investigate and verify videos and images online? @_kRaay @BenDoBrown @paulybrown and I have made a video with some tips about how we in @BBCNews verify online content. You might actually like it! …”


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WordPress undocumented Classic-Editor shortcut “Shift-Ctrl-F” that goes full screen

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/03/28

Suddenly, a while ago, because of a stuck modifier key I suddenly had the WordPress classic editor running in full screen without any indication to go back, nor an opportunity to save the content.

It wasn’t the usual “Shift-Alt-W” [Wayback] Distraction Free Writing – Make WordPress Support (which still allows you to hover over the sidebars to make them visible, and has a visual indication of the mode).

After lot’s of trying, I figured out the toggle “Shift-Ctrl-F” toggles between normal and full screen mode. It seems unavailable in the new editor, so that might be a reason ([Wayback] Keyboard Shortcuts |

The shortcut is odd too, as in most tooling “Ctrl-F” modifications like “Shift-Ctrl-F” have something to do with find or replace operations.

It was quite tough finding any reference to this shortcut, as my initial search revealed none: [Wayback] “WordPress” “Shift-Ctrl-F” full screen – Google Search.

Later I reversed the modifiers in [Wayback] “WordPress” “Ctrl-Shift-F” full screen – Google Search and found [Wayback] How to disable non-system hotkeys on Windows – gHacks Tech News

Simple Disable Key is a free software program for Microsoft Windows devices that enables you to block non-system hotkeys.

Not all hotkeys are useful however. When I work on a WordPress site for instance, I sometimes press the shortcut Ctrl-Shift-F by accident. This switches the editor to full screen view which I never use.

First time I invoked the full screen editor I had to look up the shortcut as I could not reproduce it.


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When Twitter “” fails (often, intermittently, usually for a few days, sometimes weeks)

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/03/21

Quite often, but at unpredictable intervals and durations, fails.

I finally got the right search terms for this, so via [Wayback] twitter search your timeline – Google Search I found [Wayback] How to search your Twitter timeline | iMore.

The alternative:

  • shows most of the tweets from the timeline
  • does not show notifications (so you have to refresh every now and then)

Their trick is to filter your tweets on filter:follows filter:nativeretweets, then order by latest (the f=live bit below).

Direct web-link:

For me, this filter seems to work better: filter:follows -filter:replies -filter:nativeretweets as it allows me to easily include or exclude retweets.

Direct URL:

I bolded a few bits above for readability; below you can see how the URI is formed from the filter parts:

filter part URI part notes base of URI
filter:follows filter%3Afollows show tweets of people you follow
%20 encoded space
filter:nativeretweets filter%3Anativeretweets only show new-style retweets
& URI parameter separator
src=typed_query tells Twitter this is a “filter”
f=live the “filter” is “Latest” tweets (without this, it is “Top” tweets)
-filter:replies -filter%3Areplies do not show replies (those are in your regular “notifications” already)
-filter:nativeretweets -filter%3Anativeretweets do not show new-style retweets


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Some of my wp-admin links, as is hiding access to classic-editor and wp-admin links more and more

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/03/18

For my link list as is actively hiding them:


You can see the old versus new infrastructure by comparing these branches: does not have the “Classic Editor” plugin, but just gradually discourages use of the old infrastructure which is far more feature rich, thereby screwing old users.

Some of these features from the old infrastructure that are gone (despite the pretentious name of the Gutenberg editor):

  • Posts/Pages/Tags/Categories/Comments overviews are paginated, can be filtered and have bulk-actions
  • Classic-Editor has lots of useful keyboard shortcuts and allows for nested quotes

For reference, WordPress – Wikipedia: Gutenberg versus classic-editor:

WordPress 5.0 “Bebo”[edit]

The December 2018 release of WordPress 5.0, “Bebo”, is named in homage to the pioneering Cuban jazz musician Bebo Valdés.[90]

It included a new default editor “Gutenberg” – a block-based editor; it allows users to modify their displayed content in a much more user friendly way than prior iterations. Blocks are abstract units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a web page.[91] Past content that was created on WordPress pages is listed under what is referred to as a Classic Block.[92] Prior to Gutenberg, there were several block-based editors available as WordPress plugins, e.g. Elementor, and following the release of Gutenberg Elementor was compared to existing plugins.[93][94]

Classic Editor plugin[edit]

The Classic Editor Plugin was created as a result of User preferences and helped website developers maintain past plugins only compatible with WordPress 4.9.8, giving plugin developers time to get their plugins updated & compatible with the 5.0 release. Having the Classic Editor plugin installed restores the “classic” editing experience that WordPress has had up until the WordPress 5.0 release.[95] The Classic Editor Plugin will be supported at least until 2022.[96]

The Classic Editor plugin is active on over 5,000,000 installations of WordPress.[97]


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How to access’s Google+ communities archive? : googleplus

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/03/15

On my research list: [Wayback/] How to access’s Google+ communities archive? : googleplus, as there are so many interesting programming related posts there.

The main takeaway is that in order to access an archived Google+ post, you need to know or be able to reconstruct the canonical URL with language specifier to the Google+ post, see the comment in the first related link below.

It looks that for my archived profile links Wayback – Google+: Jeroen Wiert Pluimers (UUID) / Wayback – Google+: Jeroen Wiert Pluimers (user name) only some 30 links were archived directly through the WayBack save-as feature based on my UUID and some 250 based on my username profile:

. Hopefully more

Some related links:

  1. [Wayback/] dredmorbius comments on How to access’s Google+ communities archive?

    dredmorbius Author of the article you’ve linked.

    Unfortunately, no, there’s not a really good way of finding content on the Internet Archive’s WBM, unless you already know the URL(s) you’re looking for.

    Keep in mind that:

    • Not everything got captured. I’ve been having a discussion with another G+ user over this, and spot-checking multiple URLs finds no archive of many.

    • There are several variants of G+ post URLs. You want the one with the 20-digit numeric UUID, and NOT the “vanity url” +FirstnameLastname format.

    • Also strip out any instances of /u/[0-9]+/ within the URL. E.g., if you see “<UUID>”, change that to “<UUID>” (where UUID is the numeric user string).

    • User profile homepages are frequently archived, but the visible posts cannot themselves be opened. This is … unfortunate.

    • Similarly: only the first page of an infinite scroll of User, Brand, Collection, Community, etc., pages is captured. Unless there are multiple captures over time, you’re not going to get a full user history there.

    Generally, your best bet is to have some link to G+ content that you can convert to the appropriate format as Internet Archive might have saved, and check to see if it’s stored. Again, this is tedious, though at least in many cases, useful.

    There’s a list of some of the more notable G+ users and Communities at PlexodusWiki which may also be helpful in tracking down specific references.

    Also: it turns out that slight variations in URL format can mean you do or don’t find a page.

    I just ran into this trying to track down a post and discovered that the URL arguments — here a language specifier — are critical in returning the intended post.


    The fully qualified G+ URL is found:

    But stripping off ?hl=en, even when wildcarded, is not:*/

    Unfortunately, the IA’s WBM requires JS to return content, which means that simple means of testing with common shell tools in scripts (allowing a large number of candidate URIs to be checked quickly) isn’t possible.

  2. [Wayback] Doc Edward Morbius ❌​: “ You might also try appending “?h…” –
  3. [Wayback] G+ Notable Communities Database – PlexodusWiki
  4. [Wayback] Google+ tracker – #googleminus – Donate at for hosting the archives Dashboard
  5. [Wayback/] Saving of public Google+ content at the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine by the Archive Team has begun : plexodus
  6. GitHub – ArchiveTeam/googleplus-grab: Archiving Google+.
  7. [Wayback/] Plexodus: The Google+ Exodus subreddit : plexodus
  8. [Wayback/] Internet Data Is Rotting | Hacker News


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