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Old Google+ versions and photo backup may stop working on May 20, 2018 – Google+ Help

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/05/04

This message was sent because you may have an older version of the Google+ app installed on one of your mobile devices.

Now if the message would tell on which device, I could find it….

Source: [WayBackOld Google+ versions and photo backup may stop working on May 20, 2018 – Google+ Help


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Facebook knows all about you: Unrolled thread from @dylanmckaynz

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/03/24

“Downloaded my facebook data as a ZIP file Somehow it has my entire call history with my partner’s mum a historical record of every single co […]” @dylanmckaynz

Full Unrolled thread from @dylanmckaynz [WayBack], the Twitter thread head is below.

The unwrap/unroll was done by ThreadReadApp which I bumped into thanks to Kristian Köhntopp: [WayBack] Discover and Read the Best of Twitter Threads.

My archive was less than 20 megabytes, likely because I hardly used it as it is way too much of a time sink.

You can download yours via the steps at [WayBack] How can I download a copy of my Facebook data? | Facebook Help Center

Basically, logon to Facebook, navigate to, initiate the download to create the archive (requires your credentials again), want for the confirmation, then download the archive, then run the script that Dylan created: [WayBack] A Ruby script for collecting phone record statistics from a Facebook user data dump · GitHub.

Cannot run it yet (Mac OS sierra has a ruby version that is too old).



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How to use Facebook while giving it the minimum amount of personal data – The Verge

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/03/21

Spring time, cleaning time: [WayBack] How to use Facebook while giving it the minimum amount of personal data – The Verge.

Via: [WayBack] Ah it’s that time of the year where all the “this is how to quit [name of service involved in a scandal]”-articles pop up. Oh well, not a bad idea to ch… – Roderick Gadellaa – Google+


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#Tech45 – Nederlandstalige tech-podcast

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/03/05

Al een jaar of wat volg ik de Nederlandstalige #Tech45 podcast van

Tech45 is een wekelijkse technologiepodcast. In minstens 45 minuten loodst een panel je door het interessantste technieuws van de voorbije week.

Ze hebben altijd een leuke titel zoals bijvoorbeeld de eerste van 2016: [WayBackTech45 #322: Ik heb eigenlijk alleen maar slechte voornemens

Wees niet verbaast als het ineens 60 of 80 minuten duurt en vol humor zit. Meestal luister ik ook na afloop en soms meerdere episodes achter elkaar.

Misschien is de nieuwe layout al af, zo niet dan staat het experiment op [WayBack



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YouTube videos in Markdown – via Markdown Cheatsheet · adam-p

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/02/28

Clever, as I didn’t know you could directly refer to the YouTube preview image using the “/0.jpg” trick:

Youtube videos

They can’t be added directly but you can add an image with a link to the video like this:

<a href="
" target="_blank"><img src="" 
alt="IMAGE ALT TEXT HERE" width="240" height="180" border="10" /></a>

Or, in pure Markdown, but losing the image sizing and border:


Source: [WayBackMarkdown Cheatsheet · adam-p/markdown-here Wiki · GitHub

Gif using

If you allow using resources outside of YouTube, then you can use to render the video into a gif image and use that image in the above construct.

I tried that with a few seconds from which resulted in and the gif file

via: [WayBackflash – How to embed a video into GitHub – Stack Overflow (thanks [WayBackaloisdg for answering)


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