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Life after Google+ – Lars Fosdal: Friends+Me Google+ Export tool.

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/01/11

A little while ago, I blogged about Life after Google+ – Lars Fosdal. In the mean time, Lars has made a lot of progress exporting the community [WayBack] Delphi Developers – Google+ (which has moved to !).

He is a heavy user of the Friends+Me Google+ Export tool, which basically is an actively maintained web scraper with standard output targets:

[WayBack] Google Plus Exporter – Medium: Export your Google+ feeds to WordPress, Blogger, and JSON.

It does not depend on the G+ REST API: “the app is using web scraping and will keep working until the bitter end”.

Quite a bit of that information and the feedback he has is in this thread: [WayBack1/WayBack2] Hi Everyone, We’ve just released Google+ Exporter, an application that helps you to export your Google+ feeds (profile, pages, collections, communities… – Friends+Me – Google+

Of course G+ does not save the whole thread in the WayBack machine, so here it is copy-pasted (unformatted; maybe I will format it later):

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Printing WordPress receipts in Chrome resulting in strangely accented text turned out to be a Chrome issue

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/12/02

This appeared to be a Chrome thing: [WayBack] Jeroen Pluimers at Twitter: “@wordpressdotcom not sure what goes wrong with billing, but the printed html has odd domain characters. The viewed HTML is OK, but I cannot print that because printing garbles it. I can DM you the receipt links. Similar for the date which becomes unreadable (the IRS dislikes it).…”

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Topic: “Request Feedback” button vanished | Forums

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/11/02

Too bad, as it was fun while it lasted:

Even worse: the change was not announced, so people find out after the fact. A similar thing happened back in the “Press This” removal process (which got restored).

Some notes on “The WordPress bookmarklet was deprecated. Please delete it from your web browser.” because the `/wp-admin/press-this.php` based URLs look very similar.

The cool things about the “Request Feedback” were these:

  • The reviewer could do without a account: ideal when you have each posts to be reviewed done by a different person
  • No need for a plugin as it functioned out of the box
  • The review looks exactly like it gets posted

The alternatives are:

  • Google docs (which requires a Google account and looks different than the actual post)
  • External plugins (which requires the USD 299/year business plan instead of the USD 99/year premium plan I have)

Plan prices: [WayBack] Plans and Pricing – Get Started for Free Today!

[WayBack] on Twitter: “Hi, right now there are no plans for adding the ability to use plugins on the Personal and Premium plans.… “

I am not even sure the Google Docs works with the premium plan, as I could not find that at [WayBack] Introducing for Google Docs: A New Way Forward for Collaborative Editing — The Blog


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Akismet GDPR notification: enabled

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/05/30

I saw the below notification recently, but it was already enabled.

Akismet & Privacy.

To help your site be compliant with GDPR and other laws requiring notification of tracking, Akismet can display a notice to your users under your comment forms. This feature is disabled by default, however, if you or your audience is located in Europe, you need to turn it on.

Please enable or disable this feature. More information.


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Delphi FMX TBitmapCodecManager.LoadFromFile calls TImageTypeChecker.GetType that returns ONLY predefined image types

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/12/31

Bugs happen: [WayBack] Did I miss something ? I’ve tried to add a custom image loader for FMX … TBitmapCodecManager.LoadFromFile calls TImageTypeChecker.GetType that returns ONLY predefined image types ! (gif, bmp, png, tiff, jpg) … – Paul TOTH – Google+

I’m not so much surprised by bugs, but what scares the heck out of me is that since about halfway October 2017, there are 900+ Reported issues with status Unresolved (i.e. no change to the issue after it got reported).

Before switching to half-year product release cycles, the yearly ones had an issue triage cut-off date of about 3-6 months.

Now back on yearly cycles, I don’t expect that to be much different.

Expecting a new release in the halfway March 2018 till beginning May 2018 time frame, and assuming the past being a good indication of the future, the window of processing issues is closing soon.

I really hope I am wrong and wish 2018 turns out to he a great Delphi year.


Sorry this post became victim to the “Missed Schedule” issue (I finally found out there is a ridiculous limit of 100 scheduled posts over which scheduling becomes unreliable; this limit used to be much much larger in the past).

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