Rob Janssen

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Taboo: Nathaniel Newman and Treacher Collins Syndrome

So I got home after a hard day of work and after putting the kids to bed and having a belated dinner I finally hit the couch and turned on the TV to stare at it mindlessly to clear my mind a little and give it some rest. So zapping through the channels I happened to tune in to National Geographic's taboo . The episode today was titled ' ugly '. I haven't been able to find the full episode on nationalgeographic.com yet but it might be available online later. Read more »

My problem with pagination

I recently got into a discussion about a comment I made on a blog post two years ago. Granted; my comment might have come out a bit harsh (for which I apologize) but there was a point to be made. In this blog post I'll try to explain what I was (and am) talking about and what my issues were (and are) with the proposed solution to the problem at hand: pagination of large chunks of data / resultsets. Read more »

Ah, another CAPTCHA for me to answer!

"A CAPTCHA is a program that can tell whether its user is a human or a computer. You've probably seen them — colorful images with distorted text at the bottom of Web registration forms. CAPTCHAs are used by many websites to prevent abuse from "bots," or automated programs usually written to generate spam. No computer program can read distorted text as well as humans can, so bots cannot navigate sites protected by CAPTCHAs." Source: http://www.google.com/recaptcha/learnmore Read more »

Are you using DNSStuff.com? You shouldn't!

I have been using LastPass for a while now and I was very happy to find out they now also offer two-factor authentication . This has, as far as I know, been available since ages but you had to use a Yubikey . I don't know when they added support for Google Authenticator but they did. And since I have been using this for a while for my GMail and Google Apps accounts I was glad to find out Lastpass supports it too. Read more »

WebSphere MQ Reason codes

IBM has worked hard to obfuscate exceptions by not providing any specific info in XMSExceptions and using the unconventional " LinkedException " in their WebSphere MQ classes. Why they didn't use the InnerException is beyond me. This page can be used to look up "ReasonCodes" (which is all the LinkedException provides in XMS.NET ). The links in this page all lead to the specific help-page. Read more »