Category Archives: General

Maintenance on Jan. 15 – 16 2020

FYI: today 10 p.m. (CET) to Jan. 15, 2020 6 a.m. (CET) and from Jan. 15, 2020 10 p.m. (CET) to Jan. 16, 2020 6 a.m. (CET) my provider provides maintenance. During the above periodes the blogs at borncity may … Continue reading

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Modified Microsoft Online Services Terms (OST)

[German]Microsoft has changed its privacy terms that apply to its customers in the Microsoft Cloud with immediate effect. This now implements an announcement made in November 2019. Advertising

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Python 2.7 has reached end of life

Python 2.7, first introduced on November 3, 2008, reached its long planned support end on January 1, 2020. On pythonclock.org all counters are now set to 0, as the following tweet shows. Advertising

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Happy new year 2020

That’s what I wish all blog readers that and also health and happiness – and of course no New Year’s hangover. Advertising

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Randy Suess, Computer Bulletin Board Inventor, died

Randy Suess, a computer hobbyist, co-created with a friend in 1978 the first online bulletin board. He died on Dec. , 2019 in Chicago at the age of 74. The New York Times had a story about him here. Advertising

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Merry Christmas …

for all my blog readers. And always remember: In 266 days it will be Christmas again. Advertising

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Ups, it’s Christmas Eve again …

Forgot the time about blogging all day long – but it seem that whe have reached Christmas Eve for 2019 … Advertising

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Donate for the Internet Archive (Wayback Machine)

The Internet Archive (Wayback-Machine) archives websites – and digitizes books. Currently, 384 billion websites (60 petabytes) have been archived before being forgotten (because websites are deleted). 150 employees worldwide keep the project going. Currently, donations are being collected to keep … Continue reading

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‘Black Friday Deal’: Macrium Reflect for 31,48 Euro

[German]Just a short hint for people who are looking for a backup program for Windows for home use. The product Macrium Reflect is available at 50 % off at Black Friday: 31,48€ for 1 PC, 62,98€ for the 4 PC … Continue reading

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MSDN Magazine available from Microsoft Archive

Microsoft will discontinue its MSDN magazine in November 2019 (see my German blog post MSDN-Magazin wird eingestellt). If you are interested in the contents of the previous editions, you can now download them from the Microsoft archive. Advertising

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