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Sound Switcher Indicator ‣ 2.2.0 Jan 13, 2019

It's time to fulfil my promise, so please meet Sound Switcher Indicator version 2.2.0.

There are the following two major differences with the previous release:

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So long two thousand eighteen Dec 31, 2018

Tjongejonge, this year ended as suddenly as it began, I couldn't even find time to blog. This post is the tenth and the last one in 2018 (but I'm seriously considering improving on that matter).

On the positive side, this year has been so eventful that it's a challenge to recap all things of importance.

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That Awkward Moment Nov 12, 2018

That moment when you find out the official Riverside event page at Tivoli Vredenburg is illustrated with your video.

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My presentation at IDM Europe: 20 September 2018 Sep 12, 2018

A short announcement.

On 20 September I will be presenting at IDM Europe about two most popular open-source identity servers: Keycloak and WSO₂ IS, exploring their functionality and differences.

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Slow connection to MySQL in Docker Jul 2, 2018

My current project makes use of the MySQL database, which runs in a Docker container.

At a certain moment connecting to the database became excruciatingly slow, taking tens of seconds to establish a single connection. After that everything would work as expected.

The application opens a connection some hundred times, so the startup time had become really unacceptable.

I've spent a lot of time hunting that down, and then even more time looking for a solution as I failed to find any on StackOverflow. But finally I've solved this.

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The castlerun, fourth edition May 13, 2018

Right before my ten-year anniversary in Holland, on Easter Monday, the castlerun De Halve van De Haar has taken place. I've been participating in it since the very beginning (one, two, three).

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