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(2019-10-30) A Thousand Blog Posts!

Posted by Jorge on 2019-10-30


I started blogging in 2005. My very first blog on the internet from me was on November 8th 2005. At that time I was inspired by a friend at Microsoft and a little bit by myself. I was active in the, back then, Microsoft newsgroups for AD (Directory Services). My main reason to start blogging was that I was so tired of repeating the same answer in those newsgroups over and over again, that I started searching for a way to repeatedly provide the same answer without too much additional work. Starting a blog was a very good idea. Back then I started my blog somewhere else and about 8 years ago I migrated my blog away to WordPress, which provided me more autonomy and freedom in doing what I wanted the way I wanted it to be done.

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Now about 14 years later THIS is 1000th blog post!

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Soon after starting my blog, and along the way my goal changed to blog about my real world experiences, knowledge and scripts so that others could learn from it and directly use that knowledge and tools/scripts in their day to day jobs. Based upon the stats I can say, since the first day the blog has had a serious amount of visitors and it is referenced quite many time in the Microsoft Forums and other places. Good to see that many other people are using it. I also love the comments being made people and the mails that I get from people regarding the issues they have and for which they are seeking some answers.

A serious THANK YOU to all of you who read this blog, and also a THANK YOU to Microsoft for awarding me the MVP Award the past 14 years and helping me with the great technology.

Cheers,     

Jorge

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(2019-01-03) Some Phones Are Not That Good With Face Recognition

Posted by Jorge on 2019-01-03


Are you using face recognition to unlock your mobile phone?

And is that mobile phone on the following list?

It appears all the mobile phones on the list can be unlocked by using a picture instead of your face.

To be sure nobody access your personal data that easy, preferably and if possible use finger or a code to unlock the mobile phone

All the phones on the list titled “Toestellen ontgrendeld met een foto” can be easily unlocked with a photo of your face

All the phones on the list titled “Toestellen ontgrendeld met een foto, maar met betere beveiliging” can also be easily unlocked with a photo of your face but also provide more secure settings for face recognition

All the phones on the list titled “Toestellen die niet met een foto zijn te ontgrendelen” appear to be secure and face recognition is not fooled by a photo of your face.

From the dutch consumers authority:

https://www.consumentenbond.nl/veilig-internetten/gezichtsherkenning-te-hacken

Cheers,
Jorge

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(2019-01-01) Happy New Year 2019!

Posted by Jorge on 2019-01-01


A happy new year 2019 to everyone!. Enjoy, have fun and make the best of it!

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Cheers,
Jorge

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(2018-10-07) Oh My Dear Blog – How Much I Have Neglected You!

Posted by Jorge on 2018-10-07


It has been quite some time since I blogged quite frequently. Due to family reasons (my mom passed away after being ill for quite a long time) I was not able to post all kinds of stuff on my blog. There was just too much emotion and I ended up with a huge amount of work that had the highest priority and that I wanted to finish before doing anything else.

Now, while getting back on track again, I hope to pick up where I "left" and start blogging again any time soon about all kinds of stuff I have in mind.

Thanks.

Cheers,
Jorge

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(2016-12-31) Happy New Year!

Posted by Jorge on 2016-12-31


I would like to wish everyone a happy New Year. Be careful with the fireworks!

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Cheers,
Jorge
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(2016-12-24) Merry Christmas Everyone!

Posted by Jorge on 2016-12-24


I would like to wish everyone a merry Christmas! Enjoy the holidays!

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Figure 1: Merry Christmas By Patrice (Source: http://www.imagesbuddy.com/merry-christmas-wallpaper-by-patrice/)

Cheers,
Jorge
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(2015-11-10) 10 Years Of Blogging!

Posted by Jorge on 2015-11-10


About 10 years ago I started blogging and created my “Jorge’s Quest For Knowledge” blog, which has been and still is being read by many people around the world My biggest drive and passion to do this is to research and acquire knowledge, and then share it with others around the globe so that those people can use the information to their best usage in their day-to-day jobs. The very first post was on Tuesday November 8th 2005.

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It has been so much fun to do this, and I hope it remains fun to continue to do this for the next ten years! Smile

Some statistics:

  • 807 blog posts
  • 1821 comments

From 2005 until 2011 I hosted my blog on DirTeam. Somewhere in 2011 I moved/migrated my blog to WordPress. Unfortunately I do not have any statistics from my old blog provider. The statistics from my current blog provider since I started using WordPress are:

  • 2011:
    • Views: 19326
    • Visitors: 0
  • 2012
    • Views: 110347
    • Visitors: 5324
  • 2013
    • Views: 141557
    • Visitors: 82533
  • 2014
    • Views: 213639
    • Visitors: 127577
  • 2015 (Year-To-Date)
    • Views: 204279
    • Visitors: 126209

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Figure 1: Some Other Blog Statistics

A very big THANK YOU to all my readers/visitors. Feel free to comment!

PS: I would appreciate if you are willing to share this post as many times as possible in any ways you can. Thank you in advance!

Cheers,
Jorge
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(2015-10-07) European Court Rules Against The ‘Safe Habor’ Agreement

Posted by Jorge on 2015-10-07


The European Court Of Justice (EUCJ) has ruled against the current Safe Harbor Agreement. Global cloud services/providers, mainly in the USA, may face a huge problem as it is no longer allowed to move personal data from EU countries to the USA.

Additional Reading:

Update 2015-10-09: Reaction to the above by Brad Smith (President and Chief Legal Officer @ MSFT): http://blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-issues/2015/10/06/a-message-to-our-customers-about-eu-us-safe-harbor/

Cheers,
Jorge
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(2015-10-07) Microsoft Announces The Surface 4 Pro – What MSFT And Others Are Saying

Posted by Jorge on 2015-10-07


Microsoft announced the Surface 4 Pro with Windows 10. I understand it can support up to 16GB of RAM and 1TB of storage. I do not want to know what that thing costs with those specs, but it is cool and definitely a laptop replacer!

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Cheers,
Jorge
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(2014-12-31) Happy New Year!

Posted by Jorge on 2014-12-31


A happy new year to all my family, friends, colleagues and customers in the Netherlands and around the globe. Enjoy the new year, have a good one!

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Cheers,
Jorge
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