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Reminder to self: check out “Debugging helper for TDataSet” and “debugger TDataSetVisualizer” for Delphi

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/04/24

So I won’t forget to check these out:

Via  [WayBackI like programming in Delphi, but I don’t particularly like writing applications that work with database backends… – Thomas Mueller (dummzeuch) – Google+ (thanks Stefan Glienke)

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Posted in Delphi, Delphi 10 Seattle, Delphi 2010, Delphi XE, Delphi XE2, Delphi XE3, Delphi XE4, Delphi XE5, Delphi XE6, Delphi XE7, Delphi XE8, Development, Software Development | 1 Comment »

How to embed a superscript Registered symbol in a Rave memo buffer.

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/04/24

Thomas Pfister came with a nice solution to this question:

[WayBack] Does anyone know how to embed a superscript Registered symbol in a Rave memo buffer? – Phillip Woon – Google+

Since Google has such bad indexing of G+, here is the solution:

procedure TForm4.RvSystem1Print(Sender: TObject);
const
  SuperscriptOn = RPTFPrefix + RPTFSuperscript + RPTFOn + RPTFSuffix; // from RpDefine.pas
  SuperscriptOff = RPTFPrefix + RPTFSuperscript + RPTFOff + RPTFSuffix;
var
  MemoBuf: TMemoBuf;
begin
  MemoBuf := TMemoBuf.Create;
  try
    MemoBuf.Text := 'Test' + SuperscriptOn + '®' + SuperscriptOff + ' Test';
    MemoBuf.PrintStart := 0.5;
    MemoBuf.PrintEnd := 8.0;

    with Sender as TBaseReport do begin
      PrintMemo(MemoBuf, 1, true);
    end;
  finally
    FreeAndNil(MemoBuf);
  end;
end;

–jeroen

Source: Does anyone know how to embed a superscript Registered symbol in a Rave memo …

Posted in Delphi, Delphi 10 Seattle, Delphi 10.1 Berlin (BigBen), Delphi 2007, Delphi 2009, Delphi 2010, Delphi XE, Delphi XE2, Delphi XE3, Delphi XE4, Delphi XE5, Delphi XE6, Delphi XE7, Delphi XE8, Development, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

use `zypper refresh` when this fails: openSUSE Tumbleweed upgrade – openSUSE

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/04/23

A while ago, when upgrading from CPE_NAME="cpe:/o:opensuse:tumbleweed:20170206" to CPE_NAME="cpe:/o:opensuse:tumbleweed:20170213":

aRetrieving: monitoring-tools-1.14.0-4.2.x86_64.rpm ......................................................................................................[error]
File './x86_64/monitoring-tools-1.14.0-4.2.x86_64.rpm' not found on medium 'http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/server:/monitoring/openSUSE_Tumbleweed/'

What happened is that the local zypper configuration was out of sync with the repository. A zypper refresh solved that.

So I expanded my zypper-twup alias to always include the zypper refresh.

Then I updated the documentation from [old WayBackopenSUSE:Tumbleweed upgrade – openSUSE to [new WayBackopenSUSE:Tumbleweed upgrade – openSUSE.

Note you need an account at https://login.microfocus.com to logon to the various opensuse.org sites to make edits or post messages.

–jeroen

 

Posted in *nix, Linux, openSuSE, Power User, SuSE Linux, Tumbleweed | Leave a Comment »

If you never updated your Intel 320 SSD firmware, you should

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/04/23

Somehow I missed this:

So I made a file and an image backup, then updated the firmware.

–jeroen

Posted in Hardware, Power User, SSD | Leave a Comment »

A while ago, Windows 10 started to popup an Edge browser window after reboot without an internet connection

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/04/21

Does anyone know how to disable Edge popping up with a failed link www.msftconnecttest.com/redirect on machines blocked by a router?

This happens on the PC running Windows 10 Pro N (winver shows 1709 build 16299.371) that is not allowed to do any internet access.

Related: [WayBack] How to Find Out Which Build and Version of Windows 10 You Have | ilicomm

Later:

This seems to be intended as per these links:

TL;DR:

This can happen on Windows 8 and up when Windows thinks there is a partial network connection and a logon to a proxy or captive portal might solve the solution.

Allowing these in the proxy for port 80 solves the issue:

  •  *.msftncsi.com
  • *.msftconnecttest.com

–jeroen

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