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Delphi, resource files and includes – some links

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/02/23

Some links that were useful getting back into using Delphi with resource scripts and include files:

Maybe I should have considered this alternative:


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AllPro Adapter – open source ODBII adapter for car monitoring

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/02/23

One day I’ll dig in this ODB2 adapter to see how this open source project has evolved: AllPro Adapter

Now that’s a nice project. Open Source/Open Hardware OBD II adapter for your car. #OpenIsDefault – Jan Wildeboer – Google+

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How Much Does an App Cost: A Massive Review of Pricing and other Budget Considerations – Savvy Apps

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/02/22

Interesting read that doesn’t hold just for App development: How Much Does an App Cost: A Massive Review of Pricing and other Budget Considerations – Savvy Apps

Via: How much do you charge clients for App Development? this includes both mobile and desktop. – Wasif Mahamod – Google+



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Windows 10 – language neutral batch file to start Windows

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/02/22

A while ago, I bitched that Microsoft moved away the Windows Update out of the Control panel into a language depended place (in Windows 10 1511 update broke the Hyper-V networking – Fix network connection issues).

Since then I had to maintain too many locales running Windows 10. So here is the batch file:

for /f "delims=" %%A in ('PowerShell -Command "(Get-Culture).Name"') do explorer "%LocalAppData%\Packages\windows.immersivecontrolpanel_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\Indexed\Settings\%%A\AAA_SystemSettings_MusUpdate_UpdateActionButton.settingcontent-ms"

It uses these tricks:

  1. Set output of a command as a variable (in this case a for loop variable)
  2. Execute PowerShell script in a .bat file
  3. PowerShell Get-Culture (which gets a .NET CultureInfo instance)
  4. CultureInfo.Name property (which has the nl-NL, en-US, etc codes in it)

It replaced this simple batch-file which has worked for like 10 years:

%windir%\System32\rundll32.exe url.dll,FileProtocolHandler wuapp.exe


via: Windows Update Shortcut – Create in Windows 10 – Windows 10 Forums

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Keeping A GitHub Fork Updated

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/02/21

git fetch upstream

git rebase upstream/master

Source: Keeping A GitHub Fork Updated

For GitHub pull requests, then:

git checkout -b feature-name upstream/master

Source: Git Forks And Upstreams: How-to and a cool tip | Atlassian Git Tutorial


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