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Archive for August, 2010

Delphi XE and RAD Studio XE got RTM and are available for ordering now

Posted by jpluimers on 2010/08/31

While writing this blog entry, I’m installing my new copy of Delphi XE (formerly called Delphi 2011 by some people).

Delphi XE and RAD Studio XE got RTM today, and are now available for purchase.

Contact my colleague Gwan Tan if you want to order it from Dutch speaking countries, and Thorsten Nannen if you want to order it from German speaking countries. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in .NET, Delphi, Delphi for PHP, Delphi XE, Development, Prism, Software Development | 9 Comments »

Script to Restart VMware Tools Remotely | Daily Hypervisor

Posted by jpluimers on 2010/08/30

Sometimes the VMware tools need to be restarted in order to get the shared clipboard functionality working again.

From inside a Windows VM, you can do that like this:

net stop vmtools

This will create this output:

The VMware Tools Service service is stopping.

The VMware Tools Service service was stopped successfully.

Then start the service again:

net start vmtools

Giving this output:

The VMware Tools Service service is starting.

The VMware Tools Service service was started successfully.

From outside your virtual machine, you can do it like on this URL using sc


Posted in Batch-Files, CommandLine, Development, Scripting, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

ABN AMRO marketing #fail (

Posted by jpluimers on 2010/08/27

Onderstaande krijg je te zien als je bij ABN AMRO aan het internetbankieren bent.
Handig als je geen kinderen hebt, en echt offending als je geen kinderen wilt of kunt krijgen:

"Open nu een Eurostyle rekening! Stort € 20,- en uw kind ontvangt €20,0"

"Open nu een Eurostyle rekening! Stort € 20,- en uw kind ontvangt €20,0"


Posted in Opinions | 1 Comment »

WordPress: New Twitter “Tweet Button” for your readers

Posted by jpluimers on 2010/08/27

Now your readers can have an easy way to tweet about your blog postings too: New Twitter “Tweet Button”.

From the post by Andy P (wordpress team):

New Twitter “Tweet Button”

When one of your readers hits the Tweet Button, they will be shown a popup that includes a shortened link to your post. Readers can add in a quick message, and then hit “Tweet” to send the post to their Twitter feed as a tweet — all without leaving your blog.

To enable the button on your blog please visit the “Appearance > Extras” menu and select the “Show a Twitter Tweet Button on my posts” option.

Edit: 20100901:

The WordPress team has moved the Twitter Tweet button into Settings > Sharing. In addition to that, they added sharing mechanisms for FaceBook, Press This, Reddit, Digg, StumbleUpon, Email and Print.
In addition to those, you can define your own sharing methods.
You can read more about this move here.


via:  New Twitter “Tweet Button” — Blog —

Posted in Power User, SocialMedia, Twitter, WordPress | 2 Comments »

Delphi: Optimizing extremely long compile times

Posted by jpluimers on 2010/08/26

Anthony Frazier mentions two very true paths for optimizing your Delphi compile times:

  1. Avoid units with the “read-only” attribute set.
  2. Avoid large circular dependency groups, particularly if you put everything in the interface’s uses clause rather than the implementation uses clause.

To get rid of the second, you should split your interface and your implementation.
Often, one of these two solutions work for that well:

  • Create the interface as a base class, then implement it in a descendant.
  • Create the interface as a Delphi interface, then implement it in a class.

Only if those options do not work, then start using Delphi SpeedUp by Andreas Hausladen.


Via: » Blog Archive » The Power of Open Source.

Posted in Delphi, Development, Software Development | 19 Comments »

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