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Archive for June, 2011

The importance of static links on the web: many (really) old links still work

Posted by jpluimers on 2011/06/30

Doing a re-haul of a Delphi project from almost 15 years ago, and some modifications a few year later, I came across a list of favourites I used back then.

It also reminded me when beginning that project, there was no Google Search; you had Yahoo SearchHotBot and later on Northern Light, but AltaVista was the best.
Finding your way around was much harder, but luckily later on Google Search was there :)

So here is a sample of how static the web is:

Few suffer from link rot: I was pretty amazed that most of the links still work!


Posted in Delphi, Development, Power User, Software Development | 4 Comments »

Some links on Serena Dimensions DMCLI command-line usage

Posted by jpluimers on 2011/06/29

A client uses Serena Dimensions, and though the Windows and Web clients are very usable (the 2009 version actually feels a lot faster than version 8), often it is nice to do some of the work on the command-line.

They have the DMCLI tool for with documentation, but that is not available on-line.
There is not a lot of on-line DMCLI documentation available, so here are some links I used to get going:


Posted in Development, Dimensions CM by Serena, Source Code Management | Leave a Comment »

Weaving: Source code, IL, ByteCode, Native

Posted by jpluimers on 2011/06/28

Weaving extends your program adding new functionality.

It can be at different levels for difference purposes (AOP, Debugging, Automated Testing, etc).

This .net – What is IL Weaving? question on StackOverflow contains a few pointers to interesting reading material.


Posted in .NET, Debugging, Delphi, Development, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

Chrome 12 brought back Issue 47714 – chromium – maximize bug while loading webpage on windows 7 – An open-source browser project to help move the web forward. – Google Project Hosting

Posted by jpluimers on 2011/06/27

Regression tests are useful, especially before release.

Clearly someone forgot to regression test the Issue 47714 – chromium – maximize bug while loading webpage on windows 7, as after a while of absence, Chrome 12 reintroduced this issue (it is present in all versions of Chrome 12 I tested, until at least 12.0.742.100).


  1. Maximize the window, then enter a URL
  2. Wait for Chrome to fully load the URL, then maximize.


Posted in Chrome, Power User, Web Browsers, Windows, Windows 7 | Leave a Comment »

The 1.5TB Iomega® Prestige™ SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive contains a Seagate 1.5TB FreePlay ST1500LM003 drive

Posted by jpluimers on 2011/06/24

I just openened my 1.5TB Iomega® Prestige™ SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive to check out what is inside, and if the HDD would fit in my ThinkPad W701.

The answer to the latter is no: the drive is almost 15mm high, and the Serial UltraBay Enhanced bay only fits 12.5 mm drives.

The drive inside is a Seagate 1.5TB FreePlay ST1500LM003 drive.

Funny (by the way: be very cautious when a programmer says that), as the Seagate site has absolutely no reference of FreePlay drives.

The only link with tech specs I could find was on the MacSales site from OWC (the same store that got me a Mac Mini Server memory upgrade).

It looks like it is a OEM product containing 4 platters, and therefore is 14.8mm high.

It makes of a great HDD for a home theatre PC though: silent, low power, etc.


Posted in Power User | 2 Comments »

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