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Archive for October 13th, 2011

MonoTouch 5.0 released: iOS 5 support for Mono on the iOS 5 release day

Posted by jpluimers on 2011/10/13

With the and iOS 5 release today and the MonoDevelop 2.8 release last week, there is also a new MonoTouch 5.0 released that binds the two and allows you to develop iOS 5 using Mono.

Almost like a mirracle: on the iOS 5 release day, MonoTouch 5 gets released. Lot’s of new stuff to play with, just read the announcement :)

Quote: “If you already have MonoTouch, simply launch MonoDevelop and you will be prompted to update – it’s that easy!

Be sure to also read the new MonoTouch 5 documentation on new iOS  5 features and the comprehensive API diff between MonoTouch 4.2 and 5.0.


via: MonoTouch 5.0 – MonoTouch.

Posted in .NET, C#, Development, Mobile Development, MonoTouch, Software Development, xCode/Mac/iPad/iPhone/iOS/cocoa | Leave a Comment »

Last weekend, Dennis Ritchie, passed away at age 70.

Posted by jpluimers on 2011/10/13

Another pioneer in the IT passed away: at age 70, Dennis Ritchie (aka dmr), pioneer, creator of the C programming language and key developer of Unix died this weekend.

Within a week, two pioneering IT people went. Let’s remember them for what they were and wish the people left behind all the best.


via: Dennis Ritchie, 1941-2011: Computer scientist, Unix co-creator, C programming language designer – Boing Boing.

Posted in About, Development, Opinions, Personal | Leave a Comment »

batch files: getting information from your Windows AD

Posted by jpluimers on 2011/10/13

If you have the Windows Server Resource Kit tools installed, then dsget and dsquery can get you some valuable information about the current user and computer.

Below is a sample batch file that shows that dsquery gets you DNs, and dsget gets you detailed information for a certain type of DN.

You can use pipes (and sometimes you need to escape the pipes) to pass information from dsquery to dsget.
dsget will happily accept multiple DNs (each on a new line), so you can use text-files with DNs too.

@echo on
    :: this assumes that dsquery, dsget, etc are in the same directory as the batch file
    ::escape pipe with caret
    for /f "tokens=* delims= " %%a in ('%~dp0dsquery user -samid %USERNAME% ^| %~dp0dsget user -desc ^| find /V "dsget succeeded"') do (
    set description=%%a
    ::trim last two spaces
    if "%description:~-2%"=="  " set description=%description:~0,-2%
    echo !%description%!


Posted in Batch-Files, Development, Scripting, Software Development | 1 Comment »

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