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Archive for August 27th, 2012

Time to disable Java for a while: Zero-Day Season is Not Over Yet

Posted by jpluimers on 2012/08/27

Hmm, time to disable Java for a while:

Malware Intelligence Lab from FireEye – Research & Analysis of Zero-Day & Advanced Targeted Threats:Zero-Day Season is Not Over Yet.


Posted in *nix, Apple, Chrome, Google, Linux, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, MacBook, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, Power User | 3 Comments »

Windows 8 Windows-key shortcuts (via: Windows 8 productivity: Who moved my cheese?)

Posted by jpluimers on 2012/08/27

Brilliant post on using the Window-key for shortcuts with Windows 8 (all Windows 7 Windows-key shortcuts work, plus many more): Windows 8 productivity: Who moved my cheese? Oh, there it is. – Scott Hanselman.


Posted in Keyboards and Keyboard Shortcuts, Power User, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8 | Leave a Comment »

Is Embarcadero going to use a way around WinRT sideloading only being available on Windows 8 Enterprise SKUs?

Posted by jpluimers on 2012/08/27

One of the Enterprise SKU of Windows 8 is that it allows side-loading of WinRT apps. It gives you the opportunity to load internally developed Metro-style applications that use WinRT on Windows 8 without a developers license installed on that Windows 8 machine.

This feature was described on many sources, including:

But since many apps (including Delphi written apps as they cannot link to the Visual C++ Run-Time DLL) don’t directly run on WinRT, there is a clear demand of enabling this side-loading feature for non-Enterprise SKUs of Windows 8:

The last link describes a way to circumvent this, and I think that is what Embarcadero is aiming at to enable Delphi XE3 Metropolis style applications to run on WinRT:

Note I updated my Delphi WinRT link clearance post with the last two links.


Posted in Delphi, Delphi XE3, Development, Software Development, WinRT-with-Delphi | 2 Comments »

UPC FiberPower – setting up the Cisco EPC3000 modem

Posted by jpluimers on 2012/08/27

If ever UPC has an outage like this again, and I need to fiddle with the Cisco EPC3000 cable modem

From the manual (edited for typos and readability):

  1. Indien modem niet binnen enkele minuten vanzelf online komt: breng het modem online door via de browser van jouw laptop naar: te gaan.
    Voer handmatig de frequentie 306750000 in en klik op ‘Click here restart your cable modem’. (Achter de RT hubs, Rotterdam gebied, is de frequentie 308000000)
  2. Wanneer de modem online is controleer je de retoursignalen van de modem door op de modem in te loggen.
    Dit doe je door de volgende link te gebruiken:
    Controleer in dit scherm de waarde “Power Level”. Als dit level 55 dBmV of hoger is (55-58) moet je contact opnemen met UPC.

And yes,

  • the button on the Cisco indeed reads “Click here restart your cable modem”.
  • they switch from “het modem” to “de modem”

Some links I might need then: Read the rest of this entry »

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