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Archive for September, 2012

HDD market seems recovered, and WD introduced 4 TB 3.5 HDDs: when are 2.5 inch 12.5 mm 1.5+ TB drives coming?

Posted by jpluimers on 2012/09/30

Last week this was in HDD news:

I asked it before 6 months ago, and wonder: how long will it take for 12.5 mm 2.5 inch SATA HDDs to arrive on the market that have 1.5 TB or more capacity?

Yes, I know about the WD20NPVT, but the WD20NPVT is 2.5 inch and 15 mm high.

–jeroen

Posted in Hardware, Opinions, Power User, SSD, ThinkPad, W701 | Tagged: , , , | 1 Comment »

New Open Source monospaced font from Adobe: Source Code Pro

Posted by jpluimers on 2012/09/30

Last week, Adobe launched the monospaced Open Source font Source Code Pro designed by Paul D. Hunt.

It is a follow-up of the (also designed by Paul) Source Sans Pro family of Open Source Fonts which got released early last month.

I did a quick look to see if it would get the same number of vertical lines as Lucida Console does at 8 points.

  • Lucida Console: 50 lines
  • Source Code Pro: 40 lines

Too bad, as the general font design is awesome.

One big missing thing is italic/oblique, which is often used in code editors. Hopefully a future version will include those.

For embedding source code examples in documentation, it is very legible, so I will keep it installed on my system.

You can try Source Code Pro yourself as well: it is available on SourceForge – that also hosts Open@Adobeon GitHub, where you can fork it, as well as on Google Web Fonts, on typekit, and on WebINK.

–jeroen

via: Announcing Source Code Pro « Typblography.

Posted in Font, Power User, Programmers Font, Typography | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

It looks like everything signed by an Adobe Code Signing Certificate can be malware

Posted by jpluimers on 2012/09/29

If I read Inappropriate Use of Adobe Code Signing Certificate my conclusion is that anything signed by the Adobe Code Signing Certificate since 2012-07-10 potentially can be malware.

As a precaution, I will manually revoke the certificate on all my systems (that’ll take a while!). If anyone knows how to automate that process, please post a comment showing how to.

Hitching on a trusted certificate of a big software company comes close to the ultimate hack: trojaning signed malware in the distribution of an OS vendor.

–jeroen

via: Inappropriate Use of Adobe Code Signing Certificate « Adobe Secure Software Engineering Team (ASSET) Blog.

Posted in *nix, Adobe, Android, Apple, HTC, HTC Sensation, iOS, iPad, iPhone, iPod, iPod touch, Linux, Mac, Opinions, OS X, OS X Leopard, OS X Lion, OS X Mountain Lion, OS X Snow Leopard, OS X Tiger, Power User, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, Windows XP | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Three XE3 hotfixes at the Delphi Registered User Downloads page

Posted by jpluimers on 2012/09/28

There are three RAD Studio / Delphi XE3 hotfixes on the Delphi Registered User Downloads page.

Hotfix 3 is for the Professional edition only.

The others are for all editions.

RAD Studio XE3 Hotfix 3: Hotfix 3 for RAD Studio XE3.

This Hotfix addresses an issue in using SQLite driver on the Professional edition.

Available only to registered users of Professional edition of Delphi XE3, C++Builder XE3, RAD Studio XE3, and Embarcadero All-Access XE

1MB; Download

RAD Studio XE3 Hotfix 2: Hotfix 2 for RAD Studio XE3.

This Hotfix addresses a regression with using the GestureManager in a FireMonkey application.

Available only to registered users of Delphi XE3, C++Builder XE3, RAD Studio XE3, and Embarcadero All-Access XE

60MBDownload

RAD Studio XE3 Hotfix 1: Hotfix 1 for RAD Studio XE3.

This Hotfix addresses an issue with ShowMessage in a FireMonkey application on certain locales on Mac OS X.

Available only to registered users of Delphi XE3, C++Builder XE3, RAD Studio XE3, and Embarcadero All-Access XE

12.1MBDownload

–jeroen

via: Delphi Registered User Downloads.

Posted in Delphi, Delphi XE3, Development, Software Development | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments »

Make Selection Uppercase or Lowercase – The Ultimate Visual Studio Tips and Tricks Blog – Site Home – MSDN Blogs

Posted by jpluimers on 2012/09/28

How Upper Lower Comment
Keyboard CTRL + SHIFT + U CTRL + U
Menu Edit -> Advanced -> Make Uppercase Edit -> Advanced -> Make Lowercase
Command Edit.MakeUppercase Edit.MakeLowercase
Versions 2008, 2010, 11

–jeroen

via: Make Selection Uppercase or Lowercase – The Ultimate Visual Studio Tips and Tricks Blog – Site Home – MSDN Blogs.

Posted in .NET, Development, Keyboards and Keyboard Shortcuts, Power User, Software Development, Visual Studio 11, Visual Studio 2008, Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio and tools | Leave a Comment »

 
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