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Archive for September 5th, 2012

No more Android phone for me…

Posted by jpluimers on 2012/09/05

After all my address-contacts trouble I was hoping my phone would behave for at least a while.

Not so, like in the past it often:

  • pops up a black screen while using the phone book requiring a power button reboot
  • looses Bluetooth in the middle of a call, requiring a hard reboot (remote battery, insert battery, start over)
  • looses GSM/UMTS connection in the middle of a call, basically terminating the call
  • looses internet data connection, requiring a hard reboot
  • looses GPS connection, not sure about a work around
  • turns off the vibrate, but doesn’t turn on the ring tone (so I miss lots of phone calls)
  • turns of Bluetooth and/or WiFi after a reboot
  • finds out even the basic apps like mail, phone or calendar hang and need to be “reported”, but I never get follow-ups on that
  • refuses to sync important data because “it will retry later”
  • cannot find contacts in the database, but after manually re-adding them, you suddenly have two
  • the mail app keeping restarting while fetching mails

What kept me using it was the usefulness of many apps.

But now I won’t any more: the last 4 days, the gMail app managed to use almost 1 gigabyte of data (my monthly plan) for no reason at all.

That was the limit.

Bye bye Android.

Now I just need to decide:

  • iPhone 5
  • Windows Phone 8

Given the update track-record of Apple, this is a no brainer.


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Nice article on Anonymising Data respecting Dutch privacy laws for OTAP/DTAP (via: Artikel in Compact | Insite Advies)

Posted by jpluimers on 2012/09/05

A very interesting (Dutch) article as PDF written by the Insite Advies people on “testing information systems and the usage of anonymized personal data”:

Artikel in Compact

Insite Advies heeft samen met ITCG ( een artikel geschreven met als titel ‘Testen van informatiesystemen en het gebruik van (geanonimiseerde) persoonsgegevens’.

Het artikel verscheen deze week in Compact (

Het artikel gaat in op de risico’s van het testen van de juiste werking van informatiesystemen met behulp van bestaande persoonsgegevens en legt uit hoe organisaties ten behoeve van testdoeleinden bestaande persoonsgegevens eenvoudig kunnen anonimiseren.

Download het artikel.


via: Artikel in Compact | Insite.

Posted in Database Development, Development, Software Development, Testing | Leave a Comment »

FastMM4 download available for Delphi XE3

Posted by jpluimers on 2012/09/05

At the day of the Delphi XE3 release Piere le Riche released the download version of FastMM4 (now version 4.991) that is compatible with Delphi XE3.

change log:

Version 4.991 (3 September 2012)

  • Added the LogMemoryManagerStateToFile call. This call logs a summary of
    the memory manager state to file: The total allocated memory, overhead,
    efficiency, and a breakdown of allocated memory by class and string type.
    This call may be useful to catch objects that do not necessarily leak, but
    do linger longer than they should.
  • OS X support added by Sebastian Zierer
  • Compatible with Delphi XE3


The download is ready, but the FastMM source repository on SourceForge is not yet updated.


via: FastMM | Free Development software downloads at

Posted in Delphi, Delphi XE3, Development, FastMM, Software Development | 1 Comment »

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