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Archive for April 10th, 2013

Google Street View Hyperlapse

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/04/10

Interesting: Google Street View Hyperlapse.

Posted in Google, GoogleMaps, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Updating the updater updates requires an updated update (via xkcd: All Adobe Updates)

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/04/10

Updating the updater updates requires an updated update.

All Adobe Updates


via: xkcd: All Adobe Updates.

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ThinkPad W701: Win7 Ultimate x64 suddenly only saw 8GB RAM of 16GB (via: [H]ard|Forum)

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/04/10

This recently happened to me, but not sure when it started:

My ThinkPad W701 had 16GB of RAM, and everything worked fine for about 2 years, but now the BIOS and Windows only saw 8GB of it.

The odd thing: SpeedFan would see 4 memory modules of 4 gigabyte each for a total of 16 gigabyte.

This solution helped:

the easiest (and most embarrassing) fix worked – just took out the new RAM sticks and re-seated them into different sockets instantly fixed the problem.

The steps I followed: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in BIOS, Boot, Power User, ThinkPad, W701 | 1 Comment »

Delphi + ADO + dBase – Stack Overflow

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/04/10

For my research queue:

I should look at the below ConnectionStrings to access dBase with ADO from Delphi, If I ever need to do that.

Thanks Cromulent for asking, Nelson for editing and Pieter for answering:

Microsoft dBase ODBC driver

Driver={Microsoft dBASE Driver (*.dbf)};DriverID=277;OLE DB Services = -1;Extended Properties=dBase IV;Dbq=c:\mypath

doing operations like ADOTable1.Open are very fast (good) but GetIndexNames returns nothing (bad).

Microsoft Jet OLEDB 4.0 driver

Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Extended Properties=dBASE IV;OLE DB Services=-1;Data Source=c:\mypath

doing operations like ADOTable1.Open are exceedingly slow (bad) while GetIndexNames does return index names the way it should (good).

How do I get both speed and the index info via ADO for the dBase tables?

Microsoft Paradox Driver 7.x

“We use the following connection string which works really well.”

Provider=MSDASQL.1;Persist Security Info=False;Extended Properties="Driver={Microsoft Visual FoxPro Driver};UID=;SourceDB=c:\mypath;SourceType=DBF;Exclusive=No;BackgroundFetch=Yes;Collate=Machine;Null=Yes;Deleted=Yes;"


via Delphi + ADO + dBase – Stack Overflow.

Posted in Delphi, Delphi 2005, Delphi 2006, Delphi 2007, Delphi 2009, Delphi 2010, Delphi 5, Delphi 6, Delphi 7, Delphi XE, Delphi XE2, Delphi XE3, Development, Software Development | 8 Comments »

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