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Archive for May, 2013

Find my MacBook with “Find My iPhone” Service

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/05/31

So I won’t forget when setting up a new MacBook from scratch: enable the “Find my Mac”  feature:

Find my MacBook with “Find My iPhone” Service? – Online Tech Support Help from Ask Dave Taylor!®.

It makes it easier to do things like this: osx – How to find my stolen Macbook – Super User.

I might actually install Open source anti-theft solution for laptops, phones & tablets – Prey as well.


Posted in Apple, Mac, MacBook, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Office 2013 Plus on Windows 8 x64: how to force update (via: Super User)

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/05/30

If you install Office 2013 on Windows 8, be sure to transform the default Windows Update mechanism to Microsoft Update: that will get you the Office 2013 updates too.

Here are the one-time steps to accomplish that (which also work for other non-Windows products from Microsoft like Visual Studio, SQL Server, etc):

  1. Start the “Windows Update” window
  2. Click the link in “Get updates for other Microsoft Products. Find out more
  3. Internet Explorer starts at the Microsoft Update page which detects you only have “Windows Update” configured and asks you if you want to configure “Microsoft Update” as well by agreeing to its Terms of Use.
  4. Clicking there refreshes the same page into “Choose how Windows can install Updates” page (I took the “current settings” choice)
  5. Click on the “Install” button
  6. In the UAC screen, confirm you are an Administrator
  7. Internet Explorer now refreshes the page to show “Find Windows Update using your Start Screen”
  8. “Windows Update” now will find updates for other Microsoft products like Office 2013 as well (some 300 megabytes in my case)


via: Office 2013 Plus on Windows 8 x64: how to force update? – Super User.

Posted in Office, Office 2013, Power User, Windows, Windows 8 | Leave a Comment »

Run batch file from Delphi IDE (via: Stack Overflow)

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/05/29

In pre-Galileo versions of Delphi it was easy to run a .BAT or .CMD file as a main project file: just press F9.

Thanks to iManBiglary for posting how to do this in modern Delphi versions. Paraphrased:

Add the file path to cmd.exe (easieist is to add $(ComSpec) which expands the %ComSpec% environment variable) in the tools menu, with /c$EDNAME as the parameter.
In addition, you can tell the IDE to save your file before running the external tool with the $SAVE macro

One of the things you can do with this is add a project containing a batch file that starts to assemble your build results to create a deployment set.


via: Run batch file from Delphi IDE – Stack Overflow.

Posted in Delphi, Delphi 2005, Delphi 2006, Delphi 2007, Delphi 2009, Delphi 2010, Delphi XE, Delphi XE2, Delphi XE3, Development, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

Some links on Registry and LINQ

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/05/28

A few notes for my research list:

One important thing that most of the code examples miss is to close the registry keys when they are done with them.



Posted in .NET, .NET 4.0, .NET 4.5, C#, C# 4.0, C# 5.0, Development, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

XP/2000 Create Windows shares and GRANT access from command line using RMTSHARE.EXE

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/05/27

The NET SHARE does not support the/GRANT option in Windows XP and 2000.

An alternative is the RMTSHARE.EXE tool from the resource kit.

thinking.nerd explains how in Create Windows shares from command line using RMTSHARE.EXE ~ thinking.nerd.

Note I’ve had this fail on one or two machines with this message:

Account everyone is not found.
The command failed: 1788

There I used fsmgmt.msc to manually set the grants.



Posted in Power User, Windows, Windows Server 2000, Windows XP | Leave a Comment »

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