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Archive for May 22nd, 2013

Google Reader alternatives: did you make a choice yet?

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/05/22

My Google Reader alternatives shortlist comes down to these 3


  • PRO: imports GR including which posts you already read.
  • PRO: GR imported posts contains all history (even from blog feeds that are now defunct)
  • CON: slows down browser considerably
  • CON: UI has too much whitespace
  • CON: UI is slow (browsing with j/k takes ages)

CommaFeed & InoReader & The Old Reader

  • PRO: uses as much screen estate as possible
  • PRO: very fast UI
  • CON: GR import misses the read/unread markers
  • CON: GR import incomplete (so now defunct feeds do not appear)

One of the reasons I want to have the defunct feeds, is that it contains the old blog of a friend that passed away.

Did you make a choice yet?


via: Google Reader stops at 2013-07-01: How can I download my Reader data? (via: Reader Help) « The Wiert Corner – irregular stream of stuff.

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I love my keyboard; why did they hide “Underline keyboard shortcuts and access keys” in Windows 8 and 7 so far away?

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/05/22

Despite the radically different first look, lot’s of Windows 8 is the same as in Windows 7

So this Windows 7 trick works just as well in Windows 8:

This is how you get the underline character to show for Alt and other keyboard shortcuts in Windows 7 (the link shows you how to do this with the mouse, but we are keyboard lovers, are’t we?):

  1. Press the WINDOWS-U combination to open the “Ease of Access Center”
  2. Under Explore all settings, select “Make the keyboard easier to use” by pressing TAB a couple of times, then press ENTER to select it.
  3. Press ALT-N to select and check “Underline keyboard shortcuts and access keys” under ”Make it easier to use keyboard shortcuts”
  4. Press ALT-O to fire the OK button action.
  5. Press ALT-F4 to close the “Ease of Access Center”



via: I love my keyboard; why did they hide “Underline keyboard shortcuts and access keys” in Windows 7 so far away? « The Wiert Corner – irregular stream of stuff.

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DataSnap in the Cloud –

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/05/22

On my research list (Thanks Uwe!): DataSnap in the Cloud –

It shows you how to do DataSnap from the Azure clound, including getting some of the default Delphi database demos to work on SQL Server (erm, SQL Azure).


Posted in Delphi, Delphi XE, Delphi XE2, Delphi XE3, Development, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

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