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Archive for May, 2013

IBM Pascal Compiler Aug81 pdf (via: Bitsavers’ Index of /pdf/ibm/pc/dos)

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/05/26

Wow, I didn’t know that IBM had their own DOS based Pascal compiler for the PC in 1981, but they did, and BitSavers just uploaded their manual
IBM_Pascal_Compiler_Aug81.pdf

Edit:
document moved from http://bitsavers.trailing-edge.com/pdf/ibm/pc/dos/IBM_Pascal_Compiler_Aug81.pdf
to: http://bitsavers.trailing-edge.com/pdf/ibm/pc/languages/IBM_Pascal_Compiler_Aug81.pdf

It is part of their “Personal Computer Computer Language Series”

From the era of DOS Pascal compilers before Turbo Pascal.

–jeroen

via Index of /pdf/ibm/pc/dos.

Posted in BitSavers.org, Delphi, Development, History, IBM Pascal, Pascal, Software Development | 7 Comments »

Delphi XE2: spontaneous Product or License Validation Error | General

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/05/24

Every once in a while an AV in Delphi manifests itself in a very odd way.

Usually it is refactoring, code completion or any of the ‘insight’ features doing odd things.

This time, it got me into a Product or License Validation Error | General:

Product or License Validation Error

Your Embarcadero product or license can’t be validated.

If you see this page when you’re using a valid license and official version of the software, please submit an installation support case for further assistance.

If you need a trial license and official trial software download, visit our Trial Downloads page.

To purchase a product license and receive a certified download, please see our How to Buy page.

Too bad the error hard-quits Delphi, thereby loosing all your work since the last save. Even more reason to safe often.

None of the reasons mentioned in Starting Delphi or C++ Builder results in Product or License Validation Error applied.

Restarting Delphi XE2 solved the problem.

–jeroen

Posted in Delphi, Delphi XE2, Development, Software Development | 7 Comments »

Enable Remote Desktop Connection on Vista Home Premium | frans goes blog

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/05/24

Enable Remote Desktop Connection on Vista Home Premium | frans goes blog.

Great as it has steps both for Windows Vista SP1 and SP2, and steps for Vista RTM.

–jeroen

Posted in Power User, Remote Desktop Protocol/MSTSC/Terminal Services, Windows, Windows Vista | Leave a Comment »

iUSBportCAMERA User Manual V2.0: WiFi for your DSLR

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/05/23

Interesting: this USD 300 device might be a lot cheaper and versatile for my Nikon D700 and D300 than the USD 700 Nikon WT-4/4A transmitter.

iUSBportCAMERA User Manual V2.0.

–jeroen

Posted in Nikon, Photography, Power User | Leave a Comment »

On my research list: Distinguishing USB devices

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/05/23

So I won’t forget:

delphi – How to distinguish flash drives? – Stack Overflow.

In that answer, Dan C talks about VID / PID (Vendor ID and Product ID) and how to get some of the serials without WMI.

–jeroen

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

 
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