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Archive for June 7th, 2013

VS2012.2 ISOs for Visual Studio Updates: off-line installers the way they should be (via: The Visual Studio Blog)

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/06/07

I got a bit sick of the VS2012.2.exe on-line installer having to re-download each piece on every Visual Studio 2012 RTM machine to upgrade.

Here is the VS2012.2.iso for off-line installation.

Found it through Provide Visual Studio updates as an ISO image for offline installation – Customer Feedback for Microsoft.


Announcing availability of ISOs for Visual Studio Updates – The Visual Studio Blog – Site Home – MSDN Blogs.


Posted in .NET, .NET 4.5, Development, Software Development, Visual Studio 11, Visual Studio and tools | Leave a Comment »

Are Delphi programmers more happy than other programmers? (via: Sentiment Analysis of Github Commits)

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/06/07

Interesting graph here: Evented Github Adventure – Sentiment Analysis of Github Commits.

It seems that Delphi programmers have a much better happy/sad word rate than other programmers.



Posted in Delphi, Development, DVCS - Distributed Version Control, git, Software Development, Source Code Management | Leave a Comment »

Windows 8 Task Manager: how to show the CPU time column

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/06/07

As a follow-up on my question cpu usage – Windows 8 Task Manager: how to enable the “CPU Time” column in the Processes tab? – Super User:

You can show the *CPU time* column in the Windows 8 Task Manager, it just well hidden.

These steps and screenshots show how:

  1. Start the Task Manager, then click on More Details
  2. You end up in the Processes tab, now click on the Details tab
  3. In the Details tab, you see there is no CPU time column, only a CPU column
  4. Right click on the header of the Details tab, in the the pop-up menu choose Select columns
  5. In the dialog, put a check-mark in front of CPU time
  6. then press the OK button
  7. Now you have the CPU time column in the Details tab

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

Fonera FON2100A: Why is the MAC address online different than the one found on my router? (via: Fon Support)

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/06/07

From the FON tech support pages:

Why is the MAC address online different than the one found on my router?


posted this on March 08, 2011 09:29

If you look at your router information in your user area at, you will notice that the MAC ID is different than the one found at the bottom of the Fonera.

This is nothing to be worried about. Both MAC IDs are associated with the same Fonera. The MAC ID in the user area is associated with the FON_ signal.

The MAC ID found at the bottom of the Fonera refers to the LAN port.

Specifically for the FON2100A, there are 2 MAC addresses based on the sticker on the bottom of your FON:

  • MAC address on the sticker = MAC for WAN,
    for instance 00:18:84:XX:YY:f6
  • MAC address for FON_FREE_INTERNET WiFi = sticker+1,
    for instance  00:18:84:XX:YY:f7
  • MAC address for MyPlace WiFi = sticker+2,
    for instance  00:18:84:XX:YY:f8

001884 is the OUI for Fon Technology S.L.

You can find that for instance at MAC Address / WWN / Vendor Lookup – –.


via: Why is the MAC address online different than the one found on my router? : Fon Support.

Posted in Network-and-equipment, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Ogg encoder alternatie AoTuv seems to be great

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/06/07

A while ago (actually, almost two years ago <g>), Chinese Sausage wrote the below answer; it’s on my research list to see if I can stream out my audio library:

Re: Best format to encode into?

« Reply #2 on: 2011-08-14, 14:50:18 »

When space drive IS a concern, then ogg (aoTuV version) is the best format quality-wise (to these ears), as it is more true to the original music source, and it leaves less noticeable noise artifacts than the other encoders.  However, aac is almost just as good and also more compatible with mobile phones, iPod’s and other external players, so it is probably a better choice if you want to share your music files with anybody who is not computer savvy. The main thing I do not like about aac (at least HE-AAC) is that it does not support gapless playback, which is particularly annoying if you listen to live albums, or other music which has continuous playback.

At 64kbps though, there is none better than ogg aoTuV. Here is a link to the latest version, in case you want it.
Just replace the ogg.dll and vorbis.dll files to the existing ones in your encoding program (I use MediaMonkey to encode files to ogg).

Hope this helps!


via: Best format to encode into?.

Posted in Media Streaming, Power User | Leave a Comment »

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