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Archive for July, 2013

Mac App Store – Dialogue: Mac app using BT to connect to phone and make & answer calls from your Mac.

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/07/31


Dialogue is a simple Mac application that uses bluetooth to connect your Mac with your phone. It allows you to answer and make normal phone calls over your Mac.


via: Mac App Store РDialogue.

Posted in Apple, Mac, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, OS X, OS X Mountain Lion, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Some cloud storage / online backup providers compared (DropBox, Sugarsync, Bitcasa, …)

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/07/31

I’ve been using a few cloud storage / online backup providers for a while on Mac and Windows now, with the primary goals of

  • being able to sync data between machines
  • having a backup online

Here are some pros/cons. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Cloud Apps, Development, DropBox, Encoding, Internet, Power User, SocialMedia, Software Development, Unicode | 4 Comments »

Getting a fresh root hint file on SUSE 12.x

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/07/31

Wrote a small script that goes into my monthly crontab.

It gets into /var/lib/named/, and logs when you need to copy it over into /var/lib/named/root.hint

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in *nix, Development, Linux, Power User, Scripting, Sh Shell, Software Development, SuSE Linux, wget | Leave a Comment »

Conversion between absolute and relative paths in Delphi – Stack Overflow

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/07/30

A while ago, I needed routines to work with absolute and relative paths on Windows.

These links were very useful:

  1. The Delphi TPath.IsDriveRooted function (I think it was introduced in Delphi 2010) serves as a IsPathAbsolute function
  2. Conversion between absolute and relative paths in Delphi РStack Overflow showing how to use the Windows API functions PathRelativePathTo and PathCanonicalize functions declared in the ShLwApi unit to create AbsToRel and RelToAbs functions.

Thanks Andreas Rejbrand and David Heffernan for the last two!


via: Conversion between absolute and relative paths in Delphi РStack Overflow.

Posted in Delphi, Delphi 2010, Delphi XE, Delphi XE2, Delphi XE3, Development, Software Development | 4 Comments »

Tunngle – P2P VPN, now would this work over plain HTTP?

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/07/29

On my research list: Tunngle РWikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

I hope it works over HTTP, and does not require something like Your Freedom РBypass firewalls and proxies, stay anonymous.

Posted in Power User, Windows | Leave a Comment »

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