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Archive for July 9th, 2013

The Lenovo re-introduction of IPS in 14-inch models after almost a decade of absence is a farce

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/07/09

A decade ago, Lenovo had top-notch IPS displays with (back then high) DPI of 133 in some of their laptops called FlexView and FFS.

The IPS ThinkPad history is this: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Keyboards and Keyboard Shortcuts, Opinions, Power User, ThinkPad, UltraNav keyboards | Tagged: , , | Leave a Comment »

2D transformations as answer to “delphi – Change orientation of a shape” – Stack Overflow

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/07/09

Sometimes a generic answer to a specific answer gives people a lot more insight into what they actually want to accomplish than a specific answer.

Plus that the knowledge does not only apply to VCL in any Delphi version: it works in any development environment where you can draw.

That’s why I like this 2D transformation answer so much: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Delphi, Delphi 1, Delphi 2, Delphi 2005, Delphi 2006, Delphi 2007, Delphi 2009, Delphi 2010, Delphi 3, Delphi 4, Delphi 5, Delphi 6, Delphi 7, Delphi x64, Delphi XE, Delphi XE2, Delphi XE3, Delphi XE4, Development, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

Android Play download race condition?

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/07/09

I submitted the report below to Google. What do you think, race condition?

I think this is a race condition somewhere.

Steps to reproduce:
1- Play notifies you there are multiple Apps (preferably many) that need manually updating
2- Manually select the first app and start the download for it
3- While the app is downloading, and there are more apps to update, perform step 2 for the remaining apps
4- Every some apps, there will be an app in the list that stalls before the percentage counter becomes visible (usually it displays “Downloading” forever)

This problem does not reproduce if:
A- there is only one app to download
B- if (while other apps are downloading) you do not select a fresh app to update

It does not matter if this is over WiFi, or mobile data connection. Soft/Hard rebooting the device does not help either, nor the version of the Play app (it has been this case for at least a couple of months, I only found time now to investigate the full matrix of reproducible steps, and factors influencing reproducability).

Time consuming workaround: cancel the stuck download, and retry, then continue with the list of other apps.


Posted in Android, Android Devices, Development, Mobile Development, Power User | Leave a Comment »

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