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Archive for August 12th, 2013

reminiscence of the past: DPMI (DOS Protected Mode Interface)

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/08/12

While researching some other historic information about Delphi, I bumped into this thread: New DPMI host – delphi.

If is a small thread describing what kinds and versions of DPMI hosts were available to run Turbo Pascal based programs.

DPMI stands DOS Protected Mode Interface: a way for real mode DOS programs to access protected mode features (mainly memory above the 1 megabyte barrier).

I had plainly forgotten that the DPMI host shipped with Delphi 1, and wasn’t aware you could have a 32-bit DPMI host at all.

Some other memory related abbreviations from that era: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Borland Pascal, Delphi, Delphi 1, Development, Object Pascal, Pascal, Software Development, Turbo Pascal | 2 Comments »

Mouse Jiggler – MouseJiggle.exe will (virtually) move your mouse cursor so the screen saver does not start

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/08/12

Ideal to prevent unwanted screen savers: MouseJiggle.exe

  • Required .NET framework 2.0.
  • Commandline parameter -j or –jiggle will autostart it.
  • Works on all Windows versions I tried (including Windows 7 and up)
  • Does not prevent RDP/MSTSC idle detection imposed by the Session Time Limits group policy.

–jeroen

via: Mouse Jiggler – Documentation.

Posted in Power User, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, Windows XP | Leave a Comment »

 
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