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Archive for February 3rd, 2014

Ready to cast: Chromecast now open to developers with the Google Cast SDK #interesting #fun (via: Chromium Blog)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/02/03

With a more decent internet connection during our trip, it is time to catch up on some recent news.

The first that caught my eye was that the Chromecast API now is open to all developers.

Developer information is available through Casting Your Content to the Big Screen – Google Cast — Google Developers.

You need to pay a one-time USD 5 fee per development account (how’s that Apple?) for the Google Cast SDK Developer Console.

After that, you will have to register your Chromecast device(s) and custom or styled media receiver apps.

Interesting. Fun.

I hope this can be combined with the new Smart Mobile Studio 2.0 release or the Delphi for Android support.

Will get back on that as soon as I’m back home.


More links:


via: Chromium Blog: Ready to cast: Chromecast now open to developers with the Google Cast SDK.

Posted in Chrome, Chromecast, Delphi, Delphi XE5, Development, Google, JavaScript/ECMAScript, Pascal, Power User, Scripting, Smart Mobile Studio, Software Development | 1 Comment »

To force-quit Mac Applications: the Mac equivalent of “Ctrl Alt Delete” (via: Option-Command-Esc

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/02/03

Once every while, a full screen app on your Mac hangs, and there is no way to Command-Tab to another application.

PC addicts then press Ctrl+Alt+Del, to either get to the Task Manager, or to logoff/reboot.

For a Mac, there are two:

  1. Force Quit Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Apple, Keyboards and Keyboard Shortcuts, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, MacBook, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, 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 »

Hanselman’s Newsletter of Wonderful Things: December 17th, 2013 – Scott Hanselman

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/02/03

Always an interesting read, and usually posted to his blog a while after the email blast gets out.

There is too much information to fully re-post here, so here is an abstract of the entries I already had benefits from, or have a high interest in:

(BTW: don’t you love the that the bug report about adding backslashes in the “Press This” functionality still got no official WordPress response after 3 months?)


via: Hanselman’s Newsletter of Wonderful Things: December 17th, 2013 – Scott Hanselman.

Posted in Development, Power User, Software Development, Windows | Leave a Comment »

idank/explainshell: – match command-line arguments to their help text

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/02/03

This is brilliant for learning *nix shell programming: – match command-line arguments to their help text

explainshell is a tool (with a web interface) capable of parsing man pages, extracting options and explain a given command-line by matching each argument to the relevant help text in the man page.

It has open source code at gitub too: idank/explainshell.


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

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