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Archive for February 14th, 2014

Google Play Services 4.2 versions I saw in the wild on Android

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/02/14

Now that the Google Play Services 4.2 have been rolled out to enough Android devices, and the Google Play Services Library version 15 is out, this is my list of Play Services 4.2 versions I have seen in the wild:

  • 4.2.34
  • 4.2.39 (997510-038)
  • 4.2.42 (1013934-034)

Sorry, I didn’t note the build number for 4.2.34.

Anyone that can help complete this list?


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Why De La Soul Is Giving Away All of Its Music for Free – Businessweek

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/02/14

Great music. Still a few hours left: Why De La Soul Is Giving Away All of Its Music for Free – Businessweek.

De La Soul is Giving Away Every Single Album of Theirs for Free for 25 Hours [Not Android, Still Awesome] | Droid Life:

All you are required to do is sign-up on their mailing list. They will then send you an email with links to download each album individually. Afterwards, you can unsubscribe if you’d like.

De La Soul Site.

Be sure to read the comments at De La Soul to Make Entire Catalog Available for Free | Hacker News, as there are various reasons they published it this way.


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Genymotion (formerly AndroVM) is an Android x86 virtual machine appliance (via: install in VMware Player/Workstation – YouTube)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/02/14

Very interesting: Install AndroVM in VMware Player/Workstation – YouTube.

The successor is Genymotion “the faster Android emulator”, and seems to have an easier installation path: Run Android on Your Desktop With Genymotion Android Emulator.

One of the drawbacks of going native: the Delphi for Android compiler currently only generates ARM Android code, otherwise this would be a great way to test your apps.

But it works fine if you use Java, Oxygene for Java or MonoDroid: much faster than the emulator (which you cannot run in a VM at all).

There seems to be a way to install ARM translation, so I need to check that out: android – How to install google play service in the genymotion (ubuntu 13.04) .Currently it doesn’t have drag and drop suport – Stack Overflow.


via: Koushik Dutta – Google+ – Even if Microsoft is considering supporting Android apps on….

Posted in .NET, Android, Android Devices, Delphi, Delphi XE5, Development, Mobile Development, Mono for Android, Power User, Software Development | Tagged: , | 4 Comments »

NTUSER.INI – sets what parts of your Windows profile are roaming

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/02/14

Never noticed this file before until I got some trouble with several systems sharing parts of a roaming profile.

The content of my %USERPROFILE%\ntuser.ini file is this:

[[The ntuser.ini file is used to set up the user roaming profile components that are not copied to the server.]]

The ExclusionList is for excluding directories in roaming profiles.

The same info is also found here…

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

System tool may not correctly display the user profile size in Windows

Server 2003;en-us;842212



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