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Archive for February 24th, 2014

When using Apple Hardware, be prepared for security updates. iOS already there, OS X and others will follow. #gotofail

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/02/24

Last week, Apple fixed the so called #gotofail bug for iOS devices. Other devices (Macs with OS X 10.9 Mavericks, maybe earlier versions and I also suspect Apple TV to be vulnerable) will follow soon.

I thought that Old iOS devices would be in the dark as the updates are for iOS 6.x and 7.x only. So any device that can only run on iOS 5 or lower might not be supported.

So I thought these devices would be unsupported, but found out an iPad 1st generation would pass the test.

So if you have any of these, please let me know if they fail or pass:

  • iPhone 3 or earlier,
  • iPod Touch 3rd generation or earlier,
  • iPad 1st generation: passes.

Please watch any security announcements carefully with using Apple equipment, as the bug can highly facilitate a man-in-the-middle attack.

Some other site with background information (it hit the news wildly): Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Apple, Development, iOS, iPad, iPhone, iPod, iPod touch, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Power User, Software Development | 1 Comment »

MSTSC/Remote Desktop Connection .RDP and Registry Settings links

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/02/24

Before I forget:

Got there because I lost the “Connection Bar” of MSTSC, and this solved it:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Terminal Server Client
"PinConnectionBar" = REG_DWORD:1

Will make the connection bar pinned.


via: Connection bar stay pinned.

Posted in Power User, Remote Desktop Protocol/MSTSC/Terminal Services, Windows | Leave a Comment »

Coding in Delphi available in printed form: USD $40 + shipping

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/02/24

On my way back from France, I noted the printed edition of Coding in Delphi has become available through CreateSpace (which is Amazon’s self publishing mechanism):

Coding in Delphi is a new programming book by Nick Hodges that covers a variety of powerful Delphi programming features and techniques including Generics, Interfaces, Exception, Handling, Anonymous Methods, Collections, RTTI, Enumerators, Attributes, Dependency Injection and Unit Testing

  • Publication Date: Feb 22 2014
  • ISBN/EAN13: 1941266037 / 9781941266038
  • Page Count: 242
  • Binding Type: US Trade Paper
  • Trim Size: 8.5″ x 11″
  • Language: English
  • Color: Black and White
  • Related Categories: Computers / Programming / Software Development

In related news: his paper and recored Rad in Action session about Unit Testing is also available.


Posted in Delphi, Development, Software Development | 5 Comments »

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