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Archive for February 25th, 2014

The OS X 10.9.2 (Mavericks) fix for the SSL issue is out; Apple’s #gotofail weekend – Ashkan Soltani.

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/02/25

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

This is a must read: Apple’s #gotofail weekend – Ashkan Soltani, and cortesi – Exploiting CVE-2014-1266 with mitmproxy.

especially since the OS X Mavericks fix is out:


via Norbert Rittel and Kristian Köhntopp.

Posted in Apple, Delphi, Delphi XE2, Delphi XE3, Delphi XE4, Delphi XE5, Development, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Power User, Software Development, xCode/Mac/iPad/iPhone/iOS/cocoa | 3 Comments »

Windows Service: Stopping/Starting from the console with a delay

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/02/25

When stopping Windows Services from the command line using `net stop`, then you often get time outs like these:

C:\Windows>net stop "FooBar Survur"
The FooBar Survur service is stopping.
The FooBar Survur service could not be stopped.

C:\Windows>net stop "FooBar Survur"
The FooBar Survur service could not be stopped.

Neither the `net stop`, nor the `net start` command allows for specifying a time-out, so it uses the default time-out of 5 seconds. Which often is not long enough.

Luckily, both the Windows sc command and the free 3rd party Windows Service Manager (SrvMan) are able to stop these services.

Note that both tools: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Power User, Windows, Windows 8 | Tagged: | Leave a Comment »

Link clearance: history of Pascal / Object Pascal / Delphi Language / FreePacal / …

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/02/25

This post lists a lot of links related to the history of Pascal / Object Pascal / Delphi Language / FreePascal / etc.

No mentioning of Pascal should start without Niklaus Wirth. At the time of writing he is still alive, hopefully he still is a the time of publication.

Link clearance.

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Posted in Apple Pascal,, Borland Pascal, DEC Pascal, Delphi, Development, FreePascal, History, Object Pascal, Pascal, Software Development, Think Pascal, Turbo Pascal, UCSD Pascal | 7 Comments »

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