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Archive for June 2nd, 2016

Chrome “Developer Tools” to the rescue. Literally: to salvage a pending forum post.

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/06/02

Lessons learned

  1. Don’t trust online text entry.
  2. Always compose answers in an external text editor, preferably one that understands the markup used (Atom often is a good choice).
  3. Post when ready.
  4. Wonder why every forum software seems to have invented their own markup.

The story

A few weeks ago, while composing an extensive answer on the Scooter Software: Home of Beyond Compare (a tool which – like any development tool – I really love, but sometimes hate): Keyboard handling driving me nuts: how to make it work like BC for Windows, I pressed the “Image” button which:

  1. Made all the edited text to dim and non-selectable
  2. Failed an image selection to show

It was more than an hour of work, so I was determined to try obtaining at least the post text.

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SmartBear AQTime links

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/06/02

Since they’re hard to find on-line, and sometimes I need them when not having access to my collective browser or email history:


  1. The AQTimeDemo.exe is the same as the latest AQTime###.exe (functionality depends in license).
  2. The installation from Windows Explorer sometimes fails with the below message. Installation from the command-prompt works, but you need to run it from an Administrator command-prompt:

Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.

To get going for my special case, I watched some sample videos (which I did get to work in Internet Explorer but not in Chrome forty-something):

I needed it to do some profiling comparisons of services running under different configurations.

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