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Archive for December 13th, 2016

#220 feature `SKIP_FIRMWARE` by jpluimers · Pull Request #221 · Hexxeh/rpi-update

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/12/13

Reminder to self: Fix #220 feature SKIP_FIRMWARE by jpluimers · Pull Request #221 · Hexxeh/rpi-update

It’s bash. How hard can it be.

(no that was a rhetorical question).


Posted in *nix, *nix-tools, Debian, Development, Hardware Development, Linux, openSuSE, Power User, Raspberry Pi, Raspbian, SuSE Linux, Tumbleweed | Leave a Comment »

Spring4D, Extended floating point values and Mac OS X: the 16-byte stack alignment

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/12/13

Just a few quick notes after solving a stack corruption issue in Spring4D on Mac OS X involving the Extended data type and 16-bit Stack Alignment:


Posted in Algorithms, Delphi, Delphi XE4, Delphi XE5, Development, Floating point handling, Software Development, Spring4D | Leave a Comment »

“the user name or password for is incorrect” – iPad, iPod or iPhone with iOS < 7

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/12/13

If you ever get a “the user name or password for is incorrect” on an iPad, iPod or iPhone with iOS version less than 7, then don’t waste time about entering captchas or fiddling with URLs: it took me 2 hours to find this is caused by GMail enforcing OAuth2 and blocking less secure apps mid 2014 after announcing it in April 2014.

Note that besides iOS < 7, these are also considered unsafe: the Mail-app on Windows Phone-version less than 8.1, some versions of desktop e-mail clients like (tadaaaaa!) Microsoft Outlook and Mozilla Thunderbird.

Almost all searches for the error message lead you into trying to opening Safari on your iOS device visiting or switching your servers from to (or back), but these tricks don’t help.

What does help is (if you really insist on using a less secure app) to enable these less secure apps in your google account: Note this does not work when you have 2-step verification enabled.

I came across this when donating my old iPad 1 devices and the people could not use it for GMail. Since the GMail app in iTunes doesn’t support iOS 5.1.1 any more basically the devices are now glorious photo frames.


Posted in Apple, GMail, Google, GoogleCalendar, iOS, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Power User | Leave a Comment »

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