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Archive for March 3rd, 2017

The Best Time to Buy Anything During the Year 2017 – Lifehacker

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/03/03

I wonder if this applies to Europe as well as the USA: [WayBack] The Best Time to Buy Anything During the Year 2017 РLifehacker


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Nexus 5 battery replacement

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/03/03

Because the battery was getting very bad:

Note the battery adhesive was so strong that one of my plastic opening tools broke.


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The IDE Fix Pack 5.95 is compatible with Delphi 10.1 Update 2

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/03/03

Yes it is compatible: [WayBack]¬†Andreas‚ÄŹ @AndyHTech: Following More Why is there no #IDEFixPack for #Delphi Berlin 10.1 Update 2 ? Just use the one that was released for the RTM version, it works for Up1&Up2.

via: David Heffernan on [WayBack] Is the IDE Fix Pack 5.95 compatible with Delphi 10.1 Update 2? I mean it’s not explicitly mentioned so I’m assuming not, but I’m asking just in case.I… – Asbj√łrn Heid – Google+


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Factory restoring a 3rd generation Apple TV was more cumbersome, but I learned about BlueTooth keyboard sharing from my Mac

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/03/03

Apple TV needs iTunes

Apple TV needs iTunes

A while ago, my model A1469 3rd generation Apple TV had a slowly blinking white light but nothing displayed over HDMI any more, so I searched for Apple TV slow blinking white and

Reading¬†Restoring your Apple TV (when its white light is flashing) | Comics and gadgets, I opted for the first option: a soft-restart of the Apple TV. To do that you have to press menu+down on the Apple Remote at the same time for 5+ seconds, then wait for the Apple TV to restart. That initially did show an image over HDMI which later disappeared. I didn’t get the image at first as I thought it was looking for iTunes media over USB (like from an iPhone or iPad), so I waited for a time-out to occur.

After a while that image disappeared and the Apple TV white LED started rapidly flashing. Not good.

Later I found the image was portraying a USB cable not having a connection to an iTunes logo and some dark grey text on a black background pointing to

I didn’t see that at first as the room was a bit brightly lit since we had a lot of sun that day¬†so this non-descriptive image with grey on black UX worked really well.

Conclusion: I had to restore the Apple TV which I thought would be straight-forward as it had been connected to my iCloud account.


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