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Archive for March, 2017

When Delphi is missing the `ActiveX` items in the `File -> New` dialog

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/03/29

Marco Cantú posted the below solution when ActiveX is missing in your File -> New dialog which I’ve paraphrased:

OK, you can try this.

  1. Close RAD Studio/Delphi.
  2. Open the registry editor.
  3. Under HKEY_CURRENT_USER, open the Known IDE Packages\Delphi — that is something like HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Embarcadero\BDS\18.0\Known IDE Packages\Delphi
  4. Search for the delphicompro240.bpl, entry
  5. Edit it: remove the __ (double-underscore) pre-pended to the value (Untitled). In other word, change “__(Untitled)” into “(Untitled)“.
  6. Close registry editor.
  7. Open the IDE.

I ran it it recently and was glad this worked.


Source: Hey! I have a new Delphi :)…Great!  And what to do now with my favorite…

Posted in Delphi, Delphi 10.1 Berlin (BigBen), Development, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

Mac OS X: restarting Google Drive when it shows a spinning wheel

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/03/29

Every now and then, Google Drive on Mac OS X gets confused and starts showing the spinning wheel when hovering over the menu bar icon similar to for instance DropBox does every once in a while.

This is how to terminate and restart Google Drive from the terminal (no need for su):

killall -v -SIGKILL Google\ Drive
open -a Google\ Drive

Alternatively you can start Google Drive using this:

/Applications/Google\\ Drive &

I found this executable through osx – Find all executable files within a folder in terminal – Ask Different

Note that this won’t kill Google Drive as it sends the TERM signal (SIGTERM):

killall -v Google\ Drive


Posted in Apple, bash, Development, Google, GoogleDrive, iMac, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, MacMini, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Power User, Scripting, Software Development | 1 Comment »

Heroku Node.js in the cloud (free hosting!) – via: Smart Mobile Studio

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/03/28

Heroku is a platform as a service (PaaS) that enables developers to build, run, and operate applications entirely in the cloud.

Source: Cloud Application Platform | Heroku


As mentioned in the first part, node.js was initially developed for the cloud. While there are enough paid hosting providers available, much nicer is of course to get it running for free! :). We will try to get our node.js server of part 2 up and running in the cloud…

Source: Server-side Node.js (part 3): Node.js in the cloud (free hosting!) – Smart Mobile Studio [WayBack]

Heroku is ideal for experimenting as their free plan allows for sleeping dyno instances that only get activated when there is a need for it (they sleep after 30 minutes of inactivity) and rain from the pool of 1000 free dyno hours per month.

See these links for more information


Posted in Development, Heroku, JavaScript/ECMAScript, Node.js, Scripting, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

wintee/wintee at master · jpluimers/wintee

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/03/28

I salvaged one of the many incarnations of wintee: wintee/wintee at master · jpluimers/wintee

So I’ve another tee implementation apart from my C# port of tee.


via: cmd – Displaying Windows command prompt output and redirecting it to a file – Stack Overflow

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Replacement battery/Accu 9.6 V 2000 mAh for Bosh type 2607335461

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/03/27

Just in case I want a replacement battery/Accu 9.6 V 2000 mAh for Bosh type 2607335461, there are two:

For me the type doesn’t matter as my AL60DV 1411 chargers can charge both types if they are between 7.2 and 14.4 volts:


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