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Archive for October, 2018

Delphi: create implementations in the same order as the interface section and sync method signatures

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/10/30

An interesting question at [WayBack] Previously i have not been big on IDE plugins.So i’m blatantly asking for pointers on the following, i.e. is there already such beasts? Or maybe i’m i… – Dany Marmur – Google+:

… asking for pointers on the following…

Crtl+C – create implementations in the same order as the interface section?
Ctrl+C – adjust the signature of the method the cursor is on interface if implementation and vice versa.

I realise they can both be very tricky to implement. Second function might not be able to handle overloads.

From that thread, a few things you might want to try:

  • [WayBack] ModelMaker Code Explorer can do both.
  • [Archive.is] DDevExtensions version 2.82 (2014-08-25): introduced “Added: Disable Alpha-Sort Class Completion (Default off)”
  • More recent versions of the IDE (I think 10.0) incorporated the “sync prototypes” action (Shift+Ctrl+Alt+P) from Castalia.

–jeroen

 

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Hear Marvin Gaye Sing “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” A Capella: The Haunting Isolated Vocal Track | Open Culture

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/10/30

Because Marvin Gaye’s mega-hit single, ‘I Heard it Through the Grapevine,’ turns 50 this today: [WayBack/Archive.is] Hear Marvin Gaye Sing “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” A Capella: The Haunting Isolated Vocal Track | Open Culture

Media below.

Via: [WayBack] Meredith Frost on Twitter: “Marvin Gaye’s isolated vocals for “I Heard It Through The Grapevine.” Simply incredible.”

–jeroen

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xkcd: Free Speech

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/10/29

[WayBack] xkcd: Free Speech is worth repeating every now and then:

Title text: I can’t remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you’re saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it’s not literally illegal to express.

Transcript

Cueball: Public Service Announcement: The Right to Free Speech means the government can’t arrest you for what you say.
Cueball: It doesn’t mean that anyone else has to listen to your bullshit, or host you while you share it.
Cueball: The 1st Amendment doesn’t shield you from criticism or consequences.
Cueball: If you’re yelled at, boycotted, have your show canceled, or get banned from an Internet community, your free speech rights aren’t being violated.
Cueball: It’s just that the people listening think you’re an asshole,
[A picture of a partially open door is displayed.]
Cueball: And they’re showing you the door.

Be sure to read [WayBack] 1357: Free Speech – explain xkcd too.

–jeroen

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Language Accessory Pack for Office – Office Support

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/10/29

For my link archive: [WayBack] Language Accessory Pack for Office – Office Support (short-link)

All supported languages for Office 2010, 2013 and 2066/newer versions.

–jeroen

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Map of the internet precursor ARPA network as of May 1973 – David Newbury

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/10/29

Today’s internet day anniversary only started in 2005. But the networks leading to the internet are a lot older and date as far back as the late 1960s. In fact [WayBackInternet Day, October 29th refers to the first ARPA network communication taking place in 1969.

About two years ago, David Newbury published this piece of history from 1973: a map of the ARPA network (later called ARPANET).

[WayBackDavid Newbury: “Going through old papers my dad gave me, I found his map of the internet as of May 1973. The entire internet. https://t.co/0krvYoRGav”

The resulting thread has loads of more interesting pictures which I tried to save in the Wayback Machine as not even Wikipedia seems to have them.

It also includes a discussion on the meaning of the zig-zag line to Hawaii, the connection to London (UK that is, not USA) later that year and even earlier state of the late 1960s.

Worth reading (:

Here are some references to messages and links from the Twitter thread:

via [WayBackWell, that’s changed quite a bit in the meantime https://twitter.com/workergn…

–jeroen

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