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Archive for July 8th, 2020

delphi – How to reset the download when the GetIt package manager fails? – Stack Overflow

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/07/08

Since GetIt is hardly, if at all documented, but has quite a few of problems, I will likely need to use this another time: [WayBack] delphi – How to reset the download when the GetIt package manager fails? – Stack Overflow


Luis Navarro from Embacadero just explained to me:

Close the IDE, then delete the OmniThread folder from MyDocuments\Embarcadero\Studio\17.0\CatalogRepository After that, you have to edit the registry and delete also the Omnithread folder from HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Embarcadero\BDS\17.0\CatalogRepository\Elements

Related: [RSP-12387] GetIt does not reset the download when Delphi crashes whilst downloading. – Embarcadero Technologies



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Virtual Machine Serial Console access | Blog | Microsoft Azure

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/07/08

Reminder to self: out of band access (some older Windows images need extra work; it works out of the box for Linux and more recent Windows images) [WayBackVirtual Machine Serial Console access | Blog | Microsoft Azure.

Related: [WayBack] Azure virtual machine serial console | Microsoft Docs Bi-Directional serial console for Azure virtual machines (

Via: [WayBack] Microsoft Serial Console: how to fix a ‘broken’ cloud – Open Source Insider



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EDSAC Simulator

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/07/08

Cool historic stuff: [WayBack/Archive.isEdsac Simulator.

It simulates the 1949 built EDSAC computer.

Via: EDSCA Simulator – Computerphile (video below) which explains concepts like the mercury memory “tank” used for memory.



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