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Archive for July 21st, 2020

GitHub – adaloveless/commonx: Delphi/Object Pascal Classes and Tools for just about everything and everyone.

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/07/21

Warning: I posted this without doing a proper copyright check on the linked github repository, and it looks like this library heavily copies code from copyrighted materials.

So better not use them, for one because they contain copyrighted material, and also because the copyrighted units are not current.

At least these units are Copyright by Embarcadero:

Androidapi.JNI.Environment.pas:4:{ Copyright(c) 2014 Embarcadero Technologies, Inc.      }
Better_JSON.pas:5:{ Copyright(c) 2016 Embarcadero Technologies, Inc.      }
Bluetoothcomponentthreaded.pas:4:{ Copyright(c) 2016 Embarcadero Technologies, Inc.      }
FMX.Better.Controls.pas:5:{ Copyright(c) 2011-2013 Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. }
FMX.Better.ListBox.pas:5:{ Copyright(c) 2011-2013 Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. }
Generics.Collections.Fixed.pas:5:{ Copyright(c) 1995-2014 Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. }
HTTPClient_2019.pas:6:{ Copyright(c) 1995-2018 Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. }
InetWinSocketReg.pas:5:{ Copyright(c) 1995-2012 Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. }
pngimage_fmx.pas:5:{ Copyright(c) 1995-2014 Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. }
SocketsEditor.pas:5:{ Copyright(c) 1995-2012 Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. }

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Git install tip for Windows installations: “”

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/07/21

When installing Git on Windows, you might want to change the default HTTPS transport back-end setting into “Use the Windows Secure Channel library” as it will use the Windows Certificate Stores for certificate validation. For Windows users, this allows for a more natural way to configure additional Root CS certificates (for instance the ones coming from Active Directory Domain Services).

If you later want to change this, then you can either re-run the installer, or perform these commands (based on the installer source):

To select the OpenSSL library:

config --system http.sslBackend openssl

To select the Windows Secure Channel library:

config --system http.sslBackend schannel

I do need to check out other ways of installing it (more on that in [WayBack] 5 Ways to Install Git on Windows · James Sturtevant), but for now I’m using the regular installer.

At first time install (subsequent installs will re-use the first-time install location without a way to overwrite them):

  • If you run that “As Administrator”, then it will install for all users (64-bit in C:\Program Files\Git, 32-bit in C:\Program Files (x86)\Git)
  • Otherwise in %LOCALAPPDATA%\Programs\Git which usually is in C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Programs\Git).

Note that the actually executables are inside a bin subdirectory of the installation path.

–jeroen

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Operant Conditioning by Software Bugs – Embedded in Academia

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/07/21

Good to remember both these:

[WayBack] Operant Conditioning by Software Bugs – Embedded in Academia which means when using a system, you subconsciously start behaving around it’s issues. This also happens when you the software you wrote the software for such a system: you hardly test the things that you broke.

The magic SysReq key on Linux systems running on PC-hardware allows you to sync/mount read-only/shutdown a system by keyboard (and many more options – see the Wikipedia list below). Do not forget to enable this as it is disabled by default. And remember that many laptops forego the SysReq key (as do Mac systems).

The order while holding Alt-SysReq down is S,U,B…

Both via [WayBack] Kristian Köhntopp – Google+

–jeroen

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Posted in *nix, *nix-tools, Development, Keyboards and Keyboard Shortcuts, Power User, Software Development, ThinkPad | Leave a Comment »

 
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