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Archive for August, 2020

HOW TO: Configure Shared Diagnostic Partition on VMware ESX host | vStrong.info

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/08/31

Interesting for vSphere clusters: [WayBack] HOW TO: Configure Shared Diagnostic Partition on VMware ESX host | vStrong.info

–jeroen

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Interesting font comparison site (Courier New versus Lucida Console versus Consolas)

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/08/31

Font comparisons:

Via: [WayBackI forgot in which version of Windows, the command prompt defaulted to the Consolas font… – Jeroen Wiert Pluimers – Google+

Based on this, I found more font identification sites:

I tried both at  and  (used bySource: “techorama” – Google Search), but only WhatTheFont managed to get the glyphs and font similar fonts on both, and Matcherator got the glyphs wrong in both images, even after manually cropping.

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What’s the piece of Delphi knowledge you find yourself looking up over and over again…

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/08/31

From an interesting thread at [WayBack] What’s the piece of Delphi knowledge you find yourself looking up over and over again? For me format strings is probably the thing that most stubbornly… – Lachlan Gemmell – Google+

On the generics side, I have wrote a few bits in my blog before, often pointing to information by others (many by Stefan Glienke as his skills on this topic are beyond excellent):

And on records:

There are some very good books on Delphi though that dig deeper than the documentation:

–jeroen

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Google Music alternatives (as Youtube Music kills playlist data like title and artist fields)

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/08/30

Google is killing yet another useful (paid!) service [Archive.is] Kristian Köhntopp on Twitter: “Google wants to cancel Google Music, in favor of Youtube Music. Meanwhile Youtube Music is killing my playlists by removing titles left and right. This is a trash fire. So there is Spotify. What else exists?… “

–jeroen

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GL-AR300M – GL.iNet: nice small device allowing NAT over WAN, WiFi, 3G/4G modem, or OpenVPN

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/08/28

Still glad I got a few of [WayBack] GL-AR300M – GL.iNet: it makes travel life so much easier when you cannot use tethering.

I got the model GL-AR300M with external antennas (the GL-AR300M only has internal ones with a much shorter range).

Powered over USB, it runs OpenWRT and can NAT a local network towards an external network on the WAN, WiFi or (via USB) 3G/4G modem.

Despite doing only 2.4Ghz, it was a life saver in many occasions (there is a 5Ghz model, but it has over heating issues).

It can even run as an OpenVPN client, but given the hardware it is limited to about 10 Mhz (and gets quite warm).

Over USB, you can access web-cams, hard-disk, and more.

The internal LAN is a life saver when for instance you hook it to a stack of Raspberry Pi devices.

Docs at [WayBack] GL-AR300M – GLI Docs

I’m not the only one happy with it:

Below are some videos with config tips and reviews.

–jeroen

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