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Archive for October, 2020

Two ways to unsubscribe from Booking Email Marketing. – Google Photos

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/10/30

Album by Kristian Köhntopp: [WayBack/] Two ways to unsubscribe from Booking Email Marketing. – Google Photos

Via: [WayBack] Kristian Köhntopp – Google+


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Dutch parcel tracers

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/10/30


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Making Fujitsu ix500 scanner’s CardMinder Viewer not globally steal the Alt-F3 shortcut

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/10/30

I hate applications that globally install Windows shortcut keys without the setup/install either warn about it or make it configurable.

In this case it is about CardMinder Viewer that ships with the Fujitsu ix500 scanner and installs a global shortcut, by default Alt-F3.

CardMinder Viewer is especially bad because the “settings” are not in the application: the settings are part of the Windows notification area (usually on the lower left of your screen; many people call it “the tray” as it was called tray in the Cairo research that led to Windows 95 and Windows NT 3.5).

So here is how to get rid of the AltF3 shortcut to be stolen:

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Some links on assembling a proper Katalon .gitignore file

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/10/29

I used these links to find out what entries a Katalon .gitignore file should contain:

Combining the above, the .gitignore file needs to at least contain:


(funny that .svn should be in a .gitignore file and that various combinations of casing are used)


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Learned about the {$EXTENSION zzz} or {$E zzz} Delphi directive: {$EXTENSION yyy.zzz} fails

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/10/29

I totally missed that this has been added in Delphi a long time ago (at least in Delphi 2007 or maybe even before): the {$EXTENSION zzz} or {$E zzz} Delphi directive that sets the file extension of the output: [WayBack] Executable extension (Delphi 2007)

[WayBack] Executable extension (Delphi 10.3 Rio) – RAD Studio explains this is equivalent to using the -TZ

The documentation explains the zzz to be a string, but in practice, using {$EXTENSION yyy.zzz} and {$E yyy.zzz} fail:

[WayBack] Little funny bug… I wanted to quickly make two x86 EXE builds, with 3GB and normal 2GB of available memory. Just to pass it for heavy testing, as 3rd… – Arioch The – Google+ explains how to use this as a trick to have a different extension for 3GB aware compiled 32-bit executables:

{$DEFINE g3} // or obvious {.$DEFINE g3}
{$IFDEF g3}

This kind of work in XE2 but with two funny bugs:

  1. the IDE ignores it and shows filename.exe in the compile progress dialog
  2. linker partially ignores it and creates filename.4gb instead of filename.3gb.exe

I did know about the various $LIBxxx directives that were introduced in Delphi 2009 when it [WayBack] was released in 2008.


One day, I might create an overview of which directives are valid in what Delphi versions. That would be a big change of List-Delphi-Installed-Packages.ps1, which would need at least these:


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