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Archive for October 13th, 2020

Dimensions – Chrome Web Store

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/10/13

[WayBack/Archive.isDimensions – Chrome Web Store: A tool for designers to measure screen dimensions

This extension measures the dimensions from your mouse pointer up/down and left/right until it hits a border. So if you want to measure distances between elements on a website this is perfect. It doesn’t really work with images because there the colors change a lot pixel to pixel.

# Images & HTML Elements

Measure between the following elements: images, input-fields, buttons, videos, gifs, text, icons. You can measure everything you see in the browser.

# Mockups

Your designer handed you mockups as PNGs or JPEGs? Just drop them into Chrome, activate Dimensions and start measuring.

# Keyboard Shortcut

You can start and stop dimensions with the ALT + D shortcut.

# Area Boundaries

Wanna get the radius of a circle? Is text standing in your way? Press Alt to measure the dimensions of a connected area.



Posted in Chrome, Chrome, Development, Google, HTML, Power User, Software Development, Web Browsers, Web Development | Leave a Comment »

Unicode is hard, also for the Delphi compiler and IDE

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/10/13

The Delphi compiler does not see a unicode non-breaking space (0x00A0 as whitespace, and the Delphi IDE does not warn you about it: [WayBack] Delphi revelations #2 – Space characters are not just space characters.

Given that this character was introduced in 1993, I wonder how the compiler tests look like.

These also will not be recognised as whitespace:

Related, as many other tools also do not properly support various whitespace characters:

Via: [WayBack] A Delphi “Aha” experience – Kim Madsen – Google+


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Find a Table on a SQL Server across all Databases – TechNet Articles – United States (English) – TechNet Wiki

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/10/13

Neither solution on [WayBackFind a Table on a SQL Server across all Databases – TechNet Articles – United States (English) – TechNet Wiki is nice, but the most readable (though undocumented) works:

sp_MSforeachdb'SELECT "?" AS DB, * FROM [?].sys.tables WHERE name like ''%your_table_name%'''

Similar solutions at:


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