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Archive for January 12th, 2021

Not all language packs are created equal… 

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/01/12

[WayBack] Why don’t I get properly translated program output after installing the corresponding language pack? – The Old New Thing.

It means you cannot fully cover all translations when writing software.

More on translating your software at [WayBack] Where can I get the glossary of Microsoft’s standard translations for computer terms? – The Old New Thing « The Wiert Corner – irregular stream of stuff.


Posted in Development, Software Development, The Old New Thing, Windows Development | Leave a Comment »

TODO: if weerslag hasn’t supported https yet, dig deeper into ProxyPass / ProxyPassReverse

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/01/12

I’ve this page for my brother:

It serves his agenda plus a few weather widgets.

The weerslag widget fails to load as it’s in an iframe pointing to http but the page is https. That’s not allowed as shown in this nice table at [WayBackssl – Insecure content in iframe on secure page – Stack Overflow by amol-ghotankar and richard:

page  - iframe - status
----- - -----  - -----------
http  - http   - allowed
http  - https  - allowed
https - http   - not allowed
https - https  - allowed

So I put it behind a simple Apache reverse proxy:

<Location />
Require all granted

If they still haven’t fixed their https access, I need to dig deeper into this.

When writing this [Arhive.is gave a 404 and misbehaved behind the proxy:


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Debugging a Delphi – Format and Pointers/Hex Values (Memory Overwrite) – Stack Overflow

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/01/12

A long time ago (Delphi XE2 era), David Dubois and I helped out Doug find either the cause or a workaround of a memory overwrite in a 32-bit application.

The problem was that a call to Format for a pointe or hex value would give corrupt results, but with a regular integer value it would succeed.

Doug created an example [WayBack] overwriting some memory to simulate the problem.

I provided some steps [WayBack] to help trace such cases down.

In the and a rebuild – first withut madExcept, later with madExcept turned on again – solved the problem.

Likely this was the Delphi IDE becoming corrupt, something which I have seen intermittently over the last two decades.

Be sure to read both answers at [WayBack] delphi – Format and Pointers/Hex Values (Memory Overwrite) – Stack Overflow


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