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Archive for August 12th, 2021

The continued Windows PrintNightmare saga: no more printer Plug&Play for end-users on Windows

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/08/12

It was fun while it lasted, and puts other operating systems at an advantage.

[Wayback] Jeroen Wiert Pluimers on Twitter: “Bye bye printer Plug & Play on Windows for end-users: … Though MacOS has its share of printer driving issues (like only printing monochrome to colour printers), this is a serious step back on Windows compared to MacOS.”

More on the MacOS printer woes in a later blog post.

Web related:

Twitter related:


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Posted in Hardware, Power User, Printer drivers, Printers, Windows, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 | Leave a Comment »

Attacking Technical Debt – ardalis

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/08/12

Interesting approach in [WayBack] Attacking Technical Debt – ardalis.

The tech stuff is C# and .NET based, but the general approach can be applied in a universal way.

via: [WayBack] Jim Holmes on Twitter “Great post by @ardalis on attacking Technical Debt. … You should also read my series on creating a Technical Debt Payment Plan, starting here: …”

So also read


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css color picker – Google Search

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/08/12

Probably old, but there is an embedded [WayBack] css color picker – Google Search that on each refresh switches colours:


Posted in Color (software development), CSS, Development, Google, GoogleSearch, HTML, Power User, Software Development, Web Development | Leave a Comment »

Some links on the Delphi VolatileAttribute

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/08/12

Some links, because I had a hard time finding good documentation on VolatileAttribute (which is the name of the type; you use it as [Volatile] on variables, parameters and fields.



The volatile attribute is used to mark fields that are subject to change by different threads, so that code generation does not optimize copying the value in a register or another temporary memory location.

You can use the volatile attribute to mark the following declarations:

You cannot use the volatile attribute to mark the following declarations:

    TMyClass = class
        [volatile] FMyVariable: TMyType;


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