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Archive for August 31st, 2021

Digging Through Event Log Hell (finding user logon & logoff) – Ars Technica OpenForum

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/08/31

This helped me big time finding failed logon attempts: [WayBack] Event Log Hell (finding user logon & logoff) – Ars Technica OpenForum

Alternatively, you can use the XPath query mechanism included in the Windows 7 event viewer. In the event viewer, select “Filter Current Log…”, choose the XML tab, tick “Edit query manually”, then copy the following to the textbox:

  <Query Id="0" Path="Security">
    <Select Path="Security">*[System[EventID=4624] and EventData[Data[@Name='TargetUserName'] = 'USERNAME']]</Select>

This selects all events from the Security log with EventID 4624 where the EventData contains a Data node with a Name value of TargetUserName that is equal to USERNAME. Remember to replace USERNAME with the name of the user you’re looking for.

If you need to be even more specific, you can use additional XPath querying – have a look at the detail view of an event and select the XML view to see the data that you are querying into.

Thanks user Hamstro!




Posted in Development, Microsoft Surface on Windows 7, Power User, Software Development, Windows, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 9, Windows Vista, Windows XP, XML/XSD | Leave a Comment »

When Samsung TV’s fail, check the capacitors on the power board

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/08/31

[WayBackNick_Craver on Twitter: Plus Another mini-project: let’s see if we can’t figure out what’s wrong with this little guy. Symptoms: constant LCD on (briefly) and restart loop immediately when plugged in.


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Posted in Development, Displays, Hardware, Hardware Development, LifeHacker, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Some links that might help use SonarQube with Delphi

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/08/31

For my link archive:


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