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Closed: HDD Guardian – Home

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/08/16

Too bad: it was fun while it lasted.

Mid april 2017 [WayBackHDD Guardian – Home closed down, so the latest commit removed all the [WayBackHDD Guardian – Source Code.

HDD Guardian provides a Windows front-end for smartctl, a utility which monitors your hard drive(s) and SSD(s) for health status, taking advantage of S.M.AR.T.

The WayBack machine and Archive.is have archived some links though:

Anyone interested in getting it before codeplex itself shuts down:

git svn clone https://hddguardian.svn.codeplex.com/svn

–jeroen

Posted in .NET, Development, Power User, Software Development, VB.NET, Windows | Leave a Comment »

What is the right way to convert into UNIX timestamp from the date and time in C/C++? – Stack Overflow

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/08/16

Thanks R.. for answering this:

POSIX has a formula for exactly what you want:

http://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/9699919799/basedefs/V1_chap04.html#tag_04_15 [WayBack]

tm_sec + tm_min*60 + tm_hour*3600 + tm_yday*86400 +
    (tm_year-70)*31536000 + ((tm_year-69)/4)*86400 -
    ((tm_year-1)/100)*86400 + ((tm_year+299)/400)*86400

This works whenever you have a broken-down time in GMT, even if the underlying system’s mktime, etc. functions do not use the same format time_t as “Unix timestamps”.

If your original time is in local time, you can use mktime and gmtime to convert it to GMT using the system’s notion of timezone rules. If you want to apply your own timezone offset rules, just do that manually before using the above formula.

Source: What is the right way to convert into UNIX timestamp from the date and time in C/C++? – Stack Overflow [WayBack]

For testing and more examples: Epoch Converter – Unix Timestamp Converter [WayBack]

Hopefully this will help me getting better implementations for these:

–jeroen

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Why doesn’t RevertToSelf undo the most recent SetThreadToken? | The Old New Thing

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/08/16

Oops: I fell in this trap as well: When you call Set­Thread­Token, [WayBack] it replaces the token. When you call Revert­To­Self [WayBack], the token is cleared and the thread no longer has a token. Maybe Revert­To­Self should have been named Clear­Thread­Token, since that would emphasize that the function erases any existing thread token, leaving the thread to inherit the identity of its host process.

Source: Why doesn’t RevertToSelf undo the most recent SetThreadToken? | The Old New Thing [WayBack]

–jeroen

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Some links on Belise/Elise licensing server (yes, AppWave is dead or at least: should be)

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/08/15

Some links on the Embarcadero License Center server (formerly known as Belise and Elise) from my contributions to these G+ threads:

When for instance your workstations cannot communicate to the external license servers or you want to run concurrent Delphi/C++-Builder/RAD-Studio instances on your local network, you need to run the Elise licensing server on your network, which requires you to have a server with Java running somewhere.

URL Title
http://docwiki.embarcadero.com/ELC/en/Obtaining_License_Files [WayBackObtaining License Files – ELC
http://docwiki.embarcadero.com/ELC/en/Installing_the_Embarcadero_License_Center [WayBackInstalling the Embarcadero License Center – ELC
http://support.codegear.com/article/43557 [WayBackDelphi, C++Builder, RAD Studio XE5 Update 2 install for network licenses
http://license.embarcadero.com/lservers/elise.jsp [WayBackEmbarcadero License Center Setup
http://support.codegear.com/article/36588 [WayBackEmbarcadero License Server overview
http://support.codegear.com/license [WayBackLicense Server
https://docs.bmc.com/docs/display/Configipedia/Borland+License+Server [WayBackBorland License Server – Configipedia – BMC Documentation
http://borland.public.jbuilder.enterprise.narkive.com/dk5UBkGc/borland-license-server-instalation [WayBackBorland License Server Instalation

Despite some of the documentation, it runs on more recent Windows versions too.

Not sure about the money: it’s just that a few clients of mine use it as it makes it easier to manage licenses when you switch contractors or not having various team members only use Delphi part of the time.

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Inline code highlighting in reStructuredText – Stack Overflow

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/08/15

To inline code inside reStructuredText embed it with back-ticks and pre-pend the first back-tick with :code:

This is how some text with :code:`a = b + c` embedded will look like.

This is how some text with a = b + c embedded will look like.

Source: Inline code highlighting in reStructuredText – Stack Overflow [WayBack]

The above is in addition to the a = b + c that renders to default code as described for instance by reST – reStructuredText — Sphinx/Rest Memo v1.0-14-ga2798e1 documentation [WayBack]

–jeroen

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