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Archive for May, 2004

More RC fun…

In the "keeping up with the Jones’" department (Anders Ohlsson and Michael Swindell), I just ran across this Huge B-52 flying scale model. What is really interesting is that it uses real turbine engines! Some folks have just have way too much time (and money) on their [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on May 28th, 2004 under Uncategorized | Comment now »

Delphi Win32: Why packages are better than libraries.

In this rather lengthy entry in Chris Brumme’s weblog, Startup, Shutdown & related matters, he outlines many little-known items related to how the Windows OS handles dynamic loading of DLLs. He also mentions a major potential "gotcha" when executing code in "DLLMain()" (or in Delphi parlance, the unit [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on May 27th, 2004 under Uncategorized | Comment now »

Plucky Duck…

So I’ve been trying out Pluck for the past couple of days as my news aggregator and so far I’m quite impressed. It displays the actual web page of the blog article by browsing to the originating site within a browser pane. So this means that even [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on May 26th, 2004 under Uncategorized | Comment now »

Hallvard is now blgging

Hallvard’s Blog
Hallvard has a keen eye for the details. He also is one of the few Delphi customers that succeeds in keeping us on our toes on a regular basis. No chance of getting too complacent with Hallvard looking over our shoulder… Welcome to the blogsphere!
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Posted by Allen Bauer on May 24th, 2004 under Uncategorized | Comment now »

Mis-attribution…

Guardian Unlimited | Online | Inside track
I think Mary got a little mixed up. From the article:
Thorpe’s disclaimer includes the line: "If you actually think that my opinions are a reflection of Borland, then I have a bridge I can sell you."
Now scroll down to the [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on May 24th, 2004 under Uncategorized | Comment now »

Gates on blogging

OK.. I just couldn’t let this one go… I tried.. really I did. Seems Bill is talking up blogging to top CEOs. This will either be great for many companies (especially technology driven companies)… or not. According to Gates:
"Another new phenomenon that connects into this is [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on May 21st, 2004 under Uncategorized | Comment now »

Charlotte’s web…

I was trolling through the newsgroups while rebuilding Delphi, and happened across a post that was wondering what happened to "Charlotte?" I suppose one could also ask, "what happened to the Delphi /Java byte-code compiler?" I can’t necessarily say that they’re dead, but just dormant. They [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on May 20th, 2004 under Uncategorized | Comment now »

dbRTL public beta posted

There is now a public beta available for immediate download that fixes the "persistent field size mismatch exception" issue introduced by the Delphi 7.1 patch. You can get get more information here.
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Posted by Allen Bauer on May 19th, 2004 under Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

Cool hardware…

I’ve been eyeing this little bit of hardware for a while and so I finally went and got it. I have a lot of videos that I’d recorded on my home PC but I hat sitting at the computer to watch them. I’d rather go to the [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on May 19th, 2004 under Uncategorized | Comment now »

One namespace to rule them all…

Right before Danny left on his trip to Amsterdam, London and the grandparents, I presented a potential solution to the multi-unit namespace issues. Danny was quite excited about the idea. I’ve been discussing it with others internally and so far haven’t been able to shoot too many [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on May 17th, 2004 under Uncategorized | Comment now »

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