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RIAA lawsuits hit close to home.

This past weekend, my wife gets a phone call from a former co-worker and friend… She proceeds to tell my wife that she got a notice that several top record companys (like Motown) are suing her for song sharing.  1500 counts at $750 each… ouch.  My wife, having discussed this very thing a couple of years ago [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on January 24th, 2006 under Uncategorized | 23 Comments »

New cell phone ring-tones…

Hitachi has been kind enough to put out this knowledge-base article that has links to several wave files that are recordings of various hard drives at the moment of their death.  Not for the sqeamish or if you hate the sound of fingernails scraped on a chalkboard.  I think I’ll have to make that “slow spindle motor” [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on January 23rd, 2006 under Uncategorized | 6 Comments »

BDS2006 reviews.

Huw Collingbourne of Bitwise magazine has written a very good review of BDS 2006.  Bitwise has also published a review of BDS2006 written by a Visual Studio guy, Dermont Hogan.  While he wasn’t conviced to switch tools, I found this thoughtful review to be well considered and balanced.  Thanks, Huw and Dermot! Update:  Speaking of [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on January 19th, 2006 under Uncategorized | 10 Comments »

Hehe… I love it when..

Ideas forged many months ago finally come to fruition.  Case in point… Check out this post by Mr. Live Templates, Adam, himself…  When designing the live templates, we knew that we wanted something open and extensible.  I think we got pretty close.
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Posted by Allen Bauer on January 18th, 2006 under Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

What about Personal and Trial editions of Delphi 2006?

Marco brought up a sometimes hot topic on his blog about Delphi Trial and Personal editions.  His first line “Delphi has been out from some time,” is a little interesting to me… Hmmm… Delphi/BDS 2006 was RTM’d (that’s Released To Manufacturing) only about two months ago, and it has only been GA (Generally Available… another sales/marketing [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on January 18th, 2006 under Uncategorized | 37 Comments »

Some performance hints…

I’d been meaning to write up some information about the new “-p” switch in BDS 4.0 (Delphi/C++Builder/C#Builder 2006), but it seems that Mark Edington beat me to it.   So I’ll just post a link instead:  Startup Times and the Kitchen Sink
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Posted by Allen Bauer on January 12th, 2006 under Uncategorized | Comment now »

And now for something…

Completely different…  I usually spend a few moments and check out the latest in gadget-tech and auto-tech each day.  Today, I came across this video of a cool little car.  This little two-seater electric car does 0-60mph in 3 seconds!  Now I understand all the eco-friendly reasons one would have an electric vehicle (or even [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on January 6th, 2006 under Uncategorized | 5 Comments »

New Year, and a meeting with the CEO

Happy New Year!  I hope your holidays went well.  I’m still recovering from family overload ;-)…  Just prior to the holidays, I’d gotten an invitation to meet one-on-one with Tod Nielsen, Borland’s new CEO.  Tod had a stated goal to have 100 one-on-one meetings with individuals throughout the company within the first 100 days of [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on January 4th, 2006 under Uncategorized | 11 Comments »

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