Delphi Success Story

I recently discovered a couple of posts on the Embarcadero website and have unashamedly reproduced them here for my own recollection. The first is a case-study on Image-Line Software which produces FL Studio, the second is on Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg, the world’s largest model railway.  If Delphi is good enough for these projects, it’s more than […]

Installing KDE Neon Bionic (18.04)

KDE Neon has just rebased on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, providing an already excellent distribution with an updated kernel, hardware stack and applications. You can download KDE Neon from here. KDE Neon comes in two offerings, I typically opt for the User Edition as I find it very stable. Installing KDE Neon is a typical Linux […]

Delphi Community Edition

Delphi has always been a great choice for desktop development, but the licensing costs have been prohibitive, especially given the quality and abundance of free alternatives. The good news is Embarcadero have released a Community Edition which is essentially the same as the Professional Edition, allowing both desktop and mobile development, and it is free! […]

Windows 10 Activation Screen is Blank

Recently I tried to activate Windows 10 Enterprise (Volume License) in VMWare Fusion, and had the following issue: This solution worked for me: Enter a Command Prompt as Admininstrator. Run the following command (xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx – represents your product key): slmgr.vbs -ipk xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx Restart your computer, when you enter the Activation Screen in Settings, your product […]

Installing KDE Neon

Update: KDE Neon has been rebased on Ubuntu 18.04, see here for an updated post. These days I really like using KDE Neon, it seems faster and more polished than Kubuntu, and since it is using Kubuntu 16.04 as a base, it has all the packages I need. These are some notes I made for […]

Useful Ubuntu Commands

For my own use, I’ve just started collecting various Ubuntu commands and tips on this page – saves me searching every time. I’ll add to it as I go. I hope you may find it useful too. After each command I will link to more information. Please view the links before executing potentially dangerous commands […]