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Using GUIDs to identify a file

Using GUIDs to identify a file

I had an interesting read over at the “Old new thing” website. Discussing if it’s possible to open a file by its id rather then using its full qualified path and filename. You can find the original article here: Raymond Chen     Background On NTFS every single file on a volume has a object identifier which is a 16-byte buffer. If a file doesn’t have an object identifier you can ask for one to be created...

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The big change

The big change

Well, we’ve got a new year an private-storm changed its face. I moved to a new server that’s while you’re might missing the articles section. They will be up at the next weeks I’m working on it to fill the content. At least I must say I’m pretty happy with the new style for now. So stay tuned!  

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Aerotabs a new tab component

Aerotabs a new tab component

Well I came across a really nice site from R.M.Klever which contains a few well designed Delphi components one of those which are quite new is his Aerotabs component. Great work! Almost the one and only I have ever found which works absolute correctly on glass for now.     From the authors site: I wanted to try to get my rkSmartTabs to work with aero in Vista/Win7 and this is the result. The result is good, not perfect, but it...

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Opensearch Part II

Opensearch Part II

In addtiton to my first post “Windows 7 Federated Search” I would like to show you another way how you could make use of opensearch. Well Firefox and Internet Explorer support both the opensearch specification, which let us customize the browser’s search box.     OpenSearch is a collection of simple formats for the sharing of search results. The OpenSearch description document format can be used to describe a...

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Windows 7 Federated Search

Windows 7 Federated Search

This article presents the Windows 7 Federated Search Provider and how you can use. I have created one for my blog which you might have noticed in my download area befor e. Feel free to use it on your own Windows 7 PC to search my blog from there.       The MSDN defines Windows 7 Federated Search Provider Windows 7 introduces support for search federation to remote data stores using OpenSearch technologies. Federated search...

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Windows 7 Product-Key Verification

Windows 7 Product-Key Verification

Well you might have heared of it a tool from a Russian programmer where you can validate your windows seven product key. Be careful! The tool itself was written in Delphi and so it was easy to look at it a little deeper. Well from what I’ve found I can say it’s sending your windows product key to a server on the net! However I found it interesting how the validating process is done. So again research on the net and with the mentioned...

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WLM Password Decryption

WLM Password Decryption

Did you ever have forgotten your Windows Live Messenger password? Once forgotten you are completely logged out of all services like: Hotmail, Messenger and other services because they are all sharing the same ID. In this article I will l explain you what kind of storage/encryption mechanism is used by the Windows Live Messenger and how you can recover such stored passwords with Delphi in conjunction with JWA. Well, you might asked why I...

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