Generic Command Line Parser for Delphi 10.3.x

You know the feeling. You need a specific input from your command line, but you can’t find something lightweight that does the job. Hence, the FDC.CommandLine was born.

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You can use – / or + as a switch, and use : or = as a flag for parameters.

You can use single and double quotes to be able to parse parameters that contain spaces and quotes.
/quoteoftheday:”This is a ‘quoted’ parameter”

It also supports lists of parameters.
/inputfiles:(file1.txt , “file with space.txt”)

Take a look at the TestFDCCommandLine.dpr for more examples of how it works.

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It’s all downhill from here

It's all downhill from here.
Went for a walk.

After walking up and down from Gaustatoppen (the Gausta Peak) with my wife, I discovered some muscles I didn’t even know I had. Apparently, the down hill trip came as a surprise to them too.

Driving up to the Stavsro Café took about 2.5 hours from home, and we started our hike from the parking area there at approx. 1130 m elevation, and went to the plateau by the tower at approx. 1831 m. The aerial straight line distance is about 3.7 km (2.3 miles), but the path makes some twists and turns, for sure.

Onwards and upwards.

The first part is a well trodden path with a lot of stumbling opportunities, before a relatively steep ridge that leads to what is best described as several millennia worth of stone rubble tossed at random.

A relatively clear path upwards.
Footpath, what footpath?
Hint: Follow the red T’s.

So, needless to say – good footwear is essential if you want to catch the view.

The sun setting behind the peak.

Time used? Well, we were for sure the last people off the mountain that night. We did have enough clothing, water and food, which was a good thing, because the temperature dropped from 23°C to around 11°C as the sun went down and the wind picked up.

The day after.

Instead of driving home, we called the nearby Gaustablikk Høyfjellshotell and asked if they had a spare room. Fortunately, they did, and it included breakfast, so it was a no-brainer. We arrived and checked in and were told that “the room is at the end of that corridor, and two stairs down”. My wife and I looked at each other and groaned. More downhill from there was the last thing we wanted! But, we made it 🙂

VB-Audio VoiceMeeter Banana

VoiceMeeter Banana, the Advanced Virtual Audio Mixer by V.Burel, is a pretty interesting piece of software. It allows you to “rewire” and mix audio streams in Windows, so that you can f.x. take a microphone input, and an aux input, and/or the output of another audio stream and mix those into one channel, which then can be the input to f.x. Skype. Very useful if you are trying to stream your voice together with sounds from another Windows application into the Skype meeting.

Source: VB-Audio VoiceMeeter Banana