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    • Less Checking – More QA! November 22, 2017
      Julia Atlygina and developer Alexander Ivkin came by our TestRail stand at the Atlasssian Conference. Imagine our surprise when we learned they had created a mobile application that enables users to view, execute and get reports on their tests from a linked TestRail instance!  As you’ll know ...
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      Thanks Uwe for the below code! I was in a situation of a batch file running from a Task Scheduler that got broken because the user suddenly turned on persistent network connections. So I needed to check if a shared drive-letter was indeed persistent or not and act accordingly. The below code helped ...
      The Wiert Corner (jpluimers)
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    • New on Embarcadero Academy: CodeRage Replays and my New Course and Bundle November 20, 2017
      Embarcadero Academy is an independent online training site available at https://www.embarcaderoacademy.com/. The site has an overall agreement with Embarcadero as a key destination for online training for the company development tools products. The academy site co-hosted the CodeRage XII ...
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    • 30% discount on EurekaLog November 20, 2017
      We are pleased to announce Black Friday and Cyber Monday 30% discount on any of our EurekaLog products using the coupon code found below. The sale starts on Black Friday (24 November) and ends at end of Cyber Monday (27 November). Enter this code when paying for the item on our web site: BFCM2017 ...
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    • Testing Tools in Python November 17, 2017
      Python offers several robust testing libraries, from unit testing and mocking for integration tests to security, load, and UI testing. We have reviewed several libraries and have chosen to share these for their ease of implementation, ease of use, and community contribution/active maintenance over ...
      blog.gurock.com (Simon Knight)
    • Explaining Tasks in Delphi Parallel Library... by Creating too Many Tasks November 16, 2017
      Recently, I wrote some new demo for Delphi PPL (Parallel Programming Library), while doing some research for an online class -- which is available since last week on the Embarcadero Academy site ("Anonymous Methods in Delphi"), along with a new overall bundle of my classes ("Master Modern Delphi ...
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    • Hi! how to hide a property in object inspector? i have my custom components … November 16, 2017
      For my link archive: [WayBack] How to hide a property in object inspector? i have my custom components … [WayBack] delphi – Custom component and tab order – Stack Overflow Some quotes Jeroen Wiert Pluimers You cannot undo things that are inherited. What you can do is not make ...
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    • FastMM4 + Delphi – Recompiling application with 10.2.1 causes memory leaks? November 15, 2017
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      The Wiert Corner (jpluimers)
    • How I Learned to Build a Test Suite November 15, 2017
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      blog.gurock.com (Simon Knight)

Always double-check your itinerary

Posted by chuckbeasley on May 19, 2009

I spent the last few days attending a conference in San Francisco.  The conference was Friday through Sunday.  I knew when I purchased my airline ticket the dates of the conference.  Imagine my surprise when I received an email, shortly after midnight Saturday morning, informing me that it was time to check-in for my flight.  I knew this couldn’t be correct because my flight wasn’t scheduled to leave until 12:35 a.m. May 18 or so I thought.  After a conversation with the airline’s customer service department, just before 1 a.m., I realized that I had purchased the ticket for the wrong date.  Now, I’m not going to sit here and blame the website or anything else.  I bought the ticket and failed to verify the date of the return trip.  So, learn from me to always double-check your itinerary before you click the purchase button.  Otherwise, have fun booking a one-way ticket back home!

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