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Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Re: RefGUID tagged value
« on: August 29, 2017, 02:49:47 pm »
I can't see any of your links.

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Well obviously any O/S shouldn't make things running in separate user (or even system) contexts visible to each other.  The types of things that want to hijack applications in another user context are generally malware.
Ah yes, "Run as Administrator", literally means run as THE user Administrator not run as A user (who is an) administrator.  I'd forgotten (and me being such a literalist)!   :-[

Yes it's basically su not sudo.

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We have noticed that in order to get VBA (Including Excel) access to the EA instance, the EA instance needs to have been started with Admin OFF!  That's right! If EA is started with Administrator privilege, VBA will not find it and explicitly, the GetObject(, "EA.App") WILL fail!

Well obviously any O/S shouldn't make things running in separate user (or even system) contexts visible to each other.  The types of things that want to hijack applications in another user context are generally malware.

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General Board / Re: What is a "property"?
« on: August 24, 2017, 08:09:24 am »
"What's in a name? that which we call a rose"  :)

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Yes I sent a very angry email to Sparx about it last year.  It still makes me grrrrrrrr.

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Well I'm imaging this.




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Uml Process / Re: What is an "Instance"?
« on: August 18, 2017, 11:52:03 am »
I think I've sorted it out (for my benefit at least - YMMVWFM).

Good because I had a big night last night and this conversation was getting to be a bit too much for me and I was considering resorting to vaguely related Shakespeare quotes :-)

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Uml Process / Re: What is an "Instance"?
« on: August 18, 2017, 09:32:02 am »
If I was consulting with someone on how to model with ArchiMate (which I don't consider myself qualified to do) I would be advising them to always using business actor for the specific, and the business role for the general, then explicitly map the relationship between the two.

I'm not sure what you mean by specific and general in this context.  You would have a number of Business Actors that represent your organisation structure from the organisation to the lowest level of team, and then you could have a named person (composition relationship).

A business role represents the part an actor plays in a process, function, or interaction. 

Which actually makes me wonder why role is an active structure element and not a behavioural element.

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Uml Process / Re: What is an "Instance"?
« on: August 18, 2017, 08:41:03 am »
Is it useful using an example that possesses agency when talking about what constitutes an instance?  I think it might be counter product.
I don't understand you.  (Nor does my Grammar Checker!   ;)  - but that's a different story)
Paolo

While you Paolo are one of many instances of Homo sapiens sapiens, as a sentient being with a sense of agency (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sense_of_agency) there is only one of you.  You are unique within the universe.*  Where as all instances of BMW 318i are the same aside from attributes such as colour.  Even their keys are just an attribute with different values.


*Although, statically speaking, as we're likely to be part of a simulation it is possible that you also exist outside of our frame of reference.

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Uml Process / Re: What is an "Instance"?
« on: August 17, 2017, 01:49:13 pm »
Is it useful using an example that possesses agency when talking about what constitutes an instance?  I think it might be counter product.

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General Board / Re: What is a "property"?
« on: August 17, 2017, 09:10:32 am »
Oh and by the way Paolo, that is actually a picture of a Picture that is (vicariously) called "This is not a Pipe" :P

Actually an instance of a picture of a picture .....

<ducks>

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Bugs and Issues / Re: EA response is super slow in V13!?
« on: August 07, 2017, 07:15:46 am »
If you can install ProcMon https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/procmon .  You should be able to see what is happening on the machine when you get the slow down.

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Bugs and Issues / Re: EA response is super slow in V13!?
« on: August 04, 2017, 06:46:39 am »
Chkdsk and bleachbit did not help either.
Now I contacted my IT, maybe with those I can isolate the root cause if this strange thing.

Are you able to install software on your machine?

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General Board / Re: What is a "property"?
« on: August 03, 2017, 08:09:13 am »
Now consider the person who painted it. Were they worried about whether this shade of blue was called "Prussian" or "Cobalt"?
Or were they just using that shade to convey, as clearly as possible, to the "audience" some aspect about that flower that they wanted to explain?

You sir, have obviously never hung out with historical war gamers or train spotters :-)

Which I suppose comes down to in some instances that colour is an attribute used to judge authenticity.

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Bugs and Issues / Re: EA response is super slow in V13!?
« on: August 02, 2017, 07:56:20 am »
Trying to reproduce the problem on another machine of my company shows that my performance problem is on my personal company machine only.

Then run bleachbit and clear out all the cruft on your file system and then run a chkdsk and fix any cross linked files.  It's likely to be the file geometry affecting paging from memory. 

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