Monday, September 12, 2022

JDeveloper Font Size

Funny how two posts ago I was having trouble with font size in Emacs. The other day, I don't know what I did, I don't have a cat I can blame for walking across the keyboard, but I made the JDeveloper font size SO SMALL, I could barely see it. OK, it was like 7-8 point - still, VERY SMALL!!

So I did what you do, I quit JDev. Then today when I started it up, oh damn, I never did solve the font size thing. Clearly there is some keystroke that makes fonts smaller. I know there is, because I fell into a big bucket of that.

What I did find, though, is if you go to Tools -> Preferences and just search for "font" it's under Code Editor. I made it SO BIG, it's now a pleasure to use!!

There's nothing wrong with getting older that changing your font size won't fix!!

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Monday, May 02, 2022

How to turn off Force Click and Haptic Feedback on MacBook Pro

Boy was this annoying:

Every time I'd make a big selection, I'd end up force-clicking and something odd and magical would happen. Don't need that. Don't want that. Gone.

Let me tell you a long story about... yeah, no.

Go to System Preferences. Tap Trackpad. Uncheck the box. Or check it. It's your Mac.

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Emacs Font Size

 Emacs (on Mac OS) font size kept changing on me. I finally figured out what was causing it.

CTRL-OPT + two-finger swipe up/down

And the status line, where it shows the file type, actually shows +1, +2, etc when the font size increases by one or two steps, etc.

This was driving me crazy. I'm going to blame this, like everything else, on the enormous trackpad.

Sunday, February 13, 2022

Generating Screenshots for the App Store

I don't usually just post links off to other sites, but here's one that
    a) I don't want to forget and
    b) the world needs to know about.

https://blog.winsmith.de/english/ios/2020/04/14/xcuitest-screenshots.html

It's been a while since I published an app to the App Store and either
    a) something has changed or
    b) I've forgotten what a pain it is to have to collect all the screenshots you need to include with your app submission.

And I've heard there is a service you could use, and I'm all for hiring experts to do difficult things, but why should that be necessary? Is this really that hard? No, it's really not. 

But I should let you find out from Daniel Jilg. I took the script he posted and needed to make a few changes to suit my environment. 

And it works great! It generated all the screenshots I need for the App Store! Thanks, Daniel!

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Logitech K400R Wireless Keyboard

I have two Logitech K400R wireless keyboards. Let's call them Fred and Barney. They're great. Each has a tiny USB thingy - dongle makes me think there's some kind of wire. It's just a tiny little thing that plugs into USB. Turns out it's a Unifying Receiver. I'll come back to that.

In my case, I'm only able to put my hands on Keyboard Fred and Receiver Barney. The other keyboard and the other receiver are probably on vacation somewhere. So I've got this mismatched set. Plugged in the receiver and turned on the keyboard and... nothing.

Well I googled and discovered there's software for the Unifying Receiver. Don't know how that could possibly solve my problem, but I download and install it.

(You'll find it here: https://www.logitech.com/en-us/manuals/11916)

To make a longish story shorter, when you plug in the Unifying Receiver (oh and it might even be from yet another Logitech device) and turn on the K400R, it will detect that keyboard and set up a connection. My mismatched Fred Keyboard and Barney Receiver are working great!

Thanks, Logitech!!

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Comparing channel listings of Philo, Sling, Hulu Live TV, YouTube TV, Fubo TV, DirecTV

Update (29 July 2022) this appears to be out of date - NESN, for example, is not on YouTube TV, but might be on DirecTV - not sure. I'll update this soon.

All the wordy nonsense is at the bottom of the post.

Service
(Level)
$$/month
PhiloSling
TV
HuluYou
Tube
FuboDirecTV
Live TVTVStartrEliteEntChUltPrem
255065656580708595140
Local Channels*******
A&E*******
ABC News Live***
ACC Network******
AccuWeather*******
ActionMAX*
AMC*********
American Heroes****
Animal Planet*********
Aspire***
AWE***
AXS TV******
Baby First HD****
BBC America*********
BBC World News*****
BET*********
BET Her****
BET Jams*
BET Soul*
Big Ten Network*******
Black News****
Bloomberg TV******
Boomerang******
Bravo*********
Cartoon Network*******
CBSN***
CBS Sports******
Cheddar Big News*
Cheddar Business**
Cheddar News********
Cinemax East*
CleoTV****
CMT********
CNBC********
CNBC World*****
CNN*******
CNN En Espa├▒ol****
CNNi*****
Comedy Central*********
Comedy TV***
Comet***
Cooking Channel*****
Cozi TV****
Crackle*
Crime + Investigation*
C-SPAN****
C-SPAN2****
Curiosity Stream*
The CW****
Destination America****
Discovery**********
Discovery Family****
Discovery Life****
Disney Channel*********
Disney Junior********
Disney XD********
DIY Network****
DUST*
E!*********
ESPN*********
ESPN2*********
ESPN3*
ESPNEWS******
ESPNU******
ESPN Bases Loaded*
ESPN College Extra*
ESPN Goal Line*
ESTRELLA**
FM**
Food Network**********
Fox Business Network********
Fox News Channel*********
FOX Sports 1*********
FOX Sports 2******
Freeform*********
Fuse*****
FX*********
FX Movie Channel*****
FXX********
fyi***
GAC Family**
Galavision******
Game Show Network*****
getTV***
GINX eSports*
Golf Channel******
Great American Country**
Gusto***
Hallmark Channel*******
Hallmark Drama***
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries*****
HBO East*
HBO 2 East*
HBO Family East*
HBO Latino*
HGTV**********
HISTORY Channel*******
HLN*******
HSN****
IFC*********
INSP**
Investigation Discovery**********
Justice Central***
Law & Crime**
Lifetime*******
LMN***
Local Now****
Logo HD****
MLB Game of the Week*
MLB Network*****
Motor Trend**********
MSNBC*********
MTV********
MTV Classic****
MTV Live**
MTV2******
MTVU*
NASA TV*
Nat Geo WILD*****
National Geographic*********
NBA TV*****
NBCLX**
NBC News NOW**
NBC Sports*********
NBC Universo*****
NECN***
NESN***
Newsy*
Newsmax HD******
NewsNation*****
NFL Network***
NHL Network***
Nick Jr.*******
Nickelodeon East********
NickMusic*
Nicktoons*****
Olympic Channel******
One America News****
Ovation***
OWN******
Oxygen******
Pac-12 Network*
Paramount TV********
PBS Kids****
People TV**
pocket.watch*
POP********
QVC****
QVC 2****
Reelz****
Revolt*****
Revry*
RFD-TV****
Ryan and Friends*
Science*****
SEC Network******
Shop LC****
SHOWTIME® East*
SHOWTIME 2® East*
SHOWTIME EXTREME®*
Smithsonian Channel****
SNY*
Sony Movie Channel*
Sounders FC*
Stadium**
Start TV*
Sportsman Channel**
STARZ*
STARZ ENCORE...**
STARZ Kids & Family*
SundanceTV********
Syfy*********
Tastemade*******
TBS*******
TCM******
TeenNick******
Telemundo****++++
Tennis Channel HD*****
TLC**********
TNT*******
Travel Channel*********
truTV*******
TUDN****
TV Land********
TV One****
TVG*****
TYT*
UniMás******
Universal Kids******
Univision East******
UPtv****
USA Network*********
VH1********
VICE*******
WE tv********
Weather Channel*****
HBO Max+++*
Cinemax+++*
Showtime+++*
Starz++++*
Epix+*++++
And More!OriginalsYouTubeSports++Sports++

I "cut the cord" recently and went looking for a way to get the standard set of "cable" stations as streaming. See, already this is too many words. I swear most of those sites are paid by the word. Anyway, here's my thinking: I was going to pay for Hulu anyway (the $6 one without live TV) because of their original content. So when I compared that with YouTube's Live TV, I ended up saving money. The nice thing about Fubo is they have NESN, so you can watch the Red Sox. And The Weather Channel actually has some original programming, believe it or not. I honestly don't understand why DirecTV is so expensive, but they can probably afford to test the market and adjust later. It's also nice to see some offerings at the low end, and I did initially sign up for Sling when I got off the phone with Comcast and realized I now had NO way to entertain the family. But like I said, I signed up for Hulu. Maybe I'll switch to Fubo next baseball season? Oh, and don't do like I did and call Comcast all pissed off and tell them goodbye without remembering to WRITE DOWN EVERYTHING IN YOUR DVR. Yup, had do reconstruct my whole list from memory. Also I'm using ReelGood to keep track of all my streaming shows, which is something a cord-cutter has to do, that's just life. And I'll say one other thing: I have added back HBOMax to watch Curb (coming soon) and I've signed up for Showtime to watch The Circus and American Rust. It's unlikely everything will ever add up to what I had been paying Comcast. But if it does, that's fine with me, as long as I'm only paying Comcast for Internet. And if another provider comes along (fingers crossed for fiber!!) I'll give the Internet money to them instead. Don't get me started on Comcast's monopoly. OK, enjoy the channel comparison, and if you find anything incorrect, drop me a line at "channels" at-sign "jadbury" dot com and I'll make the necessary edits.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Mac Finder needs password for every delete

 This was driving my crazy. My Mac's Finder was asking for a password for every delete, every rename, every move, everything.

I should have put two and two together and realized it was only happening in a folder I had restored from a backup volume.

Here's how I fixed it.

  1. In Finder, go to the top folder giving you trouble, then go up one to its parent.
  2. Right-click the trouble folder and select Get Info
  3. Go to the Sharing & Permissions section
  4. Tap the lock and enter your password.
  5. Under Name you should see your username, and under Privilege it should say Read & Write. Click your username.
  6. Below the list of names and privileges is a plus sign and a minus sign and a circle with dots inside next to a menu pull-down. Click the circle/pull-down.
  7. Select Apply to enclosed items... from the menu.
  8. Click OK to update the whole folder hierarchy with your Read & Write privileges.
You should now be able to work on the files in your formerly trouble folder!