Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Switching Java Versions

Believe it or not, I was unfamiliar with this way of switching Java versions:

$ export JAVA_HOME="$(/usr/libexec/java_home --version 1.8.0_251)"

Hope this helps somebody!

(because I know that someday that somebody will be me!!)

Sunday, May 17, 2020

30-Day Song Challenge

I keep seeing the "30-Day Song Challenge" on Instagram Stories. I'm terrible at Instagram, so I probably won't be posting my own selections. But when I googled what all the 30 days were, I kept seeing post after post on these nothing-but-ads sites. Well here they are, and I'll upload the graphic, too - tap it to get it full sized.

1. A song you like with a color in the title
2. A song you like with a number in the title
3. A song that reminds you of summertime
4. A song that reminds you of someone you'd rather forget
5. A song that needs to be played loud
6. A song that makes you want to dance
7. A song to drive to
8. A song about drugs or alcohol
9. A song that makes you happy
10. A song that makes you sad
11. A song you never get tired of
12. A song from your preteen years
13. A song you like from the 70s
14. A song you'd love to be played at your wedding
15. A song you like that's a cover by another artist
16. A song that's a classic favorite
17. A song you'd sing a duet with on karaoke
18. A song from the year you were born
19. A song that makes you think about life
20. A song that has many meanings to you
21. A song you like with a person's name in the title
22. A song that moves you forward
23. A song you think everybody should listen to
24. A song by a band you wish were still together
25. A song you like by an artist no longer living
26. A song that makes you want to fall in love
27. A song that breaks your heart
28. A song from an artist whose voice to love
29. A song you remember from your childhood
30. A song that reminds you of yourself

Saturday, May 16, 2020

iOS Edit Menu

I use the three finger double tap accessibility gesture to put my iPhone in zoom mode, handy for reading fine print and drawing tiny pictures. You then use three fingers to pan the zoomed view around the screen.

But recently I discovered that if you're not zoomed in, there are three finger gestures that do other things.

  • swipe left: undo
  • swipe right: redo
  • tap shows an Edit menu of undo/redo, cut/copy/paste

The best thing about this is that note I can turn off Shake to Undo, which I'm constantly having to cancel while grocery shopping. Problem solved!

Plus, iOS text editing isn't great about offering the Paste function when you drag the cursor to a new location. When that happens, just three-finger-tap and then choose Paste from the menu. Another problem solved!