I’ve been struggling a bit with Java on Windows when I have needed to load a native library required by the application I’m currently working on (believe it or not a Java desktop application. Yes they still exist! 🙂 There are several options: Load from an explicitly specified absolute path using the System.load call. MakeContinue reading “Loading a native library in Java on Windows”
Knowing that I probably shouldn’t be doing this but doing it anyhow because the itch is there I setup an OmniFocus trial again. Just really curious to give it hard go for two weeks and see where that leads me. I really like Things but it can’t hurt to look elsewhere on occasion if onlyContinue reading “Here we go again – hello OmniFocus”
I decided to check out the Safari Technology Preview but when I found out that the 1Password extension (no, not even the beta one) wouldn’t work there was little point in continuing as I rely on that for any passwords. I uninstalled the Tech Preview via App Cleaner and Uninstaller and one folder couldn’t beContinue reading “Disabling SIP to delete “trouble” files in MacOS Catalina”
Disappointed with Google Drive and Dropbox in iOS Just found out that neither the Google Drive or the Dropbox iOS applications fully support the Files API on iOS and thus I can’t set up folders in Google Drive or Dropbox in iA Writer. I had planned on moving all of my writing to Google DriveContinue reading “Disappointed with Google Drive and Dropbox in iOS”
So @ulyssesapp released a new version today with external folder support. Always amusing to me when people then try/suggest ways to use the software in a way it wasn’t really designed. For instance there is a suggestion to, instead of using Ulysses’ native CloudKit support to create a Ulysses folder in iCloud Drive and useContinue reading “Ulysses 19 released, odd reviews ensue”
Earned some extra money, sold some other gear, and decided to get a Moog instrument I had been lusting after for quite awhile. This is a Subsequent 37 and the sound quality and the build quality of this thing is off the charts. Just a fantastic instrument.
I was trying today to convert a Mac .ttc (TrueType Collection) font file to use on Windows 10 and came across Transfonter. This allows you to upload a .ttc file and it splits it up into individual .ttf (TrueType Font) files. Oddly some of the .ttc files I transferred over were able to be installedContinue reading “Useful font conversion tool”
Ran across this gem of an article the other day on Reddit. Privacy and technology is a big issue right now and this article does a wonderful job of, rightfully, placing the blame for current problems right back on the companies producing the software and devices we’re all using.
There is a ton I could write about privacy and security on the Internet. We have all heard the stories of data breaches, hacks, etc. Let’s talk about some of the areas that I think are important. Tools There are definitely some very simple steps that most people can do to help immensely with theirContinue reading “My State of 2019 – Privacy/Security”
Trying out various run/walk trackers. Settling back on WalkMeter because its still the best for me. Then giving up on WalkMeter and sticking with the built-in stuff because it covers all of what I really need