Month: September 2020

  • my most-needed packages from PIP

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/pip_(package_manager) https://github.com/wwkimball/yamlpath – YAML Path and Command-Line Tools (maybe not) … virtual environments: https://virtualenv.pypa.io/ as described here: https://borgbackup.readthedocs.io/en/1.1-maint/installation.html#using-git resp. here: https://docs.python.org/3/tutorial/venv.html#creating-virtual-environments

  • querying YAML on the command line – YAML Path

    https://github.com/wwkimball/yamlpath https://github.com/wwkimball/yamlpath/wiki

  • perspective distortion (photography)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perspective_distortion_(photography) https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stürzende_Linien – in German: “Stürzende Linien” https://learning.oreilly.com/library/view/the-book-of/9781457172410/ch16s02.html#perspective_tool – how to deal with perspective distortion using GIMP – from the “Book of GIMP” GIMP: Tools > Transform Tools > Perspective – it has a shortcut (⇧P), and also an icon in THE Toolbox https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photoshopping

  • orchestration software: Ansible

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ansible_(software) https://www.curlie.org/Computers/Programming/Languages/Python/Development_Tools/Deployment/ … Packt Publishing: https://learning.oreilly.com/library/view/practical-ansible-2/9781789807462/ (2020) https://learning.oreilly.com/library/view/mastering-ansible-/9781789951547/ (2019) … O’Reilly Media: https://learning.oreilly.com/library/view/ansible-up-and/9781491979792/ (2017) …

  • macOS: my MacBook had its colours “inversed” / mangled all of a sudden

    Accidentally I got one of the shortcuts wrong, and my MacBook’s colours were all mangled. This is how I got that issue fixed: System Preferences > Accessibility > Display > Invert colours

  • TuneIn Pro Update: Recording Function Will Be Removed

    We wanted to inform you that we will soon be disabling the recording feature from the TuneIn Pro app, meaning you can no longer record and playback live radio shows. Unfortunately, we’re sometimes forced to terminate or modify elements within the app experience due to applicable law, licensing restrictions and/or business needs. We love that […]

  • Google Chrome reports NET::ERR_CERT_INVALID for a website and does not display it for you – how to overcome?

    https://support.google.com/chrome/thread/10551759 https://support.google.com/chrome/thread/10551759?msgid=31644104 if you do trust that site, type “badidea” resp. “thisisunsafe” directly in chrome on the same page and Chrome will load the page! (“this is unsafe”, but without the spaces in between) I am sort of breathless and outraged considering they keep me from displaying pages, that I want to display.

  • Thunderbird vs Microsoft Exchange and OWA (Outlook Web Access)

    https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/addon/owl-for-exchange/ – “Allows you to use your Exchange email accounts that use Outlook Web Access (OWA) with Thunderbird” https://www.beonex.com/owl/ https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/addon/exquilla-exchange-web-services/ – “Thunderbird email accounts connecting to Microsoft Exchange Web Services” https://www.exquilla.com https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/user/owl-beonex/ https://www.beonex.com/owl/ – homepage of developers of both (owl and exqilla): Beonex GmbH, Wiesbaden https://exquilla.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360030845251-What-is-the-difference-between-Owl-and-ExQuilla-Which-one-should-I-use- – comparison – basically: ExQuilla is based on some […]

  • change your computer’s name or local hostname on macOS

    https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/mac-help/mchlp2322/mac

  • Thunderbird and its date display format

    http://kb.mozillazine.org/Date_display_format It also mentions “Mac OS X”, and points you to the “International” panel in System Preferences: The date format can be adjusted under the “Format” tab.