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Archive for February, 2016

Reloop RMX-40 USB – when your Mac doesn’t recognise it.

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/02/29

Reloop has posted the below for DJ controlers (like Contour IE, Jockey 3 ME and Digital Jockey 2 ME), but it also applies to their mixers, for instance my Reloop RMX-40 USB – Reloop (but not limited to Reloop audio equipment) in combination with either of my:

  • MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2011)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013)

All these machines have USB 3.0 ports. But the workarounds below work:

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Posted in Apple, LifeHacker, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Tip: How to play a playlist one song at a time … – via: Apple Support Communities

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/02/26

It’s obvious if you have seen this once, but it wasn’t clear to me how to play only individual songs from a playlist. Luckily my search got this step by step guide as the first hit:

  1. Create the playlist.
  2. Uncheck all of the check boxes in the playlist (In iTunes for Windows, ctrl click one of the check marks to uncheck all of the checkboxes at once)
  3. Now double click (or select and press spacebar) a song to play it. It will stop when finished because there is no other song checked to be played next.
  4. If you want to change back to normal sequential play, ctrl click one of the check marks again to change all of the checkboxes back to the checked status.

The tip works for both Mac and Windows.

I needed this as part of a pub-quiz so I could finish the questions and answers before moving on to the next track in the playlist.

Thanks hiker1251!


via: Tip: How to play a playlist one song at a time … | Apple Support Communities.

Posted in Apple, iTunes, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, MacMini, Power User, Windows | Leave a Comment »

Google Video Quality Report for Kissimmee, FL

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/02/25

Find out how good the YouTube experience is with your Internet Provider using the Google Video Quality Report.

Source: Google Video Quality Report

Kissimmee hotel internet: not so good (:

PING              55 ms
DOWNLOAD 0.81 Mbps
UPLOAD        2.91 Mbps

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Sometimes it is Visual Studio’s fault: failure to copy file in a post build event

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/02/25

Not sure yet why, but every now and then I get a failure like this in Visual Studio (at least in 2013 and up):

2>C:\Program Files (x86)\MSBuild\12.0\bin\Microsoft.Common.CurrentVersion.targets(4548,5): error MSB3073: The command "copy /Y "C:\SomePath\SomeProjectName\bin\Debug\SomeProjectName.dll" "C:\SomePath\Shared Assemblies\"" exited with code 1.
2>Done executing task "Exec" -- FAILED.

Most of the times it is me at fault: some process still is using it.

But sometimes, it is devenv.exe (Visual Studio itself) that keeps it locked, even though nothing is running (in fact it can happen right after you loaded the project in Visual Studio 2013).

I found this out by using “Process Explorer Search” (Ctrl+F or Find Handle or DLL).

Not sure why yet.


Posted in .NET, C#, C# 4.0, Development, Software Development, Visual Studio 2013, Visual Studio and tools | Leave a Comment »

DEF CON 22 – Dan Kaminsky – Secure Random by Default – YouTube

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/02/25

Just while I was watching a nice DEFCON video about security

I came across these two links:

It really looks like too many companies are not genuinely interested in your security.

(Prices of Crazyradio PA devices on Amazon USA didn’t just go through the roof: they ran out of them)


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