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Archive for April 17th, 2017

When PV Bean Counter stops publishing Sunny Boy 2500TL results to the net

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/04/17

Every once in a while, PV Bean Counter stops reporting results of by Sunny Boy 2500TL. Usually the problem is with the SUNNY EXPLORER software which has (at least) two irritating bugs:

  1. Easy to spot: it can truncate the SunnyExplorer.sx2 file
  2. Harder to spot: corrupted SunnyExplorer.sx2 file

The latter results in these log messages from PV Bean Counter:

9/2/2016 8:16:34 PM :T12 DeviceMgr_SE - Inf :DeviceMgr_SE: Sunny Explorer - CSV Export Failed
9/2/2016 8:16:34 PM :T12 DeviceMgr_SE - Inf :DeviceMgr_SE: UpdateFromDirectory - SunnyExplorer did not retrieve the expected date: 9/1/2016 12:00:00 AM
9/2/2016 8:16:34 PM :T12 DeviceMgr_SE - Inf :DeviceMgr_SE: UpdateFromDirectory - SunnyExplorer did not retrieve the expected date: 9/2/2016 12:00:00 AM

My usual follow up is to open the .sx2 file in Sunny Explorer. In this case this resulted in a MessageBox containing Cannot find Central Directory. It indicates that Sunny Explorer uses SharpZipLib and the .sx2 file is likely using ZIP compression.

In this case, the SunnyExplorer.sx2 file was not truncated, but filled with zero bytes.

Luckily that file gets backed-up often, so it was easy to restore:

  1. Stop the PV Bean Counter service
  2. Restore the .sx2 file
  3. Start the PV Bean Counter service
  4. Wait a while before reports start trickling in.

–jeroen

via: Hooking up a Sunny Boy 2500TL to the net « The Wiert Corner – irregular stream of stuff

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MacOS System 7.0.1 Compilation : Apple Computer : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/04/17

Cool stuff to compare when I have my Macintosh SE/30 up and running again: [Archive.isMacOS System 7.0.1 Compilation : Apple Computer : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive

Everything can either:

There is quite a bite included:

System Programs: Applications: Games: Utilities: Toys:
HyperCard, BBEdit Lite, Risk, HD Setup, Alarm
Macintosh MacDraw, Cannon Fodder, Disinfectant, Clock,
Basics, MacPaint, Shufflepuck. Disk Copy, Calculator,
Control Panels. Microsoft Excel, ResEdit, Note Pad,
Microsoft Word, TeachText, Puzzle,
Microsoft Works, Compact Pro, Mac Gzip,
Orion, Mar, Scrapbook.
Pagemaker, Stuffit Expander,
ZTerm. Stuffit Lite.

The [Archive.is] downloads:

../
00_coverscreenshot.jpg                          04-Apr-2017 04:51     50.9K
00_coverscreenshot_thumb.jpg                    04-Apr-2017 04:51     3.0K
_screenshot.gif                                 04-Apr-2017 04:51     62.7K
hd1.img                                         04-Apr-2017 04:12     20.4M
hd2.img                                         04-Apr-2017 04:12     20.4M
mac_MacOS_7.0.1_compilation.gif                 04-Apr-2017 04:51     4.2K
mac_MacOS_7.0.1_compilation_archive.torrent     16-Apr-2017 21:33     4.5K
mac_MacOS_7.0.1_compilation_files.xml           16-Apr-2017 21:33     3.8K
mac_MacOS_7.0.1_compilation_meta.sqlite         04-Apr-2017 04:51     14.0K
mac_MacOS_7.0.1_compilation_meta.xml            04-Apr-2017 05:49     4.2K
mac_MacOS_7.0.1_compilation_reviews.xml         16-Apr-2017 21:33     633.0B
screenshot_00.jpg                               04-Apr-2017 04:51     50.9K
screenshot_00_thumb.jpg                         04-Apr-2017 04:51     3.0K

–jeroen

Via (and more background info at): [WayBackIn-browser Mac OS 7.0.1 emulation, compatible software suite arrives at the Internet Archive

A pair of 20MB hard drive compilations contain a full MacOS 7.0.1 environment that runs in a browser, and contains an assortment of applications spanning from 1984 to 1991 has appeared on the Internet Archive, with the entire bundle able to be run inside Safari.

 

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Launch & Run Multiple Instances of Any Application in Mac OS X

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/04/17

I needed a second instance of Atom to run on a second monitor:

open -n /Applications/Atom.app

Or even shorter:

open -na Atom

I got there via: Launch & Run Multiple Instances of Any Application in Mac OS X

The reason is that searching for Mac OS X start second Atom instance does not reveal satisfactory results, as the tips in these links all fail:

–jeroen

 

Posted in Apple, Atom, OS X, OS X El Capitan, OS X Maverick, OSX Yosemite, Power User, Text Editors | Leave a Comment »

 
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