The Wiert Corner – irregular stream of stuff

Jeroen W. Pluimers on .NET, C#, Delphi, databases, and personal interests

  • My badges

  • Twitter Updates

  • My Flickr Stream

  • Pages

  • All categories

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 2,161 other followers

Archive for October 19th, 2020

Typografische Strafzettel – Nerdcore

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/10/19

Want: [WayBack] Typografische Strafzettel – Nerdcore

Hoefler&Co verkauft Typografische Strafzettel f√ľr Schlechtsetzer und Buchstabenkombinationsnullen. Die Schriftverbrechen gliedern sich auf dem Strafzettel in Vergehen der Auswahl (wie der unironische Einsatz ‚Äěam√ľsanter‚Äú Schriften oder die amateurishe Anwendung von Schriftauszeichnung ), der Komposition (zuviele Schriftgr√∂√üen, schlechtes Kerning), der Zeichensetzung (Ligaturen, korrekte Anf√ľhrungen) und in Schwere √Ąsthetikverletzungen (elektronische Schr√§gschrift, Verzerrung). Gro√üartige Idee, und sie haben nichtmal ComicSans mit Namen erw√§hnt. Toll! (via Jason Kottke, Bild des ganzen Strafzettels unten via /u/hova414) By special issue from the 100% totally real Typographic Violations Division, the Uniform Ticket Book is standard equipment for the modern design enforcer. Lists thirty-two common design infractions, each

I wish they were available outside in Europe, as it looks like it is is USA only with large foreign shipping costs at [WayBack] The Typographic Ticket Book ‚Äď Hoefler&Co:

By special issue from the 100% totally real Typographic Violations Division, the Uniform Ticket Book is standard equipment for the modern design enforcer. Lists thirty-two common design infractions, each with an appropriate penalty, with plenty of room for improvisation. Authoritatively typeset in Helvetica to provoke

Via:

Picture via [WayBack] reddit: Just got this in a swag bag : graphic_design

–jeroen

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Font, Fun, Geeky, Power User | Leave a Comment »

macos – Bring OS X Error Message window to the front – Super User

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/10/19

Short answer based on WayBack macos – Bring OS X Error Message window to the front – Super User

The GUI way

  1. Press Command+Space to start Spotlight Search
  2. Search for /System/Library/CoreServices/Problem Reporter.app and wait for the result to show up
    (a search for just Problem Reporter.app will not reveal it!)
  3. Press Enter
  4. Now the System Reporter windows is in the front and has focus

The Terminal way

  1. Open a Terminal window or tab
  2. Run open -a /System/Library/CoreServices/Problem\ Reporter.app
  3. Now the “Problem Reporter” windows is in the front and has focus

–jeroen

 

Posted in Apple, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, Power User | Leave a Comment »

How to remove all old and outdated brew packages on MacOS – nixCraft

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/10/19

I was not aware that brew install,  brew cask install, brew update and brew upgrade would keep all the older versions on disk, so I was a bit amazed that OmniDiskSweeper and GrandPerspective found over 20 gigabytes of cruft in /usr/local/Cellar and a bit in /Library/Caches/Homebrew.

Based on [WayBack] How to remove all old and outdated brew packages on MacOS РnixCraft and [WayBack] homebrew Рbrew: how to delete outdated version of package РAsk Different (which have more info) I changed the order a bit:

alias brew-cleanup-update-ugprade='brew cleanup && brew update && brew upgrade'

You can use brew pin to keep specific versions (and brew unpin to release them so you get the most recent one).

The main reason people do not bump into brew cleanup is that it is not advertised as a command:

# brew --help
Example usage:
  brew search [TEXT|/REGEX/]
  brew info [FORMULA...]
  brew install FORMULA...
  brew update
  brew upgrade [FORMULA...]
  brew uninstall FORMULA...
  brew list [FORMULA...]

Troubleshooting:
  brew config
  brew doctor
  brew install --verbose --debug FORMULA

Contributing:
  brew create [URL [--no-fetch]]
  brew edit [FORMULA...]

Further help:
  brew commands
  brew help [COMMAND]
  man brew
  https://docs.brew.sh

But it is there and has help as well:

# brew cleanup --help
brew cleanup [--prune=days] [--dry-run] [-s] [formulae|casks]:
    Remove stale lock files and outdated downloads for formulae and casks,
    and remove old versions of installed formulae. If arguments are specified,
    only do this for the specified formulae and casks.

    If --prune=days is specified, remove all cache files older than days.

    If --dry-run or -n is passed, show what would be removed, but do not
    actually remove anything.

    If -s is passed, scrub the cache, including downloads for even the latest
    versions. Note downloads for any installed formula or cask will still not
    be deleted. If you want to delete those too: rm -rf "$(brew --cache)"

On pin and unpin:

# brew pin --help
Usage: brew pin formulae

Pin the specified formulae, preventing them from being upgraded when
issuing the brew upgrade formulae command. See also unpin.

    -d, --debug                      Display any debugging information.
    -h, --help                       Show this message.
# brew unpin --help
Usage: brew unpin formulae

Unpin formulae, allowing them to be upgraded by brew upgrade formulae.
See also pin.

    -v, --verbose                    Make some output more verbose.
    -d, --debug                      Display any debugging information.
    -h, --help                       Show this message.

–jeroen

Posted in Apple, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, Power User | Leave a Comment »

 
%d bloggers like this: