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Archive for November 13th, 2020

Archiving Google Product Forums URLs

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/11/13

Archiving Google Product Forum URLs is a pain in the butt for a couple of reasons:

So the trick for saving is:

  1. Get from the /forum/#!topic/ based URL to the /d/topic/ based one
  2. Put it after the, then save



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Apple M1 ARM based Mac as a developer: docker and brew will take a while to be working at all or supported

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/11/13

Important to consider as both a developer and end-user when switching architectures:

Is all my software working and supported on the new architecture.

For many Mac developers, at least docker and brew are important.

Bad news here:

  • Docker will likely take months before it runs, and then only support ARM images
  • Brew will likely take months to get supported.

Background links:


Oh, there is plenty more that does not work yet or never will:

Apple MacBook Pro 13” M1 Review- Why You Might Want To Pass

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Using both Google Fi and Google Voice means you need to use two Google accounts on the same phone

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/11/13

A while ago at [WayBack] The only bad thing about getting Google Fi is giving up Google Voice — Mike Elgan wrote

You can use Google Voice or you can use Google Fi, but you can’t use both. I just bought a Google Pixel 3 in order to move off AT&T and onto Google Fi fulltime. (We used to use Google Fi using my wife’s account, but only as a WiFi hotspot while traveling abroad.) It’s kind of a bummer, b

But the first comment has a solution that works, if you use two Google accounts that is:

I have Fi and use Google Voice on the same phone. I have to sign in to Voice with a separate Google account so there are some compromises but it works for how I use it.


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Chrome not asking to save or saving passwords? – Google Product Forums

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/11/13

From [] Chrome not asking to save or saving passwords? – Google Product Forums

Hemanth M said:

After a lot of playing around, I’ve arrived at an elegant solution. Here are the steps:Steps to make Google Chrome offer to save (prompt) password for a particular site (for e.g and Auto-login the site with the credentials thus saved.

  1. Go to the given URL ‘
  2. Right-click Page Info and disable ‘JavaScript’
  3. Reload the page.
  4. Enter the credentials (uid,pwd)
  5. A prompt appears to save password.
  6. Click on Save password.
  7. Auto-Login Extension bubble appears on this page.

At this point it is important because the extension ‘Auto-Login’ (like many other extensions) require JavaScript to be enabled.

  1. Re-enable the JavaScript for this page and reload the page.
  2. Now Click on the ‘Auto-Login’ bubble for remembering automatically logging into the site hereafter!

In my case, this was for ESXi credentials. Do not go the cheap way or revealing them inside javascript like these guys:


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