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Archive for May, 2022

version control – Migrate from bitbucket to GitLab – Stack Overflow

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/05/24

For my link archive: [Wayback] version control – Migrate from bitbucket to GitLab – Stack Overflow

Documentation: [Wayback] Import your project from Bitbucket Cloud to GitLab | GitLab

–jeroen

Posted in BitBucket, Development, DVCS - Distributed Version Control, git, GitLab, Software Development, Source Code Management | Leave a Comment »

MacOS: default PCL printer driver only allows monochrome (black&white/grayscale); default PostScript allows colour

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/05/23

Printing on MacOS can be less Plug&Play than one hopes for.

For default printer drivers on MacOS for the same printer:

  • Postscript allows colour and monochrome (black & white / grayscale)
  • PCL only allows monochrome (black & white / grayscale)

One solution for my OKI MC363 is to use the HP PCL driver and fake it as a HP Colour LaserJet 9500 (which provides a similar amount of memory, and colour duplex A4 printing):

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Posted in Apple, Development, EPS/PostScript, Hardware, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, MC342 printer/scanner, OKI C332, OKI MC363/MC363DNW, OKI Printers, Power User, Printers | Leave a Comment »

Windows 8.1: default Windows Explorer to open “This PC” instead of “Libraries” without duplicating the taskbar icon

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/05/20

Every now and then you revisit old Windows versions. It seems a fact of life.

If course those lack more recent features, one of which is the default View with which Windows Explorer starts.

In Windows 10 you can switch it between “This PC” and “Quick Access”. Not so with Windows 8.1.

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Posted in Power User, Windows, Windows 10, Windows 8.1 | Leave a Comment »

To make Twitter a better place for visually impaired: please do without those fancy Unicode letters in your account and messages – Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2022 – #a11y

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/05/19

Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day, so it is a good day to write about a Twitter bot that tries to coerce people in having more accessible Twitter names and messages.

I knew I made a bookmark ofĀ [Wayback/Archive] Jacques Favreau on Twitter: “@Conundrum9999 @asciiArtHelpBot will make a little video of reading these things if anybody wants to try it out on a tweet.”

But when searching for it earlier this month, I could not find it (see below how in the end I did find it back).

The tweet was part of a thread that started with this tweet which very well describes why you should refrain from using fancy characters in Tweets or Twitter names:

[Wayback/Archive] Katie Mixtochtli – read my pinned – use alt text on Twitter: “Why you should avoid symbols and nonstandard letters in your twitter name if you want to be screen reader friendly: #DisabilityTwitter #disabilityinclusion Read on to see how “š•š•’š•žš•–š•¤ – Ź·Ź°įµ‰Ź³įµ‰ ā±Ė¢ įµ—Ź°įµ‰ įµ–Ź³įµ’įµ—įµ‰Ė¢įµ— – ā„‚š•£š• š•©š•„š• š•Ÿ liked your reply” sounds to me šŸ‘‡šŸ¼”

The thread contains the long text you get when a screen reader reads that tweet. A video of that is below, and I saved the thread atĀ [Wayback/Archive] Thread by @Conundrum9999 on Thread Reader App:

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Posted in accessibility (a11y), Awareness, Development, Inclusion / inclusive society, SocialMedia, Twitter, TwitterBot | Leave a Comment »

On Windows, keep the lifetime of relative pathnames as short as possible because of thread-safety issues

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/05/18

Subtitle:

GetFullPathName thread-unsafety because of SetCurrentDirectory isn’t, so derived functions (like Delphi GetDir/ChDir/TPath.GetFullPath, or .NET System.IO.Path.GetFullPath) are not thread-safe either (via The Old New Thing)

A while ago I got a big reminder because ofĀ [Wayback] What are these dire multithreading consequences that the GetFullPathName documentation is trying to warn me about? | The Old New Thing:

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Posted in Delphi, Development, Pascal, Software Development, Turbo Pascal, Windows Development | Leave a Comment »

 
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