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WPWeekly Episode 361 – Introduction to the IndieWeb With David Shanske – WordPress Tavern

Look forward to listening to this. Both the indyweb and WP are dear to my heart. 

PHPStorm font rendering on OpenSUSE

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On Ubuntu LTS the font rendering on 2019.1 looked great by default, but on Tumbleweed I needed to tweak the settings a little to get the editor to look good. There is conflicting information out there for out of date versions of OpenSUSE and PHPStorm and it took a bit of research to figure out what works for me.

Under Help | Edit Custom VM Options... I added the following lines:

-Dswing.aatext=true
-Dawt.useSystemAAFontSettings=on

I also set antialiasing (within the main PHPStorm Settings | Appearance menu) to greyscale.

Finally, I added the Dreamweaver CC colour scheme to the editor by saving the xml file in ~/.PhpStorm2019.1/config/colors/.

Restart the application and select the color scheme from File | Settings | Editor | Color Scheme

Sources: sheelahb.com

 

I’ve switched all my personal experiments to Chassis this morning. I like the concept of plugins on a local dev setup. https://docs.chassis.io/en/latest/

Sometimes I do research for a browser tab and want to go back to the last used tab when I close the research topic. Other times I want to review all open tabs and cycle through them without switching back to the last used one every time. I'm ctrl-tabbing to make all tabs active but a separate keyboard shortcut would be great

WorkLog 2.2

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WorkLog.py is a very simple script that allows you to keep track of what you are working on by writing a timestamped message to a CSV file.
It turns out it helps me stay on track during a long day of work.

Version 2.2 has some new quality of life improvements:

v2.2:

* ctrl-d or enter to quit.
* works on python2 default systems.
* f-strings,
* code more elegant.
* day based csv files.

https://gist.github.com/svandragt/080843c4ba632deaab6f3aea57ca9684

Fixing Virtualbox host network adapter cannot be created error

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If when trying to start a vm, for example using vagrant, you get the error message that the host network adapter cannot be created (the error is cryptic but will contain hostonly, create, vboxmanage -- unfortunately I forgot to screenshot it), make sure to first start the virtualbox GUI application. It does some extra checks, and sometimes highlights the permission problem:

In my case (OpenSuse 15.1 Leap), my user was not added to the vboxusers group. Via Yast > Users and Security .... and editing my user account it was a simple checkbox away. Remember to relog.

What's up with keyboard shortcuts on macos? For many system shortcuts, there's an application shortcut that does something different.

I hope iPads will become more repairable for everyone in the future. This LCD issue ours developed can be repaired only by a full swap, for 75% of the cost of a brand new faster iPad! If the price is based on value of the product instead of its cost, then so should the repair price be.

I’ve wondered for years why and don’t supply an update service for applications to hook into to keep themselves updated. I guess it’s a lot more complex than building an updater.