Just an FYI in case anyone’s watching; I’m moving all my writing to my own blog:
There’s a few reasons for this which I won’t expand on here.
But suffice to say, the blog is where you’ll find me, and content on Medium is being shifted a page at a time to the new site.
And yes, I know Medium.com has an export function. I’ve used it. It’s rubbish. That’s because it doesn’t just copy the text, it copies all the HTML tags as well, and they’re messy as hell. It also DOES NOT copy images.
Go back and Read Part One!
The TL;DR (Too Long; Didn’t Read) version is this:
This took most of an hour on the support chat to resolve, and they REALLY DON’T WANT the issue publicised via the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC). …
I signed up for an ongoing account with Adobe Stock photos late last year for a web design project.
I took the “obligation free” 10 assets per month subscription listed on the Plans page:
The project has been over for a few months and so I thought I’d cancel the account which was pulling just under $40AUD/month.
Imagine my surprise when I saw this blast from the past.
An actual honest-to-god cancellation fee on an online account.
The cancellation fee panel says this:
As part of the original subscribed agreement, this fee will apply if you cancel now and end your annual commitment early. …
I’ve largely completed the music tagging, and for the most part, Mp3tag worked the best.
Movie tagging is a little more fraught however.
I’ve tried out a few alternatives but none have worked out:
In the end, I kept using Mp3tag. …
I’ve found Mozilla app icons have disappeared when I open Thunderbird (email) and Firefox (web browser) in Windows 10.
The fix was quite simple in the end.
It may take a couple of goes to get this right. I found two icons for Thunderbird, the first renders as a blank document in the Taskbar, but the second displays correctly.
I also tried these instructions to fix the taskbar. …
Melbourne’s in lockdown again, and I’ve got all the toilet paper I need.
So it’s time to fix my music library, the one that’s been butchered by iTunes, Groove Music and two decades of attempts to fix the metadata and cover art.
Why don’t I just subscribe to Spotify and Apple Music and get all the music I can eat for a small monthly fee? Well, there’s three reasons I’m not doing that:
I bought a cutting knife from Bunnings:
They asked for a review, so I gave one.
Should’ve bought the original retractable Stanley
The tool has two design issues. First is the packing which is locked under the center screw and leaves sharp edges when pulled off the knife as directed; it took five minutes with a pair of wire cutters to get it out. Second, the blade must be installed and removed by hand. It’s both unsafe to leave it in after use, and will damage other tools if left exposed in a box.
And I sent it off and thought nothing more of it until this morning, when this…
I use several methods to keep organized and on task:
I write a morning list on an A4 notebook. I have tried writing lists out on computer, but doesn’t seem to work as well for me. You may be different. The idea here is to give a full page to write additional notes, etc. I don’t like small notebooks, they seem too small to see the list. Bigger is better.
It’ll start with obvious things, for example:
Edit: These steps will not work on Thunderbird 78 which has disabled certain types of plugin. The necessary plugins do install but can’t be configured.
It definitely works on Thunderbird 68 though.
Mailfence is a security-conscious email alternative to the big players such as Google, Microsoft et.al. It protects your messages from prying eyes and sends emails securely.
I’ve had an account with them for a year now and they’re pretty good, and actually fairly cheap for my requirements. …
I’ve had a job to try and “harmonise” a bunch of randomly named google accounts for a business I contract to.
We wanted to use NAME@business.com.au to login with.
It has taken quite a few hours and a lot of research to work out that this is, in fact, fairly simple.
We worked under the premise we’d need to create new accounts, from scratch, transfer ownership to these accounts, and then close the originals.
What I didn’t know was while you CANNOT EVER change the Google Username. You CAN change the username you login with.
So, here goes…