Tag: Updates

  • Installation fun

    Attempting to update TidalCycles only managed to break everything. Everything seemed to be in the right place but nothing was aware of anything else. Apparently it is a common problem. Perhaps it was the multiple versions of ghc…

    or the changes to cabal, or the Mac’s recent switch from bash to zsh. After wrestling with it for a couple of days I gave up and deleted random .ghc and .ghcup directories and did a complete fresh install which seemed to sort things out.

    Far simpler was Nextcloud which just involved uploading a php file which when executed checks that the required components are available and then installs and sets up everything for you. Their iOS app gives access to your Personal cloud from anywhere.

    Yadit #100DaysToOffload

  • Broken Blogger

    This post is primarily for Martine because:

    a: She observed that my postings were somewhat infrequent; and
    b: She will come home and want to know why her blog is not working; so…

    On Monday it was announced that Blogger would be put into maintenance mode for an update to the system on Wednesday. The process was due, according to the Blogger Status page, to last about an hour…

    Blogger status announcement 9th May 2011

    It is now Friday 13th and Blogger is still not working…

    Blogger unavailable Friday 13th May 2011

    Presumably even the Blogger people cannot update their own pages so the status page remains frozen from last Monday. There has been some information on Google’s support page where they claim to have reverted to a previous version but this does not seem to have helped much…

    Blogger info updates

    It is a little unfortunate that this hiccup coincides with the announcement of Google’s web based Chromebooks. To [wikipop search=”Cloud computing”]the cloud![/wikipop] Oh! Wait a mo

    Update: And they’re back.

  • Spell catcher: At last the Snow Leopard update

    Apple’s Snow Leopard update of Mac OS X was first announced on 9th June 2008. It was released on 28th August 2009. Some companies took a day or two to release an update to their own software so it was better integrated with the new OS. Some took a week or so. Rainmaker released an update to their excellent Spell Catcher X software on 13th January 2010. Is this a record?

    All I need now, for a complete set, is FinderPop but I can wait for a full recovery first.

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