Import Things tasks into Apple’s Reminders

OK, so I was making a list of things to do today, but then I decided that having created them in Things, I wanted to move them to Apple’s Reminders. Don’t ask – I’m a task list fetishist. A neat trick you can do with Cultured Code’s Things is to select a bunch of tasks and drag them to a text editor, which will create one line per task with any note appended in brackets....

2012-12-08 · James McDonald

Vag klokke

I localised my awesome script to Norwegian language and, uh, regional time-reading standards. Behold the glory of! A little terminal in the top right of my screen now proudly proclaims: <br /> Datoen er 2012-11-13<br /> Klokka er fem på elleve<br /> It was fun to work out how to handle “x på/over halv” without too many horrible range conditions. I haven’t bothered to remove stale things like ‘tjuefem’ from the minute list, because it ain’t broke....

2012-11-13 · James McDonald

Hardcoded GNOMEish composition

From Ubuntu docs about the Compose key at The compose key sequences used by Gnome are derived from the X compose tables of XFree86 version 4.0 with further modifications to provide a Gnome standard for all locales. They are hard coded into the program in source file gtk+-2.10.7/gtk/gtkimcontextsimple.c Digging into the current Debian gtk+ source verifies this: ` /* This file contains the table of the compose sequences, static const guint16 gtk_compose_seqs_compact[] = {}...

2012-06-11 · James McDonald

Diablo III EU “Error 33” Fix

If you had the Diablo III beta installed, you might come across error 33 “ is down for maintenance” while trying to log in. This is because there is an old registry setting pointing at the US rather than EU login server. Take a look in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Blizzard Entertainment\\D3. I solved this by deleting the entire ‘Blizzard Entertainment’ key. From orbit, just to be sure. Works like a charm.

2012-05-15 · James McDonald

Get off of my iCloud

Like several people I know, I have two AppleID accounts for personal use. I have one that I set up back when an iPod was my only Apple gadget and they first opened the iTunes Store. This has all my (large number of) iTunes purchases associated with it. I also have a MobileMe account that I set up a while later when I first bought a Mac, which I now largely use for the me....

2011-10-09 · James McDonald