After reading Duncan Jones’ script for “Full Throttle”, I replayed the original 1995 LucasArts adventure game using ScummVM having copied the files from my original CD-ROMs.
I wanted to do the same with Broken Sword 1 and 2 but struggled to find a computer in the house with a disc drive. I ended up using my grandad’s abandoned Asus laptop and SMB file sharing to get the files onto my Mac.
I’ve been thoroughly enjoying Brian David Gilbert’s “Unraveled” series for Polygon (now complete), e.g. “Which Dark Souls boss is the best manager?”
Kushal’s tweet introduced me to the term “doomscrolling” and, perhaps it is the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon but I find myself doing it a lot.
I needed to extract a custom WordPress theme from a subdirectory in a git repository while preserving its git history. I first tried using
git filter-branchbut it told me to use
I was able to extract the subdirectory as well as some top-level files and rewrite some hard-coded paths all with a single command:
$ git filter-repo --path .stylelintrc --path .stylelintignore --path .phpcs.xml --path package.json --path package-lock.json --path gulpfile.js --path .browserslistrc --path .eslintrc --path .prettierrc --path wp-content/themes/custom-theme/ --path assets/ --path-rename wp-content/themes/custom-theme/: --path-rename assets/: --replace-text ../replacements.txt
We got our very first robot vacuum cleaner and watching it navigate takes me back to 2004 and my adventures programming LEGO MINDSTORMS with Not Quite C.
I finally managed to solve my photo book and iCloud Photos syncing problems:
- I restored my working (but outdated) photo library from a backup.
- I logged out of iCloud altogether on my Mac.
- I logged back into iCloud.
- I tried to enable iCloud Photos.
- I encountered a baffling error that “iCloud Photos is only available on macOS Standard, macOS Extended and APFS formatted volumes”.
- I restarted into macOS Recovery.
- I ran First Aid on my Big Sur volumes.
- I restarted.
- I successfully enabled iCloud Photos, accepting its warning that I might run out of storage and watched as it began to re-upload all ~37,000 photos and videos in my library.
- Days passed.
- The update completed!
I now have my latest photos and my Mimeo Photos project is intact.
I’ve been reading Philip Pullman’s “Northern Lights” (after enjoying the BBC TV adaptation) and this quote from Roger felt a bit close to home:
There en’t been nothing good more than about five minutes ahead. Like I can see now, this bath’s nice, and there’s a nice warm towel there, about five minutes away. And once I’m dry, maybe I’ll think of summing nice to eat, but no further ahead than that. And when I’ve eaten, maybe I’ll look forward to a kip in a comfortable bed. But after that, I dunno, Lyra. There’s been terrible things we seen, en’t there? And more a coming, more’n likely. So I think I’d rather not know what’s in the future. I’ll stick to the present.
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