Misc

Blog posts in the 'Misc' category

VS Code “deletes 3 months” of guys work

Aug 21 17

Recently, someone with the GitHub username eliecerthoms reported an incredibly unfortunate issue with VS Code.
It actually stems from his complete misunderstanding of git.

A classic case of RTFM

Turn bluetooth on automatically when connected to Thunderbolt display

Oct 22 14

I use a MacBook Air as my primary machine.
When at home in my office, I plug it in to a 27″ Thunderbolt display, and use the Apple keyboard and “magic” mouse – which are connected via bluetooth.

To save battery, when not plugged in, I turn off bluetooth.

When I come back to the office, it’s usually still off, and I have to remember to turn it back on, to use the external keyboard and mouse.

I was looking for a way of automatically turning it on when the OS detects it’s connected to an external display, but couldn’t find anything obvious. Until I stumbled across ControlPane

  • Create a context of “Plugged In To Display”
  • Select ‘Attached USB Device’ in the Evidence Sources tab
  • In the Rules tab, click add, then “Add ‘Attached USB Device’ Rule… – then select the ‘Plugged In To Display’ context
  • Finally, in the ‘Actions’ tab, click add System Preferences Actions > Toggle Bluetooth. Set it to ‘On’ and ‘On Arrival’

That should be it!

Now, every time I plug my MacBook into the Thunderbolt display, Bluetooth turns on automatically!

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Charged £0.50p to print my own Farnborough Air Show 2014 tickets!

Jul 19 14

Today, I purchased tickets for the Farnborough Air Show 2014, at a cost of £48 each.

As if that wasn’t bad enough, there was a £0.50p charge to print my tickets at home!

The charge was the same for collecting from the Box Office.
For convenience, I printed the tickets at home, but feel this charge is totally unjustified.

Farnborough Air Show an SeeTIckets charging 50p to print tickets at home

British Gas Energy Smart monitor – Screen looks strange

Aug 19 11

I recently signed up to British Gas energy smart tariff for gas and electricity, which comes with a handy meter that tells me how much electricity I’m using.

Once I’d plugged the unit in, i noticed the screen looked a little bit strange… almost, like it was flickering.

I could only detect this if i moved my eyes left or right, up or down… It was almost like the 3 colours (Red Green, and Blue) that make up the screen were refreshing somewhat slowly…

Energy Smart Meter

Energy Smart Meter - Moving - see colours "split"

Energy Smart Meter - Moving - see colours "split"

Kind of a pointless post, but I thought I’d share it anyway….

Amazing Etch-A-Sketch work

May 11 10

Just thought I’d share some of these amazing Etch A Sketch artworks…

Some people truly are talented. And have far too much time on their hands….

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Some more to check out:

http://www.gvetchedintime.com/gvetchedintime/gallery.php