This week came software from my youth time

Finally, after many many many years of waiting. Nearly forgotten. But still one of the best games I could remember. It is released again. Here it is: Pokemo….. Just a joke.

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Found “Day of the Tentacle” on AppStore for iOS. Graphic and user interface are optimist for touch screens. You also can also change every time you want to the original version and get a lesson how bad the graphic really was. But still great!

Perfect Burger

New Food Category. Starting with the perfect burger. Beef, Bacon, Cheese with BBQ Sauce, Ketchup, Mustard, Salad, Tomato and Gherkin…

burger with cheese, onion, beef

How to open a safe or why not using a cheap one

The safe looks very save. Heavy. Strong. Secure. Problem! The batteries were exhausted and of course the key was at the safest place possible. No, not in the safe – lost at all.

After searching for a proper way to open the locked door I used the internet and found several solutions. The most stupid was using a scissor. I gave it a try and two minutes later it was open. By the way, it took so long because I was in fear to damage my scissor! If you do not care for your scissor its possible to open it in ten seconds. Of course the scissor will not take any harm…

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Back on track

 

Finally! After a long struggle I made the decision not to upgrade my good old bike and replaced it completely. Lesser than 10kg of pure “Black Sin” on two wheels.
Black Sin 29 - 2015

 

AntMe 1.7

After long time of waiting there is a new version of AntMe available. See for more details the homepage of AntMe. By the way, this page also was updated.

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Screenshot of 3D view of AntMe 1.7

Goodbye Aperture, welcome Lightroom 6

Apple decided to release a “better” application called Photos which replaces Aperture. After testing the new photos application with my photos collection I made also a decision. I need to replace the new “better” photos application by a even more better application…

Why? Photos does not support manually geo tagging pictures anymore. Automatic generated “Moments” are no match for manually created “Projects”. Improving pictures is not as powerful as the means of Aperture. Storing pictures online in iCloud is no option for me.

I like to photograph and already have a big collections of pictures from family, holidays, trips and sport. So one important feature for me is organizing pictures with means of searching and finding pictures by locations and/or persons. Stay with aperture is no solution, too. Riding a dead horse was never a good idea…

Luckily Adobe made a decision at the right time, too. They added a features I was missing in Lightroom so far – face recognition. And they also provided a plugin to import Aperture Libraries. If you have about 100000 images it’s a big deal to change the picture database even with support scripts. The reason to change must be really good. About riding a dead horse. Thats a very good reason!

Now (after a few week of work) I have switched to Lightroom. I am getting used to the Lightroom workflow and have to confess that some new features are really great. e.g. panorama pictures.

Here is the bad stuff. Of course. First off all, the Adobe license model is strange. The preferred way of Adobe is renting – not selling. Education discount is only available for the rented version of the bigger license packages (with photoshop and other stuff). Only for Lightroom there is no discount. Luckily there is a standalone version to buy (somewhere hidden in a dark corner of the page) but this also does not get an education discount and no updates except bug fixes.

The other bad stuff is also a warning. Do not delete your Aperture Library after importing to Lightroom too fast. The importer DOES NOT take geo tags which were manually set by you in aperture. They are silently swallowed. Only geo tags automatically set by e.g. iphone are handled correctly. Read more about this topic in the Adobe forum.

IntelliJ IDEA 13 with Yosemite

Trying to start IntelliJ IDEA 13 under Yosemite leads to a popup window and tells you to use Java6. There is a simple workaround to prevent this problem by changing the Info.plist inside the IntelliJ application package. Search for the following xml code and replace the 1.6* by the java version you are running.

<key>JVMVersion</key>
<string>1.6*</string>

According to this support article it is not advised by JetBrains to do so. Do the change on own risk. I am using IDEA 13.x with Java 1.8 and Yosemite mainly for JavaEE development and do not suffer from the listed problems. At least I do not recognize e.g. the alt key problem. And the big ones like crashes do not occur.

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