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"Why the fuck is there an entry in Activity Monitor for "Google Chrome Helper" that's taking up ~98% CPU?!?"

Steps to resolve:

* In Chrome, go to Window > Task Manager, or to [menu dots thing] > More Tools > Task Manager.
* Sort the list by CPU descending.
* Find whatever is making that top entry so horrible and kill it.

In my specific case, it's this entry:

Subframe: http:__hanstrackr[dot]com

It's correct in the CTM. I just don't want folk accidentally clicking it.

I googled on "hanstracker" and got a thread that suggested disabling a couple of specific extensions. The one I disabled that entirely removed this entry was Flatbook. It might be because the hanstracker[dot]com site appears to be down. Regardless, I uninstalled the extension and left annoyed noises on the extension in the Chrome store, because don't do that.
xtina: A laughing 8-bit dog holding a duck. From Duck Hunt. (laughing)
Boss: Good morning.
Me: ಠ_ಠ
Boss: Morning.
Me: One day I will cure you of that bad habit. I have a crowbar at home, so that should help.
Boss: Ah, but you'd have to go through the effort of bringing it into the office.
Me: *laughing* I hate that you know me so well.
xtina: Zintiel saying "Ooo... kaaaay." (welp)
I woke up at 3:30 AM because Kit woke up. They babbled on their own for like 10 minutes, then went back to sleep. So I went back to sleep. As happens, I dreamt very vividly about whatever. What I remember of it was hearing Kit sleep-fuss and seeing the time was past when I should've been up.

I snapped awake. You know that feeling you get when you know you've slept through your alarm, and you're just enjoying a moment of peace before you have to bolt up and make up for that lost time? That was me.

Except I woke up at 6 AM, a half hour before my first alarm, and Kit was solidly asleep.

My brain: a total fuckin' troll.

Math

2017-05-27 19:46
xtina: (Default)
I run into wacky math things while I play my pointless games.

Have some MATH. )
xtina: (Default)
Two tech tips today (ta-dah!).

1) In Google Drive, you can show files sorted by file size across all folders by opening the quota page. To get there, either click on that link, or:

* Hover over the sidebar item showing how much space you've used.
* In the bubble pop-up, you'll see a little teeny tiny "i" next to the Drive line. Click that.

2) The text to search for to block that "Read More" horseshit is "javascript add link to copied text". The first thing to do for this is entirely block Tynt, either through your hosts file or through your ad-blocking plugin. Doing that covers it so well that I often forget that I even have that set.
xtina: (Default)
A list of sites to remove your info from.

Intelius -- requires an ID or similar ID verification
PeopleFinders.com
Spokeo
FamilyTreeNow
TruePeopleSearch
xtina: A mini house with a combo lock and chain. (security)
If you are An Paranoid like myself, you may be interested to know that FamilyTreeSearch.com collates your information into one convenient page. To remove your records from there and from their associated site TruePeopleSearch.com:

http://www.familytreenow.com/optout
https://www.truepeoplesearch.com/removal
xtina: (font love)
  • The font used in Everywhere Babies is a combination of Bernhard Modern and Cochin.

  • The font used in No Matter What is also Bernhard Modern, neat. The cover title is done in Artcraft.

  • All of the That's Not My... books use Tempus Sans.
xtina: (Default)
Note to self: Have you done a backup today? Of anything at all? To anywhere at all?

DW

2017-04-20 13:34
xtina: (Default)
I wonder if there's some sort of thing where you plug in your DW name, it goes through your list of mutuals, and it suggests users based on overlapping similarities.

Like, I'm a mutual with dw_sample_bot and dw_bot_sample. I'm not connected to dw_butts_lol, but both dw_sample_bot and dw_bot_sample are, so the service says "two of your mutuals follow dw_butts_lol... maybe check them out?". Where "mutuals" I mean "access", though there could be a separate column for reading-mutuals as well.

It's a thought.

[eta] Noodling. )
xtina: (Default)
For my reference later.

* Start Automator.
* Choose "Application".
* For the action, use Run Shell Script.
* Enter the command as you would run it in Terminal.
* Save as [Whatever].app, usually in the Applications folder.

Note: Apps that are run like this don't pick up changes in your .bash_profile. What I did for my Java program was copy out the export line from my .bash_profile and paste it as the first line in the Automator thing.

Bye

2017-04-13 22:02
xtina: (Default)
I overwrote and deleted my LJ. End of a thing, I suppose?
xtina: (Default)
For the record, you can back up your Dreamwidth account using ljdump. The first run takes foreeever. Subsequent runs are quick, as they just synchronize new/updated/deleted items.

This does use Python. I wish there were an easier way to do everything.
xtina: (Default)
I have put together a Selenium IDE script to overwrite previous entries, then delete them, individually. It takes a long while, but if you're looking with interest at this script, you probably already knew it wasn't gonna be swift.

You will need to agree to the TOS for this to work. There is no getting around that that I'm aware of. Sorry about that.

Details below the cut.

Technical, take two. )

I also have a total hax for the Python package "lj"... I'll put that up later.

Sharing is fine.
xtina: A heart made out of a motherboard. (geek heart)
You can use this GM script to block the TOS nag message. Alternatively, you can just disable JS for LJ.

I have put together a Selenium IDE script to export blog posts from LJ. Details below the cut.

Yay technical! )

I couldn't get it to do anything with comments, more's the pity.
xtina: (Default)
If the only difference between a hub and a repeater is that the former has multiple ports and the latter just has one set, then why are they two different things?

From Wikipedia:

An Ethernet hub, active hub, network hub, repeater hub, multiport repeater, or simply hub is a network hardware device for connecting multiple Ethernet devices together and making them act as a single network segment.

Was someone drunk or high the day they came up with this terminology? Am I being fucked with?
xtina: (Default)
  • The font used for the idle game AdVenture Capitalists is Hudson.

  • The font used in the Pool of Radiance (1988) manual is ITC Zapf Chancery.

  • The font used in the body text of most (all?) Choose Your Own Adventure books is ITC Souvenir Light.
xtina: (Default)
There's a new user agreement in place on LJ. You can read the original binding agreement here, or the English translation here. Time to skip town, those of you who haven't already!

Unfortunately, the LJ API now requires that you agree to their TOS before you can continue, making most LJ-export scripts unworkable. You could modify the scripts to accept the new API restriction... but odds are, if you are leaving because the new TOS sucks, you're not gonna want to accept it via scripting.

[personal profile] rosefox has a guide here for ad-blocking the TOS overlay. The instructions are almost certainly the same for Adblock/Plus. The two items to block:

##.b-fader
##.rutos.flatblue

Next stop, you can export your entries here. (HTTPS? What's that?) Downsides:

* You can only do journal entries, then comments.
* You can only do a month at a time.

I'm writing myself a quick-and-dirty Selenium script so that I do not have to do only one item at a time. I'll post it once I'm done, in case other people are similarly inclined.

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