Yahoo! Pipes "was a web application from Yahoo! that provided a graphical user interface for building data mashups that aggregate web feeds, web pages, and other services, creating Web-based apps from various sources, and publishing those apps."
Huginn "is a system for building agents that perform automated tasks for you online. They can read the web, watch for events, and take actions on your behalf. Huginn's Agents create and consume events, propagating them along a directed graph. Think of it as a hackable version of IFTTT or Zapier on your own server."
IFTTT (IF This Then That) "is the free way to do more with hundreds of the apps and devices you love, including Twitter, Dropbox, Evernote, Nest, Fitbit, Amazon Alexa, and Google Assistant."
Microsoft Flow - "Create automated workflows between your favorite apps and services to get notifications, synchronize files, collect data, and more"
Pipes - "Re-live Yahoo Pipes. Get and manipulate data from the open web by connecting blocks."
Zapier - "Connect the apps you use everyday to automate your work and be more productive. 1500+ apps and easy integrations - get started in minutes."
/misc | Aug 15, 2019
/mac | Aug 01, 2019
Microsoft Office apps like Word and Excel may suddenly stop defaulting to the user-specified default printer:
Its_Garth's lonely (and locked) November 29, 2018 post (Office 365 on Windows 10 not using Windows default printer) held the unlikely solution:
/windows | Jul 30, 2019
/misc | Jul 24, 2019
In a 2016 reddit thread entitled Clone a Win95 machine while still running?, the consensus was that it could not be done (though rasfert mentioned using xcopy).
Kan Yabumoto's XXCOPY includes a purpose-built clone operation (as described in his Cloning the Win9x system disk using XXCOPY) which can image a running Windows 95 system as simply as:
XXCOPY C:\ D:\ /CLONE
Before booting the clone, set its primary partition as active/bootable. The usual method (also outlined by Kan) is to start the computer via a bootable floppy or CD and run FDISK from there, as Microsoft's FDISK does not allow marking a partition active on any drive other than 1 ("Only partitions on Drive 1 can be made active."). However, Ranish Parition Manager does not suffer from this artificial limitation, and can thus be used to mark the primary partition as active from within Windows.
The last version of XXCOPY compatible with Windows 95, 2.96.7, can be downloaded from http://www.xxcopy.com/download/xxfw2967.zip.
/windows | Jul 21, 2019
/windows | Jul 16, 2019
/mac | Jun 30, 2019
See also fseventer - FileMon for OS X.
/mac | Jun 05, 2019
/mac | Jun 04, 2019
A martial arts student went to his teacher and said earnestly, "I am devoted to studying your martial system. How long will it take me to master it?" The teacher's reply was casual, "Ten years." Impatiently, the student answered, "But I want to master it faster than that. I will work very hard. I will practice everyday, ten or more hours a day if I have to. How long will it take then?" The teacher thought for a moment, "20 years."
Men fated to be happy need not haste.
—Chinese proverbs from olden times, Peter Pauper Press
At the thought that it wouldn't be long before she saw Professor Hora again, Momo's courage revived. 'Please,' she said to Cassiopeia, 'couldn't we go a bit faster?' 'MORE HASTE LESS SPEED,' came the reply, and the tortoise crawled on even more slowly than before. Yet Momo noticed, as she had the first time, that they made better progress that way. It was as if the street beneath them glided past more quickly the slower they went. That, of course, was the secret ... the slower you went the better progress you made, and the more you hurried the slower your rate of advance.
—Momo by Michael Ende, translated by J. Maxwell Brownjohn
/misc | Jun 02, 2019
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