Car Talk Weekly Puzzler 08-02-16

Received this puzzle via email today. How do you make a 31 day calendar (each day being double digits) using 2 cubes, with each face only having a single digit?

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Feb 8th, 2016

Making Progress

So far I’ve made quite a lot of progress with the Octopress/Jekyll migration from Ghost. I had to swap out some tags from markdown to liquid (such as image tags) but I like the ease of adding media. Video for example is a lot easier to add to my posts, because Ruby handles the insertion of the necessary tags.

The theme I’m using at the moment is called Slash. I like it a lot, but it’s a bit too bright for me, so I think I’ll tinker with it and make it darker.

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Jan 25th, 2016

It's Alive

Man this was time consuming. I’ve been working on this for the last 7 and hours or so. It’s still not “done” but it’s working! In all honesty, this would’ve been a lot smoother had I not already had an existing Github Pages repo. I should’ve just nuked the entire repository and octopress installation hours ago, started over, everything would’ve just worked. When I installed Octopress, it tried to migrate the existing repo, which was another nightmare altogether because of the exisitng master branch. When I eventually fixed that by deleting everything in master, cloning the branch and setting the cloned branch as default, then deleting the master branch. Then when I ran Octopress it was able to create its own master branch and all was right with that portion of the site.

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Jan 18th, 2016

Migrating to Jekyll

Working on migrating everything over from Ghost to Jekyll using Ocotopress & Github Pages. Man this isn’t easy.

Jan 18th, 2016

Windows' Settings App Crashing

What’s happening here is when you click “Update & security,‘ the first page automatically loads. This page is Windows Update. If you don’t let this page load fully before continuing, say to the Backup page for example,the application may/will crash. If you leave it open long enough even not on the tab, it won’t crash. It shouldn’t crash at all

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TV Show Tracking

So having just finished Person of Interest season 4, I thought it would be a good idea to update my SideReel account. SideReel is a nice site that I’ve neglected use of for quite some time, even though I’ve had an account for a little over 4 years now. I’m just learning today how unfortunate that is. As I went to transfer my tracking progress from Netflix via my list, very quickly I found out that shows I was previously watching were no longer available to stream, and were removed completely from my list.

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Jan 11th, 2016

Symbolic Links

Apparently manipulating symbolic links in Windows is a very difficult task. Even though it’s literally just a shortcut, it’s impossible to simply copy the shortcut file. Attempting to completely locks up Windows Explorer’s file copy dialog. Nice job Microsoft

Jan 9th, 2016

Reinstalling 10

Decided to make a system image before reinstalling, to make life easier. Windows decided to throw one last curve-ball. When preparing for the image, Windows decided to force include 1.5TB worth of partitions. That’s a bit much, when I only wanted my 250GB SSD. I had to use Disk Manager to remove the drive letters from most of the partitions, then reboot. After that Windows stopped forcing the extra partitions. The new estimate is 226GB, which fits snugly into the 240GB partition I have reserved exclusively an image of that device.

Update: Windows was slightly over-generous in it’s estimation. Final number came in at 217GB, saving an additional 9 GB for a total of 23GB extra. Not bad.

RIP Windows 10 Build 11082, I Hardly Knew Ya

Edit: Updated post to include copy dialog info. Forgot about it but did notice it.

So things have been going pretty badly. This build is so utterly broken I can’t believe it was allowed in the first place.

The first thing I noticed was that the taskbar no longer works properly. Right clicking icons on the taskbar does nothing. I have to shift-right click on taskbar icons to do anything with them, and I can hardly do anything with a running application from the taskbar anymore. I can no longer open the calendar built into the clock, clicking it does nothing.

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Modern Apps & W10-11082

So I wanted to post feedback about the driver mishap, and apparently there’s an app called Windows Feedback. That’s great and really helpful, except it doesn’t load. It just sits on the title/splash screen forever. Then I found out that there’s an app called Insider Hub and figured that would be a better place to try, since Feedback wasn’t working. Nope, same problem.

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