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One way to slice a Cucumber…

Are you getting a Cucumber “Annotations differs on glue classes found” error on two different integration tests, even though they don’t share any feature definition code (Given/When/Then)? You might try putting your two integration test classes in separate packages. That worked for me.


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Getting akonadi to start: a one-line fix

Today I was fixin’ to try out korganizer on my Kubuntu 16.10 system, but when I ran it it made noises about the akonadi service not being started. When I ran akonadictl start I got this ugliness… Read the rest of this entry »

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Why ember test –server was failing

When I tried to run ember test –server on my Linux machine I got the following:

$ ember test --server
DEPRECATION: Overriding init without calling this._super is deprecated. Please call `this._super.init && this._super.init.apply(this, arguments);` addon: `release`
    at /home/dmeyer/code/ember-engine-supportability/node_modules/ember-cli/lib/models/project.js:407:38
Could not start watchman
Visit https://ember-cli.com/user-guide/#watchman for more info.
DEPRECATION: ember-cli-test-loader should now be included as an NPM module with version 1.1.0 or greater.BuildingWarning: ignoring input sourcemap for bower_components/vis/dist/vis.min.js because ENOENT: no such file or directory, open '/home/dmeyer/code/ember-engine-supportability/tmp/source_map_concat-input_base_path-RxdP9vul.tmp/bower_components/vis/dist/vis.map'
Warning: ignoring input sourcemap for bower_components/vis/dist/vis.min.js because ENOENT: no such file or directory, open '/home/dmeyer/code/ember-engine-supportability/tmp/source_map_concat-input_base_path-RxdP9vul.tmp/bower_components/vis/dist/vis.map'
⠇ Buildingfs.js:1431
    throw error;

Error: watch /home/dmeyer/code/ember-engine-supportability/tmp/source_map_concat-output_path-GJOxdYTW.tmp ENOENT
    at exports._errnoException (util.js:1022:11)
    at FSWatcher.start (fs.js:1429:19)
    at Object.fs.watch (fs.js:1456:11)
    at FSMonitor._measure (/home/dmeyer/code/ember-engine-supportability/node_modules/heimdalljs-fs-monitor/index.js:66:21)
    at Object.watch (/home/dmeyer/code/ember-engine-supportability/node_modules/heimdalljs-fs-monitor/index.js:82:30)
    at NodeWatcher.watchdir (/home/dmeyer/code/ember-engine-supportability/node_modules/sane/src/node_watcher.js:144:20)
    at NodeWatcher.<anonymous> (/home/dmeyer/code/ember-engine-supportability/node_modules/sane/src/node_watcher.js:278:14)
    at FSReqWrap.oncomplete (fs.js:123:15)

All my mac friends were doing fine. What was the matter? Read the rest of this entry »

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Quick ‘n’ dirty blog to paperback

So you’ve got a blog with several years of posts and photos on it and you want to make a book out of it to preserve those memories but you don’t have time to design each page. You need an automated-ish solution. What to do?

Here’s what I did…

Step 1: Blogbooker.com

First I went to blogbooker.com. After playing around with their free plan to figure out what I wanted, I sprang for their $19 package and chose the following options:

  • PDF output
  • High (lossless) picture quality
  • 7.5″ x 9.25″ paper size (important!)

I did not include comments or a table of contents, as these severely blimped out the size of the book.

Here’s a view of blogbooker.com’s options… Read the rest of this entry »

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How to read maven-enforcer-plugin’s RequireUpperBoundDeps rule failure report

Scenario: To make use of a new feature in a certain dependency or to get a bugfix that’s causing your project pain, you bump the version of a dependency in your pom file — maybe the parent pom version. Then you type

mvn compile

…put your hands over your eyes, and gingerly press Enter.


You may see something like this:

[WARNING] Rule 0: org.apache.maven.plugins.enforcer.RequireUpperBoundDeps failed with message:
Failed while enforcing RequireUpperBoundDeps. The error(s) are [
Require upper bound dependencies error for org.slf4j:slf4j-api:1.7.11 paths to dependency are:
    +-org.slf4j:slf4j-api:1.7.11 (managed) < -- org.slf4j:slf4j-api:1.7.10
    +-org.slf4j:slf4j-api:1.7.11 (managed) < -- org.slf4j:slf4j-api:1.7.7
    +-org.slf4j:slf4j-api:1.7.11 (managed) < -- org.slf4j:slf4j-api:1.7.5

…only it goes on for screens and screens. What happened? Read the rest of this entry »

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How to switch from gnome to kde on Ubuntu

Here’s how I did it, anyway:

sudo apt remove gnome-*
sudo apt install kubuntu-desktop

(HT: Askubuntu here and here.)

I’m on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

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Fixing the new class code template in IntelliJ IDEA

When I created a new class in IntelliJ IDEA, I’d get an automatic javadoc comment “Created by dmeyer on xx/xx/xx.” I wanted it to spell out my name…

To fix this, I went into File | Settings… | File and Code Templates | Includes | File Header and changed ${USER} to daniel meyer.

(I’m on IntelliJ IDEA 2016.1.2 Linux)

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