More micro-posts from the collection of open tabs in my browser…
Unicode characters in Windows
Sometimes, when tweeting, it’s useful to be able to type the unicode horizontal ellipsis (…) rather than three full stops (…). It might look similar, but that’s two less characters out of 140. I remember back in early days of Windows I could enter special characters using the numeric keypad but it seems that still works (sort of): FireFormat.Info has some useful information on entering Unicode characters in Microsoft Windows.
Mac OS X Remote Disc goes AWOL whilst installing Adobe Lightroom
My new Mac Mini doesn’t have an optical drive. That’s not generally a problem except I needed to install Lightroom on it, so I used OS X’s Remote Disc technology to share the DVD drive from my old MacBook across the network. The software installation was progressing nicely until, right at the end, the Adobe installer wanted me to insert the disc! As I was already connected to a logical disc, I had no way forward but to abandon the installation, connect a USB DVD drive and try again. Seems it’s not the universal solution to accessing optical media that I had hoped…
Dilemma: installing software using Mac OS X Remote Disc and get this message; no DVD drive in this Mac! What do I do? pic.twitter.com/r1tXhbWgcf
— Mark Wilson (@markwilsonit) November 8, 2014
To add insult to injury, I then found (thanks to the Lightroom Queen) that the Lightroom downloads on the Adobe website are the full programme, so I could have downloaded the software and installed it locally – all I really needed was my license key!