Posts for Tag: findings

Update server not available (error- 12) on OSX

Here's the definitive fix for this annoying-as-hell problem:

1. Run the following on the command line: sudo /Library/Google/GoogleSoftwareUpdate/GoogleSoftwareUpdate.bundle/Contents/Resources/ --uninstall 2. Restart Chrome.

Taken from here.


Pedro Salgado - World champion of the Parkour Speed Contest 2011

It's too bad most people in Portugal only pay attention to football, because then they miss a lot of other spectacular people that make our country known in the world.

Thanks Pedro!

JasperReports - Unsupported major.minor version 51.0

Just ran into something a bit far fetched: My Jasper reports were not working in VOS, our JAVA Swing application at Inforviegas. It complained with an error along these lines: Exception in thread "AWT-EventQueue-0" java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: CCClient_1334580618412_476658 : Unsupported major.minor version 51.0

The only difference from business as usual was that i changed laptops.

We are using the jasperreports-maven-plugin to compile the reports from maven. In our pom.xml files we always define the maven-compiler-plugin target and source versions of the virtual machine. One would assume that the jasper plugin would use the same version of the maven-compiler-plugin, right? Wrong. It uses the default virtual machine set in your computer. And since i had Java 7 as the default and we are compiling to Java 6, the reports end up with the wrong java version, making them not show in our application.

Hope this helps some people save some time, since i couldn't :)

How to get the "watch" command line tool on OSX

1. Download it. curl -O 2. Unzip and move into folder.

2. Make file executable. chmod +x watch 3. Move it to somewhere in $PATH. sudo mv watch /usr/local/bin/ 4. Done.


I would love to try out EnemyGraph...

...the new facebook app that let's you keep track of your enemies.

Unfortunately they seem to not being able to cope with the network traffic :(