Battles With Boredom

November 30, 2011

Book Review: Living the Martial Way

Filed under: Aikido,Books,Evolution,Personal — Peter Nikolaidis @ 8:56 pm

Earlier this year, my best friend recommended I read Living the Martial Way : A Manual for the Way a Modern Warrior Should Think, by Forrest E. Morgan. Later this year, another friend gave me a copy as a present for passing my nidan test, so I had no excuse not to read it. (more…)

November 26, 2011

Daily Exercise

Filed under: Evolution,Personal — Tags: , , , — Peter Nikolaidis @ 8:44 am

Let’s be honest, New Year’s resolutions rarely work. That’s why I don’t make them anymore. However, from time to time, when I find something worthwhile, I will still resolved to do it. I have mixed results. Therefore, leveraging a new technique I just learned, I have vowed that I will resolve to get some exercise, whether it’s kettlebell, push-ups, crunches, squats, or suburi, every day for the next 30 days.


November 24, 2011

On Meaningful Version Numbers, and Their (Continued) Demise

Filed under: Techspeak — Peter Nikolaidis @ 10:06 pm

I’ve already established how Microsoft, Google, and and the KDE project killed version numbers. Now the Mozilla Project is dancing on their graves. (more…)

November 5, 2011

Fixing Evernote Internal Database Error on Mac OS X 10.7

Filed under: Apple,Techspeak — Peter Nikolaidis @ 2:27 pm

Yesterday, Evernote started crashing within seconds of launching on my MacBook Air. Here’s how I fixed it.

First, I searched Google and Evernote’s forum for help. I found this article, which didn’t help. The simplest thing, I figured, was to trash the custom settings for Evernote (in class Mac OS style). These are usually stored in the under my home directory called Library, and then in a folder called Preferences.

My first stumbling block was the lack of my Library folder! A quick search revealed that the Library folder is still there, but in OS 10.7, is now hidden by default. Rather than fiddling with that, I dropped to a Terminal to do the dirty work.

First, I found all of the Evernote data in Preferences,with the following commands. These could be shortened to a single line if you just want the “quick fix,” but these are the steps I took.

cd ~/Library # Go into the Library folder
cd Preferences # Go the next step into Preferences
find . | grep -i evernote # Find all Evernote files.
find . | grep -i evernote | xargs rm # Delete all Evernote files.

No dice. Evernote still crashed. On to the “Application Support” folder.

cd ~/Library/Application\ Support # Go to the Application Support folder
ls    # Look around, observe the presence of an "Evernote" folder.
rm -rf Evernote # nuke it.

After that, I re-launched Evernote and waited as it re-synced my notebooks with the online version, and has been working happily ever since.

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