Friday, August 5, 2016

Minecraft Stop-Motion Movie Creator - too many frames

This post is a work in progress.

My kids love using the "Minecraft Stop-Motion Movie Creator". They've just finished putting together an epic animation (> 400 frames) and went to save the movie but were greeted with "Too many frames - please remove 91 frames". They were crestfallen. Surely this limit should be advertised somewhere?

Anyway, I attached the device to my computer to take a look - with the idea of downloading all the frames myself and using different software to stitch them together.

This was done on a Mac - I used androidfiletransfer to connect and browse the device (a Hudl2 in this case).
For any of you who want to do the same the relevant files are in: Android->data->>files->Movie. Each movie has it's own number and each frame of each movie is in an individual, numbered, folder. e.g. Movie->9->Frame->11 contains the files for frame 11 of movie 9.

I'll update this post when I've figured out how to resolve the issue - probably by creating the movie using separate software or by splitting the movie on the device.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

List user installed R packages

It's handy having a list of packages you've installed on hand.

This script will output the package name and version number:

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Evernote sync error - "the content is invalid"

I've been getting these on and off for months. It's been a pain to try and sort out what's going on and there seems to be nothing in the Evernote forums that's particular to my issue. I have a set of notes that just won't sync with nothing obviously wrong with them. The error in the log looks like this:
-[ENSyncEngine(Errors) addSyncErrorForObjectWithID:title:message:underlyingError:] | Adding error: Error Domain=ENSyncEngineErrorDomain Code=-2000 "The content is invalid." UserInfo=0x... {underlyingError=, NSLocalizedFailureReason=Could not sync note ‘Work Done: 2015-12-09 (Wed)’., localObjectID=0x... , NSLocalizedDescription=The content is invalid.}

So, this makes it sound like there's an issue with a 'TODO' element (checkbox?) and that the tag, for some reason, contains content. Looking at the XML export of that particular note doesn't show anything amiss/unusual around the TODO/checkbox elements.

Solution: In my case, the issue turns out to be the emoticons - I use smileys and Evernote helpfully converts the ASCII versions into lovely little images. These seem to cause the invalid content issue. If I highlight the areas around the emoticons and 'simplify formatting' (Formatting dropdown) the note will now sync just fine.