Compatible Inno Setup Version for Apache Ant

Tested on Windows 10 version 2004 and Inno Setup 5.6.1 is compatible with Ant 1.10.4. Had to install 5 because Inno Setup 6.0.5 doesn’t work. Throws errors:

  • BUILD FAILED
  • "Error: Bundler "EXE Installer" (exe) failed to produce a bundle."
  • "Exec failed with code 2 command"

Removed full output for brevity.

Inno Setup 5.6.1 download

After installing you’ll need to add C:\Program Files (x86)\Inno Setup 5 to PATH environment variable.

Tutorial

https://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/deployment/selfContainedApps/converting.html

CST vs CDT

What’s the difference between CST and CDT? Central Standard Time vs Central Daylight Time. In the central time zone we are currently in Central Daylight Time (UTC-5:00) because it’s currently daylight savings time (DST). November 1st daylight savings time ends and we’ll change to Central Standard Time (UTC-6:00) until March, 14 2021 when we’ll go back to Central Daylight Time.

Digital Clock in Java

Windows 10/Java SE14

LocalTimeExample.java

import java.lang.Thread;
import java.time.LocalTime;

class LocalTimeExample {
	
	public static void cls() {
		try {
			new ProcessBuilder("cmd", "/c","cls").inheritIO().start().waitFor();
		} catch(Exception E) {
			System.out.println(E);
		}
	}
	
	public static void display(int hour, int min, int sec){
		cls();
		System.out.printf("%d:%d:%d%n", hour, min, sec);
	}
	
	public static void main(String[] args) throws InterruptedException {
		LocalTime thisSec;

		for (;;) {
			thisSec = LocalTime.now();
			display(thisSec.getHour(), thisSec.getMinute(), thisSec.getSecond());
			Thread.sleep(1000);
		}
	}
}

Preview CU offered in WU

Yesterday I got this update pushed out via WU automatic updates to my Dell Precision T7500 home computer from the public Microsoft Windows Update servers.

2020-07 Cumulative Update Preview for .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.8 for Windows 10 Version 2004 for x64 (KB4562899)

Another update is showing under optional updates.

CU-preview

No clue why Windows Update would push out a preview CU since I never asked for it, it automatically tried to install. I’m currently on the released (non-preview) 2004 version of Windows 10 and not in any Microsoft beta, insider or preview programs.

I’m keeping the .NET Framework CU preview update KB4562899 installed for now because I hadn’t had any of the problems (freezing, display issues) that started happening since installing version 2004. But I don’t plan on installing KB4568831.

How to get Bing Rewards mobile points on PC using Edge (Chromium) Browser

Tested this on Edge Chromium 83.0.478.54 (Official build) (64-bit) on Windows 10 64-bit version 1909 from a Dell Precision Workstation T7500.

Overview

According to https://account.microsoft.com/rewards/pointsbreakdown I can get 150 Bing Rewards points per day + 20 for using Edge browser for a total of 170 points per day. There’s also 100 points for using on a mobile device.

150 + 20 + 100 = 270 per day

Here’s how to get those extra 100 mobile points on a PC after you’ve accrued 170 points for the day if you don’t have a mobile device:

Steps

  1. Activate Developer Tools by pressing F12
  2. Toggle Device Toolbar (CTRL+SHIFT+M) (icon turns blue)
    • ToggleDeviceToolbar
  3. Place cursor in search box
  4. Type search criteria
  5. Press enter
  6. Deactivate Developer Tools by pressing F12
  7. Refresh page (F5) to see points counter increment

Summary

To get the mobile points on a PC you need to have Developer Tools pane activated and the Device Toolbar (blue) activated.

Works the same in Chrome browser (tested on 83.0.4103.106 64-bit) just a slightly different icon:

ChromeDeviceToolbarImage of the Device Toolbar turned on in Chrome developer tools

Keyboard shortcuts are the same, F12 and CTRL+SHIFT+M works same in Edge and Chrome.