Sun, May 24, 2020 1:37 pm
Saving a YouTube Video transcript to a text file
When watching YouTube video lectures, I often wish to save the dialog
to a text file that I can search. You can obtain a text transcript of
the audio for a YouTube video lecture by clicking on the three dots to
the right of "Share", which will give you the option to "Open transcript."
When you choose that option, you will then see a transcript displayed
to the right of the video. But when you copy that text to a text editor,
you may see the dialog on separate lines from the accompanying
timestamps. You can put each line of dialog on the same line as its
timestamp using the regular expression
1,$ s/\(:\d\d\)\n/\1 /
within the vi or vim text editors.
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Sat, May 23, 2020 2:09 pm
Installing the PubPeer Plugin for Zotero
is a website
that allows users of the site to anonymously review scientific research.
If you wish to install a plugin for
, which is
that you can use for reference management,
take the following steps:
Download the Zotero PubPeer .xpi file from
PubPeerFoundation / pubpeer_zotero_plugin.
Within Zotero, click on Tools on the menu bar, then select
Click on the gear icon on the Add-ons Manager window, and select
"Install Add-on From File."
Navigate to the location where you downloaded the .xpi file and click on
it to select it, which will open a Software Installation window
where you can click on the plugin to select it and then choose Install
Next, click on "Restart now" to restart Zotero and complete the installation.
After the add-on is installed, when you select an item you've saved
in Zotero, you will see a "PubPeer" tab next to the usual "Info," "Notes,"
"Tags," and "Replated" tabs.
Mon, Apr 27, 2020 9:44 pm
Formatting endnotes in accordance with the Chicago Manual of Style
If you are using Microsoft Word to write a paper adhering to the
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS)
guidelines for citations
that appear in the
section of the paper, references to endnotes should be made
in the paper using Arabic numerals
at the end of sentences with
the numbers put in superscript.
Ludwig considered it an honor that his books were among those burned by the Nazis in 1933.1
1. Emil Ludwig, Three Portraits: Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin (New York:
Alliance Book Corporation: 1940), 49.
You can configure Microsoft Word for CMS style citations by clicking on the
References tab and then selecting a Chicago option for the
Style option. Microsoft Word 2010 lists "Chicago Fifteenth Edition"
as the CMS option.
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Wed, Apr 22, 2020 4:44 pm
If you are concerned about malicious
being hidden inside a PDF file, you can upload the file to Google's
site which will scan
the file with many antimalware programs. The scan results will show if
any of the dozens of antivirus programs the site uses in its scans have
detected malware in the file. However, for additional security, you may
want to know if the file contains code that will automatically be executed
The VirusTotal site will provide that information. For PDF files, you will
see "pdf" displayed in a gray oval underneath the file that was scanned. If
there is code within the PDF file that will automatically be executed when
you open the file, next to that oval will be another one with "autoaction"
it. Just because you see "autoaction" or "js-embedded" doesn't mean the
isn't executed, if you are using the
take the following steps:
- From the menu at the top of the Foxit Reader window,
click on Tools and select Preferences.
Also click on Trust Manager from the Prferences menu
and make sure that the "Enable Safe Reading Mode" check box is checked.
In the description of that setting, you will see "Foxit recommends that you
check this option for controlling unauthorized actions and data transmissions;
functions to efficiently avoid attacks from malicious documents."
Mon, Apr 20, 2020 10:45 pm
Removing an email address from a SparkPost suppression list
I use SparkPost to distribute
a newsletter by email for an organization I support. A member of the
organization reported to me that she has not been receiving email copies
of the organization's newsletter, so I logged into the SparkPost account
after this month's newsletter was sent and clicked on Events
on the Dashboard, selected "Last 7 Days" in the Events Search
date range selection field and then put the member's email address in the
"Filter by recipient email address" field and hit Enter. I saw
an "Injection" and a "Bounce" event whereas I would see an "Injection" and
a "Delivery" event for email successfully sent to a recipient. When I clicked
on the View Details button, I found that the email sent to
the member bounced with SparkPost listing the reason as "554 5.7.1 [internal]
recipient address was suppressed due to customer policy." At the SparkPost
page on the problem,
554 5.7.1 — Recipient address was suppressed due to customer policy,
I saw the possible reasons for that bounce message appear listed as those
- The address was invalid (address does not exist)
- The user clicked the list-unsubscribe header
- The user clicked one of your emails and flagged it as
SPAM. This FBL (FeedBack Loop) event should add that email address to your
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Wed, Apr 15, 2020 3:07 pm
Unable to type in Microsoft Edge address field
I couldn't type anything in the
address bar where URLs are entered nor could I type in the "Find on page"
field in Edge on a Microsoft Windows 10 system. But in tabs opened to
pages where I might type some input, such as a tab in which I was viewing
a Wikipedia article, I cold type and see what I had typed appear. E.g.,
in the Wikipedia tab, I could search for other Wikipedia articles. And in
the outlook.com tab that was also open, I could compose email messages. I
could also type input into the Microsoft Windows "Type here to search"
field at the bottom of the screen. When I searched online for a
possible resolution to the problem, I found a couple of pages where
people linked it to McAfee antivirus software on the system, but that
isn't installed on the system. I also saw a couple of pages where people
stated that running the built-in Windows
ctfmon.exe program might resolve the problem. I opened a command prompt
and issued the tasklist
command to see if it was already running. It was and when I ran it again
anyway, there was no change to the problem.
C:\>tasklist | find /i "ctfmon"
ctfmon.exe 25000 Console 3 22,444 K
Closing and reopening Microsoft Edge resolved the problem.
Wed, Apr 15, 2020 2:04 pm
Gvim stuck in insert mode
While editing a file with the
text editor on a Microsoft Windows 10 system, I found I was stuck in insert
mode. Hitting the Esc
key would no longer take me out of insert
mode and when I closed and reopened the editor I would be put in insert
mode as soon as the editor opened. I switched to another user account on
the system and opened gVim from that account. I could use the escape key
on that account to exit insert mode, which proved that there wasn't a problem
with the escape key on the keyboard. I was able to resolve the problem
by clicking on Edit
, selecting Global Settings
then Toogle Insert Mode
After I selected Toogle Insert Mode, the editor was taken out
of insert mode and I was then able to enter editor commands. I could re-enter
insert mode by hitting the i key as usual. Though I could now
move in and out of insert mode with the Esc and i keys
as usual, when I closed and reopened gVim, I found it was not exiting
insert mode when I hit the Esc key, so I had to select the
Toggle Insert Mode option again from the menu. I'll have to
check the gVim Startup Settings later to see why it is not responding
to the Esc key on the one account, though there may be an issue
outside of gVim as I found that I can no longer type
the address field of
Microsoft Edge tabs, though I could type in the search field of an
already open Wikipedia
tab in the browser.
Sat, Mar 28, 2020 10:53 pm
Counting the number of rows in a table in Microsoft Word
If you wish to determine the number of rows present in a table in
on a Microsoft Windows system, highlight all of the rows in the
table by putting the mouse pointer in the top or bottom row and
then dragging it downwards or upwards until all of the rows are
highlighted. Then right-click and select Table Properties
Under the Row
tab you should see the number of rows listed.
If you don't see the row count, click on the Table or
Column tab and then go back to the Row
information by selecting the Row tab again. You should then
see the row count displayed.
Thu, Feb 20, 2020 9:52 pm
Memory for an HP G70-460US laptop
An HP laptop running the Microsoft Windows 10 operating system that I was using
was performing poorly and when I checked the system's performance with the Windows
Task Manager, I could see that the memory utilization
was consistently high. So I decided to check on whether I could increase
the memory in the system. A sticker on the underside of the laptop showed
the model number to be G70-460US. I wondered whether I could also
get the model number from a
Windows Management Instrumentation Command-line (WMIC)
command if the sticker was no longer present or was illegible, so I opened a
command prompt window and checked to
see what information I could get using the
wmic csproduct get
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Wed, Feb 19, 2020 9:44 pm
Windows Defender detected TrojanClicker:JS/Chroject.A
I recently removed
Trojan:Win32/Nymaim, which was detected by
Windows Defender on a Microsoft Windows 10 system. When Windows Defender
detected that malware, it prevented the weekly backup program on the system,
which was the Windows 7 backup and restore utility, from completing
successfully. After removing that malware, I ran the backup program again, but
I found that again the backup program did not complete successfully due to
Windows detecting a
trojan during the backup operation. This time it was
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