Thursday, July 12, 2012

Searching Radio Stations in iTunes

It really annoying the way you can't search radio stations in iTunes.  With hundreds of streams available per category, the fact that Apple expects you to scroll through them all to find a particular type of station is pretty ridiculous.  Luckily there's a work-around:
  • Create a new playlist.
  • Select a category and expand it.
  • Select all radio stations within the expanded category and drag them into the newly created playlist under PLAYLISTS on the sidebar.
  • Repeat above steps for any other categories you want to include in search.
  • Now click on the new playlist and voila, the Search control will now be active.
  • This lets you search all streams under a particular category.  Add more categories to search more streams.
Note how the results of searching for soma in the screenshot below.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

CollabNet Subversion Console and Apache

I installed (CollabNet) SVN on my Windows computer (WinXP) because it's my version control system of choice when using the Eclipse IDE.  With Apache already present on the computer where SVN was installed, I found that getting into the CollabNet Subversion Edge Console was not as stright forward as following the default link (http://localhost:3343/csvn).

Following the link worked immediately after install, but not after the first restart.  In any case, some digging around resulted in the following solution to get into the console:

  1. Go into windows Services (Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services)
  2. Stop the Apache service (Apache2.2 in my case)
  3. Start the CollabNet Subversion Edge service (note that this is not the same as the CollabNet Subversion Server service).  Even though both services are set to "Automatic" start, for whatever reason the Edge (console) service must be started manually.
  4. Not retry the console link (http://localhost:3343/csvn).
Also note that I change the default port for the SVN server from 80 to 81 (under Console > Administration) because port 80 is already used by my Apache http web server.