Alaska News Nightly Friday July 29 2016

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter @aprnListen nowState Democratic officials look to create bipartisan HouseAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauState Democratic Party officials are backing challengers to two Democrats who caucus with the Republican-led House majority. The challengers and party officials say this will increase the chances for a bipartisan coalition.Alaska Ocean Acidification Network seeks to inform public of ocean acidityZoe Sobel, Alaka’s Energy Desk – UnalaskaClimate change may get all the attention, but it has a less-talked-about but no less troubling twin: ocean acidification. And a growing chorus of Alaskans, from shellfish growers to fishermen, are fretting about the potential impacts to the state’s waters. Now a new collaboration is aiming to bring ocean acidification into the spotlight – with the hope that better understanding it will better prepare the state to adapt.New atlas maps Alaska’s surfaceRashah McChesney, Alaska’s Energy Desk – JuneauFederal and state researchers teamed up to make it easier for everyone to find out what’s in the dirt in Alaska. For the first time in nearly 40 years, Alaska has an updated atlas of the chemical composition of its earth, rocks and minerals.Anchorage moves forward on downtown road planZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageOfficials in Anchorage have taken the first step in what could be a major transformation to a vital piece of the state’s transportation system. The Anchorage Metropolitan Area Transportation Solutions committee, or AMATS, approved a plan yesterday to pay for a comprehensive study of infrastructure affecting the downtown core.Seattle company seeks to build senior housing in JuneauLakeidra Chavis, KTOO – JuneauA Seattle-based company is one step closer to building a 49-unit senior housing facility in Juneau. If successful, it would cater to a region’s housing market that’s been historically difficult for everyone, especially Southeast’s aging population.AK: Sawmill Farm, Tongass farm countryEmily Kwong, KCAW – SitkaThe Tongass Rainforest isn’t what you’d picture as a candidate for farm country. The terrain is rugged, the soil unstable, and it rains over 100 inches a year. The vast majority of Sitkans get their meat and dairy products off a barge, shipped hundreds of miles. But Bobbi Daniels of the Sawmill Farm is determined to change that.49 Voices: Traci George of Eagle RiverLiz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Philadelphia, PAThis week we caught up with Traci George at the Democratic National Convention. George lives in Eagle River and went to Philadelphia as a delegate for Bernie Sanders.last_img read more

Diffinity diff and merging program for Windows

first_imgDiffinity diff and merging program for Windows by Martin Brinkmann on November 13, 2016 in Software – 15 commentsDiffinity is a feature-rich yet lightweight free diff and merging program for PCs running Microsoft’s Windows operating system.So-called diff tools highlight differences of plain text files. The author of Diffinity put the focus on source code files and there on making diffs as easy to read as possible.While that is the case, you may load any plain text file and even binary files in the application to see all the differences between those two loaded files.Note: Diffinity is a .NET application and as such requires the Microsoft .Net Framework 4.5.1.DiffinityDiffinity’s interface is well designed. You start with a click on open to load two plain text files using the program. The application displays the program’s side by side in its interface and uses color coding to highlight differences right away.While that is helpful already, it is linking these differences so that you know exactly where things are not identical but different.You may want to click on the number button in the interface to enable line numbers as they may be useful when you are comparing these two text files.That’s not the only option that you have though. You can hide whitespace differences that are highlighted in blue with a click on the whitespace button, or enable syntax colors which is highly beneficial if you compare two source code files.Syntax colors are supported for several programming and scripting languages including php, xml, java, html, cpp, css, or .vbproj.You can use buttons to jump to the next or previous diff in a file, or use keyboard shortcuts instead if you prefer to use the keyboard for that. There is obivously also an option to scroll the text, or use the zoomed representations on the left side of both text files to jump to that section.This section is color coded as well so that you see the differences there without having to display that part of the code or text.Diffinity supports copy operations on top of that.  All that is required for that is to select a block on the left or right, and click on the copy left or right button afterwards. The program adds the block to the other file that is loaded then.Loaded files can be saved directly, which overwrites them, or saved as another file instead using the save menu.You may want to go through the preferences section on first start as it holds several interesting options.The preferences allow you to change colors  manually or by loading one of the available presets. Other options include changing font settings used in the editor, change word delimiters, or enable several selection based options such as ignoring case or matching only whole words.Closing WordsDiffinity is an excellent program for Microsoft Windows device. It loads quickly and displays differences as soon as it starts. While that may differ for very large files, it had no performance issues with light to medium sized files.Now You: Do you use diff software?Summary12345 Author Rating3.5 based on 16 votes Software Name DiffinityOperating System WindowsSoftware Category ProductivityLanding Page Advertisementlast_img read more