Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Get Kindle book highlights

I like to take all my highlights after reading a book and organize them into main ideas etc... One problem is they don't offer the ability to export the highlights without added junk.

How to get the highlights and clean them
1. Go to https://read.amazon.com/kp/notebook

2. Click on a book

3. Copy and paste the highlights to Notepad++ (download if you dont have it)

4. Do a Replace All using the regex: (Blue|Yellow) highlight \| (Location|Page): [0-9,]+\r\n

Add more colors to the first group if you use other highlight colors

Poof, all the junk is gone leaving just my highlighted text and notes!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Starting VS debugger when you can't attach to process

I have a VB6 program that uses my .NET DLL. In an initializing function (before the UI is shown) a problem is happening that I need to debug by stepping into the .NET code. This is made difficult though, because i cannot Attach to Process 

Use System.Diagnostics.Debugger.Launch in the .NET code. When I use this, i no longer need to try to use Attach to Process