Increasing font size in menu trees in Eclipse

On a high resolution monitor, by default the tree menus that display your project contents can be too small to read. I’ve never had this issue before on older PCs/laptops/monitors, but on my M1 MacBookPro the text in menu item trees is (for me) too small to read.

The setting to increase the font size specifically for menu trees is in Preferences here: General / Appearance / Colors and Fonts / View and Editor Folders :

Creating a static website with GitHub Pages

I have a bunch of note as html files and want to easily host them somewhere. I’m looking into using GitHub Pages. GitHub pages provide themes, but for html files you need to add a header to the start of each file in markup format using Jekyll Front Matter.

layout: default

Add a sample test page with a couple of headers and you end up with a page rendered with your selected theme:

Access your site with the url: https://[your-github-user-id][repo-name]

New AWS Console with ‘favorites’

I just got prompted to switch to the new AWS Console and found this new feature that I’ve always though would be useful, and now here it it 🙂 You can now flag specific services as your ‘favorites’ and they appear in a ribbon bar across the top of your console and in a widget on the console page. Here’s my 3 ‘favorited’ services in the bar at the top of the console:

If you go to ‘Action’ then ‘Add widgets’ you can also add a favorites section and drag it to a location on your console page:

Here it is at the top of my console page:

Previously we had the ‘Recently visited’ section on the Console, but the items in the list would move around depending which you most recently used. Now with favorites you can pin the services you’re most often using so you can more easily access them.