Merging multiple apple ID’s

Since getting our first iPad and iPhone and while new to Apple, 3 or 4 iCloud email accounts were setup for at least 2 new Apple ID’s. Is it possible to merge them or should I just delete the least used?They were originally used to manage different users/departments/web pages – etc. I’d like to have 2 ID’s – a personal and one and another for our Not-For-Profit Social Enterprise “Arts4Humanity,” A/K/A “A4H Productions,” “A4HPROS.” Greatly appreciate any light that can be shed on this.

Git branches: Merging issues while having multiple release branches

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We have to support multiple releases, so we are following git branching model similar to the above diagram. Now the problem is that we have to do lots of merging here example for fix/011, we are merging it three different branches(master, release/1.0 and release/2.0). Also there is question of from where to create this fix/011 branch from master, release/1.0 or release/2.0? Creating it from master brings unwanted features, creating it from any release branch brings merging overheads and conflicts and cherry pick back to master is error-prone.

Is there any better approach? We can’t follow single release branch approach because our different customers are on different releases and many times they don’t want to do major upgrade to get fix for small issue(and there are pricing aspects as well)

We are using github.

One good option I found is forking fix(/feature) branch from all branches (refer: but our developers didn’t find it much different from exiting approach and they feel is complex.

Syncing two Notifications and Merging them Into One

I am running into this issue:

Suppose that there are two independent services, A and B, and both process messages from C.

Suppose that I have a service X that needs to know if a message m from C was processed by both A and B. What are the reasonable patterns to design such thing? How can I sync notifications from both A and B to tell X that A and B are done with m?

Merging Facebook pages with different business accounts

I am attempting to merge my art Facebook page with my yoga and dance Facebook page. I am able to select both pages and click “merge,” but a notification appears saying that I can’t merge the pages because they are different business accounts. Can this be remedied? I am the admin of both pages, but the yoga/dance page has an owner listed (me), whereas the other does not even have an option for owner. Please advise.

Notepad++ merging different lines with duplicate words

I have some tough work to do let me explain as best as i can. Merge the duplicate words on different lines.


i like 33 big black cars122

cars122 notfree

The result i want:

i like 33 big black cars122 cars122 notfree

there is like 200k lines and some don’t even have duplicate words, i want only duplicates to merge. I’ve been thinking about it for a week now and my brain is not powerful enough to come with solution

Merging two splay trees whose ranges may overlap in $O(\log N)$

I have two splay trees, $ A$ and $ B$ .

When every element in $ A$ is smaller than every element in $ B$ , we can merge them in $ O(\log N)$ .

My question is; when all elements of $ A$ are not necessarily smaller than all elements of $ B$ , how can we still merge $ A$ and $ B$ in $ O(\log N)$ ?

What I have already tried:

Splay $ A$ ‘s largest element, splay $ B$ ‘s smallest element. The root $ R_A$ of $ A$ doesn’t have a right child anymore, and the root $ R_B$ of $ B$ doesn’t have a left child anymore. Compare $ R_A$ and $ R_B$ . If $ R_B$ is bigger than $ R_A$ , make $ R_B$ the right child of $ R_A$ , which fails when $ R_A$ is larger than $ R_B$ .

Do any PDF merging utilities preserve the PDF/A format?

I need to merge multiple PDF files which are in the PDF/A format (used for long-term archiving). The input files are all PDF/A-1a documents created with LibreOffice Writer, and the merged output must be exact same format. Lossless merging is preferred. Is this possible?

Related question here, with the results of my trial and errors so far below:

pdf-shuffler Produces lossy PDF-1.3 output.

pdftk/pdfchain Produces lossy PDF-1.4 output.

Ghostscript/gs Produces lossy PDF-1.7 output.

pdfunite(from poppler-utils) Produces lossy PDF-1.4 output.

convert(from imagemagick) Produces very large files with extremely lossy PDF-1.4 output.

Using this method with the LibreOffice GUI I am able to export PDF/A files, however the quality is degraded and SVG graphics are rendered incorrectly.

libreoffice outputs .ps files and fails with many error messages in the console. libreoffice --headless --print-to-file FILE1.pdf FILE2.pdf MERGED.pdf (I’m probably using this command incorrectly…)

Merging two divergent repositories on different remotes

Me and my colleague set up a new repository on both GitHub and GitLab. All was nice, but due to a misunderstanding, he was pushing to GitHub and I was pushing to GitLab. We set up rep mirroring on GitLab but only one-way, which caused our repositories to diverge. Now, I’d like to merge them, and migrate to only GitLab, but when I did:

git remote add gitlab git push --mirror gitlab 

I got the following error:

remote: GitLab: You are not allowed to force push code to a protected branch on this project ! [remote rejected] branch only on GitLab (pre-receive hook decline) ! [remote rejected] master -> master (pre-receive hook declined) ! [remote rejected] origin/HEAD -> origin/HEAD (deny updating a hidden ref) ! [remote rejected] origin/master -> origin/master (deny updating a hidden ref) error: failed to push some refs to URL OF THE REP ON GITLAB 

While I could just try to copy and paste the code to the repository on GitLab, I’d like to do it a clean way (if such a way even exists).