Minecraft FTB Client – OSX Java Issue

So the other day I had a pretty big hankering to play some Minecraft. I downloaded Feed the Beast (FTB) and a modpack I liked that reminded me of what I used to play on Tekkit. Go to launch, and…. problems. The client wouldn’t work.

feed the beast Exception in thread "main" java.lang.ClassCastException: java.base/jdk.internal.loader.ClassLoaders$AppClassLoader cannot be cast to java.base/java.net.URLClassLoader

What I realized is that there was a problem with Java on OSX- in this case, it was too new to properly launch FTB. Rather than downgrading my Java version, which isn’t good for obvious reasons, I decided to download a standalone older version and then point the FTB launcher to it.

In this case, downloading Java SE Runtime Environment 8u212 did the trick. We are looking for the .tar.gz file and not the .dmg, which will open the full GUI automated installer. Once downloaded, unzip or un tar the tar.gz file.

Now we need to locate the Java bin file. In my case, it was located inside the unzipped tar.gz file here:

jre1.8.0_212.jre > Contents > Home > bin > java

Open the FTB client. Under the profile selector, click on “Edit Profile.” Under Java Settings (Advanced), check the “Executable” box and use the location of the Java bin file we just downloaded and found in the last step.


Make sure both the “Executable” and the “JVM Arguments” boxes are checked. Hit “Save Profile” and you should be good to go!

Bulletproof-style Keto Coffee

So recently I decided to dive back into Keto, the high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet[note]https://www.reddit.com/r/keto/wiki/faq[/note]. As someone who enjoys bread more than possibly anyone on earth, it’s been very tough but I’ve been serious about keeping to it so far. And I’ve lost over 20 pounds since February.


One interesting aspect of keto is the idea of generating and using suggested guidelines called macros. These are generated monthly by myself with the help of some smarypants websites[note]http://keto-calculator.ankerl.com/[/note] and are intended to guide keto dieters towards the amount of macronutrients needed to maintain weight loss. The typical numbers for keto are fat, protein, and net carbohydrates. A fairly typical part of reading about this stuff online is disagreement over how seriously one should stick to their macros, ranging from barely to religiously. Whether or not I agree/disagree, I appreciate it as a framework and have been using it as a guide for this process. (especially in terms of how many carbs to stick to per day)

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