Collecting quotes from the web and books that I think are profound or funny is a hobby of mine. A simple sequence of words can change the way a person thinks. I find this fascinating and I’m not alone.
I’ve been working with a lot of new developers lately and have noticed that there’s a lot of useful keyboard shortcuts in Visual Studio that I never bothered to learn. Now I always stick with the default configuration unless it’s absurd or something I really like (for example turning hard corded strings yellow) because customisation
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I was just thinking what my best hack has been and I think it’s the fix for the following scenario. I was refactoring the RSinteract source code to get rid of some duplicated classes that had over the course of a, shall we say, rigourous development schedule got disparate. Some classes were used from one
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I’ve been hearing about a lot of bad and late projects lately. So I’ve come up with a game you can play with your friends to remind you how not to do things! Bad project top trumps. [Disclaimer: This is just a bit of fun, figures are completely arbitrary and bear no relation to real
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I’ve been in a bit of a slump recently. Life is good, but my personal development has been suffering due to my active social life and burgeoning fitness addiction (more on that later). I always feel a bit down when I’m not running at full revs on my personal development. So what am I doing
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This absolutely blew my mind, the most advanced symbiois between human and technology I have ever seen. The singularity is upon us.
Just read a post over at secretGeek on how to become a better programmer in 6 minutes. Leon explains a few quick activities that you should do to improve yourself. My favourites are: 2: Make hard-coded strings look ugly. I learnt this from Joe Cooney. Go to your favourite IDE, and set it so that
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I’ve been very busy over the last few weeks. The new RSinteract beta is due out at the end of this month (several clients are currently using it with no problems) and it looks sweeeet! Pretty proud of my contribution to that particular project and kind of sad that I’m no longer working on it.
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I like to post things that I just learned so here’s a good one. Some batch commands output their errors to the STDOUT and/or STDERR by default. If you’ve got a long batch script this can cause an issue because the output is lost due to the command line truncating the output. Now most people
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Bit of a generic post but meh! It’s fun to make lists! So here goes… London, UK Sheffield, UK Leicester, UK Birmingham, UK Muscat, Oman Bangkok, Thailand Phuket Town, Thailand Manchester, UK – doesn’t really count because I live here. Wow that was boring….I think I just found a new New Year’s Resolution! Here’s ninja
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