I’ve just started using the beta of the Netbeans 7 IDE. There are a few sharp new little features in there. The HTML5 support is much needed, but a nice one I’ve just found is the ability to launch a Terminal window (in Linux and on OSX). Just go to Window > Output > Terminal.
I was looking at my old big fat iPod last night, and was mulling over just what to do with it. Under Ubuntu, I can actually charge it, and then get to listen to the disk drive failing loudly. So it is definitely gone. I was hoping against hope I could maybe use it as […]
Today I read a very helpful article, exploring Google’s hidden features. I particularly liked the shortcut to look up film times very quickly. However it doesn’t describe quite how to do it for the UK. So, to find your local cinema times for a film, type in “movies borat ox1”, replacing borat with the name […]
What follows are my notes on Pascal van Cauwenberge‘s presentation at the London XP Day 2006, about The Toyota Way of Managing. Why is it useful to us? Because it is reflected in many Agile processes and ideologies. 14 Management Principles, split into 4 categories: Philosophy Process People and Partners Problem-solving and Organizational Learning Process […]
I’ve just started using Dean’s FCK WordPress plugin on this blog. I really am not a fan of the standard WYSIWYG WordPress editor, it is really flakey, and not very intuitive. The FCK editor is a bit more comprehensive, and as it happens, I am also more used to it, as it is in the […]
During an onerous task today, I think I learnt a valuable lesson in choosing an appropriate software package. We’re moving from a Blosjom-based blog to a WordPress one. Now I’m happy with this change, seeing as this past year I’ve spent so much of my own time using WordPress. The issue we had was moving […]