Posts tagged misc

Apr19

Not that's how you debate

misc | comments

Someone asked this on Quora:

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May23

A Novel & Fun CAPTCHA

misc ~ geek ~ ui | comments

I was very impressed by this unique CAPTCHA used for registration at www.xero.com.

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Jan01

yUML Loses Adverts and Gains Forum, Twitter, and New Pricing

yuml ~ uml ~ misc | comments

Some of you might have noticed that I've removed the adverts from yUML. I hate how they added so much "noise" to a site.

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Nov11

Captains Log - Twitter Style

misc ~ geek | comments

Wow, I've not blogged for over 40 days. Is Twitter stealing my blogging thunder?

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Sep13

7 Tips For Perfect Coffee

misc ~ geek | comments

My friends often tell me I make a great coffee. I'm a big coffee fan, so I've put quite a bit of research into getting it right. Here's my tips:

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Sep01

Want to be involved with yUML?

yuml ~ uml ~ misc | comments

I've had a bit of a rest from yUML recently, but by no means has the project stalled. Whilst I've been focusing on earning cash to pay bills, it's been great to see a small ecosystem grow around yUML, and soon I'll be looking to spend time on the project again for phase 2.

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Sep01

Why Downloading Pirate eBooks Isn't That Useful

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I'm sad to say that I've been guilty of downloading and reading illegal eBooks from torrent sites. I know for a fact that many software developers do this. At each place I've consulted, I've met developers with literally an entire Borders collection on their hard drives (excuse the pun).

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Aug12

Simplest User Interface Ever (humour)

humour ~ misc ~ fun ~ music | comments

I got a Boss ME-50 guitar pedal yesterday, and only just noticed this bold statement:

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Jul29

Blowing Bubbles With Twitter (And Bursting Them!)

yuml ~ uml ~ misc | comments

yUML was a little web app that I created a few months ago. I tweeted about it on Twitter, and the results were both amazing and confusing.

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Jul02

HTTP Status Code 408 - I'm a Tea Pot :)

misc ~ humor | comments

I was trawling through HTTP status codes today on WikiPedia and found the 418 - I'm a Tea Pot status code. How amusing :)

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May23

yUML Direction Control and Scaling

yuml ~ uml ~ misc | comments

I really need to give yUML it's own blog or news page or something :)

Until then, a few things that are new with yUML.

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May04

A Touch Of Polish for yUML

yuml ~ uml ~ misc | comments

Thought it might be nice to add a touch of polish to yUML. We've now got:

  • Soft Shadows
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Apr30

yUML - For NOT Sketching UML Diagrams Online!

yuml ~ misc | comments

yUML is a tool that lets you create UML diagrams using only <img> tags. Here's an example:

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Mar31

Chordasm

ruby ~ misc ~ sinatra ~ heroku | comments

I'm a song-writer, and as any song-writer knows, it's easy to play the same old chords over and over. To get around this problem, I wrote a Ruby program that generates random songs for me. Well, random chord sequences to be precise. I play the chord sequences on the guitar, and incorporate ones I like into my songs.

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Mar26

How Do You Organise Your Desktops/OSX Spaces?

osx ~ misc | comments

I've been playing with spaces over the last few days, mainly because I often find myself drowning in app windows.

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Mar19

Google Got My Shorts

misc | comments

I've joined the other billion people on the planet who's been photographed by the Google Van, and promptly published on Google Maps (street view). This time I was minding my own business on my way to Zolv. Nice shorts!

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Feb02

Community Portals and Sharing Sites

misc | comments

I've investigating applications with documents, discussions and calendars for a medium sized marketing support intranet.

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Feb02

Top 10 top 10 lists

misc | comments

Is it me, or has the world gone totally mad for top 10, 20, 30 lists? I was just looking at Digg/Software and every other entry was a 10 ways to do this, or 20 ways to do that, or 30 best thingymagigs.

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Feb01

The perfect lounge PC?

misc ~ apple | comments

I took the plunge and put a Mac Mini and Bluetooth Apple Keyboard and Mighty Mouse in our lounge. I think they look pretty. It's all working without complaints too. Recommended.

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Dec15

Google pay Mozilla $60million a year!

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According to this ZDNet article, Google pay Mozilla $60,000,000 per year to ensure Google is the No. 1 search engine in the browser.

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Sep28

Guerilla Home Recording

misc | comments

This weekend my good lady was out of town, so I thought I'd clock up some time in Garageband, rather than spending endless hours playing with .NET as usual.

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Aug08

The great Jet2.con

misc | comments

I went to book a flight on Jet2.com today. It made me furious.

####step 1: select flight

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Feb04

Blog is a moving..

misc | comments

Due to my hosting company messing me about, I've moved my home page to a new server.

I now need to get all my old posts onto this blogging enging (Mephisto), which should be fun. Watch this space as I'll also be putting up a link to the old pages in the meantime.

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