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  1. I don’t WANT to let go! The Media Rip Saga - Part 1: Formats and Tools.

    [caption id=”attachment_498” align=”aligncenter” width=”300”]image1 A Musical Mind[/caption]

    A coworker at my previous job once said in response to my whining a bit about having just lost 700 songs from my digital music library “Let go of your music collection!”.  That got me thinking, long and hard …

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  2. The Chrome Conundrum

    I Love/Hate Chrome!

    Having used the Chrome browser regularly for a couple of years now, I really love quite a number of things about it.

    • It’s fast
    • The developer tools are superb
    • It has a vibrant user community, including a number of very smart people whose opinions I …
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  3. Trying out VimRepress

    VimRePress

    In an ongoing effort to immerse myself in Vim as much as possible, I’m trying out a plugin called VimRepress - a fork of the popular Vimpress plugin.

    Installing

    Unfortunately, getting it running with MacVim on MacOS X Lion is a bit of a bear, but thankfully Paulo Poiati …

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  4. Windows Scripting - a VBScript Survival Guide

    1. Introduction

    If you’re new to the world of Windows scripting as I am, the array of acronyms, technologies and access methodologies that you need to traverse in order to get anything done can range from bewildering on a good day to utterly derangement inducing on a bad one …

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  5. Yay and Boo all in one breath: The Amazon Kindle Development Kit (KDK)

    Amazon has finally come out with the details around their Kindle Development Kit (KDK) you can read the details here.


    This is absolutely great news for the J2ME development community, this is a mainstream device from a big name manufacturer where they can ply their existing skill set or port …
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  6. 3 Things Microsoft Should Do for Release Engineers

    For the last year or so I’ve been working at a 100% Windows based enterprise development shop.   They ship a fairly large and complex application for health insurance providers, which draws on many of the core technologies in the Microsoft enterprise stable.


    This post highlights a few things that …
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  7. Something for nothing when you don’t WANT IT is still damn annoying.

    Dear Sun;

    When you tell me I hava Java (TM) updates available on my work Windows machine, I gleefully say sure why not and click through the installer, because generally Sun provided updates to my installed JDK don’t do anything evil, and with security and all it’s a …

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