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New Feature: Select Multiple Lines in Your WorkFlowy Lists

Originally posted on WorkFlowy Blog:
You can now select multiple items in WorkFlowy. This is one of the most exciting features we’ve released in a long time. For new users, it should just feel obvious, it should clearly work this…

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iTunes Crashes on Windows 8.1

iTunes Crashes on Windows 8.1 Wow, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted here! =P Anyway, I just stumbled upon this fix for iTunes crashing almost immediately after launch on Windows 8.1 (might be triggered by launching the iTunes

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RIP Google Reader

“… We understand you may not agree with this decision, but we hope you’ll come to love these alternatives as much as you loved Reader.”

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Originally posted on Hackaday:
For Christmas, [Lior] received a Baofeng UV5R radio. He didn’t have an amateur radio license, so he decided to use it as a police scanner. Since the schematics were available, he cracked it open and hacked it. This…

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Apple PowerBook 170

Apple PowerBook 170, a set on Flickr. The second acquisition of my recently established vintage computer collection is an Apple PowerBook 170, donated to me by a coworker. The original power supply was shot, and the NiCd battery had leaked,

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Apple IIgs

Apple IIgs, a set on Flickr. Inspired by The Byte Cellar (http://www.bytecellar.com/), I’ve just started building my vintage computer collection, starting with the Apple IIgs. As you can see by the photos in the set, it is in remarkably good

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Originally posted on Hackaday:
Evern wanted to write your own Atari 2600 games? This won’t get you quite that far, but it will teach you the very basics. It’s an assembly tutorial for the 6502 processor. The nice thing is…

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Benson Bubbler

Benson Bubbler, originally uploaded by Williamo!.

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MiniBin!

Update! e-Sushi has posted a new version of MiniBin after all! You can find the new version at e-Sushi.net (http://www.e-sushi.net/minibin), or you can still download the old version (3.8.3.0) below. One of my favorite Windows utilities, MiniBin, has just been

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Posted in Downloads, Utilities

Editra: Setup as a Python IDE

I can’t believe that I had overlooked this application at first, but I’m glad that I finally started using it. So far, this is the best free Python IDE that I’ve found, and it’s a fantastic general text editor as

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Probability Homework

…doing it right. =)

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Keyboard Geekery, Part 2

Now that I’ve received the XArmor U9W keyboard that I mentioned in my last post, and had a chance to use it for about a week, I thought I’d post a follow-up review for anyone who might be interested. =)

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Keyboard Geekery

Ok, I’m hooked. I’ve been using the Kinesis Advantage at work for a couple days now, and both my typing speed and accuracy have improved. As much as I love this keyboard, I can’t quite justify the price ($299), but

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The Best Time Tracking App for Windows

This looks pretty fantastic. Do you have any suggestions for time tracking apps – for Windows, Mac, or Linux? I’ve had great luck with RescueTime, but I can definitely use something like Klok for tracking time on consulting projects manually.

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Posted in Downloads, Software Development, Utilities

The Pirate Bay’s Press Release Concerning SOPA/PIPA

INTERNETS, 18th of January 2012. PRESS RELEASE, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. Over a century ago Thomas Edison got the patent for a device which would “do for the eye what the phonograph does for the ear”. He called it the Kinetoscope.

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Portal 2: Final Transmission, Decoded

I have to give the Portal team some epic geek credit (and some to myself for actually trying this out) – if you record the signal played on the radio when you find the “Final Transmission” achievement location, you’ll have

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mobiletuts: Learn Objective-C (Series)

…Unfortunately, despite sincere interest and significant motivation, most of the Objective-C guides I came across were too dense, too verbose, or not particularly interesting. So, my MacBook got a ton of use as my primary home computer (I’m an ASP.NET software engineer by day, and I use Windows exclusively at the office, but I do love me some OS X…), but Xcode gathered dust in my dock, and I went about exploring alternatives that used a more familiar syntax – like the Qt SDK (C++), MonoDevelop (C#), and NetBeans(an impressive array of different languages).

Now that the back story is out of the way, here’s why the mobiletuts Objective-C series turned that all around and actually got me to *enjoy* developing with Objective-C…

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Google Code Channel: Become a Javascript Console Power-User

Level up on the Javascript console in the Chrome DevTools. Look at XHR requests, learn console helper functions to monitor events or explore objects better. Paul Irish from the Chrome team gives you a rundown. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mf_yNLlgic  

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Posted in jQuery, Software Development, Web Development

Steve Jobs (1955-2011)

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Computer Science Question of the Day

What is the simplest and/or most efficient function you can write to determine whether a given string has balanced brackets or not?

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