Semiologic site down again!

I just started on the planning needed to upgrade my site to the latest version of WordPress (2.3.1) and wanted to be sure that the Semiologic theme that I use will be supported.  Strangely, there’s nothing on the WordPress site one way or the other (which is surprising for such a popular theme) so I…

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Microsoft Does It Again!

We all love to hate Microsoft but I think it does us good sometimes to find new reasons why! 🙂 I wanted to build a fairly simple ActiveX control recently and decided to brush up my VC++ skills (since I’ve been using almost exclusively C#.Net for the past 2 years).  So I dutifully fired up…

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What’s your Motivation?

I’ve had several emails from my subscribers asking me what my motivation is for creating this blog.  Well, I can finally reveal ( 😉 ) that I’m writing this to encourage me to to keep learning – and this is a powerful motivator! I’ve done a lot of personal development in the past, and one of…

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Reparsing Folders in XP

Since I do a lot of development on my PC, I spend a lot of time working with the “My Documents\Visual Studio 2005\Projects” folder.  However, I’ve been finding it inconvenient that I need to constantly browse down to it from within Windows Explorer so I set about trying to find a way to add a…

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Platform Independence in Practice

Everyone has an opinion regarding Microsoft – good or bad.  However, I hadn’t realised just how far some people will go to actively block any non-Microsoft web browsers. Take a look at http://toastytech.com/good/badsitelist.html to see a worryingly long list of sites inaccessible to any browsers other than Internet Explorer. Big Brother is watching! 😉

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AJAX – jQuery Content Loading

I’m currently starting to learn AJAX as I can see it being useful in a few projects I’m working on.  The initial drive to do this had been that I was looking to have an online form dynamically update in response to input from a user.  Clearly, this is easy to achieve in PHP, but…

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