Ringjacker – why???

As a huge fan of Skype, I was very interested to read about the new Ringjacker add-on, which allows you to specify a custom ring-tone that the person you’re calling hears (yes – the person who you’re calling!!!).  This intrigued me as I couldn’t see how you could do this without having some control over…

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Happy 16th Birthday, Linux!

A small, tucked away news item from IDG caught my eye this morning.  It was one of those “On this day…” lists that most people ignore, but the word Linux seemed to jump out at me.  It turns out that the first version of the Linux kernel (0.02) was released to the public on this…

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Shrink My Tunes

Whilst browsing the Internet this morning, I came across a great site called ShrinkMyTunes.  It intrigued me because it claims to be able to further compress MP3 files by up to 4x (yes, you read that right – 4 times!!!) in order to get more music on your iPod or MP3 player.  Whilst this might…

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Look at Launchy!

I was introduced to a neat little utility today called Launchy.  It’s particularly useful if you, like me, have far too many applications installed on your computer and can never find “that handy tool” when you need it! What it does is it builds an index of your installed applications and lets you get to…

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Dreamweaver Made Simple

If you’ve been doing any sort of Web development for any length of time, then the chances are high that you’ve come across Dreamweaver.  I’ve used it for many years and have found it to be completely invaluable – not only for the way it helps you manage your site organisation (especially useful if you’re…

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Charles Simonyi in the News

Does anyone else out there remember Hungarian Notation?  Does anyone else still use it in any shape or form???  I know I do and I still find it as useful as the day I first read about Charles Simonyi’s revolutionary naming conventions!  It may not be as popular today as it used to be, but…

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