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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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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