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    One simple thing that you should do

    Published February 26th, 2007

    The following suggestion came up on a forum a few days ago, and I think it’s a very good idea so I’m reproducing it here. There’s a setting in Windows that allows the user to set the background colour of application windows (it can also be set individually in Internet Explorer or Firefox). Why is […]

    Response from the Dark Side

    Published February 22nd, 2007

    A couple of days ago I wrote a rather lengthy piece about my first encounter with Visual Studio and C#. Yesterday, I was quite surprised (and also flattered and a little unnerved) to receive an email from Dan Fernandez, Lead Product Manager of the Non-Professional Tools Team at Microsoft: that is, the people responsible for […]

    C#, Visual Studio and the lure of the Dark Side

    Published February 20th, 2007

    A few months ago I began work on a project — a relatively simple Windows application — as a favour for a friend. Because I’d been fiddling with it for a while and it seemed like a convenient choice, I chose to develop the app in AutoIt. I’ve mentioned before how cool I think AutoIt […]

    In search of the perfect coding environment

    Published February 1st, 2007

    I’ve said it before: I’m easily distracted. If my working environment is not just right, my productivity goes all to ratshit. And probably the single most important factor in this is the editor I use for coding. I’ve been using TextPad for years — so long that I can’t even remember, but certainly since the […]