Monthly Archives: March 2009

Web Development Bookmarklets

I’m a big fan of Firebug. I believe that if you do any kind of web development, that’s the one Firefox extension you NEED to have on your computer. It is simply indispensable and I miss it greatly when I … Continue reading

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Why do we get no respect?

Stuff like this saddens me: Apparently if you can read some sloppy, malformed pseudo-code thrown together by an idiot marketroid with no knowledge of programming you must be a total loser.This advertisement is yet another example in a very common … Continue reading

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The Path

You know how we always argue whether or not video games are art? No? Really? Never heard that one? Well, there exists this argument that video games as a medium can be used not only for entertainment and blowing off … Continue reading

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Oblivion Mods Revistied

Just so that you know, I’m still playing Oblivion quite obsessively. I do make breaks for other games from time to time (in fact tomorrow I will post a review of a new funky indy game I played), but it … Continue reading

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Happy Tolkien Reading Day

I’m posting this today since there is usually no Wednesday post around here. I wanted to remind you that tomorrow is Tolkien Reading Day. So dust off your copy of the Fellowship and give it to someone who has never … Continue reading

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Windows cannot connect to the domain…

As you may know, I’m a big fan of virtualization. At work, whenever I need to use Windows only applications, I fire up Virtual Box which is running an instance of Windows XP. A virtual machine like that covers pretty … Continue reading

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What is your favorite database?

Yet another poll post on Friday. What, you think I’m getting lazy? Probably. What are you going to do about it. You are getting a poll today, and that’s that. I have another good one that is bound to incite … Continue reading

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Video Game Evil

I think I hate karma based advancement systems in video games. You know what I’m talking about – that stupid good/evil slider thing that every fourth RPG tries to shove down your throat. Light side vs dark side, open palm … Continue reading

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SciFi Chanell Aims to Suck More

I have no love for SciFi channel. I’ve been sort of mad at them ever since they they canceled Farscape. They sort of redeemed themselves when they produced the miniseries that wrapped up that show, and then created Battlestar Galactica … Continue reading

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Stories, Mostly True

I just read Steve Yegge’s latest blog post and loved his little stories. I also discovered Davesecretary stories, especially this collection and I thoroughly enjoyed every single one of them. You can probably see where this is going, no? I … Continue reading

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Happy Pi Day!

I wanted to wish all of you a happy Pi day. As you may or may not know tomorrow is March 14 which can also be written as 3.14 which is… What? Let me give you a hint: Yup, it … Continue reading

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Please Stop Asking me About Windows 7

Lately, a lot of technology-deficient people have been asking be about Windows 7. Apparently everyone is extremely eager to get off of Vista as soon as possible. I can tell you right now, that the sales of the next release … Continue reading

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House of Leaves

If you are planning to read one scary book this year, make it House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewsky. I read it few months ago and I have been putting off writing this review because of the shattering effect … Continue reading

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The Directional Input Problem

In the Friday discussion thread, Dr. Azrael Tod said something that resonated with me: Problem with vim and its “less work for your fingers” is that i think its the wrong way to solve this problem. As example: vim uses … Continue reading

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What is your favorite code editor?

Happy Friday folks! I just wanted to tell you that I didn’t actually have a post ready for today until like midnight. Total writers block. Well, not total – I had couple of things in the queue, but nothing that … Continue reading

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Running a Blog on Google Appengine

Last week, I talked about setting up a dynamic personal web page on Google AppEngine. I mentioned that it would be possible to grow and expand your page beyond the simplistic informational page I have shown you. More specifically, I … Continue reading

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Vim Cheatsheet Revisited

Some time ago, I posted a nice little Vim cheat-sheet here. It is sort of my personal sheet that includes the commands that I find useful, and that I forget about a lot. It is divided into logical task based … Continue reading

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You can make software piracy irrelevant

Software piracy is a problem. It has been an issue from the day one. As soon as people started selling software, others started copying it illegally. It’s funny, but we have built computers in a way that makes software easy … Continue reading

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