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Update: 24 Sept 2011: I've since switched to using a MacBook Pro as my main computer - and despite previously thinking that the ThinkPad Keyboard was the world's best computer keyboard - I think the MacBook Pro backlit keyboard on my early 2011 MBP is simply the best keyboard I've ever used.

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03
Jul
2008

Another Syntax Highlighter

Thanks to Alexander Groß for pointing me to syntaxhighlighter.  I still think Leo Vildosola's Code Snippet plugin and h

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Using an enumeration to display a list of values in the user interface (UI) has obvious limitations. You'll be limited to the rules of enumeration values - no spaces, multi-words etc. You won't be able to offer localized versions of the strings used to describe each enumeration value.

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During my recent trip to Hong Kong - I popped into a mobile device shop and took a quick look at the HTC Touch Diamond.

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25
Jun
2008

A RESTFul Pager

I learn something new nearly every time I write code - whether in a small project or large.

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23
Jun
2008

WiFi at Hong Kong Airport

Hong Kong airport is now officially my favorite airport in the world. The Airport Express train in and out of town is a breeze. The food court in departures is large and comfortable.

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UPDATE: Sun Tests Social Networking Toolkit

If I could design the future of social networking it would look like this...

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14
Jun
2008

RegexBuddy

I know Jeff Atwood is a fan of this, and I'm surprised it's not made it on to Scott Hanselman's 2007 Ultimate Developer and Power Users Tool List for Windows tools list yet.

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14
Jun
2008

Stop the Thrash

I like Windows Vista - it's a cool and stable OS. But it's taken me a while to get it to boot fast, and stop thrashing my disks to death. Windows Search, automatically scheduled items like Disk Defragmenter and Windows Defender and the biggest culprit - Superfetch, all put a heavy load on boot time and run time disk activity.

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I have a lot of respect for experienced CSS/XHTML designers having lived through two medium size projects that both had accessibility and XHTML Strict requirements - it was tough going.

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