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November 19 2011

17:24
17:24

frankkohlhepp/fancy-settings - GitHub

Create fancy, chrome-look-alike settings for your Chrome or Safari extension in minutes!
17:24

frankkohlhepp/fancy-settings - GitHub

Create fancy, chrome-look-alike settings for your Chrome or Safari extension in minutes!

February 10 2011

20:39
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September 15 2010

11:11

Making Windows ready for the Desktop: A follow-up

It's been quite some time now since my post on how to make Windows usable for coding1). I thought it might be time for a follow-up, especially since I have since redefined some of my workflow, discovered new tools, etc.

For my Linux-mouse-behaviour I now incorporate Taekwindow instead of KatMouse, which started to freak out in my browser after a recent Firefox update. On top of the “scroll the window beneath the cursor and not the one with the focus” functionality, Taekwindow also adds Alt-dragging and -resizing to Windows.

For a simple and functional screenshot tool I have fallen in love with Greenshot. It is highly configurable (hotkeys for taking a screenshot of a definable section, the current window or the whole screen, the naming scheme to use for new screenies) and also comes with a simple image editor. All in all, I wouldn't want to miss it anymore when testing and creating bugs ;-) An interesting Linux equivalent would btw be Shutter.

Also a regular in my toolbox is now Notepad++ as my text editor of choice – I'd actually kill for a Linux port of this one ;-)

And last but not least, I have also installed ManicTime as my automatic time tracker, since my company really loves itself some timesheets. ManicTime automatically logs all focused windows (as in, application, window title, usage time), and these logs have really helped in the past to refresh my memory when I had to fill out my timesheet after a very busy day. I'm probably going to buy the pro version once my timesheet becomes more complex again2).

I also got rid of some applications though. I don't use Console2 or PuttyCyg anymore, and I also dumped the Samurize Clock Client with my custom clock/load monitor widget after Samurize started to crash or throwing weird error messages at me.

What I sadly also had to dump is VirtuaWin (and its “let's check this out” temporary replacement Dexpot. While I really love virtual desktops, and really really missed them when stating to use Windows again, I soon had to discover that Windows itself simply isn't ready for them yet. A couple of applications don't play well with being moved around from desktop to desktop3), and without some equivalent of DevilsPie4) virtual desktops are only half the fun anway.

1) at least for someone like me used to coding in a Linux environment, YMMV
2) damn you, consulting assignment *shakes her fist angrily*
3) I'm looking at you, Outlook! And at you too, Microsoft Communicator!
4) Dexpot has a window matching utility built in, but that didn't seem to be totally bugfree yet
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11:11

Making Windows ready for the Desktop: A follow-up

It's been quite some time now since my post on how to make Windows usable for coding1). I thought it might be time for a follow-up, especially since I have since redefined some of my workflow, discovered new tools, etc.

For my Linux-mouse-behaviour I now incorporate Taekwindow instead of KatMouse, which started to freak out in my browser after a recent Firefox update. On top of the “scroll the window beneath the cursor and not the one with the focus” functionality, Taekwindow also adds Alt-dragging and -resizing to Windows.

For a simple and functional screenshot tool I have fallen in love with Greenshot. It is highly configurable (hotkeys for taking a screenshot of a definable section, the current window or the whole screen, the naming scheme to use for new screenies) and also comes with a simple image editor. All in all, I wouldn't want to miss it anymore when testing and creating bugs ;-) An interesting Linux equivalent would btw be Shutter.

Also a regular in my toolbox is now Notepad++ as my text editor of choice – I'd actually kill for a Linux port of this one ;-)

And last but not least, I have also installed ManicTime as my automatic time tracker, since my company really loves itself some timesheets. ManicTime automatically logs all focused windows (as in, application, window title, usage time), and these logs have really helped in the past to refresh my memory when I had to fill out my timesheet after a very busy day. I'm probably going to buy the pro version once my timesheet becomes more complex again2).

I also got rid of some applications though. I don't use Console2 or PuttyCyg anymore, and I also dumped the Samurize Clock Client with my custom clock/load monitor widget after Samurize started to crash or throwing weird error messages at me.

What I sadly also had to dump is VirtuaWin (and its “let's check this out” temporary replacement Dexpot. While I really love virtual desktops, and really really missed them when stating to use Windows again, I soon had to discover that Windows itself simply isn't ready for them yet. A couple of applications don't play well with being moved around from desktop to desktop3), and without some equivalent of DevilsPie4) virtual desktops are only half the fun anway.

1) at least for someone like me used to coding in a Linux environment, YMMV
2) damn you, consulting assignment *shakes her fist angrily*
3) I'm looking at you, Outlook! And at you too, Microsoft Communicator!
4) Dexpot has a window matching utility built in, but that didn't seem to be totally bugfree yet
Read or add comments to this article

January 19 2010

22:22
22:22

March 11 2009

14:01

greg.geekmind.org: eee-control

eee-control is an easy-to-use utility that aims to be a one-stop solution for all special Linux Eee PC needs. It allows you to configure hardware and hotkeys, switch between performance levels (very much like Asus' Super Hybrid Engine) and more. Currently the models 701/701SD, 702, 900, 900A, 901 and 1000/1000H are supported.

February 15 2009

09:17

Awk, Nawk and GNU Awk Cheat Sheet - good coders code, great reuse

This cheat sheet contains: * Predefined Variable Summary, which lists all the predefined variables and which awk versions (original awk, nawk or gawk) have it built in, * GNU awk’s command line argument summary, * I/O statements, * Numeric functions, * Bit manipulation functions, * I18N (internatiolization) functions, * String functions, and finally, * Time functions.
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