Tag: tools

Programming ... For me it started out as a passion, when I wasn't even in highschool. I used to doodle small animations, in ASCII, for the Windows command line. Notepad was the tool I used to achieve this. Why? Because that's the first thing I encountered on my fresh install of Windows 95. Notepad was my first ever real "code editor". Don't get me wrong, I've used it to edit text files and any other type of files that are supported but I mainly liked using it as a code editor. Now, along the years I have come across...

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What's my uptime?

So I wrote a small project over the course of a few days. What started out as a small internal thing has turned out to be something more complex but in the end very satisfying. Initially it started as something simple that I used on daily basis at work. I wanted a way to monitor the local server that I have just 6 feet away from me. It's a crappy old machine that doesn't do much, other then store some files. Because I have the luxury of having an external monitor attached to my laptop, I could just glance over...

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So I ran a poll. And people answered and the results surprised me, to say the least. The question was simple. Developer Tools docked or undocked? 74% of all people that answered my question said that they prefer to use the developer tools docked. I was a bit surprised because this means that either they have small screens or they don't know they can undock. The other 26% said they prefer to have it undocked because they know they can have docked but choose not to. So what do these numbers actually mean? Well from what I understand and from...

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A few weeks ago, I had the unfortunate chance or let's say "opportunity", of working on something without going through my usual workflow. And what did I learn from that experience? Well, that you are as good as the tools you use and the most important thing, that stuck with me, is that the whole process sucked. And when I mean it sucked, I mean it was so horrible that I felt I was in the middle ages, where they had to copy books by hand. I mean not only was I out of my comfort zone, but...

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Despite the fact that we are being monitored day and night by an entity that knows almost everything (even what we had for brunch on Nov. 5), and yes I'm talking about moon people, we still have an unsatisfied need of knowing what happens to our belongings. Be it a website or a web app, we need to know what happens with it, while we are away, disconnected from the interwebs. But often we ask ourselves how can we achieve this without paying a dime? Luckily, nowadays there are a lot of tools that can help us in our quest...

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