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Perforce

With Perforce offering unrestricted usage of their revision control server for up to 20 users; it might be time to take a look at what it can offer you as a small independent developer. Even if you, like me, already have been using systems like Git or Subversion to collaborate, it might actually be time […]

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Decoupling

I would like to talk to you about something that has been on my mind lately: Decoupling. No, it’s not any particularly new concept and something I’ve been practicing as a software developer over the past ten years. What I have been thinking about is its application to the web, our software stacks and how […]

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Last.fm Radio Protocol

During the weekend I decided to hack together my own last.fm radio player in Python. I had found the My Playlist station pretty useless after being treated to the same three songs over and over again, and set out to code a player that would autoskip any songs I’ve already listened to once during a […]

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OMG! It’s so cute!! LOL …or How I Got Anti-Aliased Fonts

I seriously don’t know how I could lived this long and used my Gentoo installation without enabling anti-alias for the rendering of fonts. For a long time I have admired Konqueror (or KHTML to be precise) for its beautiful renditions of web pages compared to Firefox, text rendering so soft and clear, thinking it was […]

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Poor Mans Edge-Cache

I have been playing around with the Amazon Web Services and S3 in particular over the last couple of days. It’s something I have planned to do for a long time now but never have come around till now. But I got a kick in the but to wake up and smell the Amazon Kool-Aid […]

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My Adactio Comment

My comment over at Jeremy blog managed to get somewhat botched so here is it in its original glory: My approach from now will be fluid layouts using max-width (or “telescoping” layouts as I like to call them) and deal with IE6 using Dean Edwards IE7 script as Eric pointed out a long time ago […]

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!important

Yesterday I realized that I really need to get on with the redesign when I had to add an !important to get a CSS-rule to apply. Thanks to Firebug 1.0 beta I got a painful visualization of how inefficient the current code can be, my custom rules on top of the Sanbox “Kubrick” skin.

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Marking Words

Here’s an idea I’ve been entertaining for some time now and that I would like to see realized: A word navigator. I know that in the field of computational linguistics there’s several implementation of this kind for different areas of our syntactic, lexicographic and semantic network of knowledge for our understanding of language. But what […]

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Redesign Chronicles: Introduction

Over the coming months, I’m going to tear down and redesign this site. I plan to do it slowly, making it a great practice and learning experience for me personally. What I plan to do is chronicle the process, describe steps I’m going to take, what the options are and the rationale behind my choices.

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On Failure

Excerpt from a Project/Programmers Guide I wrote when the year was just days old.

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