Posts filed under 'Programming'

Using TFT01 2.2″ Display With Arduino Uno R3

How to drive a 2.2″ TFT01 colour display from an Arduino Uno R3 using the UTFT graphics library.

Continue Reading September 1st, 2015

PureText – Clipboard Cleaner For Windows

PureText by Steve Miller is awesome for pasting stuff into CityDesk (and other HTML editors, rich text editors, formatted emails, Word docs, spreadsheets, etc).

You just paste using Windows-V instead of Ctrl-V, and it’ll strip out all the formatting. It’s like doing Edit -> Paste Without Formatting or pasting into Notepad, copying, and pasting into your destination window, but without the hassle of either of those methods.

Try it out – you’ll love it.

1 comment April 23rd, 2006

How Do You Carry All Your Gadgets?

This seems to be a recurring problem among my friends and workmates. You’ve got a phone, PDA, iPod, GPS, USB stick, keys, wallet, and more. Even cargo pants have a limited number of pockets, and they don’t go very well with a jacket and tie. You don’t want to look like a complete nerd and wear a utility belt. So, what to do?

The Satchel Pages offers some solutions.

They’ll be devoting this whole week to the topic of concealed man-purses, so follow along!

April 5th, 2006

World’s Worst Code Snippet?

Check out this code snippet.

The programmer couldn’t figure out why the AccountId variable sometimes wasn’t set right, so he decided to read the value from the application’s debug log file! What the hell?!

March 24th, 2006

Vim Assistant

Okay, this is one for the hard-core geeks. My apologies to everyone else :-).

This is an animation showing the new Assistant for Vim in action. It’s not just the Office weenies that get help from animated characters now!

February 13th, 2006

Free eBooks From Apress

Apress is giving away some free eBooks in hopes of getting people to sign up for their newsletter.

Titles include:

  • A Programmer’s Introduction to PHP 4.0
  • Writing Perl Modules for CPAN
  • Google, Amazon and Beyond: Creating and Consuming Web Services
  • Practical Common Lisp
  • plus several others

You don’t even need to sign up for the newsletter – just leave the checkbox blank if you don’t want it.

Apress are the people who publish Joel Spolsky’s books:

2 comments January 23rd, 2006

Programming Blog

In addition to my new photography blog, I’ve started a programming blog.

Why the two new blogs? Well, I read a lot of online articles about both photography (my main pasttime) and programming (my profession). I wanted to keep track of interesting articles I come across, so I can read them again one day or look them up and send them to other people in the future. Blogger integrates really easily into web browsers, so when you visit a page you’d like to add to your blog, you just click on a button and type your comments. Then you click Publish, and your blog is updated. I don’t need any special software, so I can do it from whatever computer I’m currently using (Windows or Mac). Easy!

October 31st, 2004


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