Category: UX

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CSS Variables are cool

Stashy is a Really simple Key Value store

5 minutes to import CSV to a database: What do you do?

Using "ok" as a Project Control Room

2018 By The Numbers

Convergent versus Divergent modes of thought

How do you get things done?

I'm .ok you're .ok: introducing folder profiles for bash and powershell

2017 by the Numbers

Publishing on Amazon: Lakes Creek Adventures

Productivity Flowchart: 13 years in the making

2016 by the numbers:

6 different ways to run an core web application

The Stupid Ideas Powershell Slackathon

Hosting an infinite number of apps in the cloud for free, on your own domains.

npm is not just for node... npm is for EVERYTHING

Console Is Forever

The Secret Life of Connection Strings In Oracle! (Oracle DBA's Hate Me.)

The Laggard's Guide to Getting Started with 5 Using Yeoman.

Mercurial Workflow with Branching

Writing Your First Mercurial Extension

Love Me Two Times

Sweating the Small Stuff

NimbleSET 2.0: Death to the VLOOKUP!

Clients From Hell

Two Flies! Bet Now!

The Canine Pyramid

Humans: A Tragedy.

Happy new year 2014

A flowchart of what programmers do at work all day

NimbleText 1.9 -- BoomTown!

Line Endings.

Art of the command-line helper

Slurp up mega-traffic by writing scalable, timeless search-bait

Finding (and removing) duplicate files on your hard drive

Harvey, a .net chat server built with RabbitMQ

So your domain has been stolen. What now?

NimbleText 1.6, Codename Jetboat

Developer UI Done Right: Mercurial Commandline!

Rediscovering the Amstrad CPC 6128

The Correct Order for a First Time Viewing of The Lord Of The Rings

A new era for Android.

NimbleText: Origins

Custom Errors in ASP.Net MVC: It couldn't be simpler, right?

Where shall we have lunch?

Mercurial workflow for personal projects (with a .net bias)

I see you're using vim. Let me fix that for you.

What then, is b?

SQLike: A simple editor

HOT GUIDS: A hot or not site for guids

Suggested User Experience Improvements for DiffMerge

Original Premise for a road movie

DevShop: The Cool Game that Makes Development Look Fun

HTML5, a 3 minute guide

Windows Search in Japan

Continuous Integration, Plugins and Going Too Far

The Utterly Thorough Guide To Awesome Application Compatibility on Windows 7.

Astounding Hyperlinked Noticeboard

Sometimes, The Better You Program, The Worse You Communicate.

How to get a Free iPhone

10 Simple Rules To Follow In Case Your Software Becomes Self-Aware

Plugins! Plugins! Plugins! It must be TimeSnapper 3.4

A 3 minute guide to embedding IronPython in a C# application

It's 2009 already -- where's my damn internet-based IDE??

4 Types of Person (a guide to stupidity)

baby steps in microsoft robotics studio...

TimeSnapper hits the local press... and more on Iceland

Babbage and Boole!

Simple Trouble Shooting Application Now Fixes Everything

Alan Kay on 'The Camel has Two Humps'

The Bluffer's Guide To Yegge: Business Requirements R Bullsh*t

Fixing problems can give you a glimpse of something terrible

Web Tablet: Toward Less Complexity

Sudden TimeSnapper Discount!

Redux: New Synchronisation Idea Overlooked By Microsoft

Visual Studio UX Taskforce, Office UX Taskforce... etc.

How to be Jeff Atwood

Return from an offline sojourn

Behavior Driven Development: As Human As Possible

What To (Really) Do If You Find Out Your Parents Are Using Vista (redux)

Sample Code From Text-Adventure Game Platforms

Wiki as Text Adventure Game

Your Brain Is In 10 Kinds of Trouble

secretGeek's guide to selecting a cartoon to suit your chosen IT career

TimeSnapper 2.6: Hook It Up

Journey of an idea

Revolutionary (versus Evolutionary) Code Generation

Which came first... the domain model or the human?

My First WPF Application - A visual tour

Go Don Syme!! Go F#!!

Step 5 of 25 to Building a Micro-ISV: Install traffic monitoring on your web site

General Purpose Programming Language... Good For Nothing?

Scoop: Microsoft Expression Suite To Run On Apple Computers!

Microsoft Expression Family... WTF?

Hogwarts: an alternative dictionary.

ATM Thief Busted By Observant Internet Watcher?

Choosing between Apple, Microsoft and Linux

MicroISV: Step 4 of 25 -- Basic Website Content

Etags? I've never even heard of eTags!


Back Seat Driven Development

TimeSnapper -- Feature Comparison

Scheming on the Pocket PC

Number 1 Sign Your Software Project Is Doomed

'Reuse' Is Not Usable

Step 2 of 25 to Building a Micro-ISV: Reliable Hosting

A Girl

Step 1 of 25 to Building a Micro-ISV: Register a Domain

Five More Things You Didn't Need To Know

Top Tips of 2007, part I: Leon's One-Step Guide to Making a Nature Appreciation Film in Africa

Thanks for a genuine belly chuckle, Joel

Gunderloy, Spolsky, Atwood: three big idiots.

10 Websites that would Not work as Wikis

How To Be A Couple Of Micro-ISV People On Opposite Sides of the World

The trouble with "High Priority"

The difference between goals and dreams.

A Kilo of Days Ground

The Truth About Lisp

Time for a rewrite.

PowerTools for Powershell

Why Geeks are Freaks

Microformats: Another 3 min guide i won't be writing

F# -- the 3 minute guide!

What next for the 3 minute guides??

Babysteps in WATIR

Babysteps in PowerShell part deux: Variables! Real Proper Variables!

syntax, lang = 'sweet', 'ruby'

What does XML look like on other planets?

Quick Prototyping Technique

Marked up: Finalists for the 16th Annual Jolt Product Excellence & Productivity Awards

Where's my damn robot?

the SecretMaker

Pay Day for the Ideas Rat

the Best of secretGeek

What is so scary about DLINQ?

Mozilla Firefox (the //other// browser)...

Rule Number 1: Give Me Screenshots.

Why is it that so many managers have missed this crucial lesson?

Computers Programmers On TV Shows Procrastination, DHTML, CSS, Design.

Impress your geeky colleagues with clever tips and hidden treasures

Award for the Silliest User Interface: Windows Search

All Consuming

Reporting services -- Tips and tricks

Hiatus Halted

How to be depressed

CitiBank swims with the phishers


So you've got GMail

Your Help is Needed

final thoughts for the week

Graphic design for engineers: the logo

The Where, the Who and the Why of Steve Lombardi

How Microsoft Lost the Joel War

For the Love of God, Enter this Damn Competition Already!

Lowering the ceiling instead of the floor

Writer's Block, Geek-Block, and Procrastination

Three Good Rules

Going Full Circle: Using "Commands"

XPLT: eXtensible Parser Language Transformations

Roy's Competition: Some Suggested Add-Ins for Visual Studio.Net

Email Personality Quiz

Why ".net" is crap.

<Rant topic='Hungarian'>Damn I get mad about stuff!

Technical Writing: 10 Mistakes you don't wanna make

Dogfooding Your Mother-In-Law

The four horsemen of the online apocalypse

An Open Letter to Technical Authors

Between Christmas and New Year

.Net Remoting: the Quick and Dirty Guide

Got Rss? Have you? Have you?

SiteMap for secretGeek

"Dot-Net Awareness" Day!

secretGeek now syndicated!

About 'secretGeek'

How to write a novel

Twitching on Fraser Isle

10 Links For Improving Web Site Quality

Defensive Programming

Lessons From Bill Gates

Future Articles

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