Category: tools

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CSS Variables are cool

2019 By The Numbers

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

What is NimbleText (a story about cheese)

TimeSnapper for Mac: Beta Testers Needed

React is NOT ok

Meetings: Are They Worth It?

2018 By The Numbers

Think you're clever? Can you name each of these CASING styles?

NimbleText is now a Machine Learning Platform

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

2017 by the Numbers

The Ultimate Star Wars t-shirt

pushpop, a mental stack manager

Productivity Flowchart: 13 years in the making

2016 by the numbers:

The Joy of Making Simple Edits to Microsoft's Docs

Teach kids (and adults) to master algebra with DragonBox

Post Slackathon Wrap up

Less than 3 days until the Stupid Ideas Powershell Slackathon.

The Stupid Ideas Powershell Slackathon

How to Left Pad, for real

Today I Learned

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

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

Fixing Keyboard Functionality on MacBook Air after Upgrading to Windows 10.

Which Uri Encoding method should i use in C#/.net?

You Feel The Blood Drain From Your Face (A DevOps story)

UPDATE a table using a JOIN to another table (or to itself)

The Zen of Telling Notepad++ That .Config Files are XML

A console.log() adventure

Sweating the Small Stuff

Spaced Repetition Software... for Kids!

Solving An Air-gapped Traffic Mystery

NimbleSET 2.0: Death to the VLOOKUP!

Hacking Hyperink (aka. changing the font-size of an Epub on Kobo)

How Bundling Doubled The Income of ''

Your First Product

The Nimble Bundle

Need an idea? Let me give you one:

A Dashboard For Everything and Everything on a Dashboard

Internet's Last Classic ASP Website Finally Upgraded

New product launch: NimbleSET

Happy new year 2014

Downtime as a service

CRUMBS! Commandline navigation tool for Powershell

Little tool for making Amazon affiliate links

Extracting a Trello board as markdown

AddDays: A Very Simple Date Calculator

NimbleText 2.0: More Than Twice The Price!

NimbleText 1.9 -- BoomTown!

Art of the command-line helper

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

The 'Should I automate it?' Calculator

Finding (and removing) duplicate files on your hard drive

Harvey, a .net chat server built with RabbitMQ

kv can remember it for you, wholesale

NimbleText 1.6, Codename Jetboat

On Task Hoarding and Todo Bankruptcy

Developer UI Done Right: Mercurial Commandline!

I went to write down a book name and founded an internet empire instead.

NimbleText: Origins

Slides from WDCNZ: Live Coding MVC3

MVC 3, "Third Times a Charm" references

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

Coding While You Commute

The 'less crashy' release of NimbleText

Rethinking Toolbars in Visual Studio (or any IDE)

Setting up email for your microIsv

The NO Visual Studio movement: Compiling .net projects in Notepad++

ZeroOne: the editor for programmers who think in binary

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

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

A thank you I forgot to say

My new product, NimbleText, is live

Grabbing the free songs of Jonathan Coulton (with Powershell)

Using NimbleSet to compare lists

SQLike: A simple editor

24 things to do, and 100 things *not* to do (yet) for building a MicroISV

Fractal Feedback, a diversion into recreational programming

Suggested User Experience Improvements for DiffMerge

Sysi: the ultimate administrators toolkit

The secretGeek Disaster Recovery plan

DevShop: The Cool Game that Makes Development Look Fun

Kitchen Agile

zen-coding: turn those CSS selectors upside down

Debugging: It's all about finding Albuquerque.

HTML5, a 3 minute guide

Agile for one: The Personal Story 'Wall' In Action

Three Questions About Each Bug You Find

In the enterprise, nothing is what it seems

Your next text editor is... MetaNote!

Drowning in things to do

Small Moments in Software Philosophy

My code would suck less if...

Plugins! Plugins! Plugins! It must be TimeSnapper 3.4

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

Low Frustration Tolerance: Curse and Blessing

Handy cheat sheet for Visual Source Safe

8 ways to be a better programmer in 6 minutes.

Can You Cure the Copy/Paste Disease?

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

Give and Take in the Software Industry

baby steps in microsoft robotics studio...

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

TimeSnapper 3.3, and News From Iceland

TimeSnapper 3.2: What are you afraid of?

Simple Trouble Shooting Application Now Fixes Everything

Idea: a poor man's eye-tracking heatmap for win forms

A magic goal for software businesses

TimeSnapper in Music!

Fixing problems can give you a glimpse of something terrible

Sudden TimeSnapper Discount!

TimeSnapper 3.1: Attack of the the Red/Green Stripes

21 tools used in our MicroISV

Return from an offline sojourn

Leaky Abstractions? Try Asp.Net!

Behavior Driven Development: As Human As Possible

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

TimeSnapper 3.0 -- an interactive, bubbling cauldron of possibilities

Workflow software: I'm calling the bluff.

(Some) Computer Technicians Are Creepy

Organizational Tools for different scope and time

A reflection on hate week.

TimeSnapper 2.7: Word Clouds reveal your computing lifestyle!

How To Re-Start A Blog

TimeSnapper 2.6: Hook It Up

Fuzzy Search: Check this out and report back please, o lazy web.

Idea: Ribbon Bar Item Finder

Beautiful Code, or rather, Beaut Comments.

SecretGeek: live and dangerous!!

Revolutionary (versus Evolutionary) Code Generation

The great big leaky sales funnel: a micro-ISV primer

TimeSnapper Special - 9 More Days

Your Brain, And the Effects of Syntax Highlighting

Brisbane's Independent .NET Consultant

Why Are So Many Dev Tools Orange?

My First WPF Application - A visual tour

Visual Studio News Channel: Give Hanselman a Go!

How to block websites that kill your productivity.

TimeSnapper On Sale: 2 year anniversary special

WSCG as a Batch File

Transform Your Children Into Computer Programmers With SourceGear

Password Protect Your TimeSnapper Images!

The Inaugural TimeSnapper Professional 'MikeG.Next' Honorary Award Of Linkblogging Excellence

The Principle of Scale: A fundamental lesson they failed to teach us at school

Navigational Spaghetti -- What are your thoughts?

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

Thou Shalt Have One Exit Point Per Subroutine -- A Monkey Cage Conundrum

General Purpose Programming Language... Good For Nothing?

The Next Mike Gunderloy

Look at all the things I'm NOT doing!

World's Simplest Code Generator: implemented in pure Javascript

Scoop: Microsoft Expression Suite To Run On Apple Computers!

Microsoft Expression Family... WTF?

Exec Inline AddIn for Visual Studio 2005 -- Get It Now

What a week in source code!

That Shakespeare Loved His Code

Wisdom from Atli:

Use TimeSnapper to Track Your Baldness

do you want a server farm with that bottle of milk?

Diabetes promo ends in 5 minutes

TimeSnapper Diabetes Promotion Ending Soon!

Some Trillion Dollar Problems

Fight Diabetes with TimeSnapper

Perfect Productivity with TimeSnapper 2.4

MicroISV: Step 4 of 25 -- Basic Website Content

Faster Than Light -- For Real This Time

Text Files -- What are they good for?


The Truth About Attention Deficit Dis... Oh, new mail.

Back Seat Driven Development

Can Software Be Like Building Lego?

TimeSnapper -- Feature Comparison

Scheming on the Pocket PC

Step 3 of 25 -- Design Your Website

'Reuse' Is Not Usable

Remove Duplicate Rows From A Text File Using Powershell

ISV: Independent of what?

TimeSnapper 2.3: Extract Text Using Optical Character Recognition

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

Lifelogging? Think!

TimeSnapper 2.2 -- Auto Popup? That sounds terrible!

25 steps for building a Micro-ISV

Download It Now! Exec Inline: A VS2003 add-in that lets you run a chunk of code

Predictions for 2007

New Year's Resolution: Build Your Own Micro ISV!

What are the coolest XML projects? Really?

Download NextAction: Updated

In Vista, final step of installation launches YOU!!

Sexy New Version: TimeSnapper 2.1, we finally grow up

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

Your Next Action is: Download NextAction!

Concurrency Bug in all editions of Visual Studio

Demo: Exec-Inline, an Add-in that executes the currently selected code, immediately

Quick Tip: Show Shortcut Keys in Visual Studio

A Kilo of Days Ground

ShinyPower Now Opensource

Annotating Your Code with Simple Tests

Thought Game: Duplicate Driven Programming

Realtime CSS Editor -- with thanks to SquareFree.

11 Tools for Database Versioning

TimeSnapper 2 Goes Live!

PowerTools for Powershell

Why Geeks are Freaks

F# -- the 3 minute guide!

Concurrent Tautologys (all happening together at once)

Babysteps in WATIR

What is JSON: the 3 minute JSON Tutorial

Web 2.0: Something's Missing

An Absolute Beginner's Babysteps In PowerShell...


4 Lazy Ways To Stop Yourself Being Lazy


You Will Set Goals!

6 Tools for Documentation++

Visual Poetry Studio 2005

Marketing Weasels Who Write Code

How the Australian Tax Changes Will Affect Your 'Take Home' Pay

TimeSnapper 2.0 is near to completion

The Actual Minimum Every Gmail User Must Know About Unicode and Character Sets (Excuses welcome)

Tip o the day: Copy Text from MessageBox/Msgbox

VS2005 Tip: Which file am I working on?

FTL: Faster than Light -- Functional Text Language

Early Screenshot Technology

Big In Japan!

Get On Up!

Damn that's one ugly customer!

10 Ways to boost the Zen of Paint: Suggested improvements in MS Paint

Printing 'Console' Screenshots? Save your Toner/Ink

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

Tip: MS Paint Power User -- Setting Line Thickness


Thought for the day

rescued by timeSnapper

the SecretMaker

Suspicious Mail

Unposted thoughts and SkunkWorks

TimeSnapper Supports Multiple Monitors!

Microsoft to give away Windows for Free... (maybe)

Elevator Pitch of the Century!!

Forget Intellisense: I want IntelliSEARCH

FU: Findability precedes Usability.

Obstacles To International Development free download

Pay Day for the Ideas Rat

Five Ways To Play Nice with 'Live.Com'

the Best of secretGeek

recycling the mental cache

Brisbane .NET Developer Position

Schnippetize your life

Team Foundation Server: Check-in Policies

Free Money For Doin What You Love

Delpino -- Last Ever Show

Gradient Maker

A Color Gradient Webservice

MS Paint //Master Class//

Tip O The Day: Quit Buggin Me, Messenger.

Sexy Tool for Fast, Active Coding -- Any Language!

Hot .Net Tip: This will save you a lot of time

Simple Example of Using the World's Simplest Code Generator....

Enhance Reporting Services By Including A Function Library

Too Many Damn Arrows in VS.Net! Procrastination, DHTML, CSS, Design.

Coder to Developer: to the rescue again

Sometimes you frustrate me, Mrs. Reporting Services.

How to be depressed

A favelet, an email, a web service

So you've got GMail

Lutz Roeder's Reflector Is Magic

MS Word -- Executive Edition

Triggers: Very Good, or Very Bad?

How Microsoft Lost the Joel War

A Gift Bag For New Programmers...

Three -=FAT=- tips

Just keep zooming -- the resolution never degrades.

Shake that keyboard baby!

Your New PC Won't Let You Work On ASP.Net?

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

Excel-Lite: Hey coder! This spreadsheet's for you!

Court Fines Microsoft over Anti-Competitive Calculator

Excel VBA: We hates it! We hates it! We hates it for ever and ever!

Definitive .Net and VB.Net Links

SiteMap for secretGeek

Underground XML

Visual Studio .Net Tips

Dot Net Rookie Mistakes

Blog Roll...

How to write a novel

Essential Software for Geeks and Power Browsers

10 Links For Improving Web Site Quality

The Lost Art of Batch Programming


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