Monthly Archives: August 2008

Hug a Developer!

Being a developer is not all fun and giggles you know Technorati tags: Hug a Developer

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Daily Builds

Smalltalker from JP Morgan talks about the daily build process. Man, these guys have a monster image Developers always start with a fresh image each day. They then ensure that all of their code loads into that fresh image. They … Continue reading

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Microsoft tweaks anti-piracy check for Windows XP

  Microsoft has updated software that verifies whether a copy of Windows is genuine in its Windows XP Professional edition, making it similar to the notification in Windows Vista and thus more persistently visible to users. More…

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Barry Carr on Oxygene Part 2

Here’s the second part of Barry’s talk. Technorati tags: Community, Barry Carr, Oxygene

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Barry Carr on Oxygene

Recently I caught up with local speaker Barry Carr and got him to tell me a bit about his new favourite language Oxygene. The screen cast is broken into two parts as YouTube will only allow broadcasts of 10 minutes … Continue reading

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Dawkins, Darwin and Digital DNA

Right now Channel 4 is showing a 3 part series, hosted by Richard Dawkins, entitled The Genius of Charles Darwin. In the second episode of this series Richard was putting the idea of intelligent design to the sword, as only … Continue reading

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Why Britain Should be a Secular Society

Up until recently, I’ve never had particularly strong feelings either way about religion. People who put the decisions of daily life into the hands of a “superior intelligence” were just coping out, as far as I was concerned; not having … Continue reading

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DevExpress Outtake Video

Things don’t always run smoothly when we’re filming the DevExpress videos. Jeff, our videographer, has put up a short video on YouTube of Oliver and myself, not so much messing up, as not really being able to get started in … Continue reading

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Mining for Silver(light)

Who remembers Manic Miner for the ZX Spectrum? You do? Well if you pine for those days then pine no longer as a couple of the NxtGenUg guys have reproduced a few levels of the game written in Sliverlight. Why? … Continue reading

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Google Street View in Dundee Soon

This morning I took a walk across the road to fetch the morning paper, as I do every morning; only this morning as I did so a Google Street View survey car passed me and I managed to get a … Continue reading

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