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Today, at a project review meeting, a customer said in no uncertain terms, that fewer, more expert developers are better than a team of devs all with just a couple of years of experience. I was very pleased about this, because this is something I strongly believe, and in this case, a good part of […]

When running Visual Studio in Windows 7 (and 8), I always do a couple of things: Turn User Account Control (UAC) off – on Windows 7 this defaults Visual Studio (and other programs) to run in Administrator mode. Switch off real time scanning on Microsoft Security Essentials (I don’t run email on the same PC), […]

Following up on my post about setting up Wireless networking, I wanted to relate a recent problem I have had. On occasion, the wireless networking was a bit hit and miss. In particular, the two iPads I have didn’t want to connect. Resetting the router was the only way to resolve. The router in question […]

My password policy for some time has been to have unique passwords for the important sites like Paypal, and internet banking sites, and not write any of this information down. However I can’t remember a unique strong password for every site I use, so some other sites have common passwords, these are written down in […]

I wish sometimes that Microsoft would just concentrate on its own products. Watching the Microsoft Windows saga over recent years, it appears to be far too interested in what its competitors are doing, to its own (and its customers) detriment. Let me explain. Microsoft is successful because of the huge success and installed user base […]

Its important for developers to have fast machines. I tend not to go for the absolutely latest tech. but my machines are always fairly up to date and new. I’ve used Intel based motherboards for a while which have Intel Rapid Start technology, the idea being that you have a SSD drive that is used […]

Microsoft tend to enable new features by default; this is something I personally do not like. With Word 2010 and the new Navigation bar, they have gone one further; not only does it popup when you start Word using up screen space, its very difficult to disable this. I don’t want it to come up […]

I have developed with two or three screens connected to my PC (or laptop – using Matrox’s excellent Dual Head 2 Go) for many years. Like desk space, my view is you cannot have enough screen space to help keep organised and productive. Recently I took the plunge and purchased a 4K screen from Amazon. […]

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