March 2013

Any interest in a module manager for Monkey?

Having done a module manager for BlitzMax called Maximus I’ve received one question several times: will you also make a module manager for Monkey? My answer at the time was ‘no’. Simply because I didn’t use Monkey nor was I planning to. To be honest, I’m still not planning on using Monkey myself. But there …

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Purple/pink screen with HDMI-out on ASUS1215B with AMD E-350 APU

Yesterday I decided to hook up my ASUS 1215B Eee PC to my LED TV through HDMI to watch some videos. I’ve used my netbook a lot for this task and thus far without any issues (aside from not being able to play 1080p video properly, even though the AMD E-350 APU shouldn’t have too much trouble with …

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The cancellation of Google Reader

Earlier this week Google announced the cancellation of Google Reader, probably the most used web based RSS reader. As of the 1st of July 2013 you won’t be able to use Google Reader anymore. According to Google Reader I’ve been using it since 15th of April 2011. Almost 2 full years now. I’ve been subscribed to …

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Vim essentials: NERD tree

So you started using Vim and were a bit disappointed with the lack of a proper tree-style directory explorer? Meet NERD tree (also on GitHub). With NERD tree you can navigate through your folders and files. You can choose to always display the sidebar (put let NERDTreeShowBookmarks=1 in your .gvimrc) or use its toggle function NERDTreeToggle, which I’ve …

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Favorite programming font on Windows: Consolas 10pt bold

For years I’ve used Courier New in my programming editors and terminal (PuTTY). But there’s a much better font available for that kind of stuff. For the last couple of years I’ve been using Consolas, which is shipped with Windows. I’ve configured my editors and PuTTY to use Consolas 10pt bold as I find it …

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