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    My First iPhone App: Cribbage Calculator

    My first iPhone app was made available on the iTunes Store today: Cribbage Calculator. I’ve been playing cribbage with my next-door neighbour for almost a year now and sometimes you come across a hand with so many combinations that’s rather difficult to add up.

    Self Flagellation with Objective-C and XCode

    This post is called Self Flagellation with Objective-C and XCode because I think that is an apt description of what I’m doing. In case you don’t know what flagellation is, this wikipedia article will provide the full story, but suffice it to say that it comes from Latin and means whipping, and that’s exactly what [...]

    Bulk renaming files in Linux

    For some time it’s been annoying me that the various GUI file renaming options in Linux weren’t quite good enough. They either require manual previewing/actioning each and every directory or those that do recursive processing were just very limited. …

    Desert Colour Scheme for NetBeans

    Eyeball a white screen whilst programming for too long and your eyes are going to hurt, so a sympathetic colour scheme is essential. This Christmas I intend to read Programming Clojure, a book I bought just over a year ago! And since I haven’t been able to cope with emacs or vim, I was forced to once and for all put in the time to implement the Desert colour scheme in NetBeans…

    Two years using Linux and I’m in computing heaven

    I was given cause to appreciate Linux this morning and although I may have started out with specific examples, this post seems to have ended up as a bit of a ramble on why I’ll never go back to Windows…

    Custom keyboard layout for entering Latin characters

    I started a Graduate Diploma in Humanities at the University of New England this year and got sick of my Open Office macro toolbars for entering special characters. So, after some googling, I decided that a custom keyboard layout would be my only salvation. So, here’s an installer created under 64-bit Windows 7 (that should work for 32-bit as well) that probably also works in Vista, I’d be willing to bet…

    Crappy Linux Twitter Clients

    I’ve about had it with the range of Twitter clients on offer in Linux. Twitux seems capable of producing nothing but “Timeline Parse Error” messages these days, so I went looking for something else. Found two possibilities: gTwitter and Gwibber. Judging by the screenshots, Gwibber is a screen real-estate hog, so I don’t think I’ll bother with that. So that leaves gTwitter. More disappointment in store, it seems…