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Automate Repetitive Tasks With Make

If you're under about 35 years of age, you can be forgiven for not having heard of Make . It first appeared in April of 1976 ( a great year and month btw ); created by Stuart Feldman. If you're familiar with Ant , Rake , MSBuild , Phing , Capistrano , Maven , or tools of this nature, then you'll know, roughly, …

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Written by Matthew Setter - - Aggregated on Thursday October 18, 2018


Are You Too Wedded To Your Text Editor?

This is especially important if another text editor does all that I need, but also: Provides a better UX Is easier to use Is easier to install and configure Requires less effort Has a larger, more active community (so it's easier to get help and support) This might seem an odd thing to consider — …

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Written by Matthew Setter - - Aggregated on Thursday September 27, 2018


Google Chrome 69 Now Flags HTTP Websites

At first blush, it might seem that the changes in version 69 are only cosmetic. For example, in the screenshot above, you can see that Chrome’s Material Theme has been updated. For example, the tabs and the omnibus (address & search bar) have a softer, more rounded look. I don't know if you're a fan, but I …

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Written by Matthew Setter - - Aggregated on Saturday September 8, 2018


How Do You Start In The Tech Sector?

Sounds easy, right? Well, nothing worthwhile's easy. Now, to be fair, I don't mean " if you know what you're doing " in any patronising or condescending way. What I mean is that, unlike say being a GP , dentist , civil engineer , corporate lawyer , Queen's Council (QC) , etc., you don't need to have years of …

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Written by Matthew Setter - - Aggregated on Thursday August 9, 2018


Are We Too Trusting With Our Online Privacy?

As I was researching last week’s post, on whether we should still trust Facebook with our online privacy and personal data , I was talking to my Mum. She said that she really liked the article ( go Mum! ) and that it reminded her of her Mum and her Mum's attitude to sharing personal information. She shared the …

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Written by Matthew Setter - - Aggregated on Tuesday May 1, 2018


How to Clean Up Your Vocals in Audacity

Over the last year and a bit as I've been creating Free the Geek , my podcast aimed at helping developers create more meaningful and fulfilling careers, I've been rapidly learning about the ins and outs of great quality audio. This isn't to say that I have the best quality audio in the world, but I have been …

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Written by Matthew Setter - - Aggregated on Tuesday February 20, 2018


How to Clean Up Your Vocals in Audacity

Over the last year and a bit as I've been creating Free the Geek , my podcast aimed at helping developers create more meaningful and fulfilling careers, I've been rapidly learning about the ins and outs of great quality audio. This isn't to say that I have the best quality audio in the world, but I have been …

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Written by Matthew Setter - - Aggregated on Tuesday February 20, 2018