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Just ordered my Mac Pro 2009

I finally ordered the Mac Pro that will kick the last "standing" PC out of this place :D I feel lighter already :))This is going to be my main/development machine. The PC I had for this since 2006 is actually still good from a hardware standpoint... th…...

June 27, 2009 · 4 min · François Planque

GTD, software and 43 Folders

I have complained a couple of times that there was no decent GTD software available for Windows... to the point I'm actually considering switching to the Mac just for that! People keep advising me to just fall back to the real life method of using 43…...

November 22, 2008 · 3 min · François Planque

How to open Windows Explorer with the Folders shown

Dammit, I had this at the time I was using Windows 2000 and I don't understand how I beared living without it ever since. My life just got better, again ;) Here's what you need if you want a shortcut to open the Explorer on a given folder (for example…...

September 8, 2007 · 1 min · François Planque

Mac OS vs Windows font rendering

I want to recommend this post by Joel Spolski about differences in font rendering philosophy between Mac OS & Windows. I never really understood why Apple failed to render sharp fonts on screen. Now I understand the purpose. I'm still not sure…...

June 26, 2007 · 1 min · François Planque

The truth about Safari for Windows

Everybody's talking about Apple's release of their Safari web browser for Windows. And everybody's speculating about how Apple needs to convince Windows developers to make their sites iPhone compatible (the iPhone includes Safari) or how Apple wants to…...

June 23, 2007 · 1 min · François Planque

Still dreaming about the ideal FTP tool

Besides the basics, there's three simple things I'd expect from an FTP client: Symetrically navigate in subfolders locally and remotely with single clicks;Upload files and overwrite the server side only if the local file is newer;Search the server f…...

May 17, 2007 · 2 min · François Planque

Mac instead of PC for PHP/Web development?

I have recently put together a new Core 2 duo PC for doing my web development. And I have been asked why I didn't get a Core 2 duo Mac instead... The question definitely makes sense. You can now get essentially the same components into a PC or a Mac.…...

November 17, 2006 · 15 min · François Planque

Installing & Securing Windows XP (is a tedious task...)

Moving in is such a boring thing to do. Almost as much as moving out. You waste time reinstalling everything you had before, but in different places. You also realize some items don't fit their purpose anymore or don't fit into your new place at all...…...

September 15, 2004 · 8 min · François Planque