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April, 2006

  • Thanks Chuckie P.

    It's a Saturday night, so naturally I'm catching up on thousands of unread blog posts while my girlfriend subjects herself to Return of the Jedi. Charles "Chuckie P"* Petzold (the famous XAML rapper) made a very interesting update on Microsoft's CSAML...
  • (Unwelcome) Realism in Games

    Tycho (linked page contains harsh language) expands on something I've been unhappy about for years - my emphasis in bold: I was interested to read an interview with the man who designed Lara Croft, where he makes it clear that their Tomb Raidin...
  • Pfft, who needs CAPTCHA? We've got CATTCHA, you know.

    I was just IM'd this - yes, human proof by kitten . Simple and brilliant, but might be susceptible to forgery by dogs or other interested parties.
  • In The Company Of Heroes

    My job supports my gaming habit. I got into the IT industry by playing games, and it's looking likely that I'll exit in much the same way! :) That said, it's great working in some small way with your childhood heroes, no matter how remote! To hear...
  • SyncToy 1.2 Out Now

    Synctoy is an excellent Windows XP Powertoy that has loads of interesting synchronization modes. It was just updated to version 1.2, though I haven't had any problems with 1.1. If you're using it, possibly worth the download. If you're not using...
  • Stupid Fixed-Width Blogs

    There have been a couple of pleas on one of the blog discussion aliases internally about images that seem to jump below the post. If you're in that situation (and oh look! I am too since I moved to a basic fixed-width format), you can use the IE Developer...