• In Defence Of Clipperz

    My last post, which detailed my switch to Mac, got a lot of attention from an unexpected audience: designers of password manager programs! Not only did I get a welcoming comment from the co-author of the wonderful 1Password, but I also received an email from Marco Barulli of Clipperz, an online password manager which I mentioned only briefly. Marco quite rightly wanted to point out that some of the things I said about his product could potentially be misleading, and so in the interests of accuracy I’m reproducing the meat of exchange (with his permission!) here in public:

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  • Leaving Windows Behind

    So, I finally switched to Mac a month ago. I’ve had a Mac laptop since last summer and have been very pleased with the experience, so since Windows Vista has been giving me huge amounts of trouble (e.g. see my last post on getting Cygwin to work, though I won’t go into the full gamut of issues I had here) I decided to go for an Apple desktop machine too.

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  • Using Cygwin on Windows Vista as an Administrator

    I’ve just managed to fix a particularly annoying issue I was having with Cygwin under Vista with UAC enabled. Essentially, when I ran the Cygwin bash shell as an Administrator I was seeing the following:

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  • Google 0wn5 Me

    I’ve always used Google as a search engine: I can say that having tried out all its competitors it’s results are simply the most relevant.

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  • C#-Style Events In Scala

    As you may know, C# has a rather lovely little feature whereby you can setup an event on a class, like so:

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