I’ve been running Macintosh machines for quite some time as my primary development environment. Recently I’ve been having to spend a lot of my time running Windows for my work and I’m finding it a lot less painful than I thought I would. Windows 10 has vastly improved over Windows 8 (although the bar was […]
Today I spent quite a bit of time trying to get ASDF to find my local packages on my Windows development machine. It turns out that since ASDF 3.1.5 the place to put the config files has moved. Now the config file needs to be placed in $HOME/AppData/Local/config/common-lisp/source-registry.conf.d/ There’s a couple of hours of my […]
I’ve been making some apps recently. One for the new Windows 8 modern UI and one for iOS using swift. One was a joy to code, the other was not 😉 Swift is an interesting language and I look forward to writing more code in it. C# is also a nice language, however writing code […]
Since Parallels released the new version of their Mac virtualization software recently and it reportedly works under OS X Yosemite (10.10), I decided to give it a go. Converting my Linux VMs was a breeze, but converting my Windows 7 VM wasn’t as much fun. The Windows VM converted perfectly, Windows itself on the other […]
I have released an initial version of the DeltaSync HU01 decompression routine on github. See https://github.com/dparnell/hu01 for the code It is AWFUL code, but it seems to work.
I’ve not had much time recently to work on the decompression routines as family and work need to take priority over side projects… Last night I picked the code up again and had a bit more of a look. I found a couple of mistakes in the code I’d written and am now getting a […]
Really big nasty chunks! I guess I’ve been spoilt by working with rails, and to be fair it’s not really ASP.Net I don’t like, it’s ADO.Net. I mean really, who wants to write 12 lines of code to fill a grid with data from a database! 1. construct a new SqlConnection object 2. construct a new SqlCommand […]
Well, yesterday the task bar and start menu on my Windows dev box decided to crash. I’ve got my explorer set up to open new explorer windows in their own process, so I didn’t loose my opened windows and so loose my place in svn (as well as cvs and darcs). Ordinarily when this happens […]