As a long time Linux Engineer I enjoy reading about the technologies used by sites like Twitter, Facebook, Etsy, Yahoo (for things like Flickr) and other large sites to build things out to scale. I often lend a hand with Windows customers at work and it recently occurred to me that I've never seen a website or blog posts that relate to scaling on Windows. [more inside]
What are your default installs on a windows computer? [more inside]
I'd like some program ideas to implement. [more inside]
How do I adjust how Windows XP gives individual windows/applications priority? [more inside]
I'm interested in developing iPhone/iPod Touch applications, however my understanding is the SDK only works in OSX. I have a XP desktop and a Vista notebook with an AMD Athlon and Turion (both dual core) respectively, both pretty good machines. Is there any way to avoid spending serious cash buying a Mac just to get into iPhone development?
New Windows Mobile smartphone after years with Palm. 1. What are the best apps for a writer/teacher/trivia nut? 2. What is the best dictionary/thesaurus program? WordnetCE is not working, and the other choices I have found seem to lead back to it. 3. I like using Tasks on my Today screen, but the set-up I have either shrinks them to nothing or buries them. What is the best theme or plug-in? I am getting into GTD- mostly at the 'list everything I gotta do' stage
Is it possible to control the volume of individual Windows applications (or Firefox windows/tabs?) Also, is it possible to boost the volume of (e.g.) a YouTube video?
Syncing between laptops: How can I easily and automatically sync files and documents between two laptops using Bluetooth? Ideally I want to load up one machine in the vicinity of the other and have all my recent data (documents/data/RSS feeds etc.) syncronised with NO hassle. Any good apps out there? [more inside]
For reasons of folly I thought I'd give Windows Vista a go. As a long-time mac user I'm used to relying on the apple community for useful software suggestions and ideas. With windows, I'm not entirely sure where to start so was hoping for suggestions of equivalent software to the following: Unison, Toast, Adium, Transmit, iPhoto, and Stuffit/Other compression utility Low cost is good, but i'll take positive feedback over price tags any day.
I want a windows application that can give me international times - I contact people in Europe on occasion - and I don't remember what time it is in Dublin or London. Is there a small app that can do this for me? [more inside]
I want to learn to create simple Windows desktop applications for my own personal use. What programming language should I start learning? [more inside]
I never restart the computer when I install things on Windows XP. I go weeks without rebooting, installing multiple programs. I've never had a problem. Two questions: 1) Why do so many programs require this? and 2) What's the potential for harm from ignoring their suggestion?
I need some recommendations on useful Windows Mobile applications for a professional software developer... [more inside]