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You Got Your Windows In My Linux

Volguus Zildrohar Re: What's wrong with Windows Server? (613 comments)

So you want the standard view instead of the extended as the default? It's easy to do if you're willing to have your own msc file - run mmc, add the services snap-in, and customise the view. Once done, save the msc file and open that instead of services.msc.

Once it's exactly as you like, use File > Options to turn off author mode, and prevent saving changes to the view.

This is most useful if you have a couple of other annoying MMC snap-ins with bad defaults. Make yourself a single 'control center' set up just how you like it.

about a month ago

Comparison: Linux Text Editors

Volguus Zildrohar Re:You're welcome to them. (402 comments)

I'm not talking about big chunks of code, or entire functions. I'm talking about the smaller things you do all day long. For loops, case statements, defining a trivial property in a java class (the kind that looks identical to almost every other property, but has to be written out manually because java).

I thought the #! example would be enough to make that clear...

about 2 months ago

Comparison: Linux Text Editors

Volguus Zildrohar Re:You're welcome to them. (402 comments)

There are many times where you repeat code and DRY does not apply. Common patterns that apply to different projects, but are mostly just grunt-work typing.

snipMate for Vim adds a nice version of code snippets. For example, I type "#!" in python scripts to add "#!/usr/bin/env python". It's a small single saving, but things like that add up over numerous scripts, and help avoid typos.

about 2 months ago

Ode To Sound Blaster: Are Discrete Audio Cards Still Worth the Investment?

Volguus Zildrohar Re:Betteridge's Law of Headlines (502 comments)

New article: "Will Betteridge's Law of Headlines apply to this headline?"

about 3 months ago

Python Bumps Off Java As Top Learning Language

Volguus Zildrohar Re: The Future's So Bright (415 comments)

Having seen some of the stuff done in web development (or any development really), I wholeheartedly disagree.

about 3 months ago

Valve In-Home Game Streaming Supports Windows, OS X & Linux

Volguus Zildrohar Re:yo dawg (106 comments)

My pro tip of the day: if the machine is steaming, don't even take it out of the store.

about 4 months ago

Google Hit With Antitrust Lawsuit Over Default Search on Android Phones

Volguus Zildrohar Re:and yet... (221 comments)

My only option is to refuse to use IE

Wow! You're willing to make a gigantic sacrifice like that, just on principle? You're a better man than me... I have to refuse to use IE because it's a shit browser.

about 5 months ago

Lies Programmers Tell Themselves

Volguus Zildrohar Re:From Scratch (452 comments)

There is only anecdotal evidence to help counter yours...

The problem is not when developer (or team) A writes something, learns from the experience, and then rewrites it with all those lessons in mind. The problem is when A leaves, and B takes over. B fails to understand the mess left behind, and decides on a rewrite because they could certainly do better... except they don't, because they don't have A's battle scars.

I have seen this at my workplace - new developers reimplemented a core administrative tool and managed to reimplement a number of bugs that had been both made and fixed in the original, on top of all the new bugs they created.

about 6 months ago

Github Rolls Out New Text Editor Atom

Volguus Zildrohar "Special purpose" (82 comments)

On the other end of the spectrum, Emacs and Vim offer extreme flexibility, but they [...] can only be customized with special-purpose scripting languages.

So, what, Python is a special-purpose scripting language now? What special purpose might that be? Pissing off whitespace fanatics? Confounding Javscript programmers with sensible behaviour?

about 7 months ago

Eclipse Foundation Celebrates 10 Years

Volguus Zildrohar Re:Still using it (155 comments)

AUTO 100, 10

Suddenly GW-Basic is rivalling Eclipse as an IDE!

about 8 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Is Linux Set To Be PC Gaming's Number Two Platform?

Volguus Zildrohar Re:Not surprising if you state Macs aren't support (281 comments)

I assumed that would be the case, but I know that if I hear about a game and want to learn more, I go to the game's website to check it out. I generally don't browse around Steam, or even open it up until I'm ready to try the game out.

I like the Steam service, but as a game browser it's really horrible (like Apple's App Store, it basically takes a website and crams it into something that's not a real browser, and won't do multiple tabs).

about 8 months ago

Twitter Will Track Your Browsing To Sell Ads

Volguus Zildrohar Re:How does one prevent this ? (120 comments)

Gee, I'm using Opera Next on a non-retina MacBook Pro... and I'm considered unique among a paltry 3.6M samples. On a site that's *extremely* likely to be visited primarily by Firefox users.

As a long time Opera user, this does not surprise me at all. I cleared my 'browsing data' for the last hour and tried again... a 50% reduction in uniqueness! Huzzah ;)

about 10 months ago

Red Hat Releases Ceylon Language 1.0.0

Volguus Zildrohar Re:harmful constructs (159 comments)

For some reason, I always hate it when people choose an explicit

if (boolean == true)

rather than just

if (boolean)

I'm glad those people have to hunt for extra bugs ;)

about a year ago

Did NIST Cripple SHA-3?

Volguus Zildrohar Re:Government contracts (169 comments)

Pfft. A single checkbox is all that's needed:

"Reduce effectiveness to comply with US Government standards."

1 year,2 days

How Gen Y Should Talk To Old People At Work

Volguus Zildrohar Re:Backwards (459 comments)

It's so cute that you think a 3D FPS is "old school"!

1 year,28 days

CoreText Font Rendering Bug Leads To iOS, OS X Exploit

Volguus Zildrohar Re:Who says? (178 comments)

Well they aren't malware

That's just where our opinions differ.

(just to be clear, I am joking... mostly)

about a year ago

CoreText Font Rendering Bug Leads To iOS, OS X Exploit

Volguus Zildrohar Re:Who says? (178 comments)

X11. Also there's Java.

about a year ago

Interviews: Guido van Rossum Answers Your Questions

Volguus Zildrohar Re:whitespace (169 comments)

It's at the bottom of every reply window.

Allowed HTML
<b> <i> <p> <br> <a> <ol> <ul> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <em> <strong> <tt> <blockquote> <div> <ecode> <quote>

<ecode> looks reasonable:

def make_adder(n):
    def adder(x):
        return x + n
    return adder
def make_adder(n):
    return lambda x: x + n

about a year ago


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