Archive for June, 2009

My kinda uninformed stab at predicting Browser Trends

I’ve been developing some stuff for the web lately and right now I feel a bit like this (ok,  it wasn’t really that bad).  Anyways,  it got me thinking about browsers and their trends.  Firefox seems to be picking up.  Apple is putting a lot of effort into Safari.  Google is doing great things with Chrome.  MS has released IE8 which I suppose is kinda in the same league but from what I’ve heard is still losing ground to the others.  So I thought I would check out some of the stats over at Net Applications.  I found it quite intruiging.  So I thought I would go and make some wild predictions. Continue reading ‘My kinda uninformed stab at predicting Browser Trends’

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Stumbling around the Interweb pays off.

I like to spend a lot of time stumbling around the internet.  It is not uncommon for people to associate this activity with slacking off or time wasting.  I however see it as a great source of inspiration and new ideas. It is an important ingredient in leaving average behind and setting great in your sights.  I think you need a certain knack or approach however to be successful at it.

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Essential command line tools – A quick and dirty toolbox

Nowadays it’s all about the GUI.  Many people have never used the command line,  or are fearful of it. It’s that thing that nerds and geeks use isn’t it?  I don’t want to touch that,  it’s way too hard and I’m sure I’ll break something?  And the like.  Can’t you just download me a program that’ll do what I want?

It’s normal behaviour to avoid what we don’t know,  to be fearful of what we don’t understand,  to want to stay within our comfort zone,  to give up control and let someone else do it all for us.  But it needn’t be this way.  I’m going to outline below a small set of commands that will get you well on your way to being more productive in a short period of time.

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