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Released Rollon Plugin for TiddlyWiki

Got this done enough to share with people, on a release early, release often basis.  It’s probably only of interest to RPG nerds, unless you want an easy way to set up fortune cookies in your TiddlyWiki… Rollon Plugin –

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Now I Remember Why I Gave Up on Linux

Tried installing Linux (EasyPeasy Linux, which is Ubuntu specifically for the Asus) on my Asus EEE PC Netbook, and everything works… except the one thing that’s most vital: the wireless. It connects, but can’t get enough signal quality to actually

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Tiddlywiki Internals

Tiddlywiki internals 1 of 3: Architectural Concepts Still wrestling with getting my head around coding stuff for Tiddlywiki… so there will probably be a handful of posts like this one, reminding me of the useful resources I’ve found.

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Javascript and UnitTesting

I’ve been getting back into Javascript coding recently, and as is my wont I immediately start looking around for a) a unit testing tool, and b) a toy project to fiddle around with where I don’t have deadline pressure and

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Microsoft, sucking by design

PC World – Business Center: Vista Security Is Annoying by Design Ars picked up this tidbit at the recent RSA 2008 security conference in San Francisco, where David Cross, Microsoft’s product unit manager for Windows security, discussed the company’s security

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The World’s Cutest Little Wiki

I’ve started using this for all my personal note-taking projects; the ability to just copy a page and have a new wiki that you can carry around on a thumb drive is nifty^2. TiddlyWiki – a reusable non-linear personal web

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OED CD-Rom on Vista

I finally got the OED working again on my new machine (which involved sending the original disks back to OUP-US so they would send me the new point release version that works under Vista, because there’s apparently no patch process).

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Browser Security

NoScript – JavaScript/Java/Flash blocker for a safer Firefox experience! – what is it? – InformAction I don’t know if you care, but I’m reasonably paranoid about computer security, and this Firefox plugin is the best approach I’ve found.  It defaults

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Speaking of Transcription

If I were a journalist, a student, or really anyone whose job required taking notes on what people say, I would be all over this.  As it is I’m kind of wishing my job actually did require it, just so

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W00t! Sort of

Grousing about losing my access to the online OED (and a sleepless night due to a head-cold) led me to give another go at installing the CD-ROM version, and this time I discovered some helpful information on the Oxford University

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