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Month: October, 2013

The Stack Trace episode #3 featuring Benjamin Lupton

I’m happy to announce the availability of the third episode of The Stack Trace. This time around, we invited Benjamin Lupton for a talk about History.js, DocPad, his to-do list on GitHub, and a host of other interesting topics. As always, there is a direct link to the podcast or the iTunes feed for you […]

Thoughts on Music by Steve Jobs

The below excerpt is taken from a post on the official Apple website. In 2007, Steve Jobs said the following about DRM: Why would the big four music companies agree to let Apple and others distribute their music without using DRM systems to protect it? The simplest answer is because DRMs haven’t worked, and may […]

Top 256 most active GitHub users

Each month on the 20th, Paul Miller compiles a list of the top 256 most active GitHub users based on a summary of their pull requests, opened issues, and commits. If you’re a developer, I’m sure you know many of the names on the list.

Firefox OS screenshots on a ZTE Open

I recently purchased the official Firefox OS developer preview phone, the ZTE Open. While the phone itself is just that, a developer preview phone – and hence, has a limited 150 MB built-in memory etc. – what I was looking for was a hands-on experience of the look and feel of Firefox OS. First off, […]

Snap.svg – the JavaScript SVG library for the modern web

The initial release of the Scalable Vector Graphics format saw the light of day on September 4th in 2001, quite some time ago. Only just recently is SVG beginning to catch on, especially with the rise of high-resolution, high-DPI screens on mobile devices and desktops alike – and with the awe-inspiring pioneering work carried out […]

How to take a screenshot on the Surface Pro

If you own a Surface Pro and don’t have either the Touch or Type Cover, you’ve got no Print Screen button. So, how do you take a screenshot? It’s really simple but can be somewhat tricky to achieve due to the timing. You may need to practice this a few times: First, hold the bottom […]

Windows 8.1 and the unified background image

If you’re tempted to give Windows 8.1 a try, I say go for it. At least if you own a Surface or is considering buying one. Why? Well, just for the sole reason that being able to have the same background image in the Modern UI and on the desktop makes a tremendous difference in […]

How to take a screenshot on the ZTE Open

I was trying to take a screenshot in relation to an error message I was receiving on the ZTE Open running Firefox OS. No blog posts had it right when googling this, so here is how to do it: To take a screenshot, you need to hold down the power button and the home button […]

How not to rm yourself

Sindre Sorhus has written a small, concise piece on how not to rm yourself when scripting things. It’s a well-recommended read, especially if you’re open sourcing your code.

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