Monthly Archives: January 2011

From Chrome and Firefox to Safari

I often switch back and forth between Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. I can’t make up my mind! Chrome seems fast, even noticeably so right after switching from Firefox. But then I get annoyed by some little “niggle” of Chrome … Continue reading

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Game Development Stack Exchange

Wow, did I actually write all of this? And is it really 19 points higher than the second best answer? I hardly remember this time period, when the website was just starting with very few active members and I was … Continue reading

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Artificial Sweetener Stories

I was told the story of how Splenda was discovered by my professor in swim conditioning class several semesters ago. But I had no idea that every artificial sweetener has something of an interesting discovery story connected to it! I … Continue reading

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In Over My Head

*sigh* I’ve been particularly demotivated lately, but I finally decided to start figuring out how to develop an app for Mac and pretty quickly realized I’m in way over my head here. Xcode is a completely alien development environment for … Continue reading

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Microsoft OneNote 2007 randomly creates shortcuts

I’m trying to grasp a very slippery issue lately. Several users have OneNote 2007 installed and are sharing a notebook over the network (via a shared network drive). One of them will open OneNote and sometimes (randomly) a shortcut to … Continue reading

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Mac App Store

Hooray for the Mac App Store! It’s not as exciting as I thought it would be, though I’m glad it came out earlier than expected. I wish it recognized more of my existing apps, and many (most) of them were … Continue reading

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phpMyAdmin – Import Excel CSV into table

Importing a CSV file which was saved from Excel 2007/2010 into MySQL using phpMyAdmin is easy once you know how! Just carefully follow all of these steps: 1. Sanitize the CSV file: Open the CSV file in a text editor … Continue reading

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