Monthly Archives: May 2008

Sacrificing my EEEPC for a Garmin – EEEPC for sale

I’ve come to the crazy decision that I need to sacrifice my EEPC in favour of a Garmin Forerunner 405. Why? I’ve got an awesome Vaio that I find myself using more and more at home I’m doing the Dublin marathon this year and I’d like the Garmin to aid in my training What I […]

geek poll: what do you have open?

From the Planet Ubuntu feed I saw the meme "geek poll: what do you have open?" What do I have open? 3 instances of windows explorer 1 firefox window with 22 tabs I instance of Filezilla 2 instances of Visual Studio 2003 command prompt I instance of EMS’s SQL Manager Lite for SQL express 3 […]

My first sprint triathlon – Fingal sprint

This year Frank convinced me to join him in training for a sprint triathlon. I agreed and last weekend was my first (fingalsprint.3dtri.com). It was tough – real tough. I’m not a strong swimmer and I was punished severally in the swim – somehow I was placed in the fast group and ended up being […]

Do you Really Want to Be a Development Team Leader?

Do you Really Want to Be a Development Team Leader? When you become a DTL you work balance is up for a bit of a change. A very good article on the differences between a developer and a Dev team leader. It’s very true.

My Ultimate Dev Machine

When I started back at Karova I treated myself to a new and very awesome dev machine. I bought it myself so was very careful that I got best value for my money. I’ve been using it for three months now and I have to say I am very very very pleased with it. Dell […]

Jedit still going strong – increase heap size

I still use jedit for all my tasks that require a text editor. I’ve been using it for about 4 years now and rarely find fault with it. One thing I did notice was that it slowed down quite alot if I was editing or searching large files. I knew this was down to Java […]