Archive for the 'Tools' Category

Touch typing in multiple languages – Recaps

Monday, December 10th, 2007

I learned touch typing a long time ago. Since I spend most of my waking hours in front of a computer typing either text or code, touch typing is something I can’t live without. Sometimes however, I am faced with a daunting task of writing an email or a document in a mix of two [...]

Testuff – a test case management service

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

I haven’t posted too much here lately and for a good reason. Arik and I have been hard at work to release the first public beta of our test management service called Testuff. Developing software is hard enough when you have plenty of resources but when you are a one- or two-man shop with limited [...]

Copying tables to Excel

Sunday, August 19th, 2007

About a month ago I saw a post on the JoS Business of Software about a piece of software called Kirix Strata.
… Strata lets you access and manipulate data from pretty much anywhere on the web.  It’ll let you work with HTML tables, RSS Feeds and CSV files natively in tables.  And then once you have [...]

Recaps 0.2

Monday, January 1st, 2007

Due to popular demand (err… by one person), I’ve fixed a small usability issue in Recaps. People sometimes pressed Shift-CapsLock, accidentally turning on the CapsLock mode instead of switching the language. Shift-CapsLock now does exactly the same thing as CapsLock, and the less intrusive Ctrl-CapsLock combination turns on the old CapsLock mode.
Recaps is a small [...]

The best ADSL/Cable speed test

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

This site has the most beautiful ADSL/Cable speed testing app I’ve ever seen. I didn’t think that something so simple could be done so well. It’s an inspiration to all the programmers out there.
Speakeasy – Speed Test

HTML help for command line utilities

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

I’ve been working with GNU gettext utilities today to let a project I’m working on support multiple laguanges. Having originated in the Unix world Gettext is comprised of a lot of command line utilities that should be chained together to produce the desired result.
I found myself running ‘gettext –help’ and the like quite a lot [...]