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BeyoncĂ© 1, Orange 0

March 26, 2010

Much in the same way as Microsoft’s correct use of fewer wasn’t enough to persuade me to rush out and buy Windows 7, I’m probably not going to rush out and buy BeyoncĂ©’s latest album either. Although I guess I am publicly acknowledging the fact that I know the lyrics to at least one of her songs. Meh.


All aboard the gwitbus!

March 19, 2010

Like many people, I’ve been inspired by, and learnt many things from, Ray Ryan’s talk on GWT Architectural Best Practices from Google I/O 2009. But unlike many people (or, at least, unlike the many people that came up in my Google search) I’ve not been inspired to put together an entire framework that covers all of Ray’s recommendations. I just want to break out one little piece to use, not just in my GWT projects, but in all my Java GUI projects; and that piece is the Event Bus.

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GWT, OpenLayers and Full Screen Maps – Solved!

March 1, 2010

I’m writing a GWT app with an OpenLayers map in it, and no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t get the map to open full-screen.

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Every day is a school day, but sometimes you’ve moved down a class.

February 17, 2010

Another day, another chance to be a complete computard. Following on from my previous Java test, a friend gave me a similar challenge. How would you implement the following method?

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Getting a full-size CD/DVD label out of CD-LabelPrint

February 3, 2010

My Canon Pixma iP4500 can print directly onto printable CD/DVDs, and came bundled with CD-LabelPrint for me to setup my CD labels. Unfortunately, there’s a bug in CD-LabelPrint that doesn’t allow you print right up to the inner circle of the CD/DVD. Fortunately, there’s filthy hack that allows you to print over the entire surface of the disc after all…
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Protected: Christmas (?!) Letter 2009

January 30, 2010

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Using Twitter IDs for comments

January 30, 2010

I wrote about 90% of this post over four months ago, before I switched to It seems a bit of a shame to just throw it all away, so here it is in all its glory…

So here’s the short story – I want to use allow readers of this blog to use their Twitter credentials to log in and leave comments.

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