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Windows 10 File Explorer

In Windows 10 Quick access has replaced Favourites from Windows 7 and 8. Favourites were actually stored in the current user’s Links folder. Links were shortcuts. We’ve all been using them since Windows 95, and we love them. Shortcuts can be renamed and even given icons to help you quickly…

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Dvorak for programmers

Is the Dvorak layout a good choice for programming? I wrote a little console application to find out. Drag and drop one or more folders onto CharStats.exe to analyse the C, C++ and C# source files. Designer files are ignored, as they are automatically generated. Line statistics All lines in…

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Dvorak layout

In December 2006, I discovered the Dvorak layout, literally. Somehow, I’d never heard of it before, and I found it by accident. I was typing on a staggered, QWERTY keyboard and couldn’t remember if C should be typed with the middle finger or index finger, so I did a web…

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Dual 4G mobile broadband router

I recently upgraded to a DrayTek Vigor 2860n+ router which can run two USB 4G mobile broadband modems simultaneously. I have two unlocked Sierra Wireless AirCard 320U modems with Virgin Mobile SIMs. The modems are positioned on a high window sill where the signal strength is optimal. To achieve this,…

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Mobile broadband

In Australia, mobile broadband is outrageously expensive. In March 2014, I moved into a house which had no copper, cable or fibre connected, so mobile broadband was the only option. After much research, I signed up for a 10GB post-paid plan on a month-to-month contract with iinet. At $35 per…

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Hello, world!

I’ve changed this website from a static page to a blog because Jeff Atwood says I should write. I’ll share some of my programming ideas and thoughts on technology in general.

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