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Roger Lipscombe
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This morning, I am mostly doing the polyglot OS thing.

I've got Mac OS X on my MacBook Pro; Linux Mint on my desktop PC; from there I'm remote-desktopped to my Windows 2012 server, where I'm using Hyper-V to connect to an Ubuntu VM. To my left are an Android tablet and phone. To my right is a Windows 8.1 laptop. To the right of that is an iPad.

And, yes, I have used or will use all of them today :)
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No: The Electric Imp build system doesn't have any Windows in it, so they were nice enough to buy me a MacBook, which is very pretty.

However, I prefer to work across multiple monitors, so I've just blatted my Windows 7 desktop and installed Linux Mint.

I needed to get to the Ubuntu box to get some configuration files, but couldn't SSH into it until I added the authorized key, so I needed to RDP to the Hyper-V host (which is Windows 2012) and add the key from the Hyper-V console app.

The iPad is because the Imp commissioning process needs an iOS app.

The Android phone and tablet are mine and just happened to be on my desk at the time.

The Windows 8 laptop is also mine, and I will still need Windows for a few things.

I think that the yak is fairly clean-shaven now. :-)

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I got some wireless headphones today. Every time I wheel my chair back, I move to throw the wire out of the way. But there's no wire. It's starting to freak me out slightly.
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I think it was these ones: http://www.logitech.com/en-gb/webcam-communications/internet-headsets-phones/wireless-headset-h600

They're just for use at home for Skype and Google Hangouts, but they're OK for music as well.

I'm looking for some closed-back wireless headphones for work as well, but haven't seen anything I like yet.

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I've had an idea for a simple Visual Studio extension kicking around in my head for a while. So, the weekend before last, I decided to see if I could bang out "A Visual Studio Extension in a Weekend".

I wanted a Visual Studio extension that, when you open a Visual Studio solution, renders and displays any README.md file that it finds.

This will hopefully make it easier for new team members to figure out what's important when they join a project. Since it uses README.md, it's also transparent when opening a github project. It also has preliminary support for github-flavoured wikis.

Since this basically forms the "welcome page" for a given project, it might encourage the veteran team members to keep the developer documentation up-to-date, simply because they've now got a definitive place to put it.

So: was it possible to do this in a single weekend? Turns out: yeah.

The project home page is at http://rlipscombe.github.io/vs-welcome-page; you can get it from the Visual Studio Gallery: http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/0aff56ff-edf3-4939-a8f5-400f1279ac2a; the source code's on github: https://github.com/rlipscombe/vs-welcome-page, and the blog post (which, I confess, I didn't finish until today) is up: https://blog.differentpla.net/b/2013/41/29/a-visual-studio-extension-in-a-weekend
vs-welcome-page. When you open a solution, this extension automatically looks for a ReadMe file and renders and displays it in the embedded Visual Studio web browser. This allows you to provide easy-to-find documentation for new team members, or others who are new to your project.
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Spending the evening messing around with new tech. Writing a blog engine using node.js, CouchDB, Twitter Bootstrap, hosting on an EC2 instance.

I do this every 2-3 years: get fed up with my existing blog engine (drupal), and decide to learn some new tech by implementing a new blog engine. Last time, I think it was ASP.NET MVC. The time before that, Ruby on Rails.

I usually don't get very far before life intervenes, but at least I get to play with something new for an hour or two.
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(Looks at open positions...) Well, I did play with socket.io for something else a couple of months ago. Nothing in production, though.
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  • University of Warwick
    Computer Science, 1994 - 1997
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  • Electric Imp
    2013 - present
  • Trayport
    2010 - 2013
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