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Observer of human life from the outside
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WWDC18. Who is Number 1?!
For the record, I think Craig is a superstar, and I'm genuinely into the dark mode and dynamic desktops. But Monday's WWDC left many questions unanswered, like why were the guys on stage all wearing those shoes with the white soles? Was it a tribute to Patr...
WWDC18. Who is Number 1?!
WWDC18. Who is Number 1?!
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How did that ever work?
Don't judge the code - this is a tool that was written many many years ago, and it's only a simple thing for personal use. So it was only ever developed to the "it just about works" standard and the project has been copied from computer to computer ever sin...
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Test HTML validation and accessibility checkpoints of whole website
Didn't Scrutiny used to do this? Yes, but when the w3c validator's 'nu' engine came online, it broke Scrutiny's ability to test every page. It no longer returned the number of errors and warnings in the response header, which Scrutiny had used as a fast way...
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Longevity of OSX
Seen here looking more like a desktop icon*, is the first release of OSX. It's now older than the classic Mac OS (up to 9). I remember the sense of awe at the non-jagged icons, transparency, more realistic-looking shadows and the new traffic-light 'sweeties...
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HTMLtoMD receives a well-overdue update
HTMLtoMD was a side project, put together using various elements developed for other apps, the website crawling engine and the HTML to Markdown converter. Markdown is a very simple and transportable format - it's efficient for storage, and perhaps a great f...
HTMLtoMD receives a well-overdue update
HTMLtoMD receives a well-overdue update
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Options for archiving a website
Integrity / Scrutiny Integrity (and Integrity Plus , Pro and Scrutiny ) has long had an 'archive' option. It can save the html as it scans, originally with no frills at all. Recently I+, Pro and Scrutiny have received enhancement which mean that they can pr...
Options for archiving a website
Options for archiving a website
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Review - Notebook for Mac from Zoho
One person's pro is another's con. I've seen Notebook lose stars because it doesn't allow you to set the colour of text. But I've long been looking for a sticky note alternative that doesn't do rich text, ie allows me to copy / paste in and out as plain t...
Review - Notebook for Mac from Zoho
Review - Notebook for Mac from Zoho
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Blanket from Zoom Loom squares
As a spin-off (see what I did there?) from last year's Spinzilla, the Hand Spinning News team have been taking part in a 'treasure chest' game which will ultimately raise money for our chosen charity. It worked a little like a 'pass the parcel' where one te...
Blanket from Zoom Loom squares
Blanket from Zoom Loom squares
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