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Shane Gowland
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I build apps and websites. Sometimes I write stuff.
I build apps and websites. Sometimes I write stuff.

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I went to Canada, then did a cruise around Alaska. Between consuming volumes of food that would make the average whale cringe; I also took dozens of crappy photos that will perpetually reside on my hard drive.

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WordCamp San Francisco 2012

WordCamp was perhaps one of the most intellectually stimulating days of my life, but now it’s totally finished. That means I have nothing else to do but enjoy the incredible scenery and attractions that San Francisco can offer – the horror; right? Here’s…

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System Ninja 3.1.3's new scan results search tool.

There was lots of great improvements in today’s System Ninja release, but by far my favorite is the new scan results search. Once a scan has completed, you can toggle the search box by pressing CTRL+F. File paths that contain your search input are…

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March - Month in Review

Okay, excuses time. I went back to university to fill a few gaps in my skill set. Turns out economics is far more difficult than I anticipated and subsequently didn’t have much time for writing or coding. Fortunately my web properties still performed…

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February - Month in Review

February was another consistent month of growth for most on my online properties. I produced a consistent amount of new content and put in some solid hours on various software and freelance development projects. The state of this blog is still quite…

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“Moore’s law” is the observation that the number of transistors that will fit on an integrated circuit, will double roughly every two years. The law has held strong through 50 years of exponential increases in computing power. NGP’s M. Mitchell Waldrop…

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At the behest of SingularLabs forum moderator Phobos, I’ve revived the System Ninja ‘FileAnalyzr’ plugin. The tool calculates the MD5, CRC, SHA-1 and SHA-256 hashes of any file. It was originally released in 2010, but sometime after it stopped working and…

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January - Month in Review

January was a successful month. There was a lot of behind-the-scenes work completed on my various websites, plus a consistent amount of new content. I was very pleased to learn that 5/6 websites that I run increased in traffic compared to the month prior…

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An image manipulation and compression app I've been working on.

After reading Jeff Atwood’s recent blog post on Zopfli optimization, I wanted to see how hard it would be to create a GUI to apply the compression algorithm to my PNG files. The design is borrowed heavily from Teeny Tokyo. I don’t know whether I’ll ever…

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December - Month in Review

December was quite a productive month. There was software releases (plural!), website redesigns, blogging, freelance work, and the holiday season.
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