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September 29, 2010 at 11:02 pm

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  • Singleton how-to…
    Static Initialization – One of the reasons Design Patterns [Gamma95] avoided static initialization is because the C++ specification left some ambiguity around the initialization order of static variables. Fortunately, the .NET Framework resolves this ambiguity through its handling of variable initialization:
  • vim config file questions
  • VimTextEditor users might want to remap caps lock to escape, to give them a more natural way to jump between modes. At any rate, there are few times when having caps lock on the home row is useful. Definitely a ZombieTechnology?.
  • This article is my initial one-true-guide. Extremely helpful. I started using gvim exactly as he recommended…
    I recently started using Vim as my primary editor. As I’m adjusting I’m finding a lot of the blog posts people have written about Vim very helpful, so I’m hoping this post will help people too.

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September 28, 2010 at 11:02 pm

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links for 2010-09-24

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  • You have the inspiration. Now you just need the know-how to bring your visions to life. See how easy it can be to create, edit, and add special effects to your movies using Windows Movie Maker.
  • There's no better way to create a mood or crank up the energy in your home movies than by adding music. If you haven't yet copied your CDs to your computer, read Quickly Rip CDs to Your Computer to learn how. With Microsoft Windows XP and Windows Movie Maker, you can add any music from your CD collection to your home movies.
  • Few video editors are as capable as PowerDirector. Adobe Premiere Elements 8 offers an easy-to-use interface, and is probably a better buy if you're also doing a lot of photo editing, due to its bundle pricing with the excellent Adobe Photoshop Elements 8. Pinnacle Studio 14 is easier to use than PowerDirector, offering a dead-simple interface that gets you started assembling clips and previewing your movie in seconds. But it's also not nearly as capable, and it doesn't include any of PowerDirector's high-end hardware optimizations. Novice users and those who value ease over power would be better off with either Premiere Elements 8 or Pinnacle Studio 14. But for power users looking for a comprehensive video editor that can meet their need for speed, CyberLink PowerDirector 8 Ultra is the clear winner.
  • Editor's Choice…Once you've got that process behind you (program start-up), however, you're all set to use the best consumer video editor out there. The main interface window is well laid out, though not very different from the prior version.
  • Those looking to move up to more serious video tricks should get our midrange Editor's Choice, Adobe Premiere Elements 8. But for entry-level video editing, Windows Live Movie Maker is my Editors' Choice.
  • This is a comparison of non-linear video editing software applications. See also a more complete list of video editing software.

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September 24, 2010 at 11:03 pm

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links for 2010-09-23

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  • Obvious, but useful list of rues…the secrets of successful consultants I’ve come in contact with over the years. These can make or break your career as an independent contractor. Ignore them at your own peril.
  • The Engadget Podcast. You know it, you love it… you subscribe to it. Now you're able to get all that podcasty goodness in one place, unfettered by the restraints of multiple clicks, confusing scroll bars, or space-hogging "applications." Below you'll find the aural masterworks of Joshua Topolsky, Paul Miller, and Nilay Patel (plus guests), as well as our archive of past podcasts.
  • Manos is an easy to use, easy to test, high performance web application framework that stays out of your way and makes your life ridiculously simple.
  • HTML5 Boilerplate is the professional badass's base HTML/CSS/JS template for a fast, robust and future-proof site.

    After more than two years in iterative development, you get the best of the best practices baked in: cross-browser normalization, performance optimizations, even optional features like cross-domain ajax and flash. A starter apache .htaccess config file hooks you the eff up with caching rules and preps your site to serve HTML5 video, use @font-face, and get your gzip zipple on.

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September 23, 2010 at 11:01 pm

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September 22, 2010 at 11:02 pm

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September 13, 2010 at 11:02 pm

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