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Colour Picker Bug Workaround for Adobe Fireworks CS4 in OS X Lion

Colour Picker Bug Workaround for Adobe Fireworks CS4 in OS X Lion

Last week I finally upgraded my iMac from Snow Leopard to Lion. I'd heard some stories of incompatibility with certain software but the only thing I could see that would really affect me is the famous Fireworks Colour Picker bug. Basically, if you're using Fireworks CS4 in Lion, the default colour picker is just plain broken. You can choose colours… read more →

Smile CSV Scraper for FreeAgent and Xero

Smile CSV Scraper for FreeAgent and Xero

Are you happy with your bank? I am. I use Smile and they're five-nines awesome - I heartily recommend them to anyone who banks in the UK. The real killer feature - their ethical policy as part of the Co-operative Bank - something all commercial banks should have in my opinion. One thing they don't do though, is allow you… read more →

Looking Back, Looking Forward

Looking Back, Looking Forward

In case you somehow missed it, we're at the start of a brand new year so it's time to look back over the last twelve months and think about what we're going to do in the next batch of lunar cycles. I've never really been one to go overboard on new year's resolutions - I prefer to keep them general… read more →

Save Time with Super-Quick Local Test Cases

Save Time with Super-Quick Local Test Cases

If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably created local test cases before - quick little bits of code to try something out. Maybe you’re trying to isolate a bug that’s been doing your head in, or perhaps you’re learning a new language and want to try out a new feature? Whatever the reason, the point of test cases is that… read more →

Thank You

Thank You

Today there's been a lot of tweets in my timeline complaining of a downturn in net industry friendliness. I must say this comes as a bit of a surprise because everyone I've encountered has been tip top. Perhaps I'm just naive, lucky or both. I'm a relentless optimist so I'm going for just plain old lucky. Lucky to have met… read more →

Worry Less, Do More

Worry Less, Do More

A month ago, I attended the Web Developers Conference in Bristol. On Friday, I published my writeup of the conference. The sharp-minded amongst you will have already worked out that it took me just under a month to write a blog post - quite a long time! Why did it take so long? Partly because of work and other commitments,… read more →

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