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Archive for January, 2011

Twitter / @Erik van Appeldoorn: Reading code is way much h …

Posted by jpluimers on 2011/01/31

No need to elaborate:

Reading code is way much harder than writing code. So please write readable code.


via Twitter / @Erik van Appeldoorn: Reading code is way much h ….

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Fox News’ guess on where Egypt is…

Posted by jpluimers on 2011/01/31

Brilliant: Brent Martin’s photos – A lot of Americans can’t even find their own country on a map. So I’m not surprised Fox News has no idea about Egypt! | Plixi.


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If you have an account on, then you need to reset your password now

Posted by jpluimers on 2011/01/31

If you have an account on, then now you need to reset your password by visiting was attacked recently (the whole story is on exploit-DB), so they are requesting everyone to reset their passwords.

I got a mail about it last weekend, and their blog now contains this message: Read the rest of this entry »

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Windows Dropbox: Clear the cache

Posted by jpluimers on 2011/01/28

When have a lot of Dropbox activity, then your Dropbox cache can grow, especially when you have clashes of files in use on other machines, and manipulating them from another.

In fact, I managed to get the Dropbox cache to be about as big as the first post on this thread.

Here are the steps to clear your cache on a Windows system:

  1. Stop the Dropbox.exe (from the tray, right click you your Dropbox icon, then click exit)
  2. Verify (in the Task Manager – make sure you view all processes from all users – or in Process Explorer) that Dropbox.exe is not running any more
  3. Delete the dropbox cache directory (or move it to the Recycle Bin)
  4. Start Dropbox (from the Start menu, it normally is under the Dropbox group)

The location of your Dropbox cache is in: %APPDATA%\Dropbox\cache, the actual location depends on what Windows version you are:

  • For Windows Vista and up (including Windows 7 and Windows 2008 Server), it is at C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\cache.
  • For older Windows versions (XP, 2003 Server, and older), the Dropbox cache is at C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Dropbox\cahche.


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Chrome will never add Find-As-You-Type to the Chromium core

Posted by jpluimers on 2011/01/24

To quote the comment below:

we have no plans to ever add FAYT to the core product.

Wow, that is a pretty strong statement.
The core chromium team somehow seems heavily opposed to FAYT, a feature you see more and more in modern products (not only browsers, also word processors, web sites, software development IDEs, etc).
Some people might know FAYT as “incremental search“, or “type ahead find“.

I’m wondering about the cause of this very strong statement.
Did some portion of the comment thread in the bug report seriously piss someone off at the Chromium team?
Are there technical objections?
Are there any usability objections?

It is a real pity that the Chromium team doesn’t go into more detail as to why the object to adding FAYT into the core.

The bug report is not the only thread about this, there is at least this help forum thread on it too.
Both are from 2008 (hey: that is ancient in internet years!) and are still active, so there clearly is demand for FAYT.

Internet Explorer does not have FAYT in its core either, but does Chrome really want to be compared with that?

Luckily, there are two FAYT extensions:

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