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Ben Poole    

I am writing this post in Github’s new “hackable” programming editor, Atom. It’s pretty nifty, and I’ve been using it for a few weeks now. For general mark-up and the like it has supplanted the old main-stay, Coda 2, which has been having some issues for a little while now (frankly, it tries to be too many things). Whether I shall ditch Sublime Text as well (which Atom is very similar to, in terms of looks and core functionality), remains to be seen.

Time will tell as to which editor wins… How about you? Have you checked out Atom yet?

Read more: Atom Is Now Open Source.



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Two computing giants left us recently
Tue, Apr 25th 2017 11:49a   Ben Poole
In amongst the more general news (i.e. society going to hell in a handbasket, World War III, all that), you could be forgiven for having missed the news in the smaller world of IT: we lost two giants of our field in recent weeks. On April 13th we lost the internet pioneer Bob Taylor, and just a few days before Harry Huskey, passed away at the amazing age of 101 on April 9th. Bob Taylor is most well-known for forging ahead with ARPANET — which of course ultimately gave us t’internet
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IBM Connect goes to the pub
Tue, Feb 14th 2017 5:17p   Ben Poole
In London next Tuesday? Run, do not walk, to IBM Connect goes to the pub, a cheeky wee event we at LDC Via are hosting at The Castle very near Farringdon station. We will have the IBM Connect opening general session on a screen, and the drinks are on us! Read more and sign up on our blog.
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Christmas 2010?
Thu, Dec 22nd 2016 2:19p   Ben Poole
I wrote this six years ago. Flip 2010 for 2016! So, the veg. are done, the table is laid, the turkey a-ready: I can now sit down and wish my readers a very merry Christmas and happy holidays! You three make my day, and I run this site just for you guys. Here’s hoping for a splendiferous 2011 for us all (and let’s face it, it can’t be any worse than 2010, surely??!) Merry Christmas one and all. Here’s hoping for better days ahead.
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New Macs, function key strips
Tue, Aug 30th 2016 4:00a   Ben Poole
By most measures, Apple is well overdue a refresh of its Mac and MacBook lines: 2016 has seen nothing on that score, and the latest press event announced for next week doesn’t really tell us any more. One of the more persistent rumours for the new machines, whenever they may turn up, states that the row of function keys on the new MacBooks will be replaced by some kind of context-sensitive “touch strip” Sweet baby Moses, if this is true then I hope to all that is holy that App
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VMWare Fusion tip: drag n drop
Thu, Jul 21st 2016 12:37p   Ben Poole
I have a recurring, not to mention infuriating, issue with Fusion which has existed since I started using the software in those heady beta days (2007?). To wit: drag n drop from the host to the guest OS just stops working for no apparent reason. Occasionally, this extends to copy and paste too. One way to address this is to restart the VM (bah!) or when it gets really bad, repair the VMWare Tools installation. Nasty. When the problem happened again today, I decided to dig a little deeper, and f
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The new post-fact age
Wed, Jul 20th 2016 9:20a   Ben Poole
It’s terrifying, especially hot on the heels of the brexit farce here in the UK. Consider this comment, made in a book four years ago and derided at the time: The Republican Party has become an insurgent outlier in American politics — ideologically extreme; contemptuous of the inherited social and economic policy regime; scornful of compromise; unmoved by conventional understanding of facts, evidence and science; and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition. We’re
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Fourteen years is forever...
Wed, Jun 1st 2016 12:28p   Ben Poole
You know a blog is pretty much dead when its author misses said blog’s fourteenth birthday by almost three weeks. Chortle! Oh well, happy birthday little website: you’ve done well!




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