From day to day it is very frustrating to develop projects, stuff for my study and things like that and then… yes then… just let the source code rot in my code repositories. Or delete them right away because I know that I do not need those projects anymore. That’s very frustrating. And as Scott Hanselman wrote – dozen of others wrote that too – it’s time to publish those countless open source projects. That’s my new mindset and goal for all those hundreds thousands of lines of code. In whatever language I wrote them. Whatever technology and IDE I was using at that time. I try to publish all of those projects, separated into single blog post with some screenshots, code examples, explanations or whatever it take to show what I’ve done or tried to achieve :).
There are many styles for Visual Studio. Especially for this thing called syntax highlighting. In my early years as a software developer I never cared about the way my editor looks like. I was very happy with the standard style. But my mind changed rapidly.
I wanted some other syntax highlighting settings and I love the Visual Studio dark theme. As editor style I use the Son of Obsidian settings and I’m very satisfied with them. But there’s this site called http://studiostyl.es/. You can download dozens of new styles. And every day there are a few more. There was just one tiny problem from my perspective. I just don’t want to visit this site every time I want to try another style :).
And because I’m a developer, I changed this. First for me, now for all others too!
I love Twitter. I really do. Its a great source of information for me. Especially in the area of software development. But I have to admit that I hate those Twitter trends. Those words, tiny sentences or hashtags. They try to tell me what’s important or hipp. But in most cases, in fact 99.9% of those cases, I just found them very annoying. Not useful, inspiring, funny or whatever. Just stupid and annoying.
Of course thats just my opinion and I think there are dozens of
teens people out there crying when they’re watching some of „their“ topics trending right now. Completely fine for me. But I just don’t want to see them any more.
That was the birth of the mighty Twitter Trends Terminator. Send back through space and time, awoken
naked somewhere out there to hunt those Twitter trends down. Forever. Not just hiding them somewhere. Just as my old friend Darth Sidious told me long ago:
Wipe Them Out. All of Them! Darth Sidious (YouTube)
Twitter can be a big source of information. Not all is useful but at least we can call it information ;). How about visualizing some aspects of your Twitter year? Vizify is a project where you can collect your Twitter data and create a video of it. That’s pretty cool and looks amazing. Here you can find mine. Unfortunately this video can’t be embedded yet. That’s a little bit sad. You can just spread it in various social channels.
The video contains data about your tweeting times, most interactions, images and some other stats. After you’ve created a video you got an e-mail with some information. For example to edit the video and to change the order in which the data is presented.
Cool little idea that’s worth a try.
Dear me! I can’t believe it! My first Pluralsight course went live yesterday. As I described month ago, this was one of the opportunities to do something I’ve never done before. And this worked quite well. It was a hard task, took much more effort I’ve originally planned and was overall very strength-sapping.
But finally the course is live. I’m very happy that I was able to realize all of my previous ideas in this course. The Pluralsight staff, especially my editor Koffi Sessi, were very helpful and patient. But you may ask what’s in the course and what’s the goal of it?
In recent years, I’ve created a few MSDN accounts. Okay, I’ve created at least seven of them. Most accounts aren’t very useful nowadays and were just created, because I forget that I’ve created others earlier :). One year ago, I chose one account and decided that this would be my main account. It’s the chosen one so to speak :).
This account is my new main account, because all of my threads in the MSDN forums were posted with it. Unfortunately I used the wrong email address when I created this account and I don’t wan’t to delete it and recreate one with the correct address. But, in 2013, it’s easy to change the email address in the MSDN profile.