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I've been meaning to link to this for a while: Deploying at GitHub explains the develop/stage/deploy cycle at github, which can rougly be described as "Like Flickr, but with personal dev environments and using Git". It's light on technical details, but says a lot of the right things.

The silver searcher is basically ack, rewritten in C to be crazy fast. If you're regularly using grep to search a codebase, this is probably a much better idea.

Perhaps next time I'm writing a presentation, I'll give reveal.js a try. Some of the examples looks pretty good.

15th July, 12:00 pm

cronwtf is pretty awesome [via asc]

21st May, 12:39 pm

world time buddy is an excellent timezone tool [via swillison]

12th September, 11:20 pm

i can never find the dnslint tool that i really liked, but the opendns cache tool is a bit useful

17th November, 11:17 pm

schiller pointed to a very detailed profiler for IE6+ that can trace execution between javascript and native code and profile it. very data rich

24th October, 9:18 am

a couple of interesting alternatives to phpMyAdmin, both simpler: sqlbuddy looks like a really well done minimalist effort, while phpMiniAdmin like like PMA from 10 years ago.

23rd August, 6:59 pm

oauth-proxy is a neat solution to the trickery involved with debugging oauth apis

9th April, 2:39 pm

audiotool is an amazing piece of work - reason redone in flash. very very slick. seems to be the work of andre michelle, whose demo work is also excellent

21st March, 12:05 am

aviary is very very well done. the demo videos are pretty well put together. barrier to doing something slick on the web has gone up a lot lately.

28th February, 7:13 pm

warehouse looks pretty good, but it requires both ruby on rails (easy-ish to install) and the ruby-svn bindings (which are basically a bitch). why do the harder languages to get up and running on the web (ruby and python) require the bindings while the easier languages (php and perl) just shell out and so work easily? gah. currently using websvn in php which does a reasonable job and is trivial to set up.

29th October, 3:02 pm

the sysinternals page at microsoft is full of useful utilities for various windows things

29th October, 10:31 am

diskview is a neat windows app that visualizes folder usage. helped me find the 8GB of useless test video files hanging around

21st October, 10:20 pm

domai.nr is awesome - great work!

8th September, 2:09 pm

the 280 slides editor is pretty fucking awesome. still, not sure how well it'd cope with my 150 MB image-based presentations

8th September, 11:40 am

the PHP_Debug bar is kinda neat. very ugly, but packed with useful info

6th May, 1:49 pm

charles is a pretty nice looking http debugging proxy

17th November, 1:44 pm

just went to the y js debugging class, so some links for you. venkman debugger for ff. fiddler debugging proxy for ie (and ff/win). instant source ie source introspection. visual studio express has a neat ie script debugger.

26th October, 12:43 pm

aaron dug up a link to sim-daltonism for osx. it's based on colorlab which i'd seen some time ago (years?) but is still fairly useful. i need to take the time to dig in the source and find out whether they're using a matrix, fixed data set or some formulae.

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