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warmup your site or wordpress blog with a single command line statement

GNU Wget is a powerful tool when it comes to downloading files from the web or mirroring sites. It’s command line features can be daunting and not very obvious. With some experimentation, reading the (f..) manual and some Googling you can get it to do some pretty neat tricks for you. All of that is […]

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a vim http log file syntax plugin

Log files are dull to look at. Lines and lines of text and no pretty colors to make it nicer to look at and easier to spot those weird errors you can’t simulate on your machine. Vim rocks and writing a syntax file is supposed to be a breeze judging from the vast amount of […]

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a wordpress full site spell checker tool

A while ago I noticed that some of my older posts had some silly misspellings in it, so I was looking for a way to spell check all my posts in one shot. I couldn’t really find anything that was free, so I figured I’d try to write something myself to do this for me. […]

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configuring vim: tweaking your _vimrc file

In my earlier post on setting up Vim on Windows I already talked about a few vimrc changes to make vim behave on windows and look a bit better. I learned that checking out other people’s vimrc files is a great way to learn how you can configure vim to become the kick-ass text editor […]

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why an open sourced .NET framework is huge

I was already excited about the recent ASP.NET vNext developments. Things like the fact that you can get the ASP.NET source code on Github, that it’s completely FOSS and that it’s disconnected from the rest of the .NET stack are just plain awesome. A huge step for ASP.NET vNext is that you don’t need Visual […]