TestNG - It's like NUnit, But in Java

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Good ideas get coopted. That’s what they do. For example, JUnit was coopted by the .NET community and ported into NUnit. However in NUnit 2.0, the .NET community innovated with the usage of attributes.

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RSS Bandit Available on Download.com

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Be sure to review it!

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ReSharper Return to Intended Price

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ReSharper is no longer going to be the super bargain it currently is as they are raising the price. Even at $149, it’s a worthwhile product. But if you see yourself doing development with VS.NET 2003 for a long while (and don’t kid yourself, you will be), I highly recommend giving this product a twirl.

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Hiking the Paseo Miramar Trail

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Today Akumi and I hiked the Paseo Miramar trail. To get there, simply take the PCH North till you get to Sunset. Take a right onto Sunset, and go up a little ways till you see Paseo Miramar on the left. Take it till it dead ends and look for street parking.

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Chivas USA vs Osasuna

Tried of Typing C# Properties?

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Saw this post on Consult Utah’s Weblog

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Twiggy Update: She Likes That I'm Working From Home

A while ago I introduced you to Twiggy, our skittish Italian Greyhound. Well she’s no longer the skittish type. Skittish was so five minutes ago she tells us. Now she’s acting more like her full sized Greyhound cousins by being a total couch potato.

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Drinking From an RSS Fire Hose

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Firehose So now that you’ve subscribed to your 4000 feeds, how do you keep on top of the flood of incoming items? Dare talks about this, “the attention problem”, that faces power users of RSS (and ATOM) aggregators such as RSS Bandit.

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Customizing Keyboard Settings In RSS Bandit Part 2

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In part 1, I bored you with excrutiating detail about how we keyboard shortcuts are implemented in RSS Bandit. In this second more exciting part, I’ll outline how to use a tool I wrote for editing shortcut settings. You can consider it sort of an unofficial RSS Bandit Power Toy. When we really nail down a nice UI for editing shortcuts, we’ll possibly add this as a configuration dialog within RSS Bandit. But for now, this is an experimental utility, use at your own risk.

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Customizing Keyboard Settings In RSS Bandit Part 1

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Keyboard You might not know this, but RSS Bandit supports customizing keyboard shortcuts via an XML configuration file. The reason you might not know this is because it is an undocumented feature. Since I implemented adding customizability to keyboard shortcuts, I thought I might as well document how it works as of version 1.3.02.26.

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What's the Demand For a Decent Open Source Web Based Aggregator?

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Forgive me for not doing a thorough search for prior art, but I noticed this post by Oleg Tkachenko in which he’s in need of a decent server-side aggregation code base.

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Going Independent Status Update

In case you were wondering, I thought I’d tell y’all how it’s going. First of all, I’ve somehow picked up a southern accent as evidenced by my use of “y’all”.

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RSS Bandit 1.3.0.26 Released!

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RSS Bandit Logo After much hard work by Dare and Torsten (and a little bit of hard work by yours truly), the Wolverine edition of RSS Bandit has been released to the public.

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Good Korean Food in Los Angeles

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Korean Food I’ve been told that for the best Korean food in the world, you need look no further than Los Angeles. The rationale is that you have a vibrant Korean community in Koreatown (affectionately known as K-Town) with access to better quality meat and vegetables than exists in the homeland.

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An Abstract Boilerplate HttpHandler

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My last project involved writing a lot of HttpHandlers to respond to HTTP requests originating from a cell phone. To simplify my life, I created an abstract base handler that handled a lot of the repetitive tasks in writing an HTTP handler.

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Someone Is Using My Credit Card

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Crook Apparently someone went on an online shopping spree with our credit card number. Fortunately the Bank of America protection kicked in before they could do too much damage and we will not be charged for the fraudelent activity. It’s mind bogglingly easy for someone to fraudelently use your credit card. Think about that the next time you hand your credit card to the waiter at the local dive.

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MMORPGs Come Of Age - WOW Reviewed on NPR

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World of Warcraft On my drive home today (being my last day at work. I’m now fully independent.), I was listening to the show “All Things Considered” on NPR. Much to my surprise there was a reviewer named Robert Holt who was describing his experience with World of Warcraft, a massively multiplayer online role playing game.

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Google Is Giving Back

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Looks like Google is responding to some critics who say Google takes all and doesn’t give back to the open source community. They’ve just launched Google Code, Google’s place for Open Source software.

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Writing Games for the T-Mobile Sidekick

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Tiny Charms No, this post will make no mention of Paris Hilton. Promise. (Fully realizing that if I had mentioned her, it would attract an undesirable crowd via Google).

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Blogging about Blogging about Blogging about ...

In the 1998 movie, The Big Hit, the protagonists kidnap the daughter of an extremely wealthy Japanese businessman. When they call to deliver the ransom notice, they turn to Gump who employs a brand name Trace Buster to prevent police from tracing the call.

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