Archive for May, 2007

Six ways to write more comprehensible code

Posted in Developing on May 31, 2007 by v1ruz

As a developer, time is your most valuable resource. These six tips on how to write maintainable code are guaranteed to save you time and frustration: one minute spent writing comments can save you an hour of anguish.

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LifeHacker: How to build a Firefox extension

Posted in Developing on May 31, 2007 by v1ruz

Ever since we started releasing home-brewed Firefox extensions here at Lifehacker, several readers have asked: How difficult is it to build a Firefox extension? For someone with a bit of programming experience, the answer is not that difficult. Today I’ve got a quick start list of resources for the curious programmers who want to give it a try

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Hacking Firefox: The secrets of about:config

Posted in Software on May 30, 2007 by v1ruz

Ever since its debut, Firefox has garnered a reputation for being an enormously customizable program, both through its add-on architecture and its internal settings. In this article, we’ll explore some of the most useful Firefox settings that you can change on your own, and that aren’t normally available through the program’s graphical interface.

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Cool Things You Can Do With Google

Posted in Software on May 22, 2007 by v1ruz

Smart Google users know how to turn Google into a quick calculator, translate foreign sites, create their own customized search engine, and search for movie reviews and stock quotes with special search queries. In this article, we’ll show you how to do all of that and more.

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Tabbed Navigation Using CSS

Posted in Developing on May 22, 2007 by v1ruz

This tutorial will teach you how to create low-bandwidth tab navigation on a web page using CSS. As an extra bonus you’ll also learn how to switch tabs without loading the page more than once.

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Terminal Tip: ASCII-ify your Videos

Posted in Apple on May 21, 2007 by v1ruz

Screw all those fancy codecs and crystal clear video, ASCII-ify your video via Terminal.

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Lifehacker: Top 10 Mac OS X tweaks

Posted in Apple on May 19, 2007 by v1ruz

Mac OS X is a great operating system out of the box, but a few simple customizations can make it even better. Check out our top 10 favorite Mac OS X tweaks for making your Mac experience even more personalized, customized and convenient.

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