Kubuntu is out, Eclipse is in

With my legendary patience for things that don’t work well all the time, I’ve killed my VMware Kubuntu image to revert back to Ubuntu for something that’s a little better documented. I still don’t like the hoops I have to go through to install JDK 1.5, but I understand there are licensing issues, although that…

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Can you afford using your digital camera?

Given the rise of the pixel count in today’s digital cameras and the changing habits of the typical image hunter, I decided to calculate the impact of someone that recently bought a 7Mpx digital camera and figure out what he must have in terms of hardware as well as the investment in time to protect…

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Google & SketchUp : redrawing the globe one house at a time

I was amazed to see that one of the best software I’ve ever used has now been snapped up by Google. Of course, as expected, the Mac version isn’t available yet in a « Googlified » version, but the trial of V4 I had used was simply beautiful, intuitive and oh, so powerful. SketchUp allows…

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Flash is tough stuff

I’ve been trying to create simple animations recently using a Macromedia Flash trial license. I never tought it was so difficult to do simple things. I open the GUI on OS X and I’m overwhelmed by the number of panels at my disposal. I don’t even know where to start. I’m quickly realizing that Flash…

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Eclipse is all grown up…

It had been a while since I wandered around the eclipse.org website. Wow! Nice & clean presentation, and loads of cool content to discover and play with! I was particularly impressed with the listing of Rich Client Platform (RCP) applications. The page provides screenshots, basic info and a link to download. There are so many…

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