Instant issue tracking

My latest side project, the Omega Issue Tracker, turned 1 — that’s 1 year old and v1 — this past week. Issue tracking isn’t a very sexy topic, but every (good) software team needs it and some solutions are better than others. If you’re on a small team that wants to minimize overhead (like I am), then Ω is likely a good fit for you. It’s completely free, so try it out and let me know what you think.

In celebration of Ω’s birthday, here’s the lowdown on how it came to be.
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Ruby scripts for RPG Maker XP now on Github

Back in 2005 and 2006, while finishing up my CS degree, I taught myself Ruby and started writing extensions to RPG Maker XP with the aim of creating my own RPG. As it turns out, there’s still quite a community using RMXP (despite there being a newer version) and the original forum I published them on is long gone, so I’ve re-released them on Github.

Fog of warLots of messages at once

Random mapsFootprints

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Rest in peace, IE6… now what?

Like many web shops of late, my workplace has officially discontinued support for Internet Explorer 6. My initial reaction was: Yay! No more PNG transparency issues! And I can finally use all those poorly supported CSS selectors and properties without resorting to hacks…

But wait, most people are likely to upgrade to Internet Explorer 7. In our case, for example, approximately 11% of page views are from IE7. And while IE7 is a big improvement over its much maligned predecessor, it’s still far from standards compliant. If you, like me, are wondering what’s now free game, read on.
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