Friday, April 24, 2009

Task Manager needs the GPU

Here is a screen capture of the Windows 7 Task Manager. I would really like to see a graph of the GPU. The ATI utility has something like what I'm asking for, but I've got NVIDIA video cards. Anyway, just my little wish for the day.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Google Chrome

I've been using Google Chrome since it game out and I really like it.

I like how you can drag the tabs around easily and create a new window by just dragging the tab off the window.

I like how each tab is run in it's own process.

I like the performance.

I find the user interface a little unconventional but it works. The simplicity of it is really nice.

I like the search at the top vs at the bottom like Firefox.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Delphi Tips and Tricks: Quickly Switching Between Chunks of Code

I learned this trick from Chuck Jazdzewski so it's a goodie but oldie and real simple.

If you are working on two chunks of code that you need to go between you can use a comment like this:

{Exit(0); //}Exit(1);

Remove the first curly brace and instantly and easily your code changes:
Exit(0); //}Exit(1);

There is also a version of this for C++:

return 0;
return 1;

Remove the first slash and instantly and easily your code changes:

return 0;

return 1;

April Photos of the Month

I've been really bad with posting photos of the month lately so I'm going to post two. These are from Nā Pali Coast State Park on the island of Kauaʻi near the wettest spot on earth, Mount Waialeale.

These were taken with a Canon G10.