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Mikael Halén

July 30, 2010 13

Popdevelop logo design help needed

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The discussions have been running hot in the popdevelop chat regarding the logo. It all started when we talked about ordering popdevelop stuff from spreadshirt. We made some logo examples on different colors that would work on different backgrounds. We started playing around with pixels and CMYK colors and came up with the prototype logo […]

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July 9, 2010 0

Quick Tip: Get multiple desktops in windows

Multiple Desktops

Are you running Windows? Does your dual 24″ screen set up leave you wanting more? Are you jealously glancing over your friends Mac OS X Spaces? Here’s a solution for you (actually, two solutions). VirtuaWin VirtuaWin is a open source application that enables virtual desktops in Windows. It is highly configurable and lightweight. You can […]

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July 7, 2010 18

An example on how to use Oauth and Python to connect to twitter

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If you are building a twitter client of any sorts you should know that basic authentication (user ID and password) will be removed from the twitter API August 16, 2010 (it says so on the twitter API wiki). Instead, Oauth should be used to login. Why do we need to use Oauth? One problem with […]

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June 18, 2010 2

Quick tip: Google Chrome “Pin Tab” feature

Chrome Pin Tab Feature

I might be the last one to hear about the Google Chrome “Pin Tab” feature but it liked it so much I thought I’d share it with you. What pin tab does is that it minimizes the tab so that only the favicon is shown. An excellent way to keep those tabs you always keep […]

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June 16, 2010 0

A simple python thread control example using Qt signals

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Anybody who has been into programming for a while will have a story about a horror experience trying to fix a bug in a threaded system. You might even go so far as to say that threads are evil. But then again, what options do we have when our GUI gets the hiccups while making […]

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May 6, 2010 11

An example on how to make QLabel clickable

LEGO clickable QLabel

I’ve seen a bunch of questions on how to make images clickable in QT on the huge abyss that is the Internet. Not many of the poor peeps with queries have them answered however, even if the solution is pretty simple. I’ve zipped the final solution to this example and put it online, go ahead […]

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April 28, 2010 0

UX Special: Forgiveness

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What is forgiveness?

Lets start out with a description of what the forgiveness design principle is! As usual someone described the topic greatly before, the quote below is from Usabilityfirst.com . Forgiveness is…

a design principle that says people should be able to recover from their inevitable mistakes. Dialog boxes should have a Cancel button. Operations should be undoable. Long operations should allow a user to stop them in the middle.

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