Dr. Blip’s PC-Doctor Blog
Podcast Host: Dan Roberts
Podcast Owner: danr
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Website: http://www.pcdoctor-community.com/pcdblog/
Episodes: 49
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A technical blog for technical people, among other things…

Past Shows

12/14/2007 | Download File 6.26 MB -right click to download


This article closely parallels Interface Design: World of Warcraft vs. Excel. In that article, I claim that UI designers can learn from game designers. Now I’m going to claim that library authors can learn from UI designers. Library authors write code that is used by other programmers. Their i

12/12/2007 | Download File 28.23 MB -right click to download


It’s been six months since my purchase of a 17″ Toshiba Satellite P100. Before purchasing this laptop I spent many months researching the different manufacturers and quizzing the guys in our QA lab. They get to see lots of hardware, as well as complete systems, and are a great resource f

12/05/2007 | Download File 1.00 B -right click to download


I read a lot of programming books. However, I haven’t read many that all programmers should read. Programmers do a lot of different things, and it’s pretty darn hard to write something for all of them. In fact, I can only think of two books. If you know of another, I’d love to hear

11/27/2007 | Download File 1.00 B -right click to download


I assume that when computer science students go through college, they all take a required course in data structures. If I were designing a course like this, I’d make them learn how a variety of useful data structures worked. Certainly if you read a book on data structures you’ll learn th

11/16/2007 | Download File 1.00 B -right click to download


With all the talk lately of bad iPod and iPhone experiences and iTunes nightmares (See here, here, and here!), I decided to share my system for managing my music and movies to hopefully ease some iTunes pain. I’ve shunned iTunes management in favor of simplicity. I typically manage music on an

11/03/2007 | Download File 5.43 MB -right click to download


When I saw a colleague bring up Google Maps on his iPhone and then surf to a few other sites, I was sold. What a beautiful machine! What a beautiful display! I visualized myself never getting lost again, able to keep up with my e-mail and my research any time and any place. As soon [...]

10/29/2007 | Download File 1.00 B -right click to download


Since my last article about keeping software safe and bug free, I came across an interesting news flash that frightens me… Let me explain. Apple has taken over the mp3 player market by storm. No one can come close to penetrating the market the way Apple has. I’ve avoided buying an iPod [

01/02/2008 | Download File 13.43 MB -right click to download


My Odeo Channel (odeo/85903dbb3d191b83) I’m not an Apple-agnostic person. A bit over two decades ago I owned and liked my Apple IIc with its wow-factor portable LCD display. Sometime later my desk was graced with the original Mac right alongside an Amiga and a PC. But with my usability and let

01/16/2008 | Download File 1.00 B -right click to download


What is SMF? According to simplemachines.org, Simple Machines Forum, or SMF, is a free, professional-grade software package that allows you to set up your own online community within minutes — aka, it’s forum software. SMF is written in the popular language PHP (Andy may disagree) and us

11/27/2007 | Download File 3.72 MB -right click to download


I assume that when computer science students go through college, they all take a required course in data structures. If I were designing a course like this, I’d make them learn how a variety of useful data structures worked. Certainly if you read a book on data structures you’ll learn th

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