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Reimagining Collaboration by Phil Simon

This is a book about collaboration in the new era of Zoom, Teams, Slack and other such tools – not that they are completely new, but the pandemic and enforced remote working caused a huge boom in usage and some permanent changes in the way people work together. Author Phil Simon is a US specialist … Continue reading Reimagining Collaboration by Phil Simon

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Web page memory usage: how much is too much?

I have a web application that loads names into a picklist and the question came up: how many names would be too much for the web page to handle? What about 5,000 names, for example? Modern web browsers have a memory snapshot built in. Just press F12 and there it is. So I fired up … Continue reading Web page memory usage: how much is too much?


Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 will not start: a possible fix

I find that Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) sometimes fails to start after rebooting Windows 11. Once it is up and running it is fine. Symptoms are that WSL fails to open and the wsl command hangs. VS Code, if set to open in WSL, fails to open the folder. Rather than rebooting, you can … Continue reading Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 will not start: a possible fix


Using an M1 Mac after a lifetime of mainly Windows

So I got an M1 MacBook Pro back in April and it is time for a quick brain dump on my experience. I am not travelling as much as I did pre-lockdown, so although I got the Mac as a replacement for an ancient Windows laptop it gets used at home too. My usual desktop … Continue reading Using an M1 Mac after a lifetime of mainly Windows


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