Musings on Computing and Other Eclectic Topics

Visual Studio Code - First Look

Visual Studio Code LogoAfter twenty years using FrontPage and then Expression Web to build Web sites, something new is needed. Can Visual Studio Code do the job?

Will I Keep Using Rapid PHP 2020?

Back on its two-year schedule, Blumentals releases its newest update to Rapid PHP, the PHP-centric version of its Web development tool suite. It is a modest release with some important improvements, but probably not enough for me.

Expression Web: The Final Denouement

Expression Web 4 LogoRecent events have conspired to make Expression Web far less useful. The moment I've been dreading, completely changing my toolset, is nigh.

Guitar List Retired

After my list of banjo makers had been around for a few years, I thought I might expand my listings to include other Bluegrass instruments. I started a guitar list. However, I'm not keeping that up well and want to focus on banjos, so the guitar list is being retired and I won't be doing other instruments as originally planned.

The Worst Passwords of 2019

For years, SplashData published an annual list of worst passwords. The tradition seemed to stop in 2018 but the list from that year is still a useful reminder that good passwords are important.

Terabyte Update

Market volatility and questions about China make this an ideal moment in time to check in on the price of various storage technologies.

The New Microsoft Edge

The "New" Microsoft EdgeMicrosoft's new browser is both a big disappointment and a good move forward.

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