Windows 8

So… I took the decision to ‘upgrade’ to Windows 8, which works well enough but as I spend most of my time in the windows desktop, I really missed the traditional start menu and was relieved when a friend told me about some software from StarDock which answered my prayers…

StarDock Logo

Start8 brings back your windows start menu and some of your sanity for windows 8 PC users.
Generally I think Windows 8 works well but it is clear that it was designed with one thing in mind… touchscreens.  It may be a while until I can invest in a touchscreen laptop 🙂

Sublime Text: The text editor you’ll fall in love with

Sublime Text: The text editor you’ll fall in love with…and I really have!

I always used to use e-Text Editor on the windows platform as it has a great multi-line selection facility to allow multi-line editing (as per Textmate on Unix).  Sublime 2 has taken this way further and it just seems so quick and simple.

To get you started – Tuts+ have made a Sublime 2 video course of theirs available for free!

Highly recommended!