Thursday, July 17, 2008

Back to Bahrain! and a JSyntaxPane fix

Well, this is my last day in Jeddah, and tomorrow I'm on my way to Bahrain, inshallah.

I had some time at the hotel, and since they have very good high speed in-room internet, and I got my laptop, I fired up Ubuntu, got the latest NetBeans loaded and upgraded, and fixed an outstanding issue with JSyntaxPane. So now, it is bug free :-)

Monday, July 07, 2008

Darken web pages for easy reading

Personally, I prefer reading light text on dark background. Most web-pages use black text on white background, including this blog. I'll probably change the theme on this blog later, but I'm actually lazy because of this amazing tool. All you need to do is drag it on your bookmarks toolbar, and voila! One click, and all the text in the page will be grey on black, and links blue on black.

This only works on Firefox. Internet Explorer users; now you have another reason to switch ;-)

Here is the article and the bookmarklet.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Great Leaders

Joel Spolsky has a great article about Bill Gates, and being a great leader. It's not that long and definitely worth reading.
The main point is, to be a good and successful leader, you have to know what your company / department / ministry / whatever is doing. You must have passion about what you are doing. How many times have we seen unfit managers who have no clue what their sub-ordinates are doing?
Enough said...

Just Google it!