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4 reasons our purchase page is too complicated

Cognitive overhead and the balance between lots of options and making it too complicated. Continue reading

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How to solve problems with computer programs

Microsoft Windows update causes many programs to stop working. How this was diagnosed and fixed for DDFileCatcher. Continue reading

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Problems programming for Windows

A moan about how factors outside a software developer’s control, such as anti-virus programs and Windows updates can effect productivity and detract from important work improving software. Continue reading

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What about version 4?

This is a strange sort of post. Version 4 of DDFileCatcher was a very nice version.

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Converting filepaths when moving to a new computer

How to get different types of file and folder paths to put hard coded paths in documents, such as installation files and Rake build files. Continue reading

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What has happened to Windows Explorer?

A strange thing has happened over the past couple of years – as DDFileCatcher has improved, its sales have declined. The reason, I have found, is that even now, most sales are to users with Windows XP.

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