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20 Oct

ANTLR integration in Visual Studio

I put up a tech preview of the tool I wrote to help with my language services development. It’s a basic ANTLR v3 language service that integrates into Visual Studio 2005 and/or 2008. While it doesn’t have the feature set of, say, ANTLRworks, it’s still proven extremely useful for my development tasks. If you are […]

02 Nov

Root folders revisited

When I know I’m going to be working in a particular folder for a long time, I find it really convenient to open that folder in a rooted explorer window while I work. I added a command to the explorer context menu to open a subfolder in a rooted window. It’s nothing spectacular but very […]

15 Mar

Your Start menu is too slow

Every once in a while I run across a new piece of software and think to myself “Why have I never seen this before??” Today was one of those days. This is by far the most efficient program launching method for Windows I’ve ever used (spare the alternate OS comments kthx)! After you install it, […]

24 Feb

Browse your documents faster and easier with a Root Folder

A Windows Explorer “root folder” shortcut allows you to open a folder as if it’s the only thing on your computer, so to say. When I’m working on schoolwork, I open the shortcut for my school documents folder so I’m not hassled by one of my work folders, etc, etc. These folders are also very […]

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