Shuttle PC - new harddrive, Clonezilla & Windows 7

Description of my Shuttle PC hardware build - part 3

I bought a new harddrive on sale after Cyber Monday to replace the 250 GB harddrive in my Shuttle. It’s a bare drive, which means it doesn’t come with a SATA cable or box. Now I’ve got a total of 2 TB of storage with 1 TB already full. I used my super-difficult-to-open Lacie case (pried it open with scissors) to house and connect the bare drive while I formatted it. This was a time when I really wished I had an eSata dock or enclosure. I did a full format rather than quick; the difference is…

Using Notepad++ for Web Development

Configuring the Notepad++ text editor my way

I like real IDEs for console and application programming, but for web development I’ve always felt most comfortable using a text editor. Notepad++ is my editor of choice because it is fast and feature rich. Editor Settings Go to Settings -> Preferences to change the default settings for NP++. I turn on Multi-Editing Settings, which allows you to make multiple selections and edit them at the same time. Basically, this gives you multiple cursors that output the same text. I switch the Folder…