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I run Farsight Software, a software consulting firm. Good people, team approach, reasonable rates. Give us a shout on info@farsightsoftware.com.

I'm a software engineer with a particular interest in web technologies (esp. JavaScript). I also do lots of work in C#, Java, and several other languages. I've been doing this professionally for 20 some-odd years, goofing with computers for 10 years before that, but I hope I'm not this guy.

On occasion, I write up snippets of nifty tricks or techniques in my anemic little blog.


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revised How to compare the differences between two PDF files on Windows?
document how to install it
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comment No syntax highlighting in GVIM on Windows with _vimrc
@garyjohn: The one I missed out was $VIM/vimrc (no .). That's where it was hiding. I looked for $VIM/.vimrc instead (doh!). We should clean these comments up, they won't help anyone who doesn't do the same dumb thing. :-)
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comment No syntax highlighting in GVIM on Windows with _vimrc
@garyjohn: Right, I looked in those as well before posting the above. I can't find one in any of them. I've looked in any .vimrc, .gvimrc, and gvimrc file I could find under both $VIM and $HOME.
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comment No syntax highlighting in GVIM on Windows with _vimrc
Thank you for that. How odd that gvim 7.3 on Linux seems to default this to on (I can't find syntax on in any of the .vimrc or .gvimrc files on my Linux system), but gvim 7.3 on Windows doesn't.
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