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    Dr Herbie

    Generic : VS2005 with Team Foundation, SQL Server Management Studio, Any Web Browser (to look stuff up)
    Job Specific:   Beast (our in-house bug tracker), Messenger (for in-house communications), Outlook (for our customer support in-box), Access (front end to our in-house timesheet system).

    Herbie

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    W3bbo

    jamie wrote:
    outlook, ie7, frontpage 2003, corel x3, photoshop cs, office

    i couldnt work without above. (especially corel / fp / ps)

    you?


    (*i could still work with corel 4, photoshop 3 and Fp98 however...)




    Well, let's see here...
    • Word, Excel, Outlook 2003
      • Not 2007 because I like my colour scheme better
      • and "Glass" is overrated and cliché now
    • Sometimes Visio
      • Still trying to figure out UML
    • Photoshop CS, sometimes Illustrator CS
      • CS2 had serious window painting issues on Windows that were never patched. I don't know how Adobe got away with it
      • CS3 just looks ugly on Windows, why are they overriding my window colour scheme with a botched painting operation?
      • And the now enforced Bridge integration ruins it
      • I'd be using Photoshop 7 if it weren't for CS's support for nested sets
    • Visual Studio 2005 (duh)
      • But also FxCop and NUnit
    • Do servers count?
      • WS2003, SQL2000/5, Exchange, IIS
    • Web browser of choice
      • FF2.x with modified chrome and load of extensions
    • Games
      • Can't work without games
      • Yarly!
      • C&C3, HL2DM, CS-S, TF2
      • If I'm feeling nostalgic, right now I'm running through:
        • Jurassic Park: Tresspasser (only available on BitTorrent atm, unfortunately)
        • Terminal Velocity (3DRealms still sells this on their website)
        • MegaRace 2 (I stopped playing recently after I realised how awful the cinematics were, even in 1996)

    So yeah...

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    Red5

    OneNote 2007
    Notepad
    SQL Mgmt. Studio

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    AndyC

    visionApp Remote Desktop (very cool little utility!)
    SQL Server Management Studio
    Windows Powershell
    Outlook Smiley

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    jsampsonPC

    VisualStudio

    SQL Server Management Studio

    Photoshop CS2

    PHP Designer 2007

    MySQL Administrator

    MySQL Query Browser

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    Yggdrasil

    I tend to work very bare-bones, not a lot of every-day tools.

    • VS2005 + MbUnit + Resharper 3.1.
    • Outlook 2007. OneNote 2007 for school.
    • CCTray, to know when our build is broken.
    • Winamp, because I can't work in silence.

    That's mostly it. I keep switching between various notepad replacements because most of them are crap.

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    Lloyd_Humph

    Yggdrasil wrote:
    • Winamp, because I can't work in silence.

    That's mostly it. I keep switching between various notepad replacements because most of them are crap.



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    And what about Notepad++? It's brilliant, dude!

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    W3bbo

    jsampsonPC wrote:
    Photoshop CS2


    I'm presuming your copy of Photoshop CS2 is legitimate, so could you confirm something for me:

    When Photoshop CS2 is maximised, and you've got a document open (which is also maximised) you can still drag the document's resize handle in the lower right hand corner. Doing so whilst the main window is maximised produces an "unpainted" effect outside the document's window.

    Also that the text in the Tool Options bar isn't vertically aligned and appears at different font sizes.

    That all layer sets appear with the same height as a layer rather than roughly 2/3rds

    Finally, that the menu items are 1px shorter than default Windows menubars and appear slightly out of place.

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    jsampsonPC

    W3bbo wrote:
    
    jsampsonPC wrote:
    Photoshop CS2


    I'm presuming your copy of Photoshop CS2 is legitimate, so could you confirm something for me:

    When Photoshop CS2 is maximised, and you've got a document open (which is also maximised) you can still drag the document's resize handle in the lower right hand corner. Doing so whilst the main window is maximised produces an "unpainted" effect outside the document's window.


    Yup. Screwed up everything Smiley Had to close Photoshop and all of my projects to fix it - thanks Smiley Hehe.

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    zian

    I'm a student and e-zine producer so I've split mine into 2 groups:

    School:
    NetBeans 6
    Subversion (and TortoiseSVN)
    Outlook 2003, Word 2003, Excel 2003, OneNote 2007, Project 2007, Visio 2007
    Visual Studio 2005
    IE7

    Magazine:
    Subversion (and TortoiseSVN)
    XAMPP
    Visual Studio 2005
    Word 2003, Excel 2003, Outlook 2003, OneNote 2007, Project 2007, Visio 2007
    Windows Live Messenger
    Pidgin
    IE7

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    Yggdrasil

    Lloyd_Humph wrote:
    
    Yggdrasil wrote:
    • Winamp, because I can't work in silence.

    That's mostly it. I keep switching between various notepad replacements because most of them are crap.



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    And what about Notepad++? It's brilliant, dude!


    You'd be surprised at how many otherwise-fine notepad replacements completely bork on Unicode text. Never occurs to many of them that some parts of the world uses languages other than English on a daily basis.

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    W3bbo

    jsampsonPC wrote:
    
    W3bbo wrote:
    
    jsampsonPC wrote:
    Photoshop CS2


    I'm presuming your copy of Photoshop CS2 is legitimate, so could you confirm something for me:

    When Photoshop CS2 is maximised, and you've got a document open (which is also maximised) you can still drag the document's resize handle in the lower right hand corner. Doing so whilst the main window is maximised produces an "unpainted" effect outside the document's window.


    Yup. Screwed up everything Had to close Photoshop and all of my projects to fix it - thanks Hehe.


    Bah, that's really poor form for Adobe, why does Photoshop's UI suck so much of late?

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    Pace

    AndyC wrote:
    

    visionApp Remote Desktop (very cool little utility!)
    SQL Server Management Studio
    Windows Powershell
    Outlook



    reading this post got me looking at powershell, awesome toy. looks like a hackers wet dream as well though.

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    Dr Herbie

    Pace wrote:
    
    AndyC wrote:
    

    visionApp Remote Desktop (very cool little utility!)
    SQL Server Management Studio
    Windows Powershell
    Outlook



    reading this post got me looking at powershell, awesome toy. looks like a hackers wet dream as well though.


    Get the C# cmdlet templates as well and there's pretty much NOTHING you can't do. 

    Mwa-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-haaaa!

    Herbie

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    jsampsonPC

    W3bbo wrote:
    
    jsampsonPC wrote:
    
    Yup. Screwed up everything Had to close Photoshop and all of my projects to fix it - thanks Hehe.


    Bah, that's really poor form for Adobe, why does Photoshop's UI suck so much of late?


    This issue is still present in CS3 too. I just tested on another machine here.

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