I was reading a tech article on Java Programming and came across a reference to “boiler plating” code. You know the stuff you are aleays using and reusing that you have lying around all commented out at the top or bottom of the template page.
Yeah you know what I mean.
Well here is what I have been using of late Mike Lin’s Clipomatic,this is a clipboard cache program – it remembers what was copied to the clipboard even after new data is copied, and allows you to retrieve the old data.
Even better it allows you to keep whole bunches of code in a file and swap it in and out as you need it. I have a default set that includes some stuff I am always using in the blog, like the ‘target=”_blank”‘ to stick in the links to make it open a new page. Not good practice I have been told but seeing as how I read and use the blog I can set it up to work how I want.
How it works
Using Clipomatic is simple. All you have to do is start it up, and it will start monitoring the clipboard and recording its changes. When you want to paste an old item, you just put the keyboard cursor where you would like to paste and press Ctrl-Alt-V instead of Ctrl-V. A menu pops up with your clips – you can select one with the mouse or with a single keystroke. The menu then disappears, and the item is pasted with no further work on your part. Check out Mike’s site and try it out.
My only wish is that it would run of a USB Flash drive… Hello? Mike? Are you listening?