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Friday Links #15

John Robbins’ Blog : So You Want To Set a Windows Journal Recording Hook on Vista? – How to setup journal hooks in Vista and a reference to a neat unit testing tool.

NetMassDownloader – Tool that downloads .Net Framework source code in batch mode.

Keep Vista from Changing Folder View : Steve Smith’s Blog – Fixes a minor but very annoying problem in Vista.

DotNet Zip Library – Free zip library. I like this one better than SharpZipLib. Also check out my SimpleZip library.

Four books to pre-order - B# .NET Blog - This fall is especially good with four great titles coming up.

Obama does his morning workout at Ann Arbor fitness club – Dang. I would have gone had I known. I work within a couple of miles of AAFC.

[LetsCall.Me : Receive Calls Without Revealing Your Phone Number MakeUseOf.com](http://www.makeuseof.com/dir/letscallme-receive-calls-revealing-phone-number/) - Want to get direct phone calls regarding your eBay, CraigsList or any other web listings, but do not want to reveal your number to everyone ? Check out LetsCall.Me.
[Firefox counters Google’s browser speed test Business Tech](http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-10031278-92.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-5) - Mozilla fought back on Wednesday with some performance results to show a forthcoming version of Firefox outpacing Google’s new Web browser, Chrome.

Dynamic 3 Column Layout Generator - pagecolumn.com – Interactive setup let’s you tinker in real time. Nice.

John Resig - JavaScript Performance Rundown – Author of JQuery analyzes JavaScript performance in all major browsers including Google’s new Chrome browser. Insightful and informative analysis.

[Enduring Image Popular Science](http://www.popsci.com/amanda-schupak/article/2008-09/enduring-image) – At just twice the thickness of a hair, E-Ink screens are added to devices like as if they were stickers. E-Ink draws power only when changing its black-and-white images, so it can show a pattern without draining batteries.

Firefox: Enable Chrome’s Best Features in Firefox - Many of Chrome’s best features are already available in Firefox 3, proving yet again the power of extensibility.

Cool Tool: Nordic Ware Microwave Corn Popper – I’m getting one and dumping the microwavable bags of popcorn.

Visual Studio 2008 Shell - If you create software development tools, you’ll want to consider building on the Visual Studio 2008 Shell. A streamlined Visual Studio development environment, the Visual Studio Shell provides the core foundation so you can focus on building your application’s unique features.

VuYou.com – Interesting video email service.

Snapter - “Goodbye, scanner. Hello, digital camera.” – Use your digital camera as a mobile scanner to scan documents, business cards, whiteboards, and books. Snapter makes camera photos look like scanned documents!

Google Chrome - A New Chapter in Browser History? – There are a lot of “reviews” of Google’s new browser. This one is concise and complete without being too long.

Google Chrome’s Full List of Special about: Pages - Chrome’s got several special about: pages that reveal all sorts of interesting information about what’s going on behind the scenes.

Newest Video Phones are Free - The latest video phones from ACN are simply awesome. And they’re Free for a limited time. Access through our rep site at http//:mikejean.acnrep.com. This changes everything!

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