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Friday Links #36

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Folding Paper in Half Twelve Times - In one day Britney was the first person to set the record for folding paper in half 9, 10, 11 or 12 times. The task was commonly known to be impossible. Smart and pretty. This is just killing me.

Take the Pain out of Creating Word Documents by Using C# and XML – Forget those third party libraries and interops. There is a far simpler way to create Word Documents using XML.

Scott Hanselman’s Computer Zen - A year with an Amazon Kindle – Scott’s verdict? It’s cool! I’m getting dangerously close to buying one of these. There are rumors that Kindle 2 will make its debut on February 9th.

How to Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You – Euclid, my furry sidekick, as been giving me the evil eye as of late. Has my time come?

Humor – George Carlin Strikes Again - If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?

[Jeff Blankenburg Blankenthoughts: Why Twitter Is More Than Just Tweeting](http://jeffblankenburg.com/2009/01/why-twitter-is-more-than-just-tweeting.aspx) – Useful collection of Twitter tools.

ASP.NET MVC Release Candidate - Feel free to go download it now

All Email Messages in Gmail Have a Permanent Web Address – You can bookmark Gmail messages. Who knew?

A comprehensive list to Silverlight Controls for developers – Check out the Divelments (get it?) controls. They faithfully mimic the Office 2007 look.

JSLint.VS – When it comes to debugging JavaScript, every little bit helps. This Add-In for Visual Studio shows errors in JavaScript during compilation enabling you to spend less time in browser catching bugs and typos.

How many flavors will Windows 7 come in? – Microsoft, if you’re listening, the different versions of the same operating system sucks! Do like Apple and come out with one complete version, please…

Google unveils tools that can show if your ISP giving you what you paid for – Evil ISPs beware. We’re watching you (with the help of Google).

Cheap, super-efficient LED lights on the horizon – Yady, yady, yady. Just deliver the thing already guys.

[Microsoft: No plans for second Windows 7 beta Beyond Binary - CNET News](http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10153384-56.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-5) – The sooner we can get past Vista, the better. Don’t get me wrong, I like Vista. I’m just tired of getting kicked around by all those “experts” that have never laid hands on the system.
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