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Friday Links #37

How to Use the Mailto Syntax – Examples – You can add multiple recipients, blind copies and even subjects, all in one compact syntax.

[Slashdot Ruby 1.9.1 Released ](http://developers.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09%2F01%2F31%2F230216&from=rss)- New features include native threads and an implementation of fibers.

Get Ready for an New and Improved JPEG - Gadgetwise Blog - NYTimes.com - JPEG XR will deliver higher image fidelity by preserving the entire original image content, which will enable more flexible editing capabilities. It also employs a compression algorithm that is twice as efficient as that of JPEG.

How to Say ‘No to All’ During File Copy Operations in Windows - There’s no “No to All” button in the File Replacement dialog but you can simply hold down the Shift Key before pressing the No button and Windows will automatically interpret this action as a “No to All” command.

Gamers, enterprises saying yes to Windows Vista - More than a third of online gamers are running Windows Vista, according to a January survey (scroll down to “Windows version”) by online gaming company Valve Corp. That’s almost double the 18% of the nearly 2 million online gamers surveyed by Valve last August. Meanwhile, almost one third of North American and European corporations have started deploying Vista, according to a report released late last week by Forrester Research.

Snippage - Make desktop widgets out of any website – Gabocorp - Take pieces of your favorite web sites and put them on your desktop.

[Windows 7 will come in many flavors Beyond Binary - CNET News](http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10155193-56.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-5) – Dang. Why can’t they do like Apple and just ship one flavor?

Lester’s WPF blog : DataBinding CheatSheet – Nicely formatted listing of the myriad ways to do data binding in WPF.

YouTube - Re: Bruce Lee playing ping pong – It’s fake, but it’s just so cool and seemingly real. Worth the look.

What’s a meter? – An entertaining illustration of the history of the official definition of a meter.

How People with the same Surname are Distributed Across States in US – Texas is the leader for the “Ward” clan. Not so popular in the Northeast. Entertaining.

The Associated Press: Ancient fossil find: This snake could eat a cow! – At 43 feet and 2500 pounds it eats whatever it wants.

[Boost Productivity On Multiple Desktops With WindowsPager MakeUseOf.com](http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/boost-productivity-on-multiple-desktops-with-windowspager/) – This virtual desktop manager is more useable than most but has a few bugs. Open source is a bonus.

InfoQ: JSINQ, a JavaScript Implementation of LINQ – Neat idea. Going to have to try it.

Antibody Software – WizMouse – Like KatMouse (one of my favs), but can work on older legacy programs that don’t have mouse wheel support.

[Jajah adds calling and texting to iPod Touch Wireless - CNET News](http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-10157705-94.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-5) – A bit of a stretch but it goes to show you the ingenuity of people.

Rik Robinson’s Blog : Another Annoying UI Rant #1 – A fix for the last column bug in the Silverlight2 Data Grid.

Toolmonger » Blog Archive » The Tim Taylor Pizza Cutter – Think about this. Some company spent money on industrial design and fabrication to produce this. It’s funny I suppose.

SolarWinds: Free Network Monitoring Tools for Your Network Management Needs! – A virtual machine monitor for your ESX servers. There are lots of other network freebies on the site as well.

Duck Typing with dynamic in C# 4.0 - Bill Blogs in C# - Very cool use of dynamics in the up coming release of C# 4.0.

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