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Including JavaScript Conditionally in ASP.Net

In the course of building this Web site I’ve wanted several scripts I use for ads and hit counting to be disabled when I’m developing locally on my laptop. I looked for more than a...

Vista and the Rise of Flash Drives

Jeff Atwood has an excellent article on a new feature in Vista called ReadyBoost. Includes benchmarks for different flash drives and a discussion of hybrid hard drives that incorporate flash to boost performance. http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/000680.html

Ultimate List of Free Windows Software from Microsoft

Over 150 freebies including many I’d never heard of. http://bhandler.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!70F64BC910C9F7F3!1231.entry

The Mother of All Swiss Army Knives

One question: Why? The Most Incredible Knife

Is it time to reconsider Google?

In his blog article “It’s time to reconsider Google?”, Rafe Needleman discusses his experience with different search engines and concludes that Google is no longer the best. Needleman asks: Is it time to dump Google...

Tiny Trick for ViewState Backed Properties

Phil Haack’s blog has an excellent article on using the null coalescing operator with value types. I ran into to this very issue just the other night and like Phil quickly gave up. To summarize...

New PRAM 30 Times Faster than Flash

“The EETimes describes the new Samsung memory, phase-change RAM, called PRAM. Samsung is dubbing it ‘Perfect RAM’ because it is thirty times faster than NOR flash, ten times more durable — and cheaper to produce,...

Dual Core Experience

About a month ago my company bought new computers for development. Actually, they have a pretty enlightened policy where they update about a third of the development machines every year. So now I have a...

Miniature Earth

This is a fairly sobering view of the world boiled down to a few minutes of flash video. It really puts things into perspective. Miniature Earth

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 - Release Candidate 1

Time flies. Last November witnessed the release of .Net 2.0. I attended the PDC (Professional Developer’s Conference) in September 2005 and saw all the 3.0 goodies. I thought it would be a lifetime before I...
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