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AdSensor Update

AdSensor is a Windows 7 Sidebar gadget that tracks your AdSense earnings. This update fixes a few minor issues. The background colors can be changed using the mouse scroll-wheel. Actually, you could do it with...

Friday Links #78

Programming Computers Silverlight 4 Beta – A guide to the new features Microsoft PDC09 and Silverlight Round-up Automatic Null Checks Brad Abrams : RIA Services: A DomainService IS A WCF Service – Add Service Reference...

Simply Weather Update – Windows 7 Compatible

Fixed an odd layout bug on Windows 7. I also changed the “Custom Weather Page” to use the default browser instead of always opening in Internet Explorer. It opened in Internet Explorer because sidebar gadgets...

IEnumerable Performance Tip: Any() vs. Count()

I can’t count the number of times (unintentional pun) I’ve checked if an IEnumerable<T> sequence contains elements using Count(). static void Method(IEnumerable<Status> statuses) { if (statuses != null && statuses.Count() > 0) // do something......

Windows 7 Bluetooth Mouse Fix

I’ve had this weird problem on my new laptop where the Bluetooth mouse stops working. Sometimes using the scroll wheel reactivates it but most of the time I have to turn off, and then turn...

Friday Links #77

Programming Silverlight 4 Beta is Now Available Jeff Prosise’s Blog : Silverlight 3’s New Application Extension Services RIA Services : The Official Microsoft Silverlight Site Blitting and Blending with Silverlight’s WriteableBitmap | Silverlight Games 101...

PDC09 – Day 2

Day 2 is shaping up to be a much better conference day. Scott Guthrie really delivered the goods this morning with a look at Silverlight 4 and IE 9. It’s a great time to be...

PDC09 – Day 1

I was going to give a summary of the keynote proceedings but Dan Rigsby has already posted a great summary here. It’s clear that Microsoft has really scaled back this year’s PDC. There is not...

Desk Drive 1.8.1 – Windows 7 Compatible

Version 1.8 introduced Windows 7 compatibility and version 1.8.1 tweaks it a little more. I’ve found a few minor issues that likely no one but myself would notice. But like any author, I know my...

Friday Links #76

Programming Computers Announcing the new Microsoft SDK for Facebook Platform Google creates programming language to simplify app dev Michael C. Kennedy’s Weblog - Six Things That’ll Surprise You About .NET 4.0 How we really designed...
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