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A Snapshot of Visitors

It’s interesting to see who visits the site and what they use to browse with. The market stills belong to IE but visitors to this site seem to prefer Firefox with IE not far behind....

Standard Numeric Format Strings Output Examples

I can never seem to remember the format strings for numbers in .NET. There are several cheat sheets available but the one that works best for me is the examples page in the Microsoft documentation....

tweetz Update #8

This update has a bunch of little usability updates. Added small and large backgrounds. The corners of the backgrounds distort if they’re stretched too much. To compensate, I’ve added larger backgrounds. The larger backgrounds are...

Friday Links #71

Programming Computers Learning resources for C# 4.0 and .NET 4.0 new features « Bogdan Brinzarea’s blog Free AJAX and Silverlight Testing Tool | WebAii Testing Framework implifying the Process of Calling a WCF Service from...

IE8 and Session Cookies

IE8 has this annoying habit on my wife’s computer of not working with some Web sites. Same computer, same Web site using Opera or Firefox works fine. She prefers IE8 so after a few moments...

Setting File Permissions in Wix 3.0

I’m new to Wix and to Windows Installers in general so some of this is likely wrong or obvious. Still, I couldn’t find much information on how to do set file permissions for a particular...

tweetz Update #7

It’s been a busy month with school for the kids starting and other fall activities. I still managed to squeeze in some programming time however. This update includes an oft asked for feature – custom...

Simply Weather Alerts

I’ve always been somewhat annoyed that weather alerts appear on a separate page in many weather sites. Isn’t an alert important enough to display on the same page as the rest of the weather? I...

Friday Links #70

Programming Computers Html Encoding Code Blocks With ASP.NET 4 960 Grid System Improve your jQuery – 25 excellent tips | Listelog C# Frequently Asked Questions : Generating Dynamic Methods with Expression Trees in Visual Studio...

Wix 3.0 Web Install UI

One of the best ways to write installers for Windows programs is to use Wix 3.0. Recently released, its an open source product from Microsoft that uses XML markup to author Windows installers that use...
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