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Market Report Sidebar Gadget Released

There are a number of “stock ticker” gadgets available for Vista/Windows 7, but as usual, they either don’t work or they try to do too much. I have a more “casual” interest in the market...

Friday Links #53

Science and the Environment [BBC NEWS Can robots ever be like humans?](http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/click_online/8064397.stm) – Check out the two videos. Somewhat “scary” what these little guys can do. [Slashdot Towards Artificial Consciousness](http://hardware.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/05/23/199251&from=rss) - Details on a brain...

The Incredible Shrinking Browser Window

So what’s my beef with Web browsers? It’s all the wasted space at the top of the damn things. Internet Explorer is perhaps the biggest offender. It’s default configuration is very wasteful (I couldn’t figure...

Friday Links #52

Hey, it’s been a year of links already. Hard to believe. To celebrate the event I’m posting 2 days late this week. OK, I’m kidding, the holiday messed with my schedule so I’m a bit...

Put Vista’s thick borders on a diet

I’ve never been a fan of thick borders of Vista’s Aero theme. It’s always struck me as a bit cartoonish. The height of the title bar is also larger than I like. The other night...

Simply Weather Update

I’ve updated my Windows Vista Sidebar gadget, “Simply Weather”. Many of you have sent overwhelmingly positive feedback on how fun and useful, “Simply Weather” is. The 20,000 plus downloads over the last month are also...

Friday Links #51

Top 10 improvements for a future Kindle - MobileRead Forums – I really like my Kindle but it’s not without it faults. Carve your own wooden Kindling device - MobileRead Forums – I have no...

Build only startup projects and dependencies on Run – Visual Studio

Depending on the project, Visual Studio sometimes wants to build more than is necessary to actually debug/run the project. Sometimes even, it will continue building the other project dependencies after the debugging session has ended....

Friday Links #50

Digital Recovery of Moon Images - Behind the counter of an abandoned McDonalds lie 48,000 lbs of 70mm tape the only copy of extremely high-resolution images of the moon. Those images include a high-resolution version...

Kindle 2 is a winner

I’ve been using my Kindle 2 for about two months now. The verdict, it’s a winner. It’s not perfect but easily good enough for most reading tasks. To be clear, the Kindle 2 is still...
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