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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...

AdSensor Gadget Updated

Vista (and now Windows 7) Sidebar gadgets are nifty little programs that run on your desktop. They’re mostly convenience programs for monitoring bits of information like stocks or weather. The Vista Sidebar gadgets have a...

Friday Links #49

Windows 7 RC release date confirmed - vnunet.com – Looks like May 5th is the day. Other reports put the final release sometime from late August to October based on past releases. Chad Campbell’s Blog...

Simply Weather Gadget Updated

I started getting reports this morning that the weather icons were not showing in Simply Weather, my Windows Vista Sidebar gadget. Sure enough, when I got home I discovered that Google had changed the relative...
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