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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...

AdSensor – A Windows Sidebar AdSense Gadget (that actually works)

AdSense gadgets are far and few between and the majority of them simply don’t work. I finally found something that did work but it was not to my liking. So after a bit of heavy...

Friday Links #48

Native JSON Parsing: What does it mean? - Rick Strahl’s Web Log - Quick tests confirm that the performance gain from using native JSON serialization is significantly faster than using the json2 JavaScript library. Lifehacker...

FreeSnap 1.5 – The Movie

OK, not really, but there is a video someone posted on YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owdJ8SlsBtY One of the fun things about publishing software is finding out who is using it and how. What’s interesting about this video...

Google Weather API reporting wrong forecast

Google Weather API is reporting the current conditions but yesterday’s forecast. Hopefully the matter will be resolved shortly. Here’s an example of the data stream. <?xml version="1.0" ?> - <xml_api_reply version="1"> - <weather module_id="0" tab_id="0"...

Determining the local IP address via script

Why determining the local IP address should be such a monumental task in Windows is anyone’s guess. Here’s some JavaScript code I cobbled together from a couple of different sources for an installer script I’m...

Friday Links #47

NCover - Code Coverage for .NET Developers – Version 3.0.20 released. Decreased memory usage when merging coverage files by 30-40%. Great tool. Windows Presentation Foundation Pixel Shader Effects Library – Lots of effects and transitions....

Friday Links #46

Twitter Blog: The Discovery Engine Is Coming - The best way to experience Twitter Search is when it’s a natural part of your normal Twitter experience. [LC 0.9.9: The best media player just got better...
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