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Simply Weather goes international

Simply Weather is a Vista/Windows 7 Sidebar Gadget that brings you the weather in a simple, no nonsense format. It neatly fits in the sidebar and displays the current conditions and 3 day forecast in...

Friday Links #45

Live Smooth Streaming – Design Thoughts - Sam Zhang’s Blog - In summary, the pull model we designed for IIS Live Smooth Streaming is very different than how the traditional live streaming push model works....

Desk Drive 1.7.2 Released

Desk Drive 1.7.2 includes two new translations. Korean and Traditional Chinese. Thanks to everyone for helping with the translations. Also some minor bug fixes. Enjoy.

Friday Links #44

Mike Harsh’s Blog : Silverlight 3 Beta Sample - Slidentity - Presentation Creation App - lidentity is a Silverlight 3 based presentation app. This app lets users create slides and save them to their machine...

The One Car Experiment

Last November when the lease came up on our Chevy Trail Blazer, we did something a bit unusual. We turned in the vehicle and elected not to lease another. So now we’re down to one...

Friday Links #43

A guide to Silverlight 3 new features – The boys at Redmond have been busy indeed. This guide boils it down at the developer level to articulate some of the core changes and relevant issues....

Vista Sidebar Weather Gadget Update

I’ve added another format that includes icons of the forecast conditions. Simply Weather is a no-nonsense gadget that reports the current conditions and the 3 day forecast in one easy to read compact format. Actually,...

Calling IDisposable through Interfaces that do not require IDisposable

How do you call IDisposable.Dispose() when your interface does not inherit from IDisposable but your implementation does? This happens more often than you might think, particularly when code generation is involved. For example, when Visual...

Friday Links #42

Nikhil Kothari’s Weblog : Specialized Layout Panels for Silverlight - An overview of some layout panels in Silverlight.FX: XGrid, FormPanel, HStackPanel, VStackPanel and TilePanel - specialized for simplifying layout. My Silverlight 3 Wish List -...

Stopwatch Gadget Updated

If you look for Vista Stopwatch Sidebar gadgets you’ll find that most have small numbers and even smaller buttons. My gadget is a different. It’s takes up relatively little screen real-estate, has large easy to...
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