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Ann Arbor Nerd Lunch

A group of us here in Ann Arbor, MI are organizing a monthly nerd lunch. The goal is to get local software developers together to talk tech… or whatever you want. Our lunches will be...

Developer and Power Tool List - 2008

Scott Hanselman’s Ultimate Developer and Power Users Tool List has always been an great read. Here’s my list, considerably smaller and surprisingly different. I use fewer programs and feel applications like browsers and IDE’s should...

Friday Links #27

It’s “Black Friday” but so what. I do almost all of my shopping on the Internet. Better choices, Yes. Better prices, Yes. Not waiting in line, Priceless. Don’t know about you but I still have...

Resolving Virtual Paths to Uri's in ASP.Net

ASP.Net has a boat load of methods for dealing with paths. However, no where can I find a method to convert a virtual path (~/) to its equivalent Uri. Perhaps it’s there but darn if...

Managing Money – Rule #2

This is the second article in my occasional Managing Money Series. Managing Money In the previous article I discussed the importance of measuring what you spend. Hopefully, you’ve made use of some the free or...

Friday Links #26

Half a year of links! Didn’t think I would maintain the pace but some how I’ve managed. Update on Silverlight 2 - and a glimpse of Silverlight 3 - ScottGu’s Blog – Scott talks about...

FreeSnap 1.5 Beta 3 Released

You can read about the new features in my earlier blog posts. FreeSnap 1.5 Beta 1 FreeSnap 1.5 Beta 2 This release adds a few more refinements to task switcher algorithm. It also adds a...

Attending CodeMash

CodeMash is a unique event that will educate developers on current practices, methodologies, and technology trends in a variety of platforms and development languages such as Java, .Net, Ruby and PHP. According to some, this...

FreeSnap 1.5 Beta 2

Last week, I released beta 1 which introduced a new style of task switching. Beta 2 includes additional features. All configuration settings are contained in a configuration file (FreeSnap.cfg) Half screen resizing The command line...

Friday Links #25

[Ballmer: No on WebKit, yes on app store Latest Microsoft News - CNET News](http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-10090118-75.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-5) - Despite acknowledging that WebKit’s open-source nature is “interesting,” Microsoft’s chief executive elaborated on why he says the software giant is...
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