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Desk Drive Milestone Reached

I was checking the download numbers this morning and noticed that Desk Drive has exceed 100,000 downloads. I only track the downloads from my site so the number is likely much larger given the number...

Desk Drive 1.6.5 Released

Desk Drive 1.6.5 adds Dutch (Belgium) to its growing list of languages. This latest translation forced me to widen the program’s window size to accommodate the longer strings. And I thought German had long phrases....

Desk Drive 1.6.4 Released

Desk Drive 1.6.4 now comes in 32 bit and 64 bit versions. There were no code changes necessary for 64 bit support because Desk Drive is written in C#, however, a 64 bit installer is...

Friday Links #20

[Smushit: Optimize Images For Web Without Losing on Quality MakeUseOf.com ](http://www.makeuseof.com/dir/smushit-optimize-image-size-loosing-visual-quality/)- a web tool that lets you optimize images for the web and reduce the size without compromising on visual quality. Featured Firefox Extension: Nodobe...

true knowledge

Google does a great job at key word searches but it is less adept at answering questions like the follow: What time is it at Google Headquarters? Is Jennifer Lopez single? Who wrote the Principia...

The World’s Longest Second

Why must every Microsoft tool take 20 minutes to uninstall and leave you with no feed back other than this: It’s next to useless and totally misleading. Flame off…

FreeSnap 1.4 Released

FreeSnap 1.4 is available for download. New features include incremental size, a configuration file for settings, 64 bit support and a help dialog. The help dialog is a handy reference for all the keyboard shortcuts....

Visual Studio Code Cleanup Macro

Visual Studio has an automation model that enables extensive customization. Mostly, I rely on the built in services since they meet most of my needs. However, there are a few routine things I do when...

Friday Links #19

[Slashdot Studies Say Ideology Trumps Facts](http://science.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/09/25/036232&from=rss) – Why am I not surprised? Sara Ford’s WebLog : Matt’s Snippet Designer finally sees the light of day! – I always wondered how those Microsoft guys put all...

Singletons Revisited

Earlier I wrote about how easy it was to write thread-safe, lazily constructed singletons in C#. To recap: sealed class Singleton { static Singleton() { } public static readonly Singleton Instance = new Singleton(); Singleton()...
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