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Desk Drive 1.3 Released!

This release of Desk Drive requires your help. I’ve added the ability to “Localize” Desk Drive without special tools. I wrote an extension to .Net’s Resource Manager that pulls resources from an XML file rather...

Desk Drive 1.2 Released

Desk Drive 1.2 introduces two new features. The first feature allows you to hide the tray icon. To get to the settings dialog once the the tray icon is hidden, simply run the program a...

PicLens Rocks

PicLens is a browser plug-in for Firefox that presents images in a unique and interesting way. It makes for a compelling, alternative way to browse images and news. I don’t have a high-end graphics card...

Friday Links #8

Opera 9.51 - Opera is the “other” browser that doesn’t get as much press as Firefox. It’s really fast and is a great alternative. Intype we trust - Intype is a powerful and intuitive code...

Desk Drive Roadmap

I’m at an architecture conference this week which is why I’m a bit behind on my blogging schedule. However, I thought I would take a few minutes to talk about the next version of Desk...

Friday Links #7

PostSharp - aspect weaver for .NET. It can can reduce the number of lines of code and improve the logical decoupling of your programs. GMail Filters for Outgoing Mail - One of the lesser-known useful...

New Videophone is Free!

Here’s the bottom line. If you have high-speed Internet access you can make unlimited local and long distance phone calls (to any phone, not just videophones) for 29.95/month. If the other party has a Videophone,...

Visual Studio 2008 - How to make resources public

Vacation over. Back to the good stuff. There are a number of articles and workarounds posted on the Web on how to make the strongly typed resource classes in Visual Studio public instead of the...

Yellowstone - Day 9 and 10

We were up at 5:30 am local time and out the door a little after 6:00 am. We headed North to Hayden Flats in look of wildlife. We came up empty. In fact, we were...

Yellowstone - Day 7 and 8

We’ve arrived at Yellowstone at last! The day’s driving was relatively easy despite the mountainous terrain. Towing a large trailer takes a little different attitude. The cruise control is worthless. It’s designed for lightly loaded...
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