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How to keep bees, birds and varmints out of play structures

This is one of those Lifehacker type of tips my wife discovered a few years ago. Problem, we have a play house I built for our kids a few years back that attracts bees, nesting...

Links 2008-04-22

WIX - Design flash web sites with drag and drop ease. A little too cute for my tastes but some of the templates do look cool. Currently in beta by invite only. Applied and was...

Stopwatch Gadget Updated

The Vista Stopwatch gadget I wrote about earlier has been updated with a new color scheme that is higher contrast. It’s also vertically smaller to take up less space. Same easy functionality, just prettier. You...

Use Solution Folders

In reading Scott Hanselman’s blog this morning, I ran across an interesting tidbit. ASIDE: Not enough people use “Solution Folders” in Visual Studio. Seriously, folks, just right-click and “Add New Solution Folder,” start dragging things...

Stopwatch Gadget on Windows Live

I posted my little Stopwatch Gadget on Windows Live the other day. The response has been interesting. The early adopters gave me high marks averaging 4 and 5 stars. Now that John Q Public has...

Amazon Adds Service Health Dashboard

I use Amazon’s S3 service to serve images for this Web site. It’s a great service, especially for high volume site (don’t I wish) because it scales automatically. It’s also a pay as you go...

I'm on Twitter

Everywhere I read, Twitter is a must for bloggers. So I’m giving into the dark side and setting up shop on Twitter. You can follow my tweaks or twips or whatever they’re called at http://twitter.com/mikeward_aa....

Vista Sidebar Stopwatch Gadget

Vista has gadgets similar to what is found on the Mac and in Yahoo Widgets (formerly Konfabulator). For some reason, they have not been well received which (again) is a bit puzzling to me since...

New Resource Refactoring Tool for Visual Studio Released!

After replacing about 100 strings with resource references recently, I began to wonder why Microsoft did not include a refactoring tool extract strings in code to resources. To do it currently requires switching back and...

Configuring the ASP.NET Health Monitor

One of the things I really like about programming in .NET and ASP.NET is all the cool built-in functionality in the framework. The ASP.NET health monitor is an excellent example. ASP.NET health monitoring gives you...
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