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Standalone Windows Live Writer Installer

For some reason I can not get Windows Live Writer to install on my computer using the integrated Live installer. It just gives me some meaningless error message and dies. What I needed was a...

Microsoft: IE8 to support standards from the start

Microsoft has announced that its planned standards compatibility mode will the default. Earlier proposals required a special meta tag inserted into the Web page to force IE8 into the standards compatibility mode. Public out cry...

Make IE6/IE7 more usable with The World Browser

As much as I like Firefox and Safari for Windows there are times when only Internet Explorer will do. This is often the case in corporations where you are either restricted to using IE or...

Hartville Tool - Nice

I recently ordered some woodworking items form Hartville Tool in Ohio. Hartville is a great source for all things woodworking. I ordered on Thursday afternoon and by Friday evening I had my stuff. Incredible! On...

msdnReader Rivals Printed Format

msdnReader is a desktop application that is similar to the highly regarded New York Times Reader. The application provides caching and offline reading of MSDN Magazine articles through a highly intuitive and slick interface. In...

Copy Large Files in Windows

Robocopy (means Robust Copy) is a tool from Microsoft. It is distributed in the Windows 2003 Server Resource kit (along with many other cool tools). Robocopy is faster and much more reliable. It can restart...

Installing VS 2005 Extensions after Installing .NET Framework 3.0 SP1 or Later

If you try to install the Visual Studio 2005 Extensions required for WPF development after installing the .Net Framework 3.0 SP1 or later, you will get an error saying that the .Net FW 3.0 is...

Bloget Multiuser, Multiblog Support

A user recently asked if Bloget supports multiple users and multiple blogs? The short answer is yes. Bloget uses ASP.NET’s membership services and as such works with SQL, Active Directory and other providers. Bloget also...

Bloget Beta 1 Released!

It’s been like forever since the last release of Bloget back in July of 2007. Don’t know what Bloget is? Check out this link for details. It’s been 6 months since the last alpha release...

How to Read .DOCX Files

As much as I like Vista, I dislike Microsoft Office in all it’s incarnations. I don’t have Microsoft Office on my computer and I suspect it’s one of the reasons why my system is so...
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