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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...

An Easy Speed Fix up for Internet Explorer

My wife uses Internet Explorer 7. I prefer FireFox or more recently Safari for Windows. For the most part it’s a trouble free existence. However, the other day she started having issues with Web sites...

Testing with w.bloggar

Testing Bloget with w.bloggar. Not a new blog editor but one I have not tested before with Bloget. Looks like another successful test!

Testing with Qumana Blog Manager

Testing with Qumana Blog Manager. Qumana is a free offline blog editor. I’m always testing Bloget with new blog editors as I encounter them to verify that Bloget’s MetaWeblog API is up to speed. Another...

Gmail has Daily Limit on Sending Email

I’m an avid Gmail user. I’ve never come anywhere near these limits but still it’s good to know where the boundaries are: Gmail imposes a limit on the attachment size (20 MB) and the overall...

Recommendations to Improve Software Builds

I recently took over management of our build process for our development team mostly because no one else wanted to touch it. Once I started looking at the build scripts and the issues surrounding them...

Second life for used batteries

I’ve have a small container in the garage with used/spent alkaline batteries destined for the recycle center. One day I picked one out of the container and put it on a Volt-ohm tester. To my...

Did you know... use Ctrl+Tab to bring up the IDE Navigator to get a bird's eye view and navigation of all open files and tool windows in Visual Studio?

Sara Ford’s blog always has great tips about using the Visual Studio IDE but this particular tip just rocks. And as well as this works in VS 2005, VS 2008 does it one better with...

How to disable the UAC prompt for a specific application

Sometimes, you want to disable UAC prompt for certain applications on a Windows Vista computer without disabling UAC for the whole computer. From http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946932 Using the tool and steps below, you may disable UAC prompt...
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