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Site Redesign

I was getting tired of the old look. Here’s a new look that’s a nod to the Web 2.0 designs of late but without the “beta” emblems and rounded corners. I already get points for...

Zip folders? But why?

<rant> It drives me crazy that Windows XP treats compressed files as folders. I get that this is “a feature”, but I’m developing a nervous twitch from accidently clicking on zip files in the tree...

Montastic

Montastic The free website monitoring service that doesn’t suck Yep, it’s free. Yep it doesn’t suck. Simple as can be. Signup with your email only and enter the Web sites you want to monitor. It...

The Hero Machine

This is a complete waste of time which is of course why like it and am blogging about it. The Hero Machine is an online drawing tool from Marvel comics that let’s you quickly and...

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) - Limited Beta

Lately, I’ve been spending time with some of the Web services offered by Amazon (yeah, the same people who sell all those books). They have some interesting services like S3, which I use to host...

Visual Studio 2005 Debugging Tips

A fellow developer at work posted this on our “tips” blog. Good stuff… Just in case you’ve never tried, it - the next time you’re looking at a call stack while stopped at a break...

Visual Studio Solution Backup

Most of the projects I develop for myself (a.k.a. Blue Onion Software) are small. Usually less than 20,000 lines. I’ve thought about using some type of version control but it just seems like more trouble...

GOA WinForms in Silverlight

GOA WinForms is an implementation of the standard System.Windows.Form .NET library for both Adobe Flash and Microsoft Silverlight. It allows .NET developers to write standard WinForms applications that will run on these two RIA platforms....

Cool Commands for Visual Studio 2005

I just can’t resist a good add on. Gaston Milano’s CoolCommands is one of those Visual Studio addon’s that just fits. The one feature I really like is the Collapse All Projects in the solution...

Safari on Windows

Yep, it’s true. You can now run Apple’s Safari browser on Windows. One quick little 8mb download and you’re on your way. This is by far the easiest installation of a browser I’ve seen to...
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