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FileHamster

Silly name but a great idea. FileHamster is a version tracking application for developers, graphic artists and other content creators that frequently modify existing files. FileHamster provides real-time backup and archiving of your files while...

Bloget Alpha 9

Bloget alpha 9 is available for download. It also marks the end of the alpha releases. There’s an old saying in the software biz that goes something like, “Sometimes you have to just shoot the...

Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2

It’s all over the net but just in case you missed it, here’s the link to second beta of Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2. Equally interesting is Scott Gu’s article on what’s new and what...

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...
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