Friday Links #9

Things were a little crazy yesterday which is why I’m a day late.

Sketching & GUI Prototyping - Firefox 3 extension that turns your browser into an excellent sketching tool.

ProcessQuickLink 2 Takes the Tease Out of Windows Task Manager - Instant one click access to process descriptions and advice through the Task Manager. Quickly and easily search 9000+ entries in processlibrary.com database. New process descriptions are added on a weekly basis.

Online Scientific Calculator - Nice, straightforward implementation including handy unit conversions.

Using Firefox as Default Browser in Visual Studio - Good tip on how to setup Visual Studio to debug using Firefox instead of IE.

XInbox.com - Clever service that allows you to leave emails in messages and forums that spam spiders can’t crawl.

Adding OpenSearch to your website and getting in the Browser’s Search Box - Scott Hanselman shows you how to enable OpenSearch and have it show up in the browser’s search box.

Debugger Settings Visual Studio Add In– Easily Copy Breakpoints between Machines - Another great Visual Studio tip from John Robbins of Wintellect.

The Windows Command Line, Batch Files, and Scripting- Using the Command Shell - Great reference site on all things doing with command lines.

Adding OpenID to your web site in conjunction with ASP.NET Membership - Great tutorial on how to add OpenID to your Web site.

Unit Test Boundaries - One of the better articles I’ve read on what constitutes a unit test and what doesn’t.

Hydrogen bacteria to fill gas tanks? - Cheap way to produce Hydrogen. Could it really work?

Electric Cars: Ten Hottest Vehicles - Alas, if only I could buy one. No dealerships in Michigan yet.

Microsoft Engineers Invent Energy-Efficient LCD Competitor - Who says Microsoft doesn’t innovate? Just not with software!

Coding Without Comments - Great article and comments on commenting code.

How to write untestable code - This guide lists principles that will help you write impossible to tests code. Or, avoiding these techniques will help you write code that can be tested.

Change Default Feed Reader in Firefox - It’s easy, once you know how to do it.

Forrester Gets Schizophrenic on Windows Vista - Windows Vista team responds to negative press from Forrester research. Interesting read.

Newest Video Phones are Free - The latest video phones from ACN are simply awesome. And they’re Free for a limited time. Access through our rep site at http//:mikejean.acnrep.com. This changes everything!

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