Friday Links #11

News I found interesting this week.

TextFixer: Text to Capitals, Remove Line Breaks & Whitespaces etc. - TextFixer gives you a bunch of useful web tools to work with text and html code. If you ever need to run some basic operations on text i.e convert text to capitals, remove or convert line breaks to p tags or br tags, remove line tabs and whitespaces, make all letters lowercase, sort text list in alphabetical order etc. then TextFixer is the Web site you need.

Toyota tinkers with baby Segways - Winglet “a personal transport assistance robot ridden in a standing position.”

SoundSnap: Search, Save and Share Sound Effects - Lots of high quality sound effects, music loops and samples.

New Tools for Framework Designers Published - You can download the three new tools Deps, Layering, and PotentialCallers here: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/fxarch

The Brightest, Sharpest, Fastest X-Ray Holograms Yet - The pinhole camera, a technique known since ancient times, has inspired a futuristic technology for lens-less, three-dimensional imaging. Working at both the Advanced Light Source (ALS) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and at FLASH, the free-electron laser in Hamburg, Germany, an international group of scientists has produced two of the brightest, sharpest x-ray holograms of microscopic objects ever made, thousands of times more efficiently than previous x-ray-holographic methods.

Issuu PDF Viewer Makes Your Presentations Look Beautiful - Issuu, a free web service that converts PDF presentations into good looking Flip magazines.

Observu: Get an eMail Alert When your Website Goes Down - Free and simple Web site monitoring service.

100+ PDC Sessions Posted - Brad Abrams discusses the up coming PDC. I’ll be there. Will you?

Text Anim: Easily Create Animated Texts - Textanim is a tool to quickly and easily create animated texts. It has a simple interface and also offers many texture options.

JSON Serializers in .NET - not there yet - Excellent article by Rick Strahl (MVP) about the current state of JSON serializers.

Debunking Common Windows Performance Tweaking Myths - No nonsense guide about all those performance tweaks people claim make their computers faster. Good article.

My Top 10 Source Code Search Engines - Good list of search engines specializing in source code. Speaking of good code search engines, check out http://www.csharpsearch.com.

Pi to 1,000,000 places - It’s just cool (even the URL is neat)!

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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