Friday Links #12

7 Beautiful Themes (Visual Styles) to Customize Windows Vista - Cools Vista themes for, get this, Vista. Who knew?

What’s New in .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 - WindowsClient.net - Nice summary of new .NET 3.5 service pack features.

The Most Powerful Computer on Earth - IBM has broken its own record of computer processing speed by pushing its newest supercomputer past the petaflop barrier.

Sumatra PDF viewer by Krzysztof Kowalczyk - Sumatra has a minimalistic design. Simplicity has a higher priority than a lot of features. It’s small and starts up very fast. I love it.

Twingly: Revised Blog Search + Awesome Screensaver - Spam free blog search engine. Screen saver is interesting.

Make Your Desktop Icons Smaller or Larger with the Mouse Wheel - Works on Vista but not XP.

Warplanes: The Rise Of The Droids - Air Force’s first ever unmanned combat fighter wing.

Brad Abrams : Some Results from Visual Studio and .NET Framework Developer Documentation Survey - t seems that the the majority of developers in our community are using the latest (3.5) version of the .NET Framework.

Sara Ford’s WebLog : Did you know… How to optimize your code for a build? - Interesting gotcha about code optimization settings.

Free Visual Studio File Explorer Add-in - VS 2008 add-in that provides a Windows Explorer style file system view.

Extra-Wide Contacts = Anime Look - Real-life Anime look. Creepy if you ask me…

Cool Tool: Ty-Rap Zip Ties - Super high-quality zip ties from the inventor himself.

Shoes, a Tiny Toolkit - Window toolkit for Ruby.

Set Browser Specific ASP.NET Server Control Properties and Taking an ASP.NET Site Offline - Neat feature for changing server control properties based on the target browser. Who knew?

Brad Abrams : .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Allows managed code to be launched from a network share! - Finally!


Physicists Spooked By Faster Than Light Data Transfer - Can FTL drives be far behind? (probably)

[BBC NEWS Technology ‘Slow’ light to speed up the net](http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7557280.stm) - A huge increase in the speed of the Internet could be produced by slowing parts of it down, say researchers.

Windows Live Writer Tip: Insert Pictures in your Blog via Zemanta - Live Writer plug-in helps you find content related to your post.

Use FTP Online Without a Installing A Client - Review of Web based FTP clients.

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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