Friday Links #31

Brad Abrams : Silverlight 2 DataGrid December 2008 Release - This updated DataGrid contains almost 30 fixes to the top issues that we heard, including:

  • Rows containing focus no longer disappear when the ItemsSource changes
  • ComboBox and other controls opening a popup now work as expected
  • DataGrid Selection is preserved when sorting
  • Buttons outside the DataGrid work as expected when they are clicked while the DataGrid is in editing mode
  • Improved FrozenColumn behavior
  • Improved cell currency
  • SelectedItem is updated before the CurrentCellChanged event is raised
  • Many more…

What You Said: Best Places to Find Multi-Monitor Wallpaper – Handy list.

[360desktop Get wide](http://www.360desktop.com/) - With 360desktop, slide wide for almost unlimited desktop space; clip the web & put it on your desktop, then create & share, stunning 360° interactive wallpaper. New version 0.7 released.

Media Portal home theater PC app for Windows hits 1.0 - Open Source media center application Media Portal, under development for 5 years, is finally released.

Dilbert comic strip for 12/24/2008 – Scott has found my funny bone as of late.

[FileForum HashTab](http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/HashTab/1096345722/1) – I love this little guy and have used it for years. Just keeps getting better.
[Lights Out Popular Science](http://www.popsci.com/environment/article/2008-12/lights-out) - On March 1, the Republic of Ireland becomes the first democratic country in the world to ban the traditional incandescent light bulb.

Geeknews » Eartha Kitt (Catwoman) – RIP - She was also the only black villain to appear on the Batman TV series from the 1960’s.

Catwoman - Eartha Kitt 3

A Double Handful of Programming Quotes – Some funny quotes from notable programmers including Bill Gates and Alan Kay.

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