Friday Links #41

Caving into bullies - So here we go again – How long till we can buy Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and be told that this book “cannot be read aloud”?

Coding Horror: Paying Down Your Technical Debt - No matter how talented and smart the software developers, all these tiny deferments begin to add up and cumulatively weigh on the project, dragging it down.

Amazon Kindle 3 Rumors Surface: Bigger, Better (Of Course) - The Kindle version 3 may actually arrive on the shelves before Christmas.

The Next Bit Thing: Twitterfall – the best Twitter client ever – Maybe a bit overstated but very interesting. Gives you a real time feed of tweets based on subject matter. Cool interface.

[10 Ways To Donate Your CPU Time To Science MakeUseOf.com](http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-ways-to-donate-your-cpu-time-to-science/) – Looking for aliens is only the beginning. Applications including fighting cancer, defending against biological terrorism and climate prediction. Who needs flying toasters?

Right-Clicking in Silverlight 2 – A Refinement – It’s a bit tricky to process right-clicks in Silverlight. Here’s a better way.

Kindle app for iPhone and iPod Touch in iTunes Store – MobileRead – It’s actually a decent ebook reader from the few minutes I played with it. Not a Kindle killer but definitely a nice addition. Here’s a good comparison of the Kindle vs. iPhone.

Silverlight.FX - Silverlight.FX is a light-weight application framework for building Rich Internet Applications with Silverlight 2. It focuses on providing building blocks and controls that allows applications to be naturally well-architected.

Firefox 3.1 renamed Firefox 3.5 - The development team has decided that “3.1” doesn’t adequately describe the significance of this the upcoming release, so the next major version of Firefox will be called Firefox 3.5.

Dime Casts.Net – Inform and Educate in ~10 Minutes or Less - This is the second in a 5 part series where we will explore the tenets of the S.O.L.I.D principles.

Readability - An Arc90 Lab Experiment - Simple tool that makes reading on the Web more enjoyable by removing the clutter around what you’re reading. It works quite well and is a great addition bookmark toolbar.

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Daniel Cazzulino’s Blog : Moq 3.0 RTM!!! – Extremely simple and straightforward, Moq doesn’t require prior knowledge or experience in mocking concepts. I really dig this framework. If you develop in C# 3.0 and value testing, you really need to check this out.

Checkbox filters with jQuery (Ask the CSS Guy) – Cool idea for collapsing sections of a page using filters.

[5 Tools To Check The Speed Of Your USB Flash Drive (Windows) MakeUseOf.com](http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-lightweight-tools-to-check-the-speed-of-your-usb-flash-drive-windows/) – Nice collection of tools to test the speed of your USB flash drive.

fire dude

Pick of the Week

Launchy - I used SlickRun for a while and found I liked Launchy better.

Launchy is a free windows and linux utility designed to help you forget about your start menu, the icons on your desktop, and even your file manager. Launchy indexes the programs in your start menu and can launch your documents, project files, folders, and bookmarks with just a few keystrokes!

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