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Simply Weather Update

I’ve updated my Windows Vista Sidebar gadget, “Simply Weather”. Many of you have sent overwhelmingly positive feedback on how fun and useful, “Simply Weather” is. The 20,000 plus downloads over the last month are also...

Friday Links #51

Top 10 improvements for a future Kindle - MobileRead Forums – I really like my Kindle but it’s not without it faults. Carve your own wooden Kindling device - MobileRead Forums – I have no...

Build only startup projects and dependencies on Run – Visual Studio

Depending on the project, Visual Studio sometimes wants to build more than is necessary to actually debug/run the project. Sometimes even, it will continue building the other project dependencies after the debugging session has ended....

Friday Links #50

Digital Recovery of Moon Images - Behind the counter of an abandoned McDonalds lie 48,000 lbs of 70mm tape the only copy of extremely high-resolution images of the moon. Those images include a high-resolution version...

Kindle 2 is a winner

I’ve been using my Kindle 2 for about two months now. The verdict, it’s a winner. It’s not perfect but easily good enough for most reading tasks. To be clear, the Kindle 2 is still...

AdSensor Gadget Updated

Vista (and now Windows 7) Sidebar gadgets are nifty little programs that run on your desktop. They’re mostly convenience programs for monitoring bits of information like stocks or weather. The Vista Sidebar gadgets have a...

Friday Links #49

Windows 7 RC release date confirmed - vnunet.com – Looks like May 5th is the day. Other reports put the final release sometime from late August to October based on past releases. Chad Campbell’s Blog...

Simply Weather Gadget Updated

I started getting reports this morning that the weather icons were not showing in Simply Weather, my Windows Vista Sidebar gadget. Sure enough, when I got home I discovered that Google had changed the relative...

AdSensor – A Windows Sidebar AdSense Gadget (that actually works)

AdSense gadgets are far and few between and the majority of them simply don’t work. I finally found something that did work but it was not to my liking. So after a bit of heavy...

Friday Links #48

Native JSON Parsing: What does it mean? - Rick Strahl’s Web Log - Quick tests confirm that the performance gain from using native JSON serialization is significantly faster than using the json2 JavaScript library. Lifehacker...
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