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Friday Links #40

[The Laptop Buying Guide For 2009 MakeUseOf.com](http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/the-laptop-buying-guide-for-2009/) - You can grab the full MakeUseOf Laptop Buying Guide in PDF format here. It’s a nice summary. Give it your Father-in-Law the next time he asks for...

Vista Weather Gadget – More Updates

In keeping with updating early and often, here’s the latest release of my weather gadget for Windows Vista. Some more layout fixes and a few bug fixes. Here’s another look. Gadgets are essentially little HTML...

Wire Mesh Face Mask

Woodworking requires good tools and I’m always looking for a new “shop-aid” to feed my gadget habit. I bought one of these wire mesh face masks a while back and find I use it often....

Vista Weather Gadget Updated

Last week saw an early release of my Vista Sidebar Weather Gadget. Not knowing when to leave well enough alone, I’ve updated it with some new formats and styles. There are 3 additional formats. Here’s...

Friday Links #39

[Tesla Motors to show off electric sedan next month Green Tech - CNET News](http://news.cnet.com/8301-11128_3-10161459-54.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-5) – A “street drivable” prototype of the Model S Sedan will be demoed next month. blacklight showcase – Set of designer-focused...

Vista Weather Gadget

Vista Sidebar Gadgets are handy and useful little applications that reside on your desktop. Weather gadgets are a very popular category and yet I’ve never found one I can live with for any length of...

Friday Links #38

Duck Typing with dynamic in C# 4.0 - Bill Blogs in C# – Interesting use of the dynamic keyword (C# 4.0) with generics and extension methods. Elgan: Here comes the e-book revolution – Discussion on...

Friday Links #37

How to Use the Mailto Syntax – Examples – You can add multiple recipients, blind copies and even subjects, all in one compact syntax. [Slashdot Ruby 1.9.1 Released ](http://developers.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09%2F01%2F31%2F230216&from=rss)- New features include native threads and...

Enabling WCF Services on IIS 7.0

Out of the box, IIS 7.0 (Windows Server 2008) does not support WCF Services. Perhaps this is another one of those security issues that Windows Server 2008 and IIS 7.0 lock down by default. Annoyingly,...

Friday Links #36

Folding Paper in Half Twelve Times - In one day Britney was the first person to set the record for folding paper in half 9, 10, 11 or 12 times. The task was commonly known...
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