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Hail to the Victors

I’ve lived in Ann Arbor and the surrounding area since the Winter of 1979. I’ve often thought Ann Arbor is one of Michigan’s best kept secrets. Apparently, I’m not alone. Two years ago, Google opened...

Make your own large font calc

Under the category of stupid programmer tricks: Copy c:\windows\system32\calc.exe to some other file/path File Open File newcalc.exe in Visual Studio Click on Dialog - 101 In the properties, modify Font(Size) for your favorite font and...

A Persuasive Argument for Garbage Collection

Despite what I perceive as greater program reliability and speed, I find many of the programmers I work with deriding the garbage collector in .Net and wishing for the good old days of explicit memory...

PowerCommands 1.1 for Visual Studio 2008

Not sure how this one got by me but there is a cool set of extensions for Visual Studio 2008 available on MSDN. PowerCommands 1.1 is a set of useful extensions for the Visual Studio...

Friday Links #9

Things were a little crazy yesterday which is why I’m a day late. Sketching & GUI Prototyping - Firefox 3 extension that turns your browser into an excellent sketching tool. ProcessQuickLink 2 Takes the Tease...

Desk Drive 1.3 Released!

This release of Desk Drive requires your help. I’ve added the ability to “Localize” Desk Drive without special tools. I wrote an extension to .Net’s Resource Manager that pulls resources from an XML file rather...

Desk Drive 1.2 Released

Desk Drive 1.2 introduces two new features. The first feature allows you to hide the tray icon. To get to the settings dialog once the the tray icon is hidden, simply run the program a...

PicLens Rocks

PicLens is a browser plug-in for Firefox that presents images in a unique and interesting way. It makes for a compelling, alternative way to browse images and news. I don’t have a high-end graphics card...

Friday Links #8

Opera 9.51 - Opera is the “other” browser that doesn’t get as much press as Firefox. It’s really fast and is a great alternative. Intype we trust - Intype is a powerful and intuitive code...

Desk Drive Roadmap

I’m at an architecture conference this week which is why I’m a bit behind on my blogging schedule. However, I thought I would take a few minutes to talk about the next version of Desk...
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