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Colorful error messages may not be the best choice

The error message below appeared on our corporate intranet site the other day. While I can empathize with the programmer’s frustration here it was not a good choice. Especially since it is likely offensive to...

PDC 2008!

http://msdn.microsoft.com/pdc Announcing PDC08 October 27–30, 2008 Pre-conference October 26, 2008 Los Angeles, California PDC is the definitive Microsoft event for software developers and architects focused on the future of the Microsoft platform. Beg, steal or...

Give the Gift of Safe

I know, I’m an OpenDNS fanboy. It really is a great service. First, you get to enjoy the brief, funny video Chris put together explaining the benefits of OpenDNS to his skeptical father. If you’ve...

Logmein release remote control for Macs

One of my favorite all time web applications, Logmein.com allows you to remote into your desktop using only your browser. I’ve blogged about this tool in the past. It’s absolutely fantastic. Mac users can now...

Add CopyTo and MoveTo to context menus in Vista

Here’s a fun little productivity tip. Add CopyTo and MoveTo to your right-click context menu in windows explorer. Saves you having to open a second explorer window or navigate away from your current location. Simply...

iPod Battery Depot - Nice

Recently I had to replace the battery on my aging iPod. iPod Battery Depot sells replacement batteries for a variety of electronic devices. In the case of the iPod, they sell batteries that are larger...

Tracking Santa, then and now

Here’s a great story about how NORAD got started helping kids track Santa on Christmas Eve. Don’t know what I’m talking about? Head over to NORAD’s website for more information. Good reading!

How to Check C# Parameters

I just downloaded a sample from The Code Project and as usual spent 20 minutes cleaning up the code. Don’t get me wrong, I’m grateful for the contributions and use them often. What bothers me...

OpenDNS = Instant Speed Boost

Want to improve your Internet connection right now? Simple. Just head over to OpenDNS and follow the directions to setup your computer or router to point to OpenDNS. If you’re not sure what a DNS...

See 5000 Years Of Religion In 90 Seconds

If you like history, you’ll enjoy this. It’s flashed based video that shows the expansion of religions over time. See 5000 Years Of Religion In 90 Seconds
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