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New Notebook, New Operating System

My former laptop had a sudden “issue” that ultimately led me to buy a new laptop. I did the usual research and settled on a Gateway NX570X with Vista Home Premium, 2 GB of memory,...

Improve your Wireless for Free

In the “Why didn’t I try this sooner” column add this tip. Improve your wireless signal by moving the antenna. Yeah, brilliant you say. Really though, if your wireless throughput is lower than you’d like,...

.NET Tip of the Day

Just tripped across a nicely put together tip site for .NET called (what else?) .Net Tip of the Day. The tips are really good and the format is no-nonsense, get straight to the point. ASP...

Komodo Edit is Free

Komodo Edit, from Active State is the editor used in their flagship Komodo IDE product. The editor is now a separate download and is used as an enticement to buy the IDE product. This is...

Day of .NET returns to Ann Arbor

Day of .NET is a FREE .NET-only conference that is held annually in the Spring. Apparently it was so successful that it is being held biannually. I attended the event this Spring and was delighted...

FileHamster

Silly name but a great idea. FileHamster is a version tracking application for developers, graphic artists and other content creators that frequently modify existing files. FileHamster provides real-time backup and archiving of your files while...

Bloget Alpha 9

Bloget alpha 9 is available for download. It also marks the end of the alpha releases. There’s an old saying in the software biz that goes something like, “Sometimes you have to just shoot the...

Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2

It’s all over the net but just in case you missed it, here’s the link to second beta of Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2. Equally interesting is Scott Gu’s article on what’s new and what...

Site Redesign

I was getting tired of the old look. Here’s a new look that’s a nod to the Web 2.0 designs of late but without the “beta” emblems and rounded corners. I already get points for...

Zip folders? But why?

<rant> It drives me crazy that Windows XP treats compressed files as folders. I get that this is “a feature”, but I’m developing a nervous twitch from accidently clicking on zip files in the tree...
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