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Make Google Maps your Maps

Google maps has added new features that allow you to create personalized, annotated, customized maps using Google Maps. Your maps can contain the following: Placemarks Lines Shapes Once you have created a map, you can:...

PNGOUT Rocks

PNGOUT is a free optimizer for PNG images and is written by Ken Silverman. The compression is lossless, meaning that the resulting image will have exactly the same appearance as the source image. This program...

Keep Firefox’s location bar on sight

Some pop-up windows may hide the location bar for a number of valid good reasons like providing a less cluttered interface or a smaller window, but it is also an easy cover for malicious web...

More Site Changes

Fiddling with the site layout has been just a maddening experience. I really don’t know how designers do it. I find myself constantly wanting to pixel tweak the layout. I’m learning that just like in...

Dual monitor use in Visual Studio 2005

If you have dual monitors and would like to make some use of the expanded realestate, check this out. You can likely do something like this in the MDI mode of VS2005 but I like...

Passport Tips

My day job requires that I travel frequently. Recently, my passport came up for renewal. Typically, it takes about 2-3 weeks to renew a passport. However, lately it has been running much longer. I sent...

Fullerscreen for Firefox

This extension enhances the full screen mode into a really full screen mode, hiding the remaining tool bars and status bar and making them visible again when the mouse pointer hits an edge of the...

Resolving Dependent .NET Assembly Version Conflicts

I ran into an interesting error message this morning while adding some NUnitAsp unit tests to Bloget. ------ Build started: Project: Bloget, Configuration: Debug Any CPU ------ Bloget -> D:\Data\Visual Studio 2005\Projects\Bloget\Bloget\bin\Debug\Bloget.dll ------ Build started:...

Architect Hubris

My day job has morphed into an architect role as of late. It’s quite a change going from the consumer of designs to the maker of designs. I’m also rubbing shoulders with folks who don’t...

Site Redesign

I’ve redesigned the site. The old one was a bit goofy and it jumped around a bit while rendering due to the use of the Nifty Corners script I used for making rounded boxes. This...
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