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New and interesting this week

Facebook Announces New Design, In-Browser Video Chat With Skype (Gadgets and Technology, Posted Wednesday July 6 2011, 323 tweets) Microsoft Adds Lasso Gesture to iPad for Bing Searches (Apple Mac/iPhone/iPod, Posted Tuesday July 5 2011, 276 tweets) Skype Update Adds New Video Chat Features (Apple Mac/iPhone/iPod, Posted Tuesday July 5 2011, 276 tweets) Inside Google’s User Experience Lab: An Interview With Google’s Marcin Wichary (Web Development, Posted Friday July 8 2011, 247 tweets) Why the #AskObama Tweet was Garbled on Screen: Know your UTF-8, Unicode, ASCII and ANSI Decoding Mr. President (.NET, Posted Thursday July 7...

posted @ Sunday, July 10, 2011 10:20 PM | Feedback (0)

New and interesting this week

Dropbox Left User Accounts Unlocked for 4 Hours Sunday (Information Security, Posted Tuesday June 21 2011, 1184 tweets) Useful Resources, Tools and Services for Web Designers (Web Development, Posted Friday June 17 2011, 709 tweets) Following A Web Design Process (Web Development, Posted Wednesday June 22 2011, 533 tweets) From iCloud to Dropbox: 5 Cloud Services Compared (Gadgets and Technology, Posted Monday June 20 2011, 317 tweets) Guidelines For Working With External Code Libraries (Web Development, Posted Monday June 20 2011, 294 tweets) Mozilla Releases Firefox 5.0 for Mac, Windows, Linux, Android (Apple Mac/iPhone/iPod, Posted...

posted @ Sunday, June 26, 2011 12:56 AM | Feedback (0)

New and interesting this week

A fairly general mixed bag of stuff this week. Useful HTML-, CSS- and JavaScript Tools and Libraries (Web Development, Posted Friday June 10 2011, 930 tweets) Understanding Copyright And Licenses (Web Development, Posted Tuesday June 14 2011, 459 tweets) Announcing the Web Standards Update - HTML5 Support for the Visual Studio 2010 Editor (.NET, Posted Thursday June 16 2011, 438 tweets) Useful Resources, Tools and Services for Web Designers (Web Development, Posted Friday June 17 2011, 425 tweets) Five Useful Interactive CSS/jQuery Techniques Deconstructed (Web Development, Posted Thursday June 16 2011, 405 tweets) The...

posted @ Saturday, June 18, 2011 10:32 PM | Feedback (0)

Funny how quickly perceptions change

While reading about the new iMacs I noticed a rather amusing little line describing Bootcamp: Boot Camp is Apple's software that allows users to install Windows 7 on their Intel-based Mac. It’s kind of amusing and reassuring that Windows 7 is the only choice when it comes to Windows versions, and that it didn’t take too long for this to happen. Tags: Apple, Microsoft, Windows

posted @ Wednesday, May 4, 2011 10:30 PM | Feedback (0)

IE9 RC fixed the “Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage” error when running an ASP.NET application in Visual Studio

IE9 RC fixed the “Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage” error when running an ASP.NET application in Visual Studio – which is good, as it’s the reason I flagged the beta and decided to wait for the proper release (although really I should have known it was related to IPv6 as I’ve seen something identical a long time back with Firefox and its IPv6 support). It’d be interesting to know if this was also an issue with the recently released IIS Express, or if it was just Cassini. You also might be interested in reading about Fiddler and...

posted @ Sunday, March 13, 2011 10:47 PM | Feedback (0)

Suppress Splash Screen in Visual Studio and SQL Server Management Studio Express

Suppress Splash Screen in Visual Studio and SQL Server Management Studio Express – I wouldn’t say that splash screens are exactly the bane of my existence, but it’s always nice to save some time, so this one could be pretty useful (if I remember it every time I do a new install). It’s actually quite an interesting exercise in terms of perception that having no splash screen makes things feel quicker. Tags: Microsoft

posted @ Saturday, July 24, 2010 8:52 PM | Feedback (0)

Microsoft Visual Studio Scrum 1.0

Make your TFS installation even more complicated by installing Microsoft Visual Studio Scrum 1.0! (Hey nothing against TFS, it’s just not my bag – but if it’s yours then you might like this plugin.) Tags: Microsoft

posted @ Thursday, July 22, 2010 7:29 PM | Feedback (0)

DamienG’s top 5 VS 2010 extension picks

My top 5 free VS 2010 extension picks Interesting to note that: The Visual Studio Gallery is already home to 533 tools, controls and templates for VS 2010 and this number is sure to grow once VS 2010 hits RTM and people get to grips with the extendable new editor. 533 already, and it's still in RC. Nice. Tags: Visual Studio, Microsoft

posted @ Monday, April 5, 2010 10:42 PM | Feedback (0)


Autoruns for Windows is apparently now the Microsoft approved way of controlling what runs when your computer starts up. I guess after years of people screwing over their registries it was something which had to happen sooner or later. Tags: Microsoft, Windows

posted @ Saturday, January 16, 2010 1:54 PM | Feedback (0)


MonoTouch allows developers to create C# and .NET applications which will run on the iPhone and iPod touch. MonoTouch allows developers to create C# and .NET based applications that run on Apple's iPhone and Apple's iPod Touch devices, while taking advantage of the iPhone APIs and reusing both code and libraries that have been built for .NET, as well as existing skills. Interesting. Think I'll stick with XCode for now though. Tags: Apple, Microsoft, iPhone, .NET

posted @ Tuesday, January 12, 2010 11:04 AM | Feedback (0)

Free .NET Application Architecture eBook

I’ve not read it yet, but hey who knows, it could be good reading: Microsoft Application Architecture Guide, 2nd Edition Tags: ASP.NET, Microsoft

posted @ Tuesday, January 5, 2010 11:54 PM | Feedback (0)

Mac to get actual Outlook in 2010

Hell has frozen over: Microsoft's Mac Business Unit says that the next version of Office for Mac will arrive in 2010 with a genuine Outlook client and better Exchange support. Tags: Apple,Microsoft

posted @ Friday, August 14, 2009 2:08 PM | Feedback (1)

Windows Home Server Disk Management Add-In

If you're using Windows Home Server on homebrew hardware, then this Add-In from Tentacle Software could be just what you're looking for. An exerpt from the page: This Windows Home Server Add-In is an extension of the standard WHS Server Storage interface. People who buy nice OEM WHS solutions get fancy LEDs that light up when a disk needs to be removed; us poor people with cobbled-together home-brew hardware don't. This add-in makes it easier to identify the physical disk you're working with in the WHS Console. Tags: Microsoft , Windows Home Server

posted @ Friday, February 1, 2008 9:31 AM | Feedback (0)

More Windows Home Server development Links

We Got Served - The Windows Home Server Site Add-In: WHS Disk Management (Developed by Sam Wood) Windows Home Server Forums (Yay forums - read people bitching, join in yourself and bitch too!) Tags: Microsoft , Windows Home Server

posted @ Thursday, January 17, 2008 9:50 AM | Feedback (0)

Resources for Transitioning IBM Lotus Notes Customers

While I can't comment on the effectiveness of any of these tools, I have to say that the aggressive marketing cracks me up.  If your customers’ business and technology needs have outgrown IBM Lotus Notes, they're not alone. Many enterprise system customers are choosing to upgrade their legacy email technologies to Microsoft collaboration and productivity solutions. As much as I'm not missing the Notes Client for day to day "collaboration", and as much as I'm not missing working on an old outdated platform which has 0 day to day interest in terms of active / current web projects, I...

posted @ Monday, October 15, 2007 10:35 PM | Feedback (0)

Windows Live Folders

Windows Live Folders sound pretty handy, however I'm not sure if I'd ever find a use for them. I'll sure try and think of one though. An interesting side point is the way they describe their compatiability:   Folders work well on any Windows or Macintosh computer with Firefox 1.5 or higher, or Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher. Interesting that they've listed Firefox before IE there. Unfortunately, the beta isn't available in 'my region'. The beta is limited at the moment and will be expanding over the next few months - more info available on the team blog. Technorati tags: Microsoft

posted @ Thursday, June 28, 2007 9:30 PM | Feedback (1)

Implementing Silverlight in 21 days

The mono team discusses the work they did in order to implement Silverlight for Linux (which they've named 'Moonlight') in 21 days. I suspect much pizza was consumed during this time.Technorati tags: Microsoft, Silverlight

posted @ Saturday, June 23, 2007 6:51 PM | Feedback (0)

360 IM Controller

Following their announcement of bringing MSN Messenger to the Xbox 360, I finally saw the "IM Controller" addon that they're offering. All I can say is 'ugh'. Thankfully you've always been able to just plug in a USB Keyboard, so this thing is optional (read: suitable for 12 year old AOLers). Technorati tags: Microsoft, Xbox 360

posted @ Sunday, April 15, 2007 11:26 PM | Feedback (0)

Xbox 360 Elite revealed

The Xbox 360 Elite is a new, black limited edition Xbox with HDMI and 120GB drive. Limited stocks, so if a black 360 is your thing then get your preorder in asap. Technorati tags: Microsoft, Xbox 360

posted @ Wednesday, March 28, 2007 11:34 PM | Feedback (0)

Xbox 360 laptop mod

An incredibly impressive Xbox 360 mod. What more can I say? Link: Xbox Laptop 360 Link: Ben Heckendorn's Xbox 360 laptop: best mod ever?Technorati tags: Microsoft, Xbox 360

posted @ Monday, March 12, 2007 9:14 PM | Feedback (0)

The Wow Starts Now

It's an unfortunate choice of campaign wording given that the new World of Warcraft expansion was released only a couple of weeks ago. I think it's fair to say there are a lot more people who'd be interesting in WoW than in being Wowed by Vista. Including the pictured executives - they seem to be thinking "Wow, I'm bored" or "Wow, no one turned out for this thing", or maybe even "Wow the information about our crippling DRM features got out fast". I'm sure you can all think of many more captions.. wow me, go on, I dare you. Technorati tags:...

posted @ Thursday, February 1, 2007 2:57 PM | Feedback (1)

Windows Vista Upgrade Flowchart

There's been a lot of watercooler discussion around the office regarding Windows Vista. People seem to think that because you work in IT that you should leap at the chance of rendering your computer completely unusable for long periods of time all in the name of bleeding edge by upgrading, NOW! Either that, or they want your opinion on whether they should upgrade to Vista (more so if they have the word 'manager' in their title). To help explain your desicion to these people, BBSpot has come up with a handy flowchart to help make that decision - both for...

posted @ Thursday, February 1, 2007 11:33 AM | Feedback (0)

For all you Vista performance tuning addicts out there

Windows Vista: Disabling Services Technorati tags: Microsoft, Windows

posted @ Tuesday, November 21, 2006 5:02 PM | Feedback (0)

TechEd 2006: Day Two

Day Two: A short summary. Windows Vista Firewall (SEC311) A Steve Riley session always means good things. By itself, the firewall in Vista isn't really that interesting. It looks like they've made some good improvements over the XP Firewall, the rules look a lot more flexible, and the UI looks pretty robust. Basically I went because Steve Riley's sessions never dissapoint. I also drew some cool pictures which apparently offer onlookers a portal into my mind. Developing an incident response process (SEC208) This was another Steve Riley session, which centered around developing a response process that should help you and your organisation respond to...

posted @ Tuesday, August 22, 2006 8:33 PM | Feedback (0)

NZ Xbox 360 launch event

One of the things I forgot to mention was that last week I attended the Media Preview of the NZ XBox 360 launch tour. I spoke about it on the radio show on Saturday, and wrote about it on the Geekside website, but neglected to write anything here. Basically, the 360 looks very cool. Fight Night: Round 3 looks to have a lot of very cool online potential, and a lot of the other games look very stunning indeed. It's obviously going to take a while to build up a decent selection of titles, but that'll come in time - the...

posted @ Monday, March 6, 2006 10:35 PM | Feedback (0)

Will Apple switch to Windows?

An interesting read: Will Apple switch to Windows?Technorati tags: Apple, Microsoft, Miscellaneous

posted @ Friday, February 17, 2006 4:13 PM | Feedback (0)

Messenger 8 Beta

This is good, and well overdue. Trillian doesn't mention this at all. There's nothing worse than people who don't realise that this shit is all being logged somewhere, especially if they're people which you talk to. Messenger 8 is weird so far. It's very different from Trillian (well duh), but it looks like it has some nice features. The fact that the "Skin" for it at the moment is huge and bulky doesn't sit well with me. It takes up too much monitor real estate for anyone who's used to using a very compact Trillian skin. This could change once...

posted @ Friday, February 3, 2006 4:13 PM | Feedback (0)

Xbox v1 rumors

Gizmodo talks about rumors that production of the original Xbox will soon be ceased. So our half-brothers out-of-wedlock twice-related, Kotaku, received a tip this morning saying that today the Xbox manufacturing would be stopped—most likely to pave way for the 360. The tip mentioned that Microsoft had no intention to keep the Xbox v1.0 any longer and would turn it into a bargain bin console. The Kotaku sleuths contacted Microsoft to further inquire about this rumor in which Microsoft responded by dodging the questions. They said the Xbox v1.0 plans remained unchanged to sell units into 2006, but they ended the...

posted @ Wednesday, January 25, 2006 12:45 PM | Feedback (0)

SQL Server/Express 2005

I'm currently reinstalling my development environment at home, in order to do some work with the 2.0 framework and Visual Studio 2005. Our main project at work right now is targetted for the 1.1 framework, and we're using Visual Studio 2003, pretty much because it would have taken too much trouble to convince the client that 2.0 was worth pursuing, so unfortunately this is the only way to get some active exposure to 2005 other than what I saw at this years Microsoft Connect event. Anyhow, I have the 2.8gb ISO for SQL Server 2005 here, but decided to skip...

posted @ Saturday, January 14, 2006 12:10 PM | Feedback (1)


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