Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Firefox Add-ons Collections

Just ran across the collections of Firefox Add-ons on the Mozilla site.

Here are a couple I want to check out (on a Virtual Machine first):

Web Developer's Toolbox - Already use a few of these add-ons.

Reference Desk - Looking for ways to speed up and organize research on the web.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

FLOSS Weekly

The TWiT Netcast Network with Leo Laporte provides bad dental advice: FLOSS Weekly

...well, I suppose weekly is better than never. Oh, it's NOT about dentistry.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Lending money to family

Ask the expert: Lending money to family members - Sep. 15, 2009
"If an unreliable family member is asking you for a loan, proceed with caution."
I'd say if ANY family member is asking you for a loan, proceed with caution.

Monday, September 07, 2009

Hanselminutes 177 - Richard Campbell

Hanselminutes 177 - Hanselminutiae-seven with Richard Campbell

Enjoyed this one enough to make some links for future reference. Actually, I enjoy most of the Hanselminutes podcasts. I just happened to have time today to blog some links for this one.

Microsoft ResponsePoint


3:05 "I'm going to Google that with Bing" - Scott

5:09 Scott's son picks up the phone and promotes the use of a home PBX for those making podcasts.

Kindle DX

Apple Newton

NDC 2009 - Norwegian Developers Conference



Book: The Paradox of Choice


I agree with eating at a familiar chain restaurant when on the road. It's not just the familiarity, I've gotten sick after trying local specialties several times while traveling. Then again, don't miss out entirely, take care of business first then sample the local fare.

Channel 9 - Death of the Professional Conference Speaker

"Love runs down."

I think the people doing the smaller conferences will move on. It's only natural that their interests will change over time and not necessarily in unison with the communities they are in now. As that happens new conferences and communities will form around new "movers and shakers" and people will continue to learn and share (and show off their chops).

Channel 9 - Chris Sells on Managing People and Your Time

42:00 "I used to measure my productivity in interruptions per hour." - Richard

I have even more respect for Richard after hearing his story of posting his interruptions-per-hour metric outside his office for the boss and others to see. Excellent.

I'd recommend trying the On Air sign before testing the shotgun theory.

Snippets Anywhere with AutoHotkey

Rob Henrys' Blog : Snippets Anywhere with AutoHotkey:
"Most snippet solutions work only within one specific application; however it’s sometimes desirable to have a solution that can work across multiple applications, this is where AutoHotkey can help. I’m going to describe an AutoHotkey script that will allow you to seamlessly add and use text snippets in any application. The script is made up of three parts: defining a snippet from the script, adding a snippet to the script, and reloading the script after a snippet is added."


Friday, September 04, 2009

Thursday, September 03, 2009

MRT - Malicious Software Removal Tool

Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

Start / Run: MRT


"Script# brings productivity to Ajax and JavaScript development. Script# is a free tool that enables developers to author C# source code and subsequently compile it into regular script that works across all modern browsers..."

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

WebDev Notes



CSS Optimiser

HTML forms: fieldset, legend, label.

Box model: width, height refer to content area.

IE5/6 box model different. Don't add padding to elements with defined width.