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Windows Mesh – Shutdown

Number of Views : 1921Feb 13th 2013 is a sad day. Microsoft decided to turn off what I though was one of their best services. They are discontinuing Live Mesh. If you have not heard of Mesh, it was the precursor to SkyDrive. Mesh allowed you to sync and access …

Nest

Number of Views : 6860I don’t often go out for Black Friday. I like the idea of deals, but do not like dealing with people. So this year my wife asked to get the nest (nest.com) – The learning thermostat. Lowe’s had the system on sale. So instead of heading …

Wireless fun – MDK3 on ubuntu 12

Number of Views : 13436I decided to have some fun with the wireless network this weekend.  I have a lot of neighbors and when you look at wireless you see a ton of SSID’s.  A nifty little program called MDK3 allows you to broadcast a lot of SSID’s.   I was watching …

GUID Generator

Number of Views : 3168I had the need to generate a few GUID’s for a project recently. Because I typically use Visual Studio I had GuidGen available. It is a feature in Visual Studio from (TOOLS > Creat GUID) Because I often have the urge to simplify things, I quickly …

Pocket (read it later)–re-brand

Number of Views : 4065I’ve been using Read It Later for a while.  It is / was a great tool to save articles found on twitter / flipboard / web.. and Read them later.  Prior to using that tool I would just email myself the article if I found something …

The best 404 error pages

Number of Views : 5017 I love to see a great 404 page when things go wrong.  The twitter fail whale has become a great example of how to make a statement  on an error or 404 page.   It has become an art of both design and communication when you …

Top Developer Tools : Hanselman

Number of Views : 3328Hanselman has published his most recent Ultimate Developer and power tools. I’ve been a follower of this list for a long. I realize that I have a lot of these tools. I found a few gems in here that I need to check out. http://www.hanselman.com/ScottHanselmans2011UltimateDeveloperAndPowerUsersToolListForWindows.aspx

builtwith.com (service down)

Number of Views : 3566One of my favorite tools builtwith.com was out of commission today. It was showing a 503 error Service Unavailable. The builtwith blog mentioned that they were working on the issue. It looks like they are back and running now. I feel for the team, I’ve been …

iPad top applications – Traveling

Number of Views : 4531I recently took a trip to Las Vegas for a conference. I took my ipad for both note taking and also to do work. It performed perfectly. I have to say that the majority of people at this conference had tablets and the clear winner in …

Desktop Cleanup

Number of Views : 2764I’ve been cleaning up my work  area.  Not only my real desktop at work but also my computer desktop.  To help keep a cleanly system I decided to try Fences. http://www.stardock.com/products/fences/   Nice little gem of an application.  Give it a try. It neatly organizes your …

iPad Magazines : Zinio

Number of Views : 3187 I am a huge fan of the iPad, as you can see by my recent posts.  I find myself reading more and more on my iPad and iPhone.  One of the best things about the iPad is you can get magazine subscriptions using Zinio. I …