# Friday, 09 July 2004

Just stumbled across a great article explaining the Gmail API. I was hoping that something like this would surface and now we have it. One thing which is keeping me from switching over to Gmail completely is the lack of integration in Outlook.

Maybe I should sit down this weekend and see what I can whip up :)

posted on Friday, 09 July 2004 16:03:22 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

The first link I posted for the webcasts turned out to be for internal use in Microsoft for burning DVDs only so the site was secured with login. Unfortunate for us who don't have a chance to attend the US TechEd.

Bink.nu has the same links all over again. This time I hope they'll stick :)

Architecture
Data Management
Developer Tools and Technologies
Management and Operations
Messaging
Mobile PC and Devices

Enough to keep us entertainment for some time I would think :)

posted on Friday, 09 July 2004 15:49:13 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

Microsoft is releasing some funky looking mice in the near future. It is funny how some of these resemble the Logitech MX510 only not a cool; guess we all know who the market leader is when it comes to pointing devices :)

There are more pictures at ActiceWin.com
posted on Friday, 09 July 2004 15:39:51 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Thursday, 08 July 2004

A new version of MyIE2, excuse me Maxthon, has been released  bringing us up to version 1.0.0168. With this release the browser was renamed to Maxthon and moved to a new domain.

New stuff:
+ Tip of the day dialog.
+ Unicode Support.
+ Remove mode and modeless dialog option in ADHunter option panel.
+ Remove pop-under ADs option in ADHunter option panel.
+ Remove Floating ADs option in AdHunter option panel.
* Setup center and options are combined.
+ skin.ini [SIDEBAR_STYLE] HOT_BUTTON_IMAGE to specify the hot button image of side bar.
* For context menu for menu items, holding control key will keep the menu after select a command.
+ Hold ALT key before download begins will toggle using download manager.
+ Hold ALT key before open a tab will toggle from open in forground and background.
* Rebuild Tray icon after Explorer crash.
+ Reload missing pictures option at Advanced option panel.
* Zoom factor is kept after page refreshing.
* Global Zoom option added to General option panel.
* Config file changed to xml.
+ Zip library.
+ Popups options page.
+ Popup block toolbar at sized popup window.
+ Popup blocked inform toolbar.
+ Redesigned history side bar.
+ Redesigned favorite side bar.

Download Maxthon.

posted on Thursday, 08 July 2004 09:27:18 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Tuesday, 06 July 2004

Here is something really cool. The Tablet PC is a great idea but I often find myself wondering how I could use it in my day to day life and have come up wanting.

Larry from Greenjam.com came up with his very own way of using the tablet: Art. You have got to see it to believe it. My initial thought after seeing his work was there here was digital images which actually have a soul.

I wrote him earlier and told him so; I think is work is that good.

Anyway go have a look for yourself, there are some great picture on his site. I especially like this one here - you will se why when you click it :)

posted on Tuesday, 06 July 2004 21:33:42 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Monday, 05 July 2004

Ever looked at OS X from Apple and gone, "w0000, 1337 dud3"? :) Apparently now you can get the Mac experience right on your very own Windows XP machine.

The Mac OSX on Windows XP post on the Furrygoat (I know :) ) details how you would go about getting it all to run. I have yet to try it myself but rest assured that I will give this whirl sometime soon and report back my findings. I think this will be very cool for testing that Java script on the Mac :)

You still need proof of the thing running? Mike Hall has exactly that in this post here.

 

posted on Monday, 05 July 2004 21:24:02 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Sunday, 04 July 2004

Scott Hanselman is always good for some great tips. In this post he talks about using NDoc for generating documentation from the XML comments we make in C#; God I can't wait till we get those in VB.NET 2.0.

Great post with some great info. You definitely don't want to miss this one.

posted on Sunday, 04 July 2004 10:21:32 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Saturday, 03 July 2004

I have this flower on my kitchen table and thought it to be too beautiful to not take a photo of it. Here you go a little color for you :)

posted on Saturday, 03 July 2004 12:38:57 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [1] Trackback
# Thursday, 01 July 2004

I just got the latest album from Danish band Nephew called USADSB which is their second album. The lyrics are very refreshing due to a weird mix of Danish and English, it sounds weird but works really well.

If you listen to P3 at all you cannot have missed "Movie Klip" and later "En Wannabe Darth Vader"; two great singles but there are even more great tunes on the album. I highly recommend going out and getting it right away. I especially like "Blå & Black" a duet which I am listening to as I write this.

posted on Thursday, 01 July 2004 13:47:21 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [5] Trackback

Beta 1 of Visual Studio 2005 is available (and has been for a few days, have no idea how I managed to miss this). You may download it from Microsoft if you have a Passport account.

Also free versions of Visual Studio 2005 has been announced, the Express versions. They are available in beta 1 also. One of these versions stands out in my mind: SQL Server 2005 Express. In case you were wondering what the difference between SQL Server Express and the full-fledged version I got this from the product page:

SQL Server Express is designed to meet the needs of simple applications. Therefore, it is limited to using a single CPU and up to 1GB RAM, with a 4GB maximum database size. SQL Server Express does not include any of the advanced components of SQL Server including Analysis Services, Reporting Services, Data Transformation Services, and Notification Services.

Not too shabby considering that MSDE was the only free alternative a week ago :) There are Express versions of:

  • Visual Basic
  • Visual C#
  • Visual C++
  • Visual J#
  • Visual Web Dev
  • SQL Server
posted on Thursday, 01 July 2004 13:39:59 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [2] Trackback

Just spotted this post by Scott Hanselman about the iTunes Album Art Importer which automatically searches Amazon.com for album art for music in iTunes. The application is written using the .NET Framework 1.1 so that is required for it to run.

I had been wanting to write something like this using the iTunes API but I never got around to it. Great to find that the program was made for me :)

Download iTunes Album Art Importer.

posted on Thursday, 01 July 2004 11:12:04 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Sunday, 27 June 2004

I have been searching for a cool Bittorrent client for a while and first went with TorrentStorm but it didn't quite do it for me, it not being able to download faster than 100 KB/s and clogging my Internet connection to the point where I could do little else than have TorrentStorm running. Not a great experience at all.

Yesterday I decided to look at another client called Azureus. Weird name aside it's a great client and I have been able to sustain very high download speed as well as being able to actually use my connection for other stuff. Very cool. I have not seen that many cool Java applications but this one really stands out so I figured I would mention it here.

My main reason for staying away from Java applications has been that their interface is usually sluggish and horrible to look at. Azureus really shines in the UI department as well and fits right into the Windows world.

posted on Sunday, 27 June 2004 15:10:58 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

For those of you interested in TechEd 2004 US but did not get a chance to go the presentiations are now online. I think that putting the material online is a great idea, I enjoyed the PDC 2003 presentations as well.

posted on Sunday, 27 June 2004 15:03:12 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback