# Tuesday, 12 October 2004

I've got 3 invites for Gmail I don't know what to do with. The first three people to leave a comment on this post will each get an invite. Remember to leave your e-mail in the comment so I know where to send the invite.

posted on Tuesday, 12 October 2004 13:16:12 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [5] Trackback
# Monday, 11 October 2004

While listening to last week's Dot Net Rocks! show I came across this video illustration some of the problems users face when running the Mac platform.

posted on Monday, 11 October 2004 14:41:14 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

Reading Robert Scoble's blog pointed me in the direction of a great piece of software: FavoriteSync. It basically stores your favorites on a server somewhere and keeps them synchronized across every machine you have FavoriteSync installed. I have actually started using favorites more because of because I can add a favorite anywhere and have it available at all the machines I use.

posted on Monday, 11 October 2004 12:45:56 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Sunday, 10 October 2004

When I saw that someone had figured out how to mount Gmail as a drive on a Linux box I immediately thought that this is something I want for Windows, as it turns out now I can have Gmail mounted as a drive in Windows too. Incredible! :)

An obvious use for this is for backup of digital images as they rarely it the 10 mb limit imposed by Gmail. These are great times for sure :)

posted on Sunday, 10 October 2004 15:23:53 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Friday, 08 October 2004

Google's Gmail got some new features this week and one of them is what I characterize as a killer feature: Automatic mail forward. This basically lets you forward anything you get on your Gmail account to any other e-mail account, you can either specify that all e-mail should be forwarded or forward by rules. Pretty slick.

What I use it for is instant online backup of my e-mail. I have some DNS mailforwards set up for this domain which I have routed through Gmail and on to my POP3 account at my ISP. This way I get instant backup of everything I receive and I can access all my mail online.

I think this may mark the beginning of me using Gmail more... Now if only I could get those pesky Hotmail mails routed through Gmail also :)

Here is the list of all the new features:

  • Gmail Notifier: Notifies you of new mail on your account (Nothing special here, people have been doing this from day one .... well almost).
  • Search Contacts
  • Save Drafts
  • Automatic Forword to Another E-mail Account :)
posted on Friday, 08 October 2004 08:59:12 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Friday, 01 October 2004

This guy certainly thinks that OOP is an evil concept, I wonder if it will ever catch on :)

posted on Friday, 01 October 2004 08:54:42 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Thursday, 30 September 2004

I enjoy reading the Powertoys WebLog quite a bit, there are some real gems from time to time. Today was one of those times with a gem: Spell checkers for Visual Studio. I cringe whenever I notice a spelling error so this is the tool for me :)

posted on Thursday, 30 September 2004 08:46:20 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [1] Trackback
# Wednesday, 29 September 2004

When I was first starting out using NUnit (read: a couple of months ago) I was using a class with hardcoded values for configuration of my unit tests. Of course a much smarter thing to do would have been to use the built in support for config files.

Say you want to test foo.dll, you would then place a foo.dll.config along side of the assembly and place the appropriate values inside the XML files in the appSettings section. Easy as that :)

posted on Wednesday, 29 September 2004 10:07:19 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [3] Trackback
# Tuesday, 28 September 2004
posted on Tuesday, 28 September 2004 12:34:14 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

Here's a little tidbit about what the Connection Lifetime keyword does and why you need to understand it. I really had no idea, guess this is what makes blog so great, you get the word directly from the source :)

posted on Tuesday, 28 September 2004 09:52:54 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback