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Dear Microsoft, add Notes and comments in MS Help files (chm)
Here's a feature I always wanted in help, the ability to add comments, notes, hyperlinks, FAQ. Many times, hitting F1 in an app brings me to the right context, but the information I'm “looking for” is in another subject/help chapter. And, in many occasions, I have to spend 15 minutes figuring out where that information is. Adding the help page in the Favorites is nice if you don't forget to bring thoses Favorites to your other job :) SyncIt now takes care of this Favorites synchronization ......

Posted On Saturday, September 24, 2005 8:19 PM

nice 404 site
http://www.plinko.net/404/

Posted On Friday, September 16, 2005 10:07 AM

Any Good UI Design Articles/Books?

When it comes to building web apps or Windows apps with great look and feel, what article or book do you use as a muse/reference?

I'm a “back end” dev.  If I have to build a front end app, I would like to build something that doesn't look like, well, a back end app!

Pat

Posted On Friday, September 16, 2005 9:47 AM

Mesh my home automation
hey there... Ever since "home automation" became popular, I found that the "automation's" use made me laugh. Starting the coffee in the morning, starting the shower for me... I'm not a robot. I get up when the kids wake me up. I get my coffee fresh, once at work. Automatic coffee machine, now that's funny. Ho, and your coffee is freshly brewed every morning? The filter is changed? Water is filled up? Container is cleaned. Wow, now that's automation. At work, we use an Avalon Quad. Fresh everytime! ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 13, 2005 5:25 AM

Excellent Nant article

I'm probably the last person on earth to have read this excellent Nant article, but it's just what the doctor ordered.

What a nice article!

Pat

Posted On Wednesday, September 7, 2005 7:28 AM

.Text error "Post operation failed"

I just tried to post a message and got a message:

Post operation failed: Specified cast is invalid.

Anyone else got this ?

Pat

Posted On Tuesday, September 6, 2005 6:34 AM

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