Note to self:
Hey self! That fantastic tool you forget the name and URL of, and found out that you badly needed at your new job, was Steve Millers PureText. The Googled URL to Steves web site seemed to be invalid, so you found it at pcworld.com instead :-)
Quote from http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/C... This document specifies Best Practices for delivering Web content to mobile devices. The principal objective is to improve the user experience of the Web when accessed from such devices. The recommendations refer to delivered content and not to the processes by which it is created, nor to the devices or user agents to which it is delivered.It is primarily directed at creators, maintainers and operators of Web sites. Readers of this ......
Did you guys hear about Spore
from EA before this years E3
? I certainly didn't - but it looks goooood
... And won some awards
What I've learned today:The final application startup tweak we'll discuss is preventing a second instance of the application from starting. Of course, some document-based applications make sense to run multiple times, but many utilities make no sense, or can even cause problems when run this way. It turns out that we can easily make a change to accomplish this. In Visual Basic, you can simply click the Make single instance application checkbox in Project Settings to enable single-instance mode. In ......
Via Mark Harrison
"A free USB flash drive
from Microsoft ... the only catch is that you have to take a very quick 4-question quiz about MS licensing."
Okay, so it's not really news, but I stumbled across this excellent post about the office design of Fog Creek Software, Joels company. Two things came to mind: 1) I wanna work there! and 2) It's a fantastic filosophy to have as an employer, that the work space actually matters. Not only for those working in it, but also when having to find new employees. There's nothing new about the everyday effect that our surroundings have on us, but in the software industry (and many other industries), it tends ......
posted a bunch of nice links to cheat sheets (which of course we - the geeks - never need?) some time ago. Here's his post
Back in August I mentioned an article from the MSDN Magazine: "Becoming a Guru". I liked it.Now, the same magazine features an article on The Dark Side of Being a Guru which has a few comments about how real-life guruing (?) can be like: "I receive a ton of e-mail saying, 'I have a software problem. Please help soon, as I have urgent business to conduct.'" - Dino Esposito, columnist Hehe... If you look at this the right (optimistic) way, it must be cool to receive mails like this - knowing that so ......
Via Joel Ward: Jakob Nielsen appears to like the new Office UI, which he refers to as "results-oriented user interface". And for once, I think he makes a sound argument in that the current Office UI (and other apps with a huge lot of virtually unreachable functionality) does no good for the average end user. The fancy stuff is simply buried too deep, and there are no ways to bring this functionality to the access level of Bold, Italic and whatnot.Office "12", as most of us must have seen by now, ......
The Krypton Toolkit is a collection of Windows Forms UI controls, built with and targeting VS.NET 2005 and .NET Framework 2.0. You can download a free copy over at componentfactory.com
Phil Wright, the owner of Component Factory, has a blog worth a read