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Scott Kuhl Warning: I may have no idea what I am talking about! January 2006 Entries
Disceptive Advertising

I got a Google alert hit on a company I use to be associated with. The link leads to a brochure for one of their products.

Posted On Wednesday, January 25, 2006 11:25 AM

MPAA Mulls Plan To Sue Itself

This has definitely got to be one of the top 10 greatest news stories of all time.

Posted On Tuesday, January 24, 2006 12:23 PM

Why Features Do Matter

Why Macs Suck

Posted On Tuesday, January 24, 2006 10:56 AM

Why Features Don't Matter Any More

.Forget about the killer feature. Welcome to the age of the killer user experience.

Posted On Tuesday, January 24, 2006 10:03 AM

XHTML

We are starting a new project, and I have been trying my hardest to use XHTML. In the past, I have always used HTML, so this is my first real shot at it.

Posted On Monday, January 23, 2006 9:47 AM

Disney + Pixar = Kids iPod?

Now that Disney has purchased Pixar, Steve is likely to end up on the Disney board. What I would like to see come out of this in the long run is a video iPod simplified and aimed at younger children. Add a section to the iTunes store aimed at music for kids, plus video content from Disney and I think you have a winner.

Posted On Monday, January 23, 2006 9:23 AM

Screw Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise kills South Park episode

Posted On Friday, January 20, 2006 7:23 PM

Visual Studio Live

So Visual Studio is getting a "live" component. Here is my feature request: Work and don't suck.

Posted On Friday, January 20, 2006 10:23 AM

simpleIssues Issue Tracker

Yet another free isssue tracker. This one is based on .NET.

Posted On Friday, January 20, 2006 10:05 AM

Ensure Your DataReader Is Closed

This article shows you how to use a delegate to open your DataReader, ensuring the reader is properly closed when you finish with the page.

Posted On Thursday, January 19, 2006 12:22 PM

Don't leach Bandwidth or Pictures from me please

Great story. See what this guy did to a French journalist that linked to a picture on his site.

Posted On Thursday, January 19, 2006 12:16 PM

IM Interop

It's ridiculous that IM clients don't talk to each other. What if we couldn't call someone that had a different phone carrier? This crap needs to change now!

Posted On Thursday, January 19, 2006 12:07 PM

The IT Crowd

BBC 4 will be premiering a new show next month featuring 3 IT workers.

Posted On Wednesday, January 18, 2006 5:50 AM

Digg For .NET Developers

DotNetKicks.com is a new "rip-off" site of Digg designed specifically for .NET Developers. If Digg had sub-categories under programming, we wouldn't need this site. But it doesn't, so DotNetKicks fills the void. Check it out.

Posted On Tuesday, January 17, 2006 8:49 AM

PNG Transparency Fix For IE

If you try to use a PNG file with transparency on your web site, it won't work in IE. Rather than convert the file to GIF, you can use Bob Osola's JavaScript based fix.

Posted On Tuesday, January 17, 2006 6:52 AM

Free Unlimited Online File Storage (Update)

A while back I wrote a post on ShinyFeet, an unlimited file storage site. So what's the catch I asked?

Posted On Thursday, January 12, 2006 11:11 AM

Listal - A social DVD, book, music and games collection manager

I've recently started using Listal to catolgue my DVDs.

Posted On Thursday, January 12, 2006 10:44 AM

Microsoft Targets Target

Target is moving to the .NET Framework.

Posted On Wednesday, January 11, 2006 9:58 AM

Google Video Store

The Google Video Store is now online. I'm not impressed. The cuteness of Google is definitely wearing off. Google needs to improve it's new offerings.

Posted On Wednesday, January 11, 2006 9:32 AM

Rocky On Media Bias Toward Open Source

Very good post by Rockford Lhotka on how the media treats open source software.

Posted On Wednesday, January 4, 2006 10:45 AM

Napster Sucks As Bad As Yahoo

My Napster account has failed again, twice in as many months. Both times it has been an error acquiring licening information. The first time it was their servers. This time, who knows, but the failure has been going on more that 2 days.

Posted On Tuesday, January 3, 2006 4:24 PM

Amazon Tags

Amazon has now added the ability to "tag" items. I have added a few DVDs and created a sample personal online DVD collection. I think this new feature could have some interesting applications.

Posted On Tuesday, January 3, 2006 10:16 AM

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