Granville Barnett

January 2009 - Posts

I’m sorry for the lack of posts…

Sorry folks for the lack of posts but ever since I’ve moved to Australia I seem to have had very little time to actually post something of any calibre.

At the moment I am actually working on some writing commitments I have so I will post about them when they appear online. In the meantime I’ve resurrected my Twitter account in a hope to micro-blog more in an effort to make up for my blog shortcomings as of late.

I can’t promise it will be pretty but you are more than welcome to follow my ramblings on Twitter.

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Originally posted at http://msmvps.com/blogs/gbarnett. Please post all comments there. Thanks, Granville.
Posted: Jan 26 2009, 02:41 AM by gbarnett
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One of the best tips for browsing msdn…

I like MSDN I really do but when you want to increase the font size the thing just breaks and looks awful. Recently I’ve found that switching to the loband version of a MSDN page is far better when increasing the font size so its more comfortable to read. Originally I found this suggestion posted by Jon Galloway here.

Definitely helps if you are staring at MSDN for the best part of the day.

Originally posted at http://msmvps.com/blogs/gbarnett. Please post all comments there. Thanks, Granville.
Posted: Jan 16 2009, 01:26 AM by gbarnett
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A tool I just couldn’t dream of living without…

I always use more than one monitor whether I am at work or home. Personally I don’t feel that the support in Windows for more than one monitor is that bad, however I can’t ever see the day when I drop Ultramon and switch back to what Vista gives you. I have built a strong dependency upon this tool, its just awesome.

A few of the features I seem to frequently use are:

  • Transfer to other screen button (Ultramon decorates each new window with an additional few buttons, the other being stretch across all monitors)
  • The smart taskbar (stretches the taskbar across your screens, each taskbar only contains the applications relative to that window)

Definitely worth the $40 asking price. If you are using more than one monitor then you will love this, I was skeptical at first but now I’m a believer.

Originally posted at http://msmvps.com/blogs/gbarnett. Please post all comments there. Thanks, Granville.
Posted: Jan 06 2009, 11:13 PM by gbarnett
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Shared Source CLI Google group launched

I’ve just created a Google group based on the SSCLI which you can view and join by going here - http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft-shared-source-cli

It supersedes now defunct SSCLI newsgroups from the Microsoft and Yahoo servers which have had all but no activity in the last 2 or so years. If you have any interest whatsoever in the SSCLI then I encourage you to join.

http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft-shared-source-cli

Originally posted at http://msmvps.com/blogs/gbarnett. Please post all comments there. Thanks, Granville.
Posted: Jan 06 2009, 04:53 AM by gbarnett
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