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The documentation clearly states that Convert.ToInt32(double) rounds, but it's not something one would assume.
Have you read the docs today?™
Now there's a web app!
When it comes to user interfaces, I'll take using and writing native Windows applications over web apps any day. There are simply too many poorly done web apps, particularly those that are written by people that are trying to emulate a fat/smart/whatever client. It just doesn't work well. Bloglines
has that something special that makes it a pleasure to use. I think I'll call it the "click BOOM click BOOM" effect.
I have two requirements when using a web app:
- Present everything I need to complete a task in front of me, whether it's input or links to other pages. No context menus or other Windows-like things that are rarely, if ever, done correctly. Not only is the implementation usually off, but it's just not intuitive in a browser.
- Speed. When I click something, deliver the next page before my mouse button is back in the upright position.
"Click BOOM click BOOM" Everything I need is right in front of me, I can click it, get the next page instantly, click something else, get the next page instantly, etc. Unfortunately, most web sites lack this very "feature", thus my preference for Windows apps.
Anyway, back to Bloglines. I've used SharpReader, NewsGator (don't get me started on that one), FeedDemon, RssBandit, and probably some others. All are fine and each add value in their own way, but none of the value-adds are significant enough to make them essential. I just want to see the latest blog postings and maybe read the comments if I have time (which I rarely do). Bloglines does exactly that, not much more, and does it fast
. The fact that I can access it anywhere is a bonus; I'd still use it if it was tied to a single machine.
Well done, Bloglines. Add me to your list of happy customers. (At least until I switch to the Next Great Thing.)
I just posted a little XML document browsing/searching util I wrote years ago. I originally wrote it to easily copy XPaths from an instance document, but have added to it over the years as I grew tired of using Internet Explorer as my main XML browser.
A few people asked about adding vertical capabilities to the ruler, so I added it and uploaded a new version. Finally, a use for Graphics.RotateTransform and TranslateTramsform. Thanks, Petzold!
Update: Per Drew's recommendation, I've since added keyboard nudging and resizing.
I'd be interested in knowing what feature was added that is preventing me from upgrading from WMP 9, which works just fine on Win2k3, thankyouverymuch.
Apparently I'm for sale. Not only that, but I'm low priced and ebay has a huge selection of me. I'll have to see what I can do about getting a couple and sending them to the office. Who needs friends when you have ebay?
Need to measure something? I did at some point and wrote this quickie (source, too). Gotta love how .NET makes writing one-off things quicker than searching for them on the web.