September 2005 - Posts
Some rumors around about MVPs having a Beta copy of Office 12 in their goodies bag?
Again by Pete Freitag this time about Google search tips:
- Fuzzy Search - Search for ~music player, and google searches for
audio player, and other words that have similar meanings to music.,
- Number Ranges - Searches for a range of numbers, for example mp3 player 20..60 GB will match 20, 40, and 60GB mp3 players (and any other number inbetween).
- Wildcard - When you place a
* in your query, google will match any word in between. For example: apple * player matches
apple ipod player,
apple mp3 player, etc.
- Search Page Title only - Use the
allintitle: operator to search only page titles. For example: allintitle:ipod Searches for any page with ipod in the title. You can also use
intitle: to match just one word.
If you want an idea about Web 2.0 applications, check Writely, an online collaborative word processor (still in Beta).
Check this new mike by Belkin to plug directly on top of your Ipod. Great for podcasts, I presume.
You can now check by yourself the excellent lecture done by Kieran Lynam last Friday on ASP.Net 2.0 (apologies for the medium quality, I am still working on it, but hey it’s watchable and the sound is ok. NOTE: if you know a free tool to change the video brightness and contrast, let me know)
This post is dedicated to my good friend Tiernan, which I am sure will be dead jealous when he will read this post :-)
I had the opportunity to be in Galway last Friday to meet up with the INDA Galway user group (Mike you owe me a lot on this!), and as usual, Connemara developers are the best.
I also found my match with Mick, an incredible geek, just coming back from the PDC and lucky enough to got one of those new PDA discounted for the occasion. This machine is really incredible.
Thanks anyway to give me the virus, now I admit I couldn’t resist, and never mind my bank account, I went to order one (after all Christmas is not that far).
So now I will be today (I hope DHL knows my office) the owner of a new PDA, the one I really wanted (I know I said the same with my current one the Fujitsu PocketLoox 720). I swear to God this one is the ONE.
And by the way on another subject I got some cool video from Kieran lecture, and they will be accessible from www.developers.ie in the next hour.
Thanks again to all the developers in Galway for your excellent welcome :-)
Woow, this come as a main tool for IE. I get the same kind for Firefox, but in Internet Explore even better.
This is a screen grab of one of my current project. You can see the ruler, it’s really well done just darg and rop to take any measure. The red lines are to indicate the cells in tables, and the I also askk to show the size of each image. You can really show a huge amount of information. My gosh whay we can’t have this nifty tool two or three years ago!
The IE Developer Toolbar provides several features for deeply exploring and understanding Web pages.
-- Explore and modify the document object model (DOM) of a web page.
-- Locate and select specific elements on a web page through a variety of techniques.
-- Selectively disable Internet Explorer settings.
-- View HTML object class names, ID's, and details such as link paths, tab index values, and access keys.
-- Outline tables, table cells, images, or selected tags.
-- Validate HTML, CSS, WAI, and RSS web feed links.
-- Display image dimensions, file sizes, path information, and alternate (ALT) text.
-- Immediately resize the browser window to 800x600 or a custom size.
-- Selectively clear the browser cache and saved cookies. Choose from all objects or those associated with a given domain.
-- Choose direct links to W3C specification references, the Internet Explorer team weblog (blog), and other resources.
-- Display a fully featured design ruler to help accurately align objects on your pages.
The Developer Toolbar can be pinned to the Internet Explorer browser window or floated separately.
I know we are living in a hi tech world but many times it’s really convenient to have some printouts we can carry everywhere.
This is surely not for PDA lovers, but PocketMod is a really useful cool little app (and free).
You can create easily a little book, print it, follow the folding instructions and voila, a nice contacts list in your pocket, or a calendar or anything else.
PocketMod is available online or offline (Windows and Mac) created with flash but I believe I can see some possibilities to do the same with Ajax, even surely with Avalon.
And it’s a really good model of usability too.
This post presents a high level overview of whats in Atlas today, along with the architecture diagram from a PDC session.
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