Archives / 2008 / August
  • Jing - A Really Great Free Capture Tool

    I stumbled across The Jinq Project last week and I think that it's just great.  I've had my eye on TechSmith's Camtasia product for a while and will eventually purchase it when I absolutely need it.  But for a 5 minute video or screen capture, Jing does the job easily.  It may even replace Vista's simple screen capture utility that I use constantly in my work.  Jing installs easily and produces SWF files for video and captures the screen for images.  The resulting file can be uploaded to ScreenCast for free, for a while, or copied to the hard drive. 

  • Visual Studio 2008 SP1

    Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 has finally arrived.  It is a warm welcome with the way that my Visual Studio installation "found opportunities to suddenly restart", let's say.  The SP1 installation is rather interesting, like the VS2005 service packs were.  It takes a very long time to complete, it pops up (and hides) alert windows behind the installation window, it requires the VS2008 DVD, and it requires a reboot if some applications are running such as my Yahoo messenger...  Hmmm...  So I would suggest that when installing this service pack, stay focused on its progress and start it when you don't need to get work done.