Urlograph

Kim Gräsman has a cool URL snipping tool for IE: Urlograph. It shortens URL’s from Amazon, Google, and MSDN so that you can paste them without the unnecessary goo that gets added in there. Not sure how I managed without it. [via Scott Hanselman]

Dell Power Adapter recall

So it turns out that the power adapter that has been on pretty much 24×7 under my desk for the last couple of years is susceptible to overheating and is the subject of a recall by Dell. Obviously, it isn’t plugged in any more although I would have thought that period was a pretty good…

CopySourceAsHtml VS add-in

This is definitely one of the easiest to use tools to turn source code into syntax colored HTML. It’s a Visual Studio plug-in. The HTML it generates uses CSS, and is pretty lightweight (in fact, it looks more or less exactly like I would write it, if I were doing to make a tool like…

MSN Music UK

Richard Blewett posts about MSN Music being available in the UK. I’ve been using the UK service for the last few weeks and I’m reasonably impressed. There seem to be a few gremlins left to work out but overall the service is good. I’m particularly enamoured with the micropayment system for streaming music. You can…

Wanted: Application Development Consultants

I work for a team that is part of Microsoft Services in the UK. We provide consultancy and support to customers specifically related to application development covering the whole of the project life cycle. Our customers are generally a mix of ISVs (building applications to sell) and large enterprise organisations (typically developing internal line-of-business applications…

.NET Developer Books

Mike Taulty has a good selection of book recommendations for a .NET developer to have by their side. I’ve recommended a good many of these myself and from the list Essential ASP.NET and Essential XML Quick Reference would be top of my shopping list.

Blogging hiatus

Things have been especially busy on my team over the last few weeks contributing to my lack of reading and hence lack of posting. Now that I’ve got the unread items count in Outlook down from several thousand to several hundred I can hopefully find time for the odd post (probably until it gets so…