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Saturday, October 21, 2006

Paint.NET 3.0 Alpha - [11:47 AM]

I've just downloaded the new Paint.NET and the first thing I'd like to comment on is they've added the capability to open multiple images without adding MDI. I think their implementation minus MDI is really quite sweet. After opening an image you'll notice a thumbnail of it in the upper right corner of the menu/toolbar area, as you open more images they line up along the top and a little arrow is added to the left of the thumbnails. It's really quite good IMHO.

Go give it a try if you're looking for an inexpensive photo editor. It's not Photoshop of course, but like I said, it's quite good.
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Friday, October 20, 2006

Hannity says Democrats should stay home on Election Day. - [2:27 PM]

Media Matters: "I want you to stay home on Election Day because you must accept the fact that your party has abandoned you. You've gotta accept the fact that your vote doesn't matter anyway. So all you Democrats, stay home. "
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Congratulations John - [2:16 PM]

John Lam: "I've decided to stage a friendly takeover of Microsoft. As of January, 2007 my new work address will be Building 42 at Microsoft. I'll be working in the CLR team to help bring the love of dynamic languages out to the statically typed heathens :)" - Wow, this is great. Good luck John.
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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

The President's Cut and Run... - [5:52 PM]

Washington Post: "Bush's ducking of such an important question, it seems to me, is highly newsworthy. Here's the president's response, in its entirety:" - Wow, does this dude know how to pile on the B.S. to cover up a question or what! You've got to admire our President for that even if he's running the country into the ground. Kudos to O'Reilly for asking the question. I don't normally agree with that guy, but bravo this time.
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Olbermann: The Day Habeas Corpus Died - [8:54 AM]

Crooks and Liars: "Turley: 'People have no idea how significant this is. Really a time of shame this is for the American system. ?The strange thing is that we have become sort of constitutional couch potatoes. The Congress just gave the President despotic powers and you could hear the yawn across the country as people turned to Dancing With the Stars. It's other worldly. People clearly don't realize what a fundamental change it is about who we are as a country. What happened today changed us. And I'm not too sure we're gonna change back anytime soon.'" - Just watch the video. The interview is with a Jonathan Turley, a law professor at George Washington University. Listen to what he has to say, no matter how you feel about Olbermann, listen to Mr. Turley.
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Possible December family film? - [8:27 AM]

Pan's Labyrinth, looks like a winner to me.
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End of The Great Republic? - [7:24 AM]

Pat Lang: " The republic effectively ended today with the signing of the 'Military Commissions Act.' This law made into a farce the 'Great Republic' as Winston Churchill described the United States. The forms continue but the substance is gone." - I sincerely hope this horrible law is not abused by the powers that wield it. I know the intent is to help stop terrorists, I get that, but it also allows the President to declare anyone he sees fit as an enemy combatant. Do you see the possible danger in that?
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Monday, October 16, 2006

.NET 3.0 - [8:26 AM]

informit.com: "Version 3.0 of the .NET Framework is the first release that doesnÂ?t improve on the Common Language Runtime. Many have cried foul at Microsoft for this lack, but my take is that you donÂ?t need to improve the CLR with every release. The focus for this release of the framework is to broaden the technological appeal of the language." - The CLR is in fairly good shape at this point. As it continues to mature I could see changes wrapped around performance and the continued embrace of dynamic languages; Ruby, Smalltalk, etc. The framework will continue to grow, hopefully without too much bloat.

I've seen the 3.0 framework in action at work and I must say it's VERY nice. Our C#'ies are cranking out code like you wouldn't believe, and I mean that in a good way. They're very productive as a group.
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Know Delphi? - [7:45 AM]

NewsGator Technologies has an opening for a Delphi Contractor. If I were a Delphi developer I couldn't think of a better place to work. You'd be helping Nick Bradbury on TopStyle and FeedDemon. What an amazing opportunity.
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Sunday, October 15, 2006

Know your rights - [9:58 AM]

The Bill of Rights, 'nuff said.
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