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LineRider – When wasting time on the web becomes art
If you think you don't have a life – working hard hours on code, spending your free time on open source projects – you need to take a look at the LineRider phenomena and rethink that. LineRider (beta!) is flash game, or to follow its inventor more accurately, a flash toy where you draw the two dimensional course for a cute bobsledder. Complete with an amusing implementation gravity and inertia it's a fun way to waste a few minutes online. Unless, of course, you're insane. You're welcome to go to ......

Posted On Thursday, November 23, 2006 3:52 PM

Team Foundation Source Control won’t Get Latest when you Check Out
In a recent post, Leon Langleyben described a Team Foundation Source Control "feature" that is giving users a hard time. The "feature" is that the Check Out command in TFSC no longer performs a Get Latest on the file checked out, as we were accustomed to in VSS. In the older Visual SourceSafe, when you checked out a file VSS would get the latest version of the file to your local machine and only then open the file for you to work on. This is critical when working in Exclusive Checkout Mode, which ......

Posted On Thursday, November 23, 2006 2:54 PM

What's missing in the new Google Reader?
I've been giving Google Reader a spin and I'm finding it very easy to get used to reading my RSS feeds through it. They've done an excellent job with the UI, as usual.But then I needed to find an old blog entry from Oren Eini's blog (a book recommendation for a fantasy trilogy of all things) and I've discovered that Google Reader is missing something very important. Something that Google is almost synonymous with - a search box.What and odd surprise - there is no search feature (that I could find) ......

Posted On Monday, November 6, 2006 11:24 AM

FireFox and Cache-Control: max-age=0
I usually post about problems that I've solved. But every once in a while, for all my digging around and googling, I come up on something that I can't solve quickly and thuroughly enough - so I post about it here in the hope someone can help. To make a long story short - I've found out that FireFox 1.5 appends a "Cache-Control: max-age=0" HTTP header to requests for ASPX files. This header tells the web server and any proxy servers on the way not to respond with cached version of the requested page ......

Posted On Thursday, November 2, 2006 10:29 AM

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