Here are my finds for this week:
- Tip/Trick: Hard Drive Speed and Visual Studio Performance (ScottGu via weblogs.asp.net). ScottGu doesn't need a link from me, but I feel that this post of his is very important for all .NET developers to know. Scott recommends a minimum of 2GB of RAM for a Visual Studio machine. I have 4GB on my home PC by the way and it's great, because it lets me do things like typing up this article in Visual Studio 2008 in a Virtual PC, for example.
- How Do I: Create and Modify a Cascading Style Sheet in Visual Studio 2008? (Todd Miranda via msdn.microsoft.com). Check out the new support for CSS in Visual Studio 2008.
- DiscountASP.NET and Community Server do not mix, despite what DiscountASP.NET advertises (AjaxNinja, via AjaxNinja.com).
- I hope my hard drive doesn't crash in the next few days… because my initial Mozy backup is still running… about 3 weeks after I started it. At this rate it should be done in a few more days.
- Oracle SQL Developer is a very nice and full-featured Oracle query and browsing tool. Best of all: it's free.
Windows Mobile / Pocket PC
- I wrote before about how Verizon Wireless may cut you off if you use up too much bandwidth per month. Good news: Verizon Wireless has just settled a N.Y. probe (news.com) into that practice.
- I've been checking my Gmail account everyday every since the IMAP announcement on Oct 24. Today, it finally showed up!
- Capture Screen Utility from Fann Software is a free screen capture program for Pocket PC and Windows Mobile devices. It's free, and it works.
- If you are anoyed about that pesky Windows Language Bar that keeps coming back after you tell it to go away, you are not alone. Here's how to get rid of it for good (How-To Geek Blogs).