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Updated alpha version of Yougle Vista available for download

Updated alpha version of Yougle Vista available for download

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Steven Harding recently posted an update about a couple of the projects he's been working on in this post on his Digital Lifestyle Developer Blog, and I wanted to link to it here and encourage folks to check out these applications.

Updated alpha version of Yougle Vista

The first is an updated alpha version of Yougle Vista.  You can use Yougle Vista to browse and view community video from sources such as YouTube, Google Video, MSN Soapbox and others.  You can find information about Yougle Vista at http://www.push-a-button.com.au/products/mce/vista/youglevista/index.php.

As stated in the blog post, the Yougle Vista application is still in alpha and you may encounter some bugs, in particular on 64-bit versions of Windows Vista.  I've been using Yougle Vista for a few weeks on my 32-bit Windows Vista Ultimate system and the only real issue I had was the initial hurdle of getting it running in the first place.  Once I installed a recent build of the FFDShow codec pack, it worked fine in most scenarios.  I highly encourage you to check out this application, even in alpha form.

Poker game timer

The second application is a poker game timer.  It can be downloaded from http://www.push-a-button.com.au/downloads/BlindTimerSetup.msi and keeps track of blinds, antes, and time until they will increase.  It includes spoken announcements of blind increases and warnings as the timer is about to expire.  I'm not a big poker player myself, but if you are, this application could come in handy for you.

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