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TFS Work In Progress Shelvesets
By now you all know that you should save your progress often. This batch file will quickly create a TFS shelveset with all your current changes. The shelveset will be named with the current date and time. You can specify an optional parameter which will be used as the comment for the shelveset. Be sure...
8 Nov 2012
Email "Dump Button"
Type type type type, send. AUGH! WAIT! NO! We've all had it happen. You click Send, type Alt-S or press Ctrl-Enter to send your message off, and 1.3 milliseconds later you realize that you sent it to the wrong person, had a typo, or forgot the attachment. Usually this only happens once every couple months...
11 Jan 2008
Pulling a Facebook RSS Feed via .NET
I wanted to add my Facebook status to my other blog which is running Community Server 2.0. All I needed to do was write a user control to pull the RSS feed and display the text. This seemed easy enough, but it turned out to be a little tricky. First I tried to use the XmlDocument class and load the RSS...
3 Jan 2008
Web Cam Time Lapse
I've done a couple time lapse videos recently, and I think I'm becoming a bit of a time lapse fan. This latest app combines time lapse photography with the skiing web cams that I watch every day (via my Vista gadget !) The app watches a list of web cams which you provide and saves a copy of the image...
21 Dec 2007
Macro Defined Custom Outlook Search Folders
I use the built-in Outlook "Sent Directly To Me" search folder as my hot items in Outlook. If my name is on the To or CC line for an email, it's probably something I want to look at fairly quickly. The problem is that I'm starting to get a lot of noise. We have a lot of social distribution...
12 Dec 2007
Did you know that method existed? I just saw it for the first time in IntelliSense. I did mostly ASPNET development work when 2.0 was released so I guess I never noticed it. This is a great one to keep in the back of your mind. public void DrawToBitmap ( Bitmap bitmap, Rectangle targetBounds ) ...
2 Apr 2007
One of the most exciting features in Vista for me is Sideshow. You host these small gadgets on your Vista PC and it gets displayed on any device that supports Sideshow - laptop covers, cell phones, digital photo frames, remotes, etc. I think we're going to see a lot of innovation in this area with relatively...
19 Jan 2007
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