Franci Penov

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  • Blog Post: Yahoo! Mail Web Service - interesting business model

    Dare posted some thoughts on the limitations of the new Yahoo! Mail Web Service . One thing he missed to mention though, is how that Web Service ties into Yahoo! Mail subscription model: "Yahoo! Mail offers an incentive for developers to build applications using the full functionality available...
  • Blog Post: Windows Live Toolbar build 130

    We just released the latest build of Windows Live Toolbar. There are no new features in this release, it's fucosed mostly on stability and performance improvements. If you use the toolbar, I'd suggest you upgrade. And if you're not using WLT, well, be a chap and give it a test drive, would you? :-) ...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET Ajax 1.0 RTW

    ASP.NET Ajax 1.0 (formerly "Atlas") has been released to the web. You can read more about the framework and the control toolkit at http://ajax.asp.net (including some really nice viedeo demos), or grab the bits from here and the toolkit from here .
  • Blog Post: Google Maps

    Google Maps is one slick web application. It's very fast and the interface is quite intuitive. On the other hand, searching for One Microsoft Way is definitely showing the wrong place. :-) Couple more complaints: Searching for my home address shows nearby businesess (good), but the mark for one of them...
  • Blog Post: Google Desktop - Part 2

    Nathan Weinberg apparently spoke to Google's Marrisa Mayer and comments on my concerns . Nathan claims that #10 and #1 are by design. Yes, apparently they are by design - it would be quite hard to incidentally hook up the WinInet.dll or to install a BHO. That doesn't answer my concerns about them, though...
  • Blog Post: Some "interesting" reactions to my Google Desktop concerns...

    Overall, most readers that commented on my Google Desktop post took it for what it is - a list of my personal concerns with it. However, there are two "interesting" posts I'd like to comment on. Lazyboa thinks (post in Russian) I posted it because I am disturbed Google came out with desktop search before...
  • Blog Post: Google Desktop

    There are lot of people that think the new Google Desktop is great and revolutionary. However, there are several things wrong with it that make me stay away from it. Here's the short list (in no particular order): It hooks up WinInet.dll. Hooking up system level component and intercepting all incoming...
  • Blog Post: Indigo Belote - Part 1

    George posted the first part of of multipart article on Indigo Belote. Go read it here ... Steve , does this post count or do I have to post something else? :-)
  • Blog Post: Why I don't play with Linux...

    It's not because I work for Microsoft. It's because I am not able to install Linux on my home machine. [Waiting patiently for all the laughing to die...] So far I've tried two different distros. Both of them died before the install process even started. Gentoo 2004.0 Live CD freezes while trying to load...
  • Blog Post: "Two Things I Hate" or "Macromedia, please help me!" - Part 2

    John Dowdell from Macromedia has a very good point on my post about Flash ads . Bad ads and bad pages are indeed a problem, regardless of delivery format... GIF ads blink just as much, in-page MP3 are fortunately an aberration whose time has gone. The issue I am having is not the ads themselves (well...
  • Blog Post: 'They shoud not be making money out of it!'

    'I have about 20 authors with twice as many blogs and I don't make money from this site. I can't afford to pay for MT.' 'I love it, it's good product, but there's no way I am paying for it.' 'They want us to pay for it? It's outrageous!' 'SixApart are evil, since they want to stop giving their...
  • Blog Post: The Ten Rules of Performance

    Check out Paul Vick's ten rules of performance . It's very interesting read, even though it won't tell you how exactly to speed up a particular chunk of code.
  • Blog Post: Paid drivers?

    If you have Pocket PC or Palm, chances are you've seen the Pocketop wireless foldable keyboard. At a very reasonable price you get a great product. If you use your PDA everyday to enter a lot of information, you will find it probably the best $79 bucks you spent for peripherals. Or might turn out...
  • Blog Post: Security Readiness Kit

    Another great tool to have handy - Security Readiness Kit. Here's what TechNet says about the tool: “The Security Readiness Kit (SRK) CD and its companion web site at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/readiness are designed to give you easy access to the documentation and tools you need...
  • Blog Post: Can a printer be a security threat for your computer?

    Everybody has printer at home. Well, mostly everybody. Chances are if you have computer at home, you most probably have a printer as well. It is just sitting there on the shelf or on your desk and silently (or not so - depending on the model) waits for you to use it. You open an email from your significant...
  • Blog Post: When did the software grow up so much?

    [Disclaimer: If your kids are smarter than the average installer, I didn't know that, so no offense, huh?] The latest software strongly reminds me of kids. It's cunning, intelligent and will use every possible trick to make you do what it wants you to, not what you want to. Why do I think so? Here...
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