I've been using IE7Pro for a few weeks and I really really like it.
Some would say it brings some of the Firefox goodness to IE7.
IE7Pro's Features Enhance Internet Explorer's Tabbed Browsing Capabilities 1. Double click to close tab.2. Open new tab from address bar. 3. Enable/disable tab browse history manager. 4. Enable/disable crash recovery 5. Move the IE menu bar above the address bar 6. Hide search bar. 7. Modify the maxium number of parallel connections to the web server. 8. Select the external program to view page source AD Blocker Blocks all forms of advertising, including Flash ads, rich media, fly-ins, slide-ins, pop-ups, pop-unders, spyware and adware ads, and messenger ads. Super Drag and Drop With 'Super Drag and Drop' enabled, you can open new links by simply dragging and dropping the link on the page. You can also Drag and Drop to search selected words with the default search engine or save the selected photo when Shift is held down. Mouse Gesture Mouse Gesture allow the user to execute commonly performed tasks (open/close a tab, go back, go forward , print , scrolling page etc.) by drawing a simple symbol on the screen. Crash Recovery Crash Recovery automatically restores all opened pages after a crash happened. Save Page to Image Flexible and easy-to-use tool that converts html page from any URL to image. It captures the whole web page's content into JPG, BMP , GIF , PNG or TIFF on the fly. Quick Proxy Switcher Different internet connections do often require completely different proxy server settings and it's a real pain to change them manually. Greasymonkey alike User Script IE7Pro Script is to Internet Explorer7 as Greasemonkey is to Firefox. It lets you remix the Web via scripts.
Currently Listening to Mika Love Today Life In Cartoon Motion
A wonderful moment on the TechEd Expo floor.
The three Guest Editors on TechTalkBlogs met for the first time and Nick Hodge was there to record the moment
From left to right:
I still reckon they are like the PowerPuff Girls
I’ve been helping my kids with their homework, and one of them (I wont name who, so as to avoid any embarrassment) had to deliver a presentation in PowerPoint. I wanted to add a bit of pizzazz to the experience looked at hooking up a Kinect so that they could present with gestures, rather than clicking with a mouse.
Seems like a good idea, right?
I grabbed the Kinect for Windows SDK, and went looking on codeplex for kinect related samples, where I found the Kinect PowerPoint Control. It was nice, but It didn’t do exactly what I wanted.
By coincidence, Dr Neil sent me an email about nsquared slyda, which just lets me change between slides using hand gestures.
We had a practice session and kiddo can move forward and back, with a wave of the hands.
Next stop, the classroom!!!
BTW – I see that boffins at nsquared solutions are working on more Kinect apps. I got a ping last night from Dr Neil about nsquared spydar, which is like the Coding4Fun Kinect Turret minus the violence. I got it set up – now let’s see who comes and uses my PC when I’m away….
I have a number of "Geek" work shirts which I tend to wear a lot.
and my personal favorite
They all are great conversation starters and I love it when people DONT get the joke - heheheh
For those of you who DONT know what 31337 is all about, here's a link to help explain.
You've seen the news, now download the bits from MSDN Subscriber Downloads and TechNet Downloads ... http://www.microsoft.com/technet/windowsvista/default.mspx
And while you are downloading, have a look at the Windows Vista Dev Center on MSDN or watch the interview with Chris Jones on Channel 9
[ Currently Playing : Prove My Love - Violent Femmes - Viva Wisconsin (02:54) ]
I’m still getting used to summer in the middle of the year. To me summer is associated with the end of the calendar year, with Christmas, with New Year celebrations, playing in the pool and lots of Cricket.
The other thing I’m struggling with is the long break the kids get from school. They have almost 3 months off. That’s just insane! On a related point, there’s a whole chapter on this topic of summer vacation in Malcolm Gladwell’s book Outliers, but I digress……
I spent a week in Ireland with my family recently. It was a chance for Moira to retrace her family roots, and for me to get “off the grid” and spend some quality time with my kids.
We wandered around castles, got lost in a maze, explored really old buildings, became vikings for an afternoon, visited pubs, discovered a dolman and basically chillaxed. The surprising thing is that in every town we stopped in, from Stephen's Green in Dublin to The Workhouse Square at MacDonagh Junction in Kilkenny and lots of places in between, we were able to find free Wi-Fi. Even where we stayed at Croan Cottages in Dunnamaggan!
I’ve got another trip coming up to “Hotlanta” for our annual MGX gathering. It will be great to catch up with folks from all over the world, including my old Aussie team!
This will be my 4th trip to Atlanta and following my recent Ireland adventures, I’m kinda inspired to go visit the Georgia Guidestones which were featured in a recent Wired article American Stonehenge: Monumental Instructions for the Post-Apocalypse or I could just go to The Varsity for an M.K. Dog and Strings.
Now, I’m sure you’re wondering what the title has to do with this post. It’s a clue for those playing a game - DPE/MGX Hint: What does the “D” in STEM-D Stand for?
I'll be speaking at the upcoming Microsoft Unlimted Potential (UP) Community Conference next week.
I've been asked back following my session at the last conference
The case study I featured back then is now turned into it's own session on podcasting - way to go Mike!
Speaking of Mike, he has called out to me to collaborate online, via tags and to answer some questions he posed.
OK, i'll give it a try.
Mike asks about Microsoft information about podcasting - specifically subscribing to them
Yes, podcast subscribing support isn't embedded directly in Windows Media Player. However, there are some superb applications that make it simple. I have used Doppler for a while and my current favorite client is Feed Station from those clever guys at Newsgator.
Would it be good to see this baked into Windows Media Player - sure, but here's a way to Roll your own podcasting support for WMP 11
Mike also asks if Microsoft has a service for upload audio/video to a store in the cloud. Well, we have Soapbox for video. In terms of 3rd party services, I can see that there are heaps, but I don't know of any preferred services.
Finally, Microsoft uses podcasting from a content delivery perspective. Just look at the Podcast directory over on Channel 9, and don't forget the local Sydney Institute Podcast series
Mike - I hope this makes sense. Looking forward to seeing you next week