Noah Coad

A Microsoft Program Manager on Visual Studio Platform (and an underground coder, lifehacker, hockey player)

February, 2007

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    USB Memory Keys, 1GB $10, 4GB $30

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    I was just looking up USB Memory Sticks and was amazed at the price they're at these days. NewEgg.com has 1GB sticks for $10 and 4GB sticks for $30 . Wow. Last time I bought one of these I paid $75 for 1GB. (there's also the $13 1GB MP3 player or a 64GB...
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    Your Bugs Are Our Top Priority

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    It's true.  Believe it or not.  When you submit a bug report related to Visual Studio through https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio , they become our top priority.  They're higher priority than even our own internally submitted bugs...
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    Folder Size for Windows Explorer

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    Latest Update, WinDirStat (6/18/08) Found a newer and better tool!  WinDirStat is also free and shows a nice graphical chart of the types of files and folders. Update for Windows Vista I've been using Vista now for awhile and the tool below does...
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    Party w Palermo! March 11th 2007

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    My good 'ol friend Jeffrey Palermo is hosting a bigger & better party this year... the Party w Palermo: MVP Global Summit 2007 Edition He'll be giving away an XBox 360 and has sponsors such as Wrox , DeveloperExpress , JetBrains , and Telerik . Check...
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    Post 100 - Blog Stats and Post Highlights

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    I was digging around recently and came across an interesting fact... My blog gets more views per month (~150%) than Microsoft official site for my team's product, VSTS Team Developer . Cool. This is post #100 on my blogs.msdn.com blog. So I thought is...
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    Cool Developer Downloads

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    What's better than free bits to make life better? As in life I'm refering to a developer's life in code. I was just digging around and found these golden nugets to share. The last two are non-Microsoft apps I've used for awhile. XML Notepad 2007 A little...
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    Get a Web Page's Title from a URL (C#)

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    I was creating an app that saves URLs copied to the clipboard into an XML file. This little bit of code came in handy so I thought I'd be worth sharing. This code checks to make sure the URL is to a valid HTML page by first checking the type of request...
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    Good Friends vs True Friends

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    What's the difference between a casual friend or acquaintance and a true friend? Well there were a few e-mail chains that I've combined here. Do you have "true" friends (family doesn't count!)? A good friend will tell you what you want to hear. A true...
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    Bluetooth Headset Review

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    My Motorola H850 was lost, so I've tried three of the latest & greatest headsets, here's my review... Plantronics Discovery 640E Motorola H700 LG HBM-730 Pictures Online Price $65 @ PriceGrabber.com $66 @ PriceGrabber.com $63 @ PriceGrabber.com CNET...
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