Noah Coad

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

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  • Blog Post: RSS Feeds for eBay Searches

    RSS feeds are popping up right and left these days for everything from news, to friends’ pictures, to Internet searches.  Recently I discovered that eBay has RSS feeds for auction searches.  It is really handy to keep an eye out for those unique finds that can easily slip by, or as a way to...
  • Blog Post: How-To-Geek Blog

    This is one of my favorite new blogs, http://www.howtogeek.com/ .  It rocks with tons of great tips and reviews on cool little tools.  Lowell does a great job reviewing tools, tricks and tips, and his blog is well organized and looks solid. I've been having a fun time trying out some new tools...
  • Blog Post: Hide the IE7 Command Bar

    Here's a registry hack for removing Internet Explorer 7's toolbar with the standard buttons on it (like favorites, print, etc). In IE6 you could move/hide the command bar just like any toolbar, but in IE7 it's not so easy. On my PC they're just wasted space because everything up there is already so easily...
  • Blog Post: Vista: Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows Explorer

    When navigating files in Windows Vista, either in Windows Explorer or a File Dialog (like "Open File"), I just discovered there some new keyboard shortcuts. Here they are: New Vista Commands ALT + Up Arrow Move up a folder (to the parent folder) ALT + Left Arrow Move back in history ALT + Right Arrow...
  • Blog Post: Getting a Small Virtual PC Image - WinXP Pro in 550MB

    I find Virtual PC ( now free !) incredibly useful! VPCs are just so great for testing software, control development environments, trying shareware, training courses, etc. My main system is a laptop with limited HDD space so getting to as small as a VPC as possible (yet still useful) has been a pursuit...
  • Blog Post: MS Word Tip: Automatic Bold on Bulleted Lists

    I was just typing along just now and stumbled on this handy feature of MS Word. As a PM, I practically live in Word, so it is exiting to find a new, quite unexpected, feature that I can use on an almost daily basis. Say you want to create a bulleted list with headers, like this: – Attending: Noah, Dawn...
  • Blog Post: Change Screen Resolution with One Keyboard Shortcut

    Do you find that you need to frequently change your screen resoltion? I do several times a day and some reasons are when: doing demos, showing my laptop screen to serveral people at once, switching between monitors, recording/capturing the screen, connecting to projectors, etc. It is a bit of a pain...
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