Google's social influence meets world tourist.
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
gVisit.com has provided a simple tool that collects the last 20 visitors to your site and then correlates and displays this information on a google-map. Yet another example of how everything is becoming more ubiquitos and coadjuvant.
by bryan at 10:58 AM
Thursday, January 19, 2006
This post on CodeProject talks about creating a custom handler for css and js files, so that relative paths can be resolved. The ability to specify relative paths to your application root is clearly an advantage if your application root is a virtual directory or sub-folder from the web root. But I think this solution could go one further: II6 supports wildcard mapping, so that all requests can be funelled through the asp.net runtime, an advantage if you want to use virtual URLs for both folders and files. I believe that dotText is using wildcard mapping in this manner, and I think they have implemented a very decent handler for static files, such as js, css, images, etc. I wonder if the dotText controls can be extended to support this type of ~ (AppDomainAppVirtualPath) mapping.
by bryan at 10:31 AM
Friday, January 13, 2006
I've been watching too much G4Tech TV recently, specifically "Call For Help". While maybe the context of the show is geared towards computer-newbies, they do seem to cover a wide range of stuff.
A segment of the show includes a "download of the day". A few days ago they featured PS Hot Launch, a lightweight tool quick-launch toolbar for the applications that you use frequently. What makes it unique is that you can group them together and assign hotkeys to the group. You can configure to show a quick-launch menu for the hot-key or to launch all applications in a group -- perfect if you have tasks where you need an IDE, command-line, nunit, and browser!
by bryan at 2:18 PM
Wednesday, January 04, 2006
I don't know how many times I've tried to weed out what I was looking for in a search result. Turns out, Google has probably noticed that I (ok, and the rest of the planet) have done a lot of Microsoft related searches.
In the Advanced Search of Google, they've provided customized search pages for common searches, including:
- and others
Even better -- you can add the Microsoft search to Firefox as a Search Engine Plugin
by bryan at 11:57 AM