Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Google Sightseeing

Google's social influence meets world tourist.

Get Geolocation stats for your web site, for free...

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.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

CodeProject: Server-side handling for css and js

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.

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Friday, January 13, 2006

Hot Keys and Quick Launch groups

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!

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Microsoft Google Search

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:

  • Apple
  • Macintosh
  • BSD
  • Unix
  • Linux
  • Microsoft
  • and others

Even better -- you can add the Microsoft search to Firefox as a Search Engine Plugin