Scott Hanselman

Jeff Key does it again...Pixel Ruler for Windows

September 3, '04 Comments [1] Posted in ASP.NET | Tools
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He's prolific.  You're likely using his tools today, and you may not know his name.  He's D.J. Jeff Freakin' Key baby, and he's done it again.

Check out his new Screen Ruler.  Ya, I know it's been done before by others, but his is in .NET, and it's transparent. 

Additionally, if you're not rockin' Snippet Compiler, you're a punk.  And I don't mean that in the nice Modern English way.  Check out his library of goodness here.

One of the things that I have to give Jeff props on (take a note here, non-UI developers) - his stuff is ALWAYS polished. It's consistant and it's pretty.  Not pretty in an overt way, but in a "fits into your life way." The only other developer that has impressed me with their consistant and clean UI is Nick Bradbury.

Note to Freeware/Shareware authors.  I will ALWAYS pick the cool transparent app over the opaque one.  Maybe that's just me.

(Additionally you have to respect a guy who uses PNG.  Also, you can pick Jeff up on ebay cheap.)

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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No WiFi at the RNC

September 2, '04 Comments [8] Posted in
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Reason number #8 I’m not a Republican.  Luddites. ;)

RNCThere might be WiFi on the bikes outside (or at least there might have been), but the one place you definitely won’t find 802.11a, 802.11b, or 802.11g is inside Madison Square Garden where the Republicans are holding their National Convention. Why? The guy in charge of technology for the convention believes that WiFi’s “unproven technology” carries too many security risks and might also cause too much interference with “remote control technologies” used by television networks covering the event. The interference issue might not be a red herring, but we heard this crazy rumor somewhere that you can add encryption to WiFi.

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Quote of the Day and the Laws of Prototypes

September 2, '04 Comments [0] Posted in Programming
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"This has to be one of the most brilliant, simple, and truthful documents ever conceived by man." overheard at Corillian today regarding the Laws of Prototypes.

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*MORE* ON ASP.NET: How to create a Default "Enter" Button for Forms/PostBacks

August 31, '04 Comments [1] Posted in ASP.NET | Javascript | Tools
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I lot of great ideas came in the discussion about How to create a Default "Enter" Button for Forms/PostBacks.

There are a number of good solutions, here they are collected, as well as an additional one from Dino Esposito.

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Half-price ticket to Devscovery

August 31, '04 Comments [0] Posted in Programming
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Wow, if only...Rich has a half-price ticket to SELL for Devscovery!  What a great deal.

This conference/training goes for three days and has more than thirty sessions put on by such luminaries as John Robbins, Jeffrey Richter, Jeff Prosise, Peter DeBetta, and Jason Clark.

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