Cool Tools For .Net Developers

The most important link that I got from the MS .Net Deep Dive conference (that's a Hebrew site) last week is for the cool tools for .Net developers that Roy Osherove demonstrated.



Although I already am familiar with some of the tools (mainly the tools that aren't exclusively for .Net developers, like Dave's Quick Search Deskbar) the new tools that I learned about seem very useful and are real time savers (and some are even free).





Chainsaw

This one is sooo cool that I just had to post a picture:




What you see here is the Resident Evil 4 Chainsaw Controller that is basically a standard controller for the Nintendo Gamecube (only it looks a bit different).


Just try not to get to into the game and start waving that thing around the living room...(you could poke somebody's eye out).





v.2.8 Out

That's right, ladies and gentlemen, I'm the Burfday Boy (once again)!



Thank you all for all your kind greetings and wishes...





Konfabulator for Windows

Woo hoo! Konfabulator for Windows is out!


I've been hearing about Konfabulator for quite a while now but since I don't really have access to a Mac I've just had to wait till it comes out on Windows.



Well let me tell you: it's totally cool!


You may be asking "what the hell is Konfabulator?"

"Konfabulator is a JavaScript runtime engine for Mac OS X that lets you run little files called Widgets that can do pretty much whatever you want them to. Widgets can be alarm clocks, calculators, can tell you your AirPort signal strength, will fetch the latest stock quotes for your preferred symbols, and even give your current local weather."


Probably the best thing about it is that the various widgets look totally awesome (at least for somebody who doesn't work regularly on a Mac).


Just check out some screenshots of it (or better yet, install it and play around with it a bit).





New Photo Management

I've given up on trying to use my own software for managing my moblog (due to time restrictions I actually gave up quite a while ago) so I decided to use Flickr.com instead.



What can I tell you: working with Flickr is absolutely awesome.

The entire experience of creating a free account, uploading your pictures, and managing your online photos is pretty close to perfect!



Who the hell has time to work out various random bugs in the system that I wrote??

Now I can easily upload any pictures that I take and you'll be able to see them in my flickr account (if you want to, of course ;).



For now I uploaded all the old Moblog pictures and they are a bit out of order (one of the few annoyances that I encountered with Flickr is that you can't change the order of the pictures that are uploaded).


You'll also be able to see 3 random pictures from there every time you refresh the main page at guymal.com.



Oh yea, you can also use the RSS feeds (RSS 2.0 or Atom) to never miss any picture that I post.