I discovered this - totally by accident. In Firefox, you can use / (forward slash) to search for text OR links - and if its a link, then you can follow the link just by clicking Enter! That is way cool - especially when you’re on a laptop and cant/dont have your mouse around. I’ve always find it a pain to do a "link find" - ' (single quote) and a text find - ctrl-f separately…​Never knew that there was a shortcut that did both and what more - its way natural if you’re used to 'less'!

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Performancing | Firefox Add-ons | Mozilla Corporation Performancing for Firefox is a full featured blog editor that sits right in your Firefox browser and lets you post to your blog easily. You can drag and drop formatted text from the page you happen to be browsing, and take notes as well as post to your blog. powered by performancing firefox

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Diigo - a hidden gem

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If you use del.icio.us for online bookmarking and like google’s notepad for online research, then suggest that you take a look at Diigo’s offering. It’s all those rolled in one and then some. I’ve been using it for quite some time now (after trying out del.icio.us and google notepad) and I’m not budging! Recently I was doing a bunch of research online and diigo excelled! Online bookmarking - will also simultaneously post to your del.

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Amazing flash movie! Great flash movie explaining dimensions 4 (time), 5, 6 all the way uptil 10. And why they stop after 10! I’ve never come across a clearer explanation ever and the great visualization does the trick.

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http://[GAIM…​] I hate running 3 different chat clients (yahoo, msn, gtalk) on my machine - and that’s just 3x memory, startup programs and useless adversting too many. And I hate msn and yahoo’s advertising that’s built into their clients…​esp on MSN which insists on opening a mini page on login…​ Use GAIM - and do yourself a favour. Of course that’s if you don’t need the very specialized features :)).

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I’m on a high. I’ve been stuck with this problem of trying to understand a HUGE xslt that operates on an even bigger XML. I sorely needed something that will let me trace through the xslt execution to understand the flow. Tried a couple of IDEs - Stylus Studio (free edition) and Marrowsoft XSelerator. Stylus studio did a graceful exit, Xselerator went purple in the face and died a gruesome death :-(

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I’m on a high. I’ve been stuck with this problem of trying to understand a HUGE xslt that operates on an even bigger XML. I sorely needed something that will let me trace through the xslt execution to understand the flow. Tried a couple of IDEs - Stylus Studio (free edition) and Marrowsoft XSelerator. Stylus studio did a graceful exit, Xselerator went purple in the face and died a gruesome death :-(

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I love the premise of Test Driven Development - I’ve even used it a few times in the line of duty ;-) (I do have to admit, I’ve been naughty and left out the step of  seeing the test case fail a few times )…​Anyway, I end up working on web applications more often than not and while you can use TDD for your class libraries, a web app is a totally different animal.

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For the most part, I find ASP.NET far more easier to use than Java. But the ONE BIG THING where I’ve found ASP.NET sorely lacking is in the support for page templates. Page templates, if you need to brush up, allow you to define common layout and contents for a web site. Furthermore, once defined, its easy to change the layout and or move your default items around the place.

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The ASP.NET validation summary is great for displaying all the errors in the page. It would be nice though to be able to use a validation summary to display errors that occur on the server side. A typical scenario is when you have a page that does a search and then displays the results of the search. For the case where no results are found, it would be nice to be able to display the results in our custom validation summary control.

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