Here’s a better way to accomplish this than what I previously posted:
Did you know there is a Google Cheat Sheet?
Learning these simple search operators can really help you fine tune your Google searches!
I was researching which logging libraries are available for .NET today for a new project I’m involved with and it looks like NLog is a nice option to choose:
It has a nice tutorial and is very easy to integrate and customize.
iPhone OS version 4 (iOS4) is now available. More information is available here:
You can download the update from within iTunes.
OK, as I’m sure some of you are already well aware, but just to reiterate: Macs are Cool.
As a Windows guy for the past twenty years or so, I’ve been using Macs more and more lately. I purchased one of the new 17-inch MacBook Pros recently, and I’ve really been enjoying the capabilities.
I’m a fan of VMWare as well. It’s a great product that allows you to run other operating systems in a virtual machine, which makes it great for me when I need to test software on some other OS.
I’ve been running Windows 7 on my MacBook under VMWare, and although it is certainly useable, the performance hasn’t really been blowing my hair back, so I decided to try using Apple’s Boot Camp to run Windows natively on a separate partition.
After setting up Boot Camp, I booted back into OS X and when I ran VMWare, I discovered it had the capability to virtualize my boot camp partition under OS X! This means that when I want the raw speed, I can boot into native Windows, but otherwise I can still launch the same OS under VMWare on OS X.
That’s just cool.
Apple has updated the MacBook pros with the latest Intel i5 and i7 processors this morning.
The 15 inch MacBook pro is now available with an 2.4 or 2.53 GHz i5 or a 2.66 GHz i7 Processor, and the 17 is now has the 2.53 GHz i5 processor.
iPhone OS 4 was announced on Thursday, and its got a lot of great new features:
- You can now multitask between apps. The UI is very well designed and is accessed by double tapping the home button.
- Audio apps like Pandora can now continue to play in the background.
- VOIP apps such as Skype can receive calls when you’re doing something else, and you can switch to another app without dropping a call.
- Apps can now receive notifications when your location changed which are triggered when you change cell towers.
- Apps can now display local notifications which are like push notifications but are generated locally by the app.
- You can now create folders on the home screen which allow you to group apps however you like. This is a great feature which has been needed for a long time!
- You can put folders in the dock.
- You can now change the wallpaper for the home page and the lock screen.
- Unified inbox. Messages from multiple accounts now appear in one inbox.
- Organize messages by thread.
- Open attachments.
- Developers can easily add ads to their apps and earn 60% of the revenue.
- Users access interactive ads within apps and can return to the app where they left off.
- iBooks is now available on iPhone
Here’s a very handy iPhone app from Erica Sadun that makes it easy for your beta testers to send you their iPhone’s UDID:
This morning I’ve been working on a shopping cart checkout form and wanted to share a few things I learned.
I needed a list of countries for my checkout form, and I discovered that country codes are defined by ISO 3166.
Here is a site that has some example html code for states and countries:
To get the Google Toobar to autofill my checkout form, I used the ECOM field names for my input fields which are available in RFC 3106.
I had some trouble getting the CVC (card verification code) field to autofill, but adding the text “CVC” to the fields label got it working.