Acronym support - A Windows Live Writer Plugin I'd like to see

Wednesday, 11 October 2006

I try to make the effort to use the <acronym> element to explain any acronyms used in my posts.

What I'd like is a plugin for Windows Live Writer that lets me select text and add surround it with <acronym> element.

If there was a acronym web service out there somewhere, then it could hook into that to source the definitions of the acronym.

Selenium and AspNetTest

Wednesday, 11 October 2006

I came across AspNetTest the other day while I was looking at another project on CodePlex.

I have previously used NUnitAsp for doing some unit testing of ASP.NET UI bits, but as it emulates a "noscript" browser, it isn't very good at testing the "scripty" bits - e.g. AJAX, drag/drop stuff. It has also not been developed very much in the last two years.

Anyway, AspNetTest describes itself as being built upon NUnit and Selenium Remote Control.

It appears that it provides a nice way to automate unit testing of the web UI stuff, and I've seen some demos that indicate that it should handle the tricky drag/drop and AJAX kinds of scenarios that are of interest to me.

Add variables to standard CSS stylesheets in ASP.NET

Wednesday, 11 October 2006

Mads implements a HttpHandler to allow C# to be embedded in CSS files so your stylesheet can be customized.

Microsoft ® Windows Mobile ® Device Center Beta 3 for Windows Vista™ (x86)

Monday, 9 October 2006

"The Microsoft ® Windows Mobile ® Device Center enables data synchronization between Windows Mobile ® powered devices and Windows Vista™"

Don't know much about this - looks a bit like it's ActiveSync for Vista.

I also got my replacement iPAQ today - with buttons that don't fall off, so we're off to a good start already :-)

Skype

Friday, 6 October 2006

Although I've been aware of Skype for quite a while, I've never had occasion to use it until now.

Our friend Jane was able to talk to her sister Ann who is now overseas, and it worked pretty well.

Not as seamless in my opinion as proper VoIP (like we use for our normal phonecalls at home), but it is still free so you can't complain about that.