Shin

Save Windows XP

Vista sucks, but Windows XP is going to be discontinued as of June 30 2008.
Sign this petition to let Microsoft know we want XP to stick around.
Close to 80000 people have signed it already, but it’s going to need a lot more votes to convince the big M.

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Skype

is now my chat client of choice as it’s the only one able to detect my connection settings, meaning it’s the only one that works through my proxy at work when I’m connected with vpn AND automagically detects when I’m not connected with vpn.
MSN is being weird, I now have Squid (my proxy at work) set to recognize my vpn ipaddress range so I can surf while connected with Firefox but IE7 (and thus msn/live messenger seeing as it uses IE’s connection settings) seems to flat out refuse to do anything. More puzzle work remains.

Winamp 5.5 mp3 player

Winamp 5.5
Lush. Get it while it’s hot. Still my favourite mp3 player on Windows by FAR.
I love the new Bento GUI and the Winamp Remote thingie sounds very interesting as well, which enables you to listen to your winamp music no matter where you are. I’ll have to give that a try.

Programmer’s Notepad

Programmer’s Notepad
Notepad doesn’t cut it anymore to work on your html or php but a full fledged IDE is a bit overkill? You might want to take a look at Programmer’s Notepad, a free, open source, text editor with special features for coders.

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Application launcher: Launchy

Launchy
Awesome little program. Install it, launch it, and it indexes your files and programs. So the next time you either want to start a program or for example want to listen to a song you press alt+space and launchy pops up, type a few letters of either the application or the song and hit enter. It’s a real time saver. I was already hooked on Quicksilver on the Mac, this is the equivalent of it for Windows. It comes with a load of skins to give it a different look. It also has a plugin system for adding functions, things like a calculator are already built in, or an url launcher.
Give it a try, I love it.

Work in progress... not home!
Trying to get all/most of the new code working before I start on the eyecandy.