Cool Tool – Anagram

Anagram is this really slick tool that will convert generic selected text into Outlook contact records or appointments. I use the contacts feature every day multiple times a day. Here is the scenario – you know the insanely long signatures people put on the bottom of their email message. It’s got their phone numbers, email, website, title, company, and inevitably half a dozen other pieces of information. The process of getting all this information into your Outlook address book is time consuming – make a new contact, get each bit of information into the right field, etc. Of course inevitably … Continue reading Cool Tool – Anagram

Reviews – Cool Stuff

I’ve had on my list of things to blog about for a while a handful of products that I’ve come across one way or another that are just really cool. Some of them are things I’ve tried and subsequently bought and others are things that various companies have given me complimentary copies of with the hope that I will like their product and subsequently spread the good word. I will qualify this by saying that I have also gotten comp copies of things that I used and subsequently decided I’m not about to recommend anyone uses – not every product … Continue reading Reviews – Cool Stuff

Visual Basic 9 (VB9) .Net Framework Version Targetting

Visual Studio 2008 supports targetting different versions of the .Net framework. In previous versions you had to use the version of Visual Studio which corresponded to the version of the .Net framework you are targetting (e.g. VS2002 = .net 1.0, VS2003 = .net 1.1, and VS2005 = .Net 2.0). VS2008 will let you target any of .net 2.0, .net 3.0, or .net 3.5. With this in mind I decided to upgrade one of my big VB.Net projects from a VS2005 solution to VS2008 so I could start leveraging some of the new functionality. Unfortunately trying to figure out where the … Continue reading Visual Basic 9 (VB9) .Net Framework Version Targetting