Live Mesh updated for me today…


I think it’s great how Live Mesh only restarts your desktop and taskbar, instead of requiring a full system reboot.


Still no device updates, though.  I keep waiting for Windows Mobile device support.


Still only available for Windows Vista 32 and 62 bit.


Live Mesh expanding later today

The Live Mesh team is pleased to announce the release of our next update, available later today. We are making Live Mesh available to more people and we've greatly streamlined the sign-up process. We've also made a number of general performance improvements.


  • Raised the limit on the total number of customers we'll allow to access the Live Mesh Tech Preview.
  • Expanded availability: you can sign up directly, with no waiting list, if your country/region is the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, or New Zealand.
  • Removed the limit on the number of Live Mesh invitations you have. Invite new friends and family members to the Live Mesh Tech Preview.
  • For our customers in countries/regions other than those above, we've greatly simplified the waiting list process. You no longer need to sign up through Microsoft Connect. You can sign in with your Windows Live ID on, click Sign Up, and you'll automatically be notified once Live Mesh is available in your country/region.
  • Improved the performance of peer-to-peer synchronization.
  • General performance improvements.

Ad Criminal:

I just visited to read an article about Vista migrations, and was accosted on several levels. 


First the page is peppered with Walmart ads.  Secondly, the top Walmart banner starts up in expanded mode, covering the name of the web site.


If that’s not enough, 2 pop-ups are enacted, both with the following tab label:


…but, both with different URLs.

1st URL:

2nd URL:;c=47/1;s=43;d=19;w=400;h=450;t=III-INTERACTIVE

SmartFTP Updated today…

My favorite FTP app was updated today.  If you’re using it you may want to upgrade, too.

SmartFTP Client v3.0.1021

We are pleased to announce that a new version is available for download.
Download or Upgrade

Change Log

Version 3.0 Build 1021 (26. July 2008)
Minor Changes

  • Added favorites in history to shell context menu
  • Transfer Queue: Added Process action to transfer queue item context menu
  • Transfer Queue: Added more monitor options

Bug Fixes

  • Small fix for resume logic when transfers were manually aborted.
  • Drag and Drop from Windows Search results to Remote Browser.

Version 3.0 Build 1020 (13. July 2008)
Major Changes

  • Visual Compare
  • Auto Rename

Minor Changes

  • Added more on transfer queue complete events
  • Set the time of files and folders (also known as touch).

Bug Fixes

  • Significantly reduced idle cpu usage
  • Drag and Drop problem on Windows Vista

Version 3.0 Build 1017 (16. June 2008)
Minor Changes

  • Improved performance for delete and move operations
  • Open and View operations can directly be handled in the Remote Browser.
  • Added Drag&Drop support from zip/rar folders to the server.
  • New Source Preview Handler addon which can display a preview of source files (php, aspx, cpp, etc).
  • SmartFTP is no longer free to use. Please see the license agreement for more details.

Detailed Change Log